Sami Vatanen

Age 30 Jun 3, 1991
Jyvaskyla FIN
Defense shoots right
5'10" 178 cm
185 lbs 84 kg
ELC Signing Age 19
Waivers Signing Age 20
UFA Year 2018
Agent Mika Rautakallio
Draft Year 2009
Drafted Overall 106
Draft Round 4
Draft Team Anaheim Ducks

Transaction History
Apr 24, 2021 Dallas Stars | Sami Vatanen | Vatanen (upper body) had two shots and one block in Saturday's 2-1 overtime win over Detroit.
Apr 24, 2021 Dallas Stars | Sami Vatanen | Vatanen (upper body) will be available for Saturday's game versus the Red Wings, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Apr 22, 2021 Dallas Stars | Sami Vatanen | Vatanen (upper body) won't suit up in Thursday's game against Detroit, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Apr 12, 2021 Dallas Stars | Sami Vatanen | The Stars claimed Vatanen off waivers from the Devils on Monday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Apr 11, 2021 New Jersey Devils | Sami Vatanen | Vatanen recorded an assist in Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Penguins.
Apr 11, 2021 New Jersey Devils | Sami Vatanen | Vatanen was placed on waivers by the Devils on Sunday, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic reports.
Mar 31, 2021 New Jersey Devils | Sami Vatanen | Vatanen had one shot, one block and a plus-3 rating in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout loss to Boston.
Mar 5, 2021 New Jersey Devils | Sami Vatanen | Vatanen had an assist and a minus-2 rating in Thursday's 6-1 loss to the Rangers.
Feb 18, 2021 New Jersey Devils | Sami Vatanen | Vatanen is expected to make his season debut Thursday against the Bruins, Corey Masisak of The Athletic reports.
Feb 17, 2021 New Jersey Devils | Sami Vatanen | Vatanen (not injury related) will be added to the Devils' active roster and could make his season debut Thursday against the Bruins, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Feb 16, 2021 New Jersey Devils | Sami Vatanen | Vatanen (not injury related) won't play in Tuesday's game versus the Rangers, Corey Masisak of The Athletic reports.
Feb 15, 2021 New Jersey Devils | Sami Vatanen | Vatanen (COVID-19 protocols) was on the ice for Monday's practice, Corey Masisak of The Athletic reports.
Feb 14, 2021 New Jersey Devils | Sami Vatanen | Vatanen cleared the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocol Sunday, Corey Masisak of The Athletic reports.
Feb 8, 2021 New Jersey Devils | Sami Vatanen | Vatanen was added to the (NHL)'s COVID-19 list Monday, Corey Masisak of The Athletic reports.
Feb 7, 2021 New Jersey Devils | Sami Vatanen | Vatanen was removed from the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocol list Sunday, Corey Masisak of The Athletic reports.
Jan 21, 2021 New Jersey Devils | Sami Vatanen | Vatanen (immigration) has yet to join the team, though coach Lindy Ruff expects an update soon, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Jan 14, 2021 New Jersey Devils | Sami Vatanen | Vatanen will start the season on injured reserve due to visa issues, per TSN.
Jan 7, 2021 New Jersey Devils | Sami Vatanen | Vatanen signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Devils on Thursday.
Jul 1, 2020 Activated Carolina Hurricanes | activated D Sami Vatanen from injured reserve.
Feb 24, 2020 Trade TRADE ANALYSIS
The Carolina Hurricanes acquired Sami Vatanen from the New Jersey Devils for Janne Kuokkanen, Fredrik Claesson and 2020 conditional third round pick
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Nov 19, 2019 Activated New Jersey Devils | activated D Sami Vatanen from injured reserve.
Feb 27, 2019 Activated New Jersey Devils | activated D Sami Vatanen from injured reserve.
Nov 25, 2018 Activated New Jersey Devils | activated D Sami Vatanen from injured reserve.
Nov 17, 2018 Injured New Jersey Devils | placed D Sami Vatanen on IR.
Nov 30, 2017 Trade Anaheim Ducks | acquired C Adam Henrique, C Joseph Blandisi and a 2018 third-round draft pick from the New Jersey Devils for D Sami Vatanen and a conditional 2019 or 2020 third-round draft pick.
Oct 4, 2017 Injured Anaheim Ducks | placed D Sami Vatanen on IR.
Jun 18, 2016 Anaheim Ducks | signed D Sami Vatanen to a four-year, $19.5 million contract extension.
