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Ducks Reassign Vatanen to Norfolk (AHL)

Tuesday, 01.21.2014 / 1:23 PM / News
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Ducks Reassign Vatanen to Norfolk (AHL)
The Ducks have reassigned defenseman Sami Vatanen to the Norfolk Admirals, Anaheim\u2019s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
The Ducks have reassigned defenseman Sami Vatanen to the Norfolk Admirals, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Vatanen, 22 (6/3/91), has appeared in 39 contests for Anaheim this season, earning 6-8=14 points with 20 penalty minutes (PIM) and a +3 rating. He scored his first goal of the season (third career) on Nov. 2 at Buffalo as part of a 6-3 Ducks win. The 5-10, 183-pound defenseman ranks tied for first among team blueliners in goals (6), second in power-play goals (2), third in points (14) and fourth in shots (59). In 47 career NHL games, Vatanen has earned 8-8=16 points with 20 PIM and a +6 rating.

Vatanen made his NHL debut on Feb. 1, 2013 vs. Minnesota and scored his first career goal on Apr. 17, 2013 vs. Columbus (Bobrovsky). The Jyvaskyla, Finland, native was selected by Anaheim in the fourth round (106th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Vatanen was reassigned to Norfolk on Nov. 14, 2013 and scored 1-2=3 points with a +1 rating in two games with the Admirals. He has appeared in 64 career AHL games with Norfolk, collecting 10-38=48 points with a +1 rating and 44 PIM.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 47 31 10 6 139 124 68
2 NSH 45 30 10 5 137 104 65
3 STL 46 29 13 4 148 111 62
4 CHI 47 30 15 2 148 108 62
5 WPG 48 26 14 8 135 117 60
6 SJS 48 25 17 6 131 132 56
7 VAN 45 26 16 3 124 114 55
8 CGY 47 25 19 3 136 125 53
9 LAK 47 20 15 12 129 126 52
10 COL 48 20 18 10 125 137 50
11 DAL 46 21 18 7 144 151 49
12 MIN 46 20 20 6 128 137 46
13 ARI 46 16 25 5 105 156 37
14 EDM 47 12 26 9 109 158 33

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 46 15 35 12 50
C. Perry 32 19 12 15 31
R. Kesler 47 13 17 -2 30
S. Vatanen 47 10 19 3 29
M. Beleskey 46 17 7 12 24
C. Fowler 46 5 18 4 23
P. Maroon 39 4 18 1 22
H. Lindholm 46 5 14 13 19
J. Silfverberg 47 6 12 2 18
D. Smith-Pelly 41 4 11 5 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Gibson 2 2 0 .927 2.28
F. Andersen 26 6 5 .917 2.30

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