#45
Sami Vatanen
G A Pts
4 28 32
Team: New Jersey Devils Height: 5-10 Born: 6/3/1991
Position: DWeight: 187 Birthplace: Jyvaskyla, Finland

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Apr. 18 6:43 PM PT7:43 PM MT8:43 PM CT9:43 PM ET1:43 GMT9:43 6:43 PM MST8:43 PM EST5:43 UAE (+1)21:43 ETNaN:� BRT - Vatanen (upper body) sat out Saturday as the Devils were eliminated in five games by the Lightning.
Analysis: Vatanen was hurt on a big hit by Nikita Kucherov in Game 4. He led the Devils in time on ice after being acquired from Anaheim in late November. Vatanen averaged 23:23 in the first three games of the series and scored in Game 2 for his only point.
Apr. 16 6:39 PM PT7:39 PM MT8:39 PM CT9:39 PM ET1:39 GMT9:39 6:39 PM MST8:39 PM EST5:39 UAE (+1)21:39 ETNaN:� BRT - Sami Vatanen had 22:42 of ice time in the Devils' 5-2 win over the Lightning on Monday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of +2 for the game.
Apr. 14 2:20 PM PT3:20 PM MT4:20 PM CT5:20 PM ET21:20 GMT5:20 2:20 PM MST4:20 PM EST1:20 UAE (+1)17:20 ETNaN:� BRT - Sami Vatanen scored one goal in 20:55 of ice time in the Devils' 5-3 loss to the Lightning on Saturday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. Vatanen now has one goal on the season.
Apr. 12 6:02 PM PT7:02 PM MT8:02 PM CT9:02 PM ET1:02 GMT9:02 6:02 PM MST8:02 PM EST5:02 UAE (+1)21:02 ETNaN:� BRT - Sami Vatanen had 26:32 of ice time in the Devils' 5-2 loss to the Lightning on Thursday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game.
Apr. 5 5:41 PM PT6:41 PM MT7:41 PM CT8:41 PM ET0:41 GMT8:41 5:41 PM MST7:41 PM EST4:41 UAE (+1)20:41 ETNaN:� BRT - Sami Vatanen had 24:12 of ice time in the Devils' 2-1 win over the Maple Leafs on Thursday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game.
Apr. 3 5:44 PM PT6:44 PM MT7:44 PM CT8:44 PM ET0:44 GMT8:44 5:44 PM MST7:44 PM EST4:44 UAE (+1)20:44 ETNaN:� BRT - Sami Vatanen had 21:06 of ice time in the Devils' 5-2 win over the Rangers on Tuesday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game.
Apr. 1 5:52 PM PT6:52 PM MT7:52 PM CT8:52 PM ET0:52 GMT8:52 5:52 PM MST7:52 PM EST4:52 UAE (+1)20:52 ETNaN:� BRT - Sami Vatanen had an assist in 23:06 of ice time in the Devils' 2-1 win over the Canadiens on Sunday. He took seven shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Vatanen now has 28 assists on the season.
Mar. 31 5:48 PM PT6:48 PM MT7:48 PM CT8:48 PM ET0:48 GMT8:48 5:48 PM MST7:48 PM EST4:48 UAE (+1)20:48 ETNaN:� BRT - Sami Vatanen had 27:15 of ice time in the Devils' 4-3 win over the Islanders on Saturday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of +2 for the game.
Mar. 29 5:49 PM PT6:49 PM MT7:49 PM CT8:49 PM ET0:49 GMT8:49 5:49 PM MST7:49 PM EST4:49 UAE (+1)20:49 ETNaN:� BRT - Sami Vatanen had 23:43 of ice time in the Devils' 4-3 overtime loss to the Penguins on Thursday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game.
Mar. 27 6:01 PM PT7:01 PM MT8:01 PM CT9:01 PM ET1:01 GMT9:01 6:01 PM MST8:01 PM EST5:01 UAE (+1)21:01 ETNaN:� BRT - Sami Vatanen had 22:28 of ice time in the Devils' 4-3 win over the Hurricanes on Tuesday. He took seven shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game.
Mar. 24 5:44 PM PT6:44 PM MT7:44 PM CT8:44 PM ET0:44 GMT8:44 5:44 PM MST7:44 PM EST4:44 UAE (+1)20:44 ETNaN:� BRT - Sami Vatanen had 25:48 of ice time in the Devils' 2-1 win over the Lightning on Saturday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game.
