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SAMI VATANEN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Cup Dumps 4/17/15

ANAHEIM, CA – JANUARY 11: Sami Vatanen #45 of the Anaheim Ducks scores the winning goal in the shootout past goalie Ondrej Pavelec #31 of the Winnipeg Jets at Honda Center on January 11, 2015 in Anaheim, California. The Ducks won 5-4 in a shootout. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) What everyone is talking aboutThere were only 4 games it was the playoffs, but for some reason...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Young Ducks defensemen ready to show their playoff toughness

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Hampus Lindholm and Sami Vatanen got their first taste of the Stanley Cup playoffs last spring, and the Anaheim Ducks' young defensemen only hungered for more. Vatanen and Lindholm both say they spent the winter preparing for the postseason tournament that began Thursday night when the top-seeded Ducks hosted the Winnipeg Jets, and it's already showing after...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins Fall in David Krejci’s Return

Anaheim Ducks defenseman Sami Vatanen (45) dives but Boston Bruins’ David Krejci handles the puck ahead of him in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Thursday, March 26, 2015. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/AP Photo/Elise Amendola) The Boston Bruins have been reeling in the second half of March, losing five straight since a 2-0 victory of the Pittsburgh Penguins on the...
Via The Sports Journal
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks send D Manson to minors with Vatanen nearing return

  The Anaheim Ducks have reassigned defenseman Josh Manson to the minors with Matt Beleskey and Sami Vatanen nearing return from injury. The Ducks announced the move Thursday. Manson has three assists in 28 games with Anaheim during his rookie NHL season. He also has played 23 games for the Ducks' AHL affiliate in Norfolk. Beleskey could return Friday at Minnesota, coach Bruce Boudreau...
Via AP on Fox
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

New AHL Pacific Division benefits both Kings and Ducks

It took about 10 hours -- maybe more -- of travel for the Anaheim Ducks to get one of their young defensemen to Los Angeles in time for a playoff game last spring.  Sami Vatanen had been with the AHL's Norfolk Admirals in the midst of a playoff run. The Admirals were playing the St. John's Ice Caps, a team located closer to the polar ice caps and even Vatanen's native Finland than...
Via Fox Sports West
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks News: Vantanen quacks new deal

Young blueliner Sami Vatanen has quacked his way to a new contract.#470280633 / gettyimages.comAnd by quacked, I mean played well in his rookie season. Per Curtis Zupke of NHL.com,Ducks announce two-year contract for Sami Vatanen. One-way deal is worth $1.25M and $1.275M.— Curtis Zupke (@curtiszupke) July 22, 2014He'll still be an RFA at the end of the deal, however.Sami Vatanen...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks sign defenseman Sami Vatanen to two-year contract

The Ducks signed defenseman Sami Vatanen to a two-year contract on Tuesday. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Vatanen (5-foot-10, 183-pounds) scored 21 points in 48 games with the Ducks last season. He also picked up his first career postseason assist in five games with Anaheim during their Stanley Cup playoff run Vatanen, a native of Jyvaskyla, Finland...
Via Fox Sports West
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks-Kings, Game 3: Morning skate notebook

LOS ANGELES -- Anaheim head coach Bruce Boudreau played coy about lineup changes for Thursday night's Game 3 against the Kings but it didn't take long to deduce that defenseman Sami Vatanen and left winger Kyle Palmieri will likely be entered into the lineup. Prior to Thursday's morning skate, the team announced that Vatanen was recalled from the Ducks' AHL affiliate in Norfolk,...
Via Fox Sports West
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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