Urho Vaakanainen

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Age 23 Jan 1, 1999
Joensuu FIN
Defense shoots left
6'1" 185 cm
185 lbs 84 kg
ELC Signing Age 19
Waivers Signing Age 19
UFA Year 2026
Agent Mika Rautakallio
Draft Year 2017
Drafted Overall 18
Draft Round 1
Draft Team Boston Bruins logo

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Transaction History
Nov 29, 2022 Anaheim Ducks | Urho Vaakanainen | Vaakanainen recorded two blocked shots during Tuesday's 2-1 overtime loss to the host Predators.
Nov 27, 2022 Anaheim Ducks | Urho Vaakanainen | Vaakanainen (upper body) was recalled from his conditioning stint and removed from injured reserve Sunday.
Nov 26, 2022 Anaheim Ducks | Urho Vaakanainen | Vaakanainen (upper body) was assigned to AHL San Diego for a long-term injury conditioning loan.
Oct 2, 2022 Anaheim Ducks | Urho Vaakanainen | Vaakanainen (undisclosed) has continued to improve since he was released from the hospital on Friday,
Jul 22, 2022 Anaheim Ducks | Urho Vaakanainen | Vaakanainen signed a two-year contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks on Friday.
May 10, 2022 Anaheim Ducks | Urho Vaakanainen | Vaakanainen posted just two assists and a minus-5 rating in 14 games with the Anaheim Ducks after he was traded from the Boston Bruins.
Apr 23, 2022 Anaheim Ducks | Urho Vaakanainen | Vaakanainen (illness) is in the lineup Saturday versus the Los Angeles Kings.
Apr 19, 2022 Anaheim Ducks | Urho Vaakanainen | Vaakanainen (illness) won't play Tuesday versus the Los Angeles Kings.
Apr 9, 2022 Anaheim Ducks | Urho Vaakanainen | Vaakanainen recorded a power-play assist in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Mar 29, 2022 Anaheim Ducks | Urho Vaakanainen | Vaakanainen (undisclosed) was activated from injured reserve and will make his Ducks debut Tuesday against the Dallas Stars, per NHL.com.
Mar 21, 2022 Anaheim Ducks | Urho Vaakanainen | Vaakanainen (undisclosed) won't play Monday against the Nashville Predators, but coach Dallas Eakins added that the recently acquired defenseman is healthy enough to take contact, Eric Stephens of The Athletic reports.
Mar 19, 2022 TRADE ANALYSIS
The Boston Bruins acquired Hampus Lindholm and Kodie Curran from the Anaheim Ducks for Urho Vaakanainen, John Moore, 2022 first round pick, 2023 second round pick, and 2024 second round pick
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Mar 11, 2022 Boston Bruins | Urho Vaakanainen | Vaakanainen (undisclosed) practiced Friday in a non-contact jersey, per Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald.
Feb 23, 2022 Boston Bruins | Urho Vaakanainen | Vaakanainen (undisclosed) is not on the Boston Bruins' road trip and has yet to resume skating, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.
Feb 21, 2022 Boston Bruins | Urho Vaakanainen | Vaakanainen was held out of Monday's matchup with Colorado after he "wasn't feeling right" during warmups according to coach Bruce Cassidy, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.
Feb 17, 2022 Boston Bruins | Urho Vaakanainen | Vaakanainen (face) was activated off injured reserve Thursday, per the NHL's media site.
Feb 14, 2022 Boston Bruins | Urho Vaakanainen | Vaakanainen (face) is reportedly "in the mix" to resume playing according to coach Bruce Cassidy but won't be in the lineup against the New York Rangers on Tuesday.
Feb 7, 2022 Boston Bruins | Urho Vaakanainen | Vaakanainen has yet to begin skating after sustaining a facial injury before the All-Star break, Joe Haggerty of BostonHockeyNow.com reports,
Feb 1, 2022 Boston Bruins | Urho Vaakanainen | Vaakanainen (upper body) will not return to Tuesday's game versus the Seattle Kraken.