Mar. 23 5:53 PM PT6:53 PM MT7:53 PM CT8:53 PM ET0:53 GMT8:53 5:53 PM MST7:53 PM EST4:53 UAE (+1)20:53 ETNaN:� BRT - Sami Vatanen had 24:19 of ice time in the Devils' 4-3 overtime win over the Penguins on Friday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game.
Mar. 21 9:15 PM PT10:15 PM MT11:15 PM CT12:15 AM ET4:15 GMT12:15 9:15 PM MST11:15 PM EST8:15 UAE0:15 ETNaN:� BRT - Sami Vatanen had 21:30 of ice time in the Devils' 6-2 loss to the Sharks on Tuesday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game.
Mar. 18 7:53 PM PT8:53 PM MT9:53 PM CT10:53 PM ET2:53 GMT10:53 7:53 PM MST9:53 PM EST6:53 UAE (+1)22:53 ETNaN:� BRT - Sami Vatanen had an assist in 25:52 of ice time in the Devils' 4-2 loss to the Ducks on Sunday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Vatanen now has 27 assists on the season.
Mar. 17 2:47 PM PT3:47 PM MT4:47 PM CT5:47 PM ET21:47 GMT5:47 2:47 PM MST4:47 PM EST1:47 UAE (+1)17:47 ETNaN:� BRT - Sami Vatanen had 22:00 of ice time in the Devils' 3-0 win over the Kings on Saturday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game.
Mar. 14 8:49 PM PT9:49 PM MT10:49 PM CT11:49 PM ET3:49 GMT11:49 8:49 PM MST10:49 PM EST7:49 UAE (+1)23:49 ETNaN:� BRT - Sami Vatanen had an assist in 24:05 of ice time in the Devils' 8-3 win over the Golden Knights on Wednesday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of +3 for the game. Vatanen now has 26 assists on the season.
Mar. 10 7:10 PM PT8:10 PM MT9:10 PM CT10:10 PM ET3:10 GMT11:10 8:10 PM MST10:10 PM EST7:10 UAE (+1)22:10 ETNaN:� BRT - Sami Vatanen scored one goal in 26:52 of ice time in the Devils' 3-2 shootout win over the Predators on Saturday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Vatanen now has four goals on the season.
Mar. 8 5:51 PM PT6:51 PM MT7:51 PM CT8:51 PM ET1:51 GMT9:51 6:51 PM MST8:51 PM EST5:51 UAE (+1)20:51 ETNaN:� BRT - Sami Vatanen had 27:46 of ice time in the Devils' 3-2 loss to the Jets on Thursday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game.
Mar. 6 5:50 PM PT6:50 PM MT7:50 PM CT8:50 PM ET1:50 GMT9:50 6:50 PM MST8:50 PM EST5:50 UAE (+1)20:50 ETNaN:� BRT - Sami Vatanen had two assists in 23:26 of ice time in the Devils' 6-4 win over the Canadiens on Tuesday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of +2 for the game. Vatanen now has 25 assists on the season.
Mar. 4 3:46 PM PT4:46 PM MT5:46 PM CT6:46 PM ET23:46 GMT7:46 4:46 PM MST6:46 PM EST3:46 UAE (+1)18:46 ETNaN:� BRT - Sami Vatanen scored one goal in 23:51 of ice time in the Devils' 3-2 loss to the Golden Knights on Sunday. He took five shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. Vatanen now has three goals on the season.
Mar. 2 6:10 PM PT7:10 PM MT8:10 PM CT9:10 PM ET2:10 GMT10:10 7:10 PM MST9:10 PM EST6:10 UAE (+1)21:10 ETNaN:� BRT - Sami Vatanen had an assist in 23:04 of ice time in the Devils' 3-1 loss to the Hurricanes on Friday. He took five shots and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game. Vatanen now has 23 assists on the season.
Mar. 1 6:19 PM PT7:19 PM MT8:19 PM CT9:19 PM ET2:19 GMT10:19 7:19 PM MST9:19 PM EST6:19 UAE (+1)21:19 ETNaN:� BRT - Sami Vatanen had an assist in 24:07 of ice time in the Devils' 3-2 loss to the Panthers on Thursday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Vatanen now has 22 assists on the season.
Feb. 27 5:50 PM PT6:50 PM MT7:50 PM CT8:50 PM ET1:50 GMT9:50 6:50 PM MST8:50 PM EST5:50 UAE (+1)20:50 ETNaN:� BRT - Sami Vatanen had 27:14 of ice time in the Devils' 3-2 win over the Penguins on Tuesday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game.
