Valtteri Filppula

Basics

Type: 
Non-Prospect
Position: 
Center
Shoots/Catches: 
Left
Height: 
6.00
Weight: 
194
Born: 
03/30/1984
Age: 
30
Hometown: 
Vantaa, FIN
Acquired: 
Signed as an unrestricted free agent on July 5, 2013
Last Team: 
Tampa Bay (NHL)
Projects As: 
Scoring line center
Depth Chart Weight: 
1

Draft Info

Draft Status: 
Drafted
Draft Year: 
2002
Draft Type: 
NHL Entry Draft
Drafted By: 
Detroit Red Wings
Round: 
3
Pick No.: 
95
Draft Team: 
Jokerit (FIN)

Contract

Contract Status: 
Signed
Waiver Status: 
Waiver Eligible
Signing Date: 
07/05/2013
Contract Type: 
One-way
Contract Length: 
5 years
Cap Number: 
$5 000 000
Contract Start Year: 
2013
Contract End Year: 
2018
Contract End Status: 
UFA
Salary: 
$5 000 000
Salary: 
$5 000 000
Salary: 
$5 000 000
Salary: 
$5 000 000
Salary: 
$5 000 000

Bio

Awards: 

2000-01

  • U16 Pohjola Camp All-Star Team
  • U16 Pohjola Camp Roster (Jokerit)


2002-03

  • Jr. A SM-liiga Most Points (53)
  • Jr. A SM-liiga Silver Medal
  • U20 WJC Bronze Medal


2003-04

  • SM-liiga Most Assists by Rookie (13)
  • U20 WJC All-Star Team
  • U20 WJC Bronze Medal


2004-05

  • SM-liiga Silver Medal


2005-06

  • AHL Player of the Week (Nov. 20)


2007-08

  • NHL Stanley Cup Champion


2009-10

  • Olympic Bronze Medal


2011-12

  • World Championship Top 3 Player on Team

Scouting Report

Scouting Comments: 

A good two-way forward with an excellent understanding of the game. A very good skater with goo playmaking skills. A good passer who needs to develop the physical side of his game. Can play in any forward position. Works hard, useful as a penalty killer. (Matias Strozyk)

Strengths: 

Owns very good playmaking skills and great speed. Is creative, plays a mature game and possesses two-way acumen. Always works hard, is very dedicated and responsible in his own end. Can play all three forward positions.

Weaknesses: 

Must continue to get stronger in order to better handle physical opponents. Is only average in the goal-scoring department; it wouldn't hurt if he started to utilize his vast tool-set much more to put up even better numbers.

Projection: 

Quality two-way forward.

Statistics

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 1998-1999 Kiekko-Vantaa U16Jr. C SM-sarja Q10 1 78 4|        
  Kiekko-Vantaa U16Jr. C I-divisioona- - -- -|        
 1999-2000 Kiekko-Vantaa U16Jr. C SM-sarja14 14 1832 8|Playoffs3 2 02
  Finland U16 (all)International-Jr8 2 02 0|        
 2000-2001 Jokerit U18Jr. B SM-sarja31 18 2947 4|Playoffs6 4 48
  Jokerit U20Jr. A SM-liiga1 0 11 0|        
 2001-2002 Jokerit U18Jr. B SM-sarja1 0 11 0|Playoffs8 4 913
  Jokerit U20Jr. A SM-liiga40 8 1523 14|Playoffs1 0 00
  Finland U18WJC-188 4 610 2|        
 2002-2003 Jokerit U20Jr. A SM-liiga35 16 3753 14|Playoffs11 4 1014
  Finland U20WJC-206 0 11 2|        
 2003-2004 JokeritLiiga49 5 1318 6|        
  Suomi U20Mestis1 0 00 2|        
  Finland U20WJC-207 4 59 2|        
 2004-2005 JokeritLiiga55 10 2030 20|Playoffs12 5 611
  FinlandEHT6 0 00 2|        
  Finland (all)International6 0 00 2|        
 2005-2006 Detroit Red WingsNHL4 0 11 2|        
  Grand Rapids GriffinsAHL74 20 5070 30|Playoffs16 7 916
 2006-2007 Detroit Red WingsNHL73 10 717 20|Playoffs18 3 25
  Grand Rapids GriffinsAHL3 2 24 2|        
 2007-2008 Detroit Red WingsNHL78 19 1736 28|Playoffs22 5 611
 2008-2009 Detroit Red WingsNHL80 12 2840 42|Playoffs23 3 1316
 2009-2010 Detroit Red WingsNHL55 11 2435 24|Playoffs12 4 59
  FinlandOG6 3 03 0|        
  Finland (all)International6 3 03 0|        
 2010-2011 Detroit Red WingsNHL71 16 2339 22|Playoffs11 2 68
 2011-2012 Detroit Red WingsNHL81 23 4366 14|Playoffs5 0 22
  FinlandWC10 4 610 6|        
 2012-2013 JokeritLiiga16 6 915 6|        
  Detroit Red WingsNHL41 9 817 6|Playoffs14 2 46
 2013-2014 Tampa Bay LightningNHL75 25 3358 20|Playoffs4 0 11
 2014-2015 Tampa Bay LightningNHL10 2 57 4|        

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