Feb 1, 2022 Boston Bruins | Urho Vaakanainen | Vaakanainen was recalled from AHL Providence to the active roster Tuesday, Mark Divver of the New England Hockey Journal reports.
Jan 31, 2022 Boston Bruins | Urho Vaakanainen | Vaakanainen was demoted to AHL Providence on Monday, Mark Divver of the New England Hockey Journal reports.
Jan 28, 2022 Boston Bruins | Urho Vaakanainen | Vaakanainen was added to the active roster for Friday's game against the Arizona Coyotes.
Jan 26, 2022 Boston Bruins | Urho Vaakanainen | The Bruins recalled Vaakanainen from the taxi squad to play Wednesday in Colorado, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.
Jan 24, 2022 Boston Bruins | Urho Vaakanainen | Vaakanainen was promoted from AHL Providence for Monday's game against the Anaheim Ducks, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
Jan 23, 2022 Boston Bruins | Urho Vaakanainen | Vaakaninen was reassigned to AHL Providence on Sunday, per CBS Sports.
Jan 20, 2022 Boston Bruins | Urho Vaakanainen | Vaakanainen was promoted to the active roster ahead of Thursday's game versus the Washington Capitals, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
Jan 18, 2022 Boston Bruins | Urho Vaakanainen | Vaakanainen was called up Tuesday and will play versus the Carolina Hurricanes, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
Jan 12, 2022 Boston Bruins | Urho Vaakanainen | The Bruins recalled Vaakanainen from AHL Providence on Wednesday, Mark Divver of the New England Hockey Journal reports.
Jan 11, 2022 Boston Bruins | Urho Vaakanainen | Vaakanainen was reassigned to AHL Providence on Tuesday, Mark Divver of the New England Hockey Journal reports.
Jan 8, 2022 Boston Bruins | Urho Vaakanainen | Vaakanainen was recalled from the taxi squad for Saturday's tilt with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Jan 6, 2022 Boston Bruins | Urho Vaakanainen | Vaakanainen was reassigned to the taxi squad Thursday.
Jan 6, 2022 Boston Bruins | Urho Vaakanainen | Vaakanainen was elevated from AHL Providence on an emergency basis Thursday.
Oct 12, 2021 Boston Bruins | Urho Vaakanainen | Vaakanainen (upper body) practiced with AHL Providence on Tuesday, Mark Divver of the New England Hockey Journal reports.
Oct 5, 2021 Boston Bruins | Urho Vaakanainen | Vaakanainen was absent from Tuesday's practice session due to an upper-body injury, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports.
May 11, 2021 Boston Bruins | Urho Vaakanainen | Vaakanainen has been added to Boston's roster and will play in Tuesday's regular-season finale against the Washington Capitals.
Apr 28, 2021 Boston Bruins | Urho Vaakanainen | The Bruins reassigned Vaakanainen to AHL Providence on Wednesday, Mark Divver of the New England Hockey Journal reports.
Apr 20, 2021 Boston Bruins | Urho Vaakanainen | Vaakanainen was added to the taxi squad Tuesday, Mark Divver of the New England Hockey Journal reports.
Mar 25, 2021 Boston Bruins | Urho Vaakanainen | Vaakanainen has been returned to AHL Providence, Mark Divver of the New England Hockey Journal reports.
Mar 13, 2021 Boston Bruins | Urho Vaakanainen | Vaakanainen was promoted to the active roster and played in Saturday's game versus New York, CBS reports.
Mar 11, 2021 Boston Bruins | Urho Vaakanainen | Vaakanainen was promoted to the active roster ahead of Thursday's game versus the New York Rangers, per CBS.
Mar 7, 2021 Boston Bruins | Urho Vaakanainen | Vaakanainen was promoted to the active roster for Sunday's game versus the New Jersey Devils, per CBS Sports.
Feb 28, 2021 Boston Bruins | Urho Vaakanainen | Vaakanainen was reassigned to the taxi squad Sunday, CBS Sports reports.