Feb. 24 7:00 PM PT8:00 PM MT9:00 PM CT10:00 PM ET3:00 GMT11:00 8:00 PM MST10:00 PM EST7:00 UAE (+1)22:00 ETNaN:� BRT - Sami Vatanen had an assist in 23:09 of ice time in the Devils' 2-1 win over the Islanders on Saturday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Vatanen now has 21 assists on the season.
Feb. 22 5:39 PM PT6:39 PM MT7:39 PM CT8:39 PM ET1:39 GMT9:39 6:39 PM MST8:39 PM EST5:39 UAE (+1)20:39 ETNaN:� BRT - Sami Vatanen had an assist in 22:19 of ice time in the Devils' 4-2 loss to the Wild on Thursday. He took six shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. Vatanen now has 20 assists on the season.
Feb. 20 5:33 PM PT6:33 PM MT7:33 PM CT8:33 PM ET1:33 GMT9:33 6:33 PM MST8:33 PM EST5:33 UAE (+1)20:33 ETNaN:� BRT - Sami Vatanen had 25:45 of ice time in the Devils' 2-1 loss to the Blue Jackets on Tuesday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game.
Feb. 18 3:47 PM PT4:47 PM MT5:47 PM CT6:47 PM ET23:47 GMT7:47 4:47 PM MST6:47 PM EST3:47 UAE (+1)18:47 ETNaN:� BRT - Sami Vatanen had an assist in 23:01 of ice time in the Devils' 3-2 overtime win over the Hurricanes on Sunday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. Vatanen now has 18 assists on the season.
Feb. 17 5:46 PM PT6:46 PM MT7:46 PM CT8:46 PM ET1:46 GMT9:46 6:46 PM MST8:46 PM EST5:46 UAE (+1)20:46 ETNaN:� BRT - Sami Vatanen had two assists in 25:25 of ice time in the Devils' 4-3 win over the Lightning on Saturday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Vatanen now has 17 assists on the season.
Feb. 15 5:37 PM PT6:37 PM MT7:37 PM CT8:37 PM ET1:37 GMT9:37 6:37 PM MST8:37 PM EST5:37 UAE (+1)20:37 ETNaN:� BRT - Sami Vatanen had 21:25 of ice time in the Devils' 5-2 win over the Hurricanes on Thursday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game.
Feb. 13 6:09 PM PT7:09 PM MT8:09 PM CT9:09 PM ET2:09 GMT10:09 7:09 PM MST9:09 PM EST6:09 UAE (+1)21:09 ETNaN:� BRT - Sami Vatanen had an assist in 27:53 of ice time in the Devils' 5-4 shootout win over the Flyers on Tuesday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of +2 for the game. Vatanen now has 15 assists on the season.
Feb. 11 5:47 PM PT6:47 PM MT7:47 PM CT8:47 PM ET1:47 GMT9:47 6:47 PM MST8:47 PM EST5:47 UAE (+1)20:47 ETNaN:� BRT - Sami Vatanen had an assist in 23:11 of ice time in the Devils' 5-3 loss to the Bruins on Sunday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Vatanen now has 14 assists on the season.
Feb. 10 5:53 PM PT6:53 PM MT7:53 PM CT8:53 PM ET1:53 GMT9:53 6:53 PM MST8:53 PM EST5:53 UAE (+1)20:53 ETNaN:� BRT - Sami Vatanen had 21:49 of ice time in the Devils' 6-1 loss to the Blue Jackets on Saturday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game.
Feb. 8 5:37 PM PT6:37 PM MT7:37 PM CT8:37 PM ET1:37 GMT9:37 6:37 PM MST8:37 PM EST5:37 UAE (+1)20:37 ETNaN:� BRT - Sami Vatanen had 20:28 of ice time in the Devils' 3-2 loss to the Flames on Thursday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game.
Feb. 6 6:20 PM PT7:20 PM MT8:20 PM CT9:20 PM ET2:20 GMT10:20 7:20 PM MST9:20 PM EST6:20 UAE (+1)21:20 ETNaN:� BRT - Sami Vatanen had 19:57 of ice time in the Devils' 5-3 loss to the Senators on Tuesday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game.
