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Sami Lepistö
Position Defenceman
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
176 lb (80 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Phoenix Coyotes
Jokerit (SM-liiga)
Washington Capitals
Born October 17 1984 (1984-10-17) (age 32),
Espoo, FIN

Nationality Flag of Finland Finland

NHL Draft 66th overall, 2004
Washington Capitals
Pro Career 2003 – present


Sami Lepistö (born October 17, 1984 in Espoo, Finland) is a Finnish professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Phoenix Coyotes of the National Hockey League. He is the son of former Jokerit captain and youth international defenceman Jussi Lepistö.

Playing careerEdit

Sami was drafted by the Washington Capitals as their third-round pick, #66 overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. Lepistö played his entire Finnish professional career with Jokerit in the SM-liiga, winning a silver medal in 2005. He was the highest-scoring defenceman in the playoffs that year. Although the next season was a huge disappointment for Jokerit, with the team finishing outside the playoffs, Lepistö was the fifth-highest scoring defenceman in the league.

On May 31, 2007, he was signed to a two-year entry-level contract by the Capitals. He played his first NHL game on February 16, 2008.

On June 27, 2009, Lepistö was traded by the Capitals to the Phoenix Coyotes for a fifth-round pick in the 2010 draft.

AwardsEdit

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Jokerit SM-l 53 3 4 7 20 8 0 1 1 4
2004–05 Jokerit SM-l 55 7 18 25 44 12 1 7 8 12
2005–06 Jokerit SM-l 56 8 21 27 68
2006–07 Jokerit SM-l 26 1 9 10 32 10 2 2 4 4
2007–08 Hershey Bears AHL 55 4 41 45 51 5 0 1 1 4
2007–08 Washington Capitals NHL 7 0 1 1 12
2008–09 Hershey Bears AHL 70 4 38 42 80
2008–09 Washington Capitals NHL 7 0 4 4 6
NHL totals 14 0 5 5 18

International playEdit

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Finland Finland
World Championships
Bronze 2008 Halifax Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Bronze 2004 Helsinki Ice hockey

Played for Finland in:

International statisticsEdit

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2004 Finland WJC 7 4 4 8 10
2008 Finland WC 7 1 1 2 10
Junior int'l totals 7 4 4 8 10
Senior int'l totals 7 1 1 2 10

External linksEdit


This page uses content from Wikipedia. The original article was at Sami Lepistö. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with Ice Hockey Wiki, the text of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 3.0 (Unported) (CC-BY-SA).


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