Feb 25, 2021 Boston Bruins | Urho Vaakanainen | Vaakanainen is slated to work on the Boston Bruins' top defensive pairing along with Charlie McAvoy in Thursday night's game against the New York Islanders, Eric Russo of the team's official site reports.
Feb 21, 2021 Boston Bruins | Urho Vaakanainen | Vaakanainen recorded an assist and three shots on goal in Sunday's 7-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Feb 4, 2021 Boston Bruins | Urho Vaakanainen | Vaakanainen was assigned to AHL Providence on Thursday, Mark Divver of the New England Hockey Journal reports.
Jan 4, 2021 Boston Bruins | Urho Vaakanainen | Vaakanainen is participating in the first day of training camp with the Boston Bruins, which means that he has returned from his overseas loan to Finnish club SaiPa, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports.
Nov 23, 2020 Boston Bruins | Urho Vaakanainen | Vaakanainen will start the 2020-21 season on loan with Finnish club SaiPa, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports.
Feb 9, 2020 Boston Bruins | Assigned D Urho Vaakanainen to Providence (AHL).
Feb 9, 2020 Boston Bruins | Recalled D Urho Vaakanainen from Providence (AHL).
Nov 23, 2019 Boston Bruins | Assigned D Urho Vaakanainen to Providence (AHL).
Nov 18, 2019 Boston Bruins | Recalled D Urho Vaakanainen from Providence (AHL).
Nov 17, 2019 Boston Bruins | Assigned D Urho Vaakanainen to Providence (AHL).
Nov 11, 2019 Boston Bruins | Recalled D Urho Vaakanainen from Providence (AHL).
Oct 2, 2019 Boston Bruins | Recalled D Urho Vaakanainen from Providence (AHL).
Sep 26, 2019 Boston Bruins | Assigned D Urho Vaakanainen to Providence (AHL).
Dec 21, 2018 Boston Bruins | Loaned D Urho Vaakanainen to Team Finland (WJC).
Oct 20, 2018 Boston Bruins | Recalled D Urho Vaakanainen from Providence (AHL).
Oct 5, 2018 Boston Bruins | Assigned D Urho Vaakanainen to Providence (AHL).
Jun 13, 2018 Boston Bruins | Signed D Urho Vaakanainen to a three-year, entry-level contract.
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2022-2023 Regular Season Stats

Urho Vaakanainen
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks logo 5 0 0 0 -4 0
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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
2011-2012 Jokipojat U16 U16 I-divisioona 1 0 0 0 2 Playoffs 3 0 1 1 0
2011-2012 Finland Selects U13 QC Int PW 2 1 2 3 2
2012-2013 Jokipojat U16 U16 SM-sarja Q 5 4 2 6 0
2012-2013 Jokipojat U16 U16 SM-sarja 15 5 14 19 16
2012-2013 Jokipojat U18 U18 Mestis 13 3 9 12 52
2012-2013 Jokipojat U18 U18 SM-sarja 9 1 4 5 4
2013-2014 Kiekko-Espoo U16 U16 SM-sarja Q 1 0 0 0 0 Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0
2013-2014 Kiekko-Espoo U16 U16 SM-sarja 6 4 6 10 10 Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0
2013-2014 Kiekko-Espoo U18 U18 SM-sarja 41 8 25 33 48 Playoffs 5 0 3 3 0
2014-2015 Kiekko-Espoo U20 JCWC 5 1 0 1 6 Playoffs 9 2 0 2 0
2014-2015 Kiekko-Espoo U20 U20 SM-sarja 30 4 8 12 34 Playoffs 9 2 0 2 0
2014-2015 Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 19 1 6 7 10
