Valtteri Filppula

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Valtteri Filppula
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Filppula with the Lightning in 2014
Born (1984-03-20) March 20, 1984 (age 37)
Vantaa, FIN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 193 lb (88 kg; 13 st 11 lb)
Position Centre/Left wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Tampa Bay Lightning
Detroit Red Wings
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 95th overall, 2002
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 2005–present

Valtteri Filppula (born March 20, 1984) is a Finnish professional ice hockey centre and left winger. He currently plays for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has also played in the NHL for the Detroit Red Wings and for Jokerit of the SM-liiga. His brother Ilari Filppula plays hockey for HC CSKA Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

Career[change | change source]

Before playing in the NHL, Filppula played two seasons with Jokerit of the SM-liiga. He was drafted with the 95th overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. Filppula won the Stanley Cup with the Detroit Red Wings in 2008 when they beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4 games to 2.

On July 5, 2013, he signed a five-year, $25 million contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning.[1]

Filppula won a bronze medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics with team Finland.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Lightning Sign Free Agent Center Valtteri Filppula". Tampa Bay Lightning. Retrieved 2014-11-2. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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