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Valtteri Filppula
Valtteri Filppula
Center  - TBL
Number: 51
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 196
Shoots: Left
Born: Mar 20, 1984  (Age 32)
Birthplace: Vantaa, Finland
Drafted: DET / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 3rd (95th overall)
2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs - Led Bolts for shorthanded TOI (2:58) in Game 6 vs. PIT - Won 14 of 28 faceoffs in Game 5 at PIT - Led Bolts forwards for TOI in Games 2, 3, and 4 vs. PIT - Tallied two assists in Game 1 at PIT (second multi-assist game of playoffs) - Had two assists in Game 3 at NYI - First assist of playoffs came in Game 2 vs. NYI - Recorded first point of playoffs (goal) in Game 1 vs. NYI - Won 17 faceoffs in Game 1 vs. DET, second most for his career (regular and postseason) 2015-16 Regular Season - Notched a goal and two assists Jan. 15 vs. PIT, setting season high for points (3) - Won team-best 52% of faceoffs (minimum 300 faceoffs) - Second among Bolts forwards for average TOI (18:15) - Has never missed the playoffs in 10 seasons in the NHL (7 with Detroit, 3 with Tampa Bay) CAREER PLAYOFF HIGHS: Goals: 2 (4/16/10 at ARI) Assists: 2 (10x, Last: 5/13/16 at PIT) Points: 3 (3x, Last: 5/3/15 at MTL) TOI: 30:09 (6/2/08 vs. PIT)

Signed as a free agent by Jokerit Helsinki (Finland), September 21, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 5, 2013.