2014-2015 Finland U17 WHC-17 6 0 1 1 2
2014-2015 Finland U17 EYOF 3 0 1 1 0
2015-2016 Kiekko-Espoo U20 U20 SM-sarja 18 2 11 13 8 Playoffs 2 0 0 0 0
2015-2016 Finland U17 WHC-17 5 0 0 0 6
2015-2016 Blues Liiga 25 1 5 6 8
2015-2016 Blues Champions HL 2 0 1 1 2
2015-2016 Finland U18 WJC-18 7 1 2 3 6
2015-2016 Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 2 0 0 0 0
Draft Yr 2016-2017 JYP Liiga 41 2 4 6 12 Playoffs 14 0 3 3 0
Draft Yr 2016-2017 Finland U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 0 1 1 2
Draft Yr 2016-2017 JYP Champions HL 5 0 1 1 4 Playoffs 14 0 3 3 0
Draft Yr 2016-2017 Finland U20 WJC-20 6 1 0 1 4
Draft Yr 2016-2017 JYP-Akatemia Mestis 3 0 1 1 29
Draft Yr 2016-2017 JYP U20 U20 SM-sarja 1 0 0 0 0
Draft Yr 2016-2017 Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 8 3 3 6 4
Draft Yr 2016-2017 Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 9 2 1 3 4
Draft Yr 2016-2017 Finland U18 WJC-18 5 3 3 6 2
2017-2018 SaiPa Liiga 43 4 7 11 24 Playoffs 9 0 1 1 0
2017-2018 Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 13 0 2 2 26
2017-2018 Finland U20 WJC-20 5 0 1 1 2
2017-2018 Finland (all) International 9 0 3 3 4
2017-2018 Finland EHT 5 0 1 1 2
2018-2019 Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 10 0 4 4 10
2018-2019 Providence Bruins AHL 30 4 10 14 10 Playoffs 4 0 0 0 0
2018-2019 Boston Bruins NHL 2 0 0 0 0 17 0.00 32.21 -27.12 59.26 8.01 0.00 0.00
2018-2019 Finland U20 WJC-20 7 0 4 4 6
2019-2020 Providence Bruins AHL 54 5 9 14 18
2019-2020 Boston Bruins NHL 5 0 0 0 0 75 75.00 40.20 -16.80 39.60 -9.60
2020-2021 SaiPa Liiga 2 1 0 1 2
2020-2021 Providence Bruins AHL 11 1 2 3 6
2020-2021 Boston Bruins NHL 9 0 2 2 2 149 27.30 44.50 -3.50 47.30 -1.40 0.80
2021-2022 Providence Bruins AHL 23 1 7 8 20
2021-2022 Boston Bruins NHL 15 0 4 4 4 245 42.90 47.10 -9.10 48.80 -4.20 0.49
2021-2022 Anaheim Ducks NHL 14 0 2 2 6 248 40.60 39.00 -8.10 39.20 -6.30 0.48
2022-2023 Anaheim Ducks NHL 5 0 0 0 0
2022-2023 San Diego Gulls AHL 1 0 0 0 0
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Active Contract

Signing Team Anaheim Ducks logo
Signing Date July 22, 2022
Signing Status RFA
Agent Mika Rautakallio
Standard Contract | 2 Years $1,700,000 1.03% of cap space
2022-2023 2023-2024
Cap Hit $850,000 $850,000
RFA
AAV $850,000 $850,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0
Base Salary $800,000 $900,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0
Total Salary $800,000 $900,000
Minors Salary $800,000 $900,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Buy It Out Buy It Out

Contract History

Signing Team Boston Bruins logo
Signing Date June 13, 2018
Agent Mika Rautakallio
Entry Level Contract | 3 Years $2,682,501 1.16% of cap space
2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Cap Hit $925,000 $894,167 $894,167 $894,167
RFA
AAV $1,333,333 $1,302,500 $1,302,500 $1,302,500
Performance Bonuses $0 $300,000 $425,000 $500,000
Base Salary $0 $832,500 $832,500 $832,500
Signing Bonuses $92,500 $92,500 $92,500 $0
Total Salary $92,500 $925,000 $925,000 $832,500
Minors Salary $0 $70,000 $70,000 $70,000
Clauses
UFA Year