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Sami Vatanen

Born:June 3, 1991Draft:2009 Ducks, 106th Overall
Hometown:Jyväskylä, FinlandPosition:Defense
Known For:Shoots:Right
National Team:FinlandCurrent Team:UFA

Sami Vatanen (born 3 June 1991) is a Finnish professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently an unrestricted free agent (UFA). He was drafted in the fourth round, 106th overall, by the Anaheim Ducks at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

New Jersey Devils Sami Vatanen
New Jersey Devils Sami Vatanen (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers)

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Achievements

  • 2008-09 U18 WJC Bronze Medal
  • 2009-10 SM-liiga Bronze Medal
  • 2010-11 SM-liiga All-Star Team
  • 2011-12 SM-liiga All-Star Team
  • 2011-12 SM-liiga Best Defenseman (Pekka Rautakallio Award)
  • 2011-12 SM-liiga Champion
  • 2012-13 AHL All-Rookie Team
  • 2012-13 AHL First All-Star Team
  • 2013-14 Olympic Bronze Medal
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