Jan 15, 2015 Fined (NHL) fined D Sami Vatanen $3,393.82 for elbowing.
Jul 22, 2014 Anaheim Ducks | signed D Sami Vatanen to a two-year, $2.525 million contract.
May 8, 2014 Recalled Anaheim Ducks | recalled D Sami Vatanen from Norfolk (AHL).
Mar 23, 2014 Recalled Anaheim Ducks | recalled D Sami Vatanen from Norfolk (AHL).
Feb 25, 2014 Assigned Anaheim Ducks | assigned D Sami Vatanen to Norfolk (AHL).
Feb 3, 2014 Recalled Anaheim Ducks | recalled D Sami Vatanen from Norfolk (AHL).
Jan 21, 2014 Assigned Anaheim Ducks | Re-assigned D Sami Vatanen to Norfolk (AHL).
Nov 22, 2013 Recalled Anaheim Ducks | recalled D Sami Vatanen from Norfolk (AHL).
Nov 14, 2013 Assigned Anaheim Ducks | Re-assigned D Sami Vatanen to Norfolk (AHL).
Apr 16, 2013 Recalled Anaheim Ducks | recalled D Sami Vatanen from Norfolk (AHL).
Feb 10, 2013 Assigned Anaheim Ducks | assigned D Sami Vatanen to Norfolk (AHL).
Jan 27, 2013 Recalled Anaheim Ducks | recalled D Sami Vatanen from Norfolk (AHL).
Jan 25, 2013 Assigned Anaheim Ducks | assigned D Sami Vatanen to Norfolk (AHL).
Sep 15, 2012 Assigned Anaheim Ducks | assigned D Sami Vatanen to Norfolk (AHL).
May 31, 2011 Anaheim Ducks | (Sami Vatanen) signed to a three-year contract.
2020-2021 Regular Season Stats

Sami Vatanen
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
New Jersey Devils 30 2 4 6 2 18 427 56.20 50.90 -1.30 51.20 -1.90 0.28 0.84
Dallas Stars 9 0 0 0 1 2 121 55.60 58.10 0.30 57.00 2.50 0.99 2.98
Sami Vatanen Stats by Elite Prospects Sami Vatanen Advanced Stats by
Career Stats
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60 Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2006-2007 JYP U16 U16 SM-sarja Q 9 7 16 23 30
2006-2007 Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 7 1 3 4 2
2006-2007 JYP U16 U16 SM-sarja 4 5 3 8 16
2007-2008 JYP U18 U18 SM-sarja 26 7 25 32 20 Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0
2007-2008 Finland U18 WJC-18 6 0 3 3 4
2007-2008 Finland U17 WHC-17 5 2 3 5 8
2007-2008 JYP U18 U18 SM-sarja Q 9 2 4 6 10 Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0
2007-2008 Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 8 2 6 8 10
2007-2008 Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 6 0 3 3 4
Draft Yr 2008-2009 D Team Mestis 5 1 1 2 8
Draft Yr 2008-2009 JYP U20 U20 SM-sarja 20 3 7 10 22
Draft Yr 2008-2009 Finland U18 WJC-18 6 1 1 2 2
Draft Yr 2008-2009 JYP U18 U18 I-divisioona 2 2 3 5 0 Playoffs 1 1 1 2 0
Draft Yr 2008-2009 Suomi U20 Mestis 2 0 0 0 2
Draft Yr 2008-2009 JYP U18 U18 SM-sarja Q 3 1 1 2 14 Playoffs 1 1 1 2 0
Draft Yr 2008-2009 Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 22 5 12 17 48
2009-2010 JYP Liiga 55 7 23 30 44 Playoffs 14 3 4 7 0
2009-2010 Finland U20 WJC-20 6 2 3 5 0
2009-2010 Finland WC 7 0 0 0 6
2009-2010 Finland EHT 3 0 0 0 2
2009-2010 Suomi U20 Mestis 1 0 0 0 2
2009-2010 Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 17 8 10 18 6
2010-2011 JYP Liiga 52 11 20 31 30 Playoffs 3 1 1 2 0
2010-2011 Finland U20 WJC-20 6 0 4 4 4
2010-2011 Suomi U20 Mestis 1 0 0 0 0
2010-2011 Finland EHT 3 0 1 1 2
2010-2011 Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 10 0 5 5 4
2011-2012 JYP Liiga 49 14 28 42 40 Playoffs 4 2 0 2 0
2011-2012 Finland EHT 3 2 1 3 0