Feb. 3 5:56 PM PT6:56 PM MT7:56 PM CT8:56 PM ET1:56 GMT9:56 6:56 PM MST8:56 PM EST5:56 UAE (+1)20:56 ETNaN:� BRT - Sami Vatanen had 20:22 of ice time in the Devils' 3-1 win over the Penguins on Saturday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game.
Feb. 1 7:11 PM PT8:11 PM MT9:11 PM CT10:11 PM ET3:11 GMT11:11 8:11 PM MST10:11 PM EST7:11 UAE (+1)22:11 ETNaN:� BRT - Sami Vatanen had an assist in 18:55 of ice time in the Devils' 4-3 win over the Flyers on Thursday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Vatanen now has 13 assists on the season.
Jan. 30 5:38 PM PT6:38 PM MT7:38 PM CT8:38 PM ET1:38 GMT9:38 6:38 PM MST8:38 PM EST5:38 UAE (+1)20:38 ETNaN:� BRT - Sami Vatanen had 17:08 of ice time in the Devils' 3-1 win over the Sabres on Tuesday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game.
Jan. 25 5:49 PM PT6:49 PM MT7:49 PM CT8:49 PM ET1:49 GMT9:49 6:49 PM MST8:49 PM EST5:49 UAE (+1)20:49 ETNaN:� BRT - Sami Vatanen had 24:10 of ice time in the Devils' 3-0 loss to the Predators on Thursday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game.
Jan. 23 6:02 PM PT7:02 PM MT8:02 PM CT9:02 PM ET2:02 GMT10:02 7:02 PM MST9:02 PM EST6:02 UAE (+1)21:02 ETNaN:� BRT - Sami Vatanen had 17:55 of ice time in the Devils' 3-2 loss to the Bruins on Tuesday. He took five shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game.
Jan. 22 6:17 PM PT7:17 PM MT8:17 PM CT9:17 PM ET2:17 GMT10:17 7:17 PM MST9:17 PM EST6:17 UAE (+1)21:17 ETNaN:� BRT - Sami Vatanen had 22:01 of ice time in the Devils' 3-0 loss to the Red Wings on Monday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game.
Jan. 20 12:54 PM PT1:54 PM MT2:54 PM CT3:54 PM ET20:54 GMT4:54 1:54 PM MST3:54 PM EST0:54 UAE (+1)15:54 ETNaN:� BRT - Sami Vatanen had 22:12 of ice time in the Devils' 3-1 loss to the Flyers on Saturday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game.
Jan. 18 7:09 PM PT8:09 PM MT9:09 PM CT10:09 PM ET3:09 GMT11:09 8:09 PM MST10:09 PM EST7:09 UAE (+1)22:09 ETNaN:� BRT - Sami Vatanen had three assists in 21:52 of ice time in the Devils' 4-3 overtime win over the Capitals on Thursday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of +2 for the game. Vatanen now has 12 assists on the season.
Analysis: Vatanen collected his third assist of the game on the winning goal, a shot over the shoulder of goaltender Braden Holtby. Vatanen played in his 300th NHL game. His three assists gave him 102 in his career.
Jan. 16 6:25 PM PT7:25 PM MT8:25 PM CT9:25 PM ET2:25 GMT10:25 7:25 PM MST9:25 PM EST6:25 UAE (+1)21:25 ETNaN:� BRT - Sami Vatanen had an assist in 21:11 of ice time in the Devils' 4-1 win over the Islanders on Tuesday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of 1 for the game. Vatanen now has three assists on the season.
Analysis: Vatanen now has five assists to go along with one goal in his last eight games.
Jan. 14 8:34 AM PT9:34 AM MT10:34 AM CT11:34 AM ET16:34 GMT0:34 9:34 AM MST11:34 AM EST20:34 UAE11:34 ETNaN:� BRT - Sami Vatanen had 22:22 of ice time in the Devils' 5-3 loss to the Flyers on Saturday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game.
Jan. 7 12:22 PM PT1:22 PM MT2:22 PM CT3:22 PM ET20:22 GMT4:22 1:22 PM MST3:22 PM EST0:22 UAE (+1)15:22 ETNaN:� BRT - Sami Vatanen had an assist in 18:28 of ice time in the Devils' 5-4 shootout loss to the Islanders on Sunday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Vatanen now has three assists on the season.
Jan. 5 7:00 AM PT8:00 AM MT9:00 AM CT10:00 AM ET15:00 GMT23:00 8:00 AM MST10:00 AM EST19:00 UAE10:00 ETNaN:� BRT - Sami Vatanen had 21:48 of ice time in the Devils' 4-3 loss to the Stars on Thursday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game.
