Ducks Reassign Vatanen to Norfolk (AHL)

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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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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - ANA 78 49 22 7 227 216 105
2 x - NSH 77 47 22 8 220 188 102
3 STL 75 46 22 7 228 186 99
4 CHI 75 45 24 6 213 175 96
5 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
6 VAN 75 43 27 5 215 203 91
7 WPG 76 39 25 12 215 201 90
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13 EDM 75 22 40 13 181 254 57
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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 75 24 44 13 68
C. Perry 63 32 20 15 52
R. Kesler 78 20 27 -2 47
S. Vatanen 63 12 25 6 37
J. Silfverberg 77 12 23 12 35
P. Maroon 69 9 25 -4 34
J. Wisniewski 66 8 26 -14 34
C. Fowler 76 7 27 5 34
H. Lindholm 74 7 26 23 33
M. Beleskey 63 22 10 15 32
 
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J. Gibson 13 7 0 .916 2.58

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