2012-2013 Norfolk Admirals AHL 62 9 36 45 44
2012-2013 Anaheim Ducks NHL 8 2 0 2 0 102 100.00 46.62 -6.09 50.75 -2.53 0.59 0.59
2013-2014 Anaheim Ducks NHL 48 6 15 21 22 684 61.02 54.43 1.42 54.68 3.07 0.35 1.14 Playoffs 5 0 1 1 0
2013-2014 Norfolk Admirals AHL 8 2 5 7 4 Playoffs 5 0 3 3 0
2013-2014 Finland OG 6 0 5 5 0
2013-2014 Finland (all) International 6 0 5 5 0
2014-2015 Anaheim Ducks NHL 67 12 25 37 36 1,037 52.81 56.67 6.20 51.78 0.59 0.23 1.04 Playoffs 16 3 8 11 0
2015-2016 Anaheim Ducks NHL 71 9 29 38 20 1,087 49.32 53.35 -0.19 51.00 -3.18 0.28 0.77 Playoffs 7 1 3 4 0
2016-2017 Finland WCup 3 0 0 0 2
2016-2017 Anaheim Ducks NHL 71 3 21 24 30 1,111 50.67 52.00 -1.14 49.32 -0.81 0.05 0.38 Playoffs 12 1 5 6 0
2016-2017 Finland (all) International 6 0 1 1 4
2017-2018 Anaheim Ducks NHL 15 1 3 4 8 225 42.86 37.26 -12.39 42.11 -4.08 0.27 0.53
2017-2018 New Jersey Devils NHL 57 3 25 28 32 996 49.44 51.95 0.06 48.66 -1.41 0.06 0.78 Playoffs 4 1 0 1 0
2018-2019 New Jersey Devils NHL 50 4 13 17 22 830 43.42 48.31 -3.53 48.59 1.03 0.07 0.80
2019-2020 New Jersey Devils NHL 47 5 18 23 22 725 41.10 46.10 -2.30 47.80 -0.10 0.25 0.74
2020-2021 New Jersey Devils NHL 30 2 4 6 18 427 56.20 50.90 -1.30 51.20 -1.90 0.28 0.84
2020-2021 Dallas Stars NHL 9 0 0 0 2 121 55.60 58.10 0.30 57.00 2.50 0.99 2.98
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Contract History

Signing Team
Signing Date January 7, 2021
Signing Status UFA
Agent Mika Rautakallio
Standard Contract | 1 Years $2,000,000 2.45% of cap space
2020-2021
Cap Hit $2,000,000
UFA
AAV $2,000,000
Performance Bonuses $0
Base Salary $2,000,000
Signing Bonuses $0
Total Salary $2,000,000
Minors Salary $2,000,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team
Signing Date June 18, 2016
Signing Status RFA
Agent Mika Rautakallio
Standard Contract | 4 Years $19,500,000 6.68% of cap space
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Cap Hit $4,875,000 $4,875,000 $4,875,000 $4,875,000
UFA
AAV $4,875,000 $4,875,000 $4,875,000 $4,875,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $4,500,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0
Total Salary $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $4,500,000
Minors Salary $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $4,500,000
Clauses M-NTC M-NTC
UFA Year
* Retained 50% of contract was retained by New Jersey Devils in trade to Carolina Hurricanes
Signing Team
Signing Date July 22, 2014
Signing Status RFA
Standard Contract | 2 Years $2,525,000 1.83% of cap space
2014-2015 2015-2016
Cap Hit $1,262,500 $1,262,500
RFA
AAV $1,262,500 $1,262,500
Performance Bonuses $0 $0
Base Salary $1,250,000 $1,275,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0
Total Salary $1,250,000 $1,275,000
Minors Salary $1,250,000 $1,275,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team
Signing Date May 31, 2011
Entry Level Contract | 3 Years $3,975,000 1.22% of cap space
2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014
Cap Hit $785,000 $785,000 $785,000
RFA
AAV $1,325,000 $1,325,000 $1,325,000
Performance Bonuses $285,000 $910,000 $425,000
Base Salary $525,000 $750,000 $810,000
Signing Bonuses $90,000 $90,000 $90,000
Total Salary $615,000 $840,000 $900,000
Minors Salary $67,500 $67,500 $67,500
Clauses
UFA Year