Jan. 3 6:35 AM PT7:35 AM MT8:35 AM CT9:35 AM ET14:35 GMT22:35 7:35 AM MST9:35 AM EST18:35 UAE9:35 ETNaN:� BRT - Sami Vatanen had an assist in 22:26 of ice time in the Devils' 3-2 shootout loss to the Blues on Tuesday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Vatanen now has three assists on the season.
Dec. 31 11:48 PM PT12:48 AM MT1:48 AM CT2:48 AM ET7:48 GMT15:48 12:48 AM MST2:48 AM EST11:48 UAE2:48 ETNaN:� BRT - Sami Vatanen had an assist in 21:04 of ice time in the Devils' 5-2 loss to the Capitals on Saturday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Vatanen now has three assists on the season.
Analysis: Vatanen is now riding a modest three-game point streak and appears to have settled in with his new team. Prior to this run, the defenseman had just one point over his first 11 games following his Nov. 30 trade from Anaheim to New Jersey.
Dec. 29 6:19 PM PT7:19 PM MT8:19 PM CT9:19 PM ET2:19 GMT10:19 7:19 PM MST9:19 PM EST6:19 UAE (+1)21:19 ETNaN:� BRT - Sami Vatanen had an assist in 23:15 of ice time in the Devils' 4-3 overtime loss to the Sabres on Friday. He took eight shots and had a plus-minus of 1 for the game. Vatanen now has three assists on the season.
Dec. 28 6:49 AM PT7:49 AM MT8:49 AM CT9:49 AM ET14:49 GMT22:49 7:49 AM MST9:49 AM EST18:49 UAE9:49 ETNaN:� BRT - Sami Vatanen scored one goal in 22:31 of ice time in the Devils' 3-1 win over the Red Wings on Wednesday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of 1 for the game. Vatanen now has one goal on the season.
Dec. 24 7:46 AM PT8:46 AM MT9:46 AM CT10:46 AM ET15:46 GMT23:46 8:46 AM MST10:46 AM EST19:46 UAE10:46 ETNaN:� BRT - Sami Vatanen had 20:16 of ice time in the Devils' 4-1 win over the Blackhawks on Saturday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game.
Nov. 30 6:57 AM PT7:57 AM MT8:57 AM CT9:57 AM ET14:57 GMT22:57 7:57 AM MST9:57 AM EST18:57 UAE9:57 ETNaN:� BRT - The Anaheim Ducks acquired former 30-goal scorer Adam Henrique, fellow center Joseph Blandisi and a third-round pick in the 2018 draft from the New Jersey Devils on Thursday for Vatanen and a conditional draft pick.
Analysis: Vatanen has scored a goal, set up three others and is averaging 21:06 of ice time in 15 games this season. The 26-year-old native of Finland made his season debut on Oct. 28 after undergoing offseason shoulder surgery. Vatanen has two seasons remaining on a four-year deal with an annual average value of $4.875 million.

Career Regular Season Stats

Totals
Year Team GP G A Pts +/- PM PP SHG GWG S SPct.
2012-13 Anh 8 2 0 2 3 0 1 0 0 6 33.33
2013-14 Anh 48 6 15 21 9 22 2 0 0 73 8.22
2014-15 Anh 67 12 25 37 5 36 7 1 1 122 9.84
2015-16 Anh 71 9 29 38 8 20 4 0 2 140 6.43
2016-17 Anh 71 3 21 24 3 30 2 0 0 117 2.56
2017-18 Anh 15 1 3 4 -6 8 0 0 0 22 4.55
2017-18 NJ 57 3 25 28 -1 32 1 0 0 123 2.44
2017-18 Tot 72 4 28 32 -7 40 1 0 0 145 2.76
Career 337 36 118 154 21 148 17 1 3 603 5.97

Career Postseason Stats

Totals
Totals Team GP G A Pts +/- PM PP SHG GWG S SPct.
2013-14 Anh 5 0 1 1 -2 0 0 0 0 10 0.00
2014-15 Anh 16 3 8 11 5 8 0 0 0 35 8.57
2015-16 Anh 7 1 3 4 4 6 0 0 1 12 8.33
2016-17 Anh 12 1 5 6 -5 4 1 0 0 22 4.55
2017-18 NJ 4 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 9 11.11
Career 44 6 17 23 1 18 1 0 1 88 6.82

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