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Carolina Hurricanes Eastern Conference Metropolitan Division
 
Sami Vatanen • #45 • D
3 pts in last 3 GP
Status:On roster
Ht/Wt:5'10", 185 lbs.
Born:Jun 3, 1991 (29 yrs) in Jyvaskyla, FIN
Experience:7 years
Drafted:Drafted by Anaheim in 2009 (4/106).
Acquired:Acquired in a trade with New Jersey in 2020.
Shoots:R
2019-20 Season Stats
GP G A Pts +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG TOI S PtsPG
YTD 47 5 18 23 -12 22 1 0 0 21:45 95 0.49
On Pace 61 6 23 29 -16 29 1 0 0 21:45 123 0.48
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Scouting Report
Assets: Owns excellent offensive ability, solid puck-moving skills and plenty of hockey sense. Is capable of running a power play and also owns a very accurate point shot.
Flaws: Is somewhat undersized for the North American pro game, so he needs to add bulk and get stronger physically in order to maximize output and avoid long-term injury.
Career Potential: Talented defenseman, when healthy.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
AHL First All-Star Team 2012-13
AHL All-Rookie Team 2012-13
Olympic Olympic Bronze Medal 2014 (Finland)
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