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Panini Dominion RC Pen Pals: Emerson Etem and Sami Vatanen Dual Auto /99

I recently secured the below dual autograph from the Rookie Showcase Pen Pals subset of '13-'14 Panini Dominion. I've written about my love for Dominion time and time again, and for just $3.13 delivered (with most of that covered by a recent Yahoo revenue payment) it ran me just cents out of pocket. Shipping was free too.The card pairs two of the Anaheim Ducks' better...
Via Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Here are five of NHL's next wave of breakout stars

For many young players with one or two years of experience at the NHL level, the 2014-15 season is the time for them to make major strides in their development and become valuable players capable of playing in many different situations. Let's take a look at five players primed for a breakout 2014-15 campaign. Dougie Hamilton, Defenseman, Boston Bruins Hamilton was one of the...
Via Fox Sports
August 12, 2014  |  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 Re-Sign Sami Vatanen to Two-Year Contract

The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed defenseman Sami Vatanen to a two-year contract through the 2015-16 NHL season. Vatanen, 23 (6/3/91), scored 6-15=21 points with a +9 rating and 22 PIM in 48 games with the Ducks last season. Among rookie NHL defensemen, Vatanen ranked tied for fifth in goals, fourth in points-per-game (.44) and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 22, 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 Sign Vatanen to Two-Year Contract

The Ducks have signed defenseman Sami Vatanen to a two-year contract through the 2015-16 NHL season. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Vatanen, 23 (6/3/91), scored 6-15=21 points with a +9 rating and 22 PIM in 48 games with the Ducks last season. Among rookie NHL defensemen, Vatanen ranked tied for fifth in goals, fourth in points-per-game (.44) and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Sami Vatanen Signs A Two-Year Contract With The Anaheim Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed defenseman Sami Vatanen to a two-year contract through the 2015-16 NHL season. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Vatanen, 23 (6/3/91), scored 6-15=21 points with a +9 rating and 22 PIM in 48 games with the Ducks last season. Among rookie NHL...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

I Don't Know What I Did To Deserve These Anaheim Ducks' Goodies But Hey, I'll Most Certainly Take 'Em.

Doug from Sportscards From The Dollar Store sent along a care package. It was filled with goodies. What I did to deserve such cardboard kindness, I have no idea. I owe him when we next officially trade.First up, a sweet Emerson Etem Rookie Fabrics patch (check out the bottom of the relic window for the all-important stitching) out of Upper Deck SP Game Used. It's numbered 20...
Via Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks win game 3

After dropping the first two games of the series at home, the Anaheim Ducks traveled to Los Angeles hoping to get their first win of the series. In game one the Ducks blew the lead with seven seconds left and lost in overtime. In game two the Ducks could not solve Kings goalie Jonathan Quick. Knowing that the team needed a boost, Ducks coach Bruce Bourdeau made three lineup changes...
Via Puckrant.com
May 09, 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...
Via Fox Sports West
May 08, 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...
Via Fox Sports West
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

AHL Playoffs: First Round

The first round of the AHL playoffs completed today.  It was a best of five series for all the teams involved.  Here is a summary of the results: Norfolk Admirals beat Manchester Monarchs three games to one.  Norfolk is the Anaheim Ducks farm team and Manchester belongs to Los Angeles.  This was a close series; each Norfolk victory was a one goal win.  Maxime Sauve led the...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Lineup changes made ahead of game 3

A day before the Ducks play their first road game of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, they made a few lineup changes. The Ducks sent two young players to the Norfolk Admirals of the AHL, and recalled two players back to the Ducks. The Ducks sent defenseman Sami Vatanen and goaltender John Gibson to the AHL and recalled forward Emerson Etem and defenseman Mark Fistric from a conditioning...
Via Puckrant.com
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Anaheim earned back-to-back Pacific Division championships after defeating San Jose

Final Score: Ducks 5, Sharks 2 Scratches: Luca Sbisa, Mark Fistric, Tim Jackman, Sami Vatanen, Rickard Rakell, Devante Smith-Pelly, and Frederik Andersen First Period Recap This one was hyped up to be a playoff-like game and it didn't disappoint. Cam Fowler made his return to the lineup after being out for what seemed like an eternity (actually 12 games). Bruce Beaudreau...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Fowler Out; Other Injuries

The Ducks did not get good news on Wednesday when they learned that defenseman Cam Fowler will be out three to five weeks. Fowler, who was injured last Friday during the Colorado game, did not appear in the next two games.   After not progressing in healing, an MRI was taken, which revealed that he has a sprained left MCL.   That is mediocollateral ligament in the knee. The...
Via On the Duck Pond
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Fowler Out; Other Injuries

The Ducks did not get good news on Wednesday when they learned that defenseman Cam Fowler will be out three to five weeks. Fowler, who was injured last Friday during the Colorado game, did not appear in the next two games.   After not progressing in healing, an MRI was taken, which revealed that he has a sprained left MCL.   That is mediocollateral ligament in the knee. ...
Via On the Duck Pond
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey Talk Today

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal, - I can still see the Anaheim Ducks going hard for Vancouver Canucks centre Ryan Kesler this summer. Anaheