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Sami Vatanen
Position Defenceman
Shoots Right
5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
163 lb (74 kg)
Nationality Flag of Finland Finnish
Born June 3 1991 (1991-06-03) (age 25),
Jyväskylä, Finland
NHL Draft 106th overall, 2009
Anaheim Ducks
Pro Career present

Sami Vatanen (born June 3, 1991 in Jyväskylä) is Finnish ice hockey defenseman. Being part of national junior teams, and captaining team in 2009 U18 World Championship.

He was drafted by Anaheim Ducks in 2009 NHL Entry Draft. In the following season, he achieved a spot in JYP, defending Finnish champions. He broke a record for most points by a rookie defenseman in both regular season and playoffs. [1][2]

In 2010, Vatanen represented Finland internationally at the junior level (2010 World Junior Championships held in Saskatchewan, Canada)[3] and at the senior level (2010 World Championships held in Germany).[4]

External linksEdit


  1. "Sami Vataselle SM-liigan ennätys",, 2008-02-19. Retrieved on 2010-05-08. (Finnish) 
  2. "Sami Vataselle ennätys myös playoffeissa",, 2010-04-15. Retrieved on 2010-05-08. (Finnish) 
  3. Roster - Finland. The Sports Network. Retrieved on 2010-05-09.
  4. Team Roster - Finland (pdf). International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2010-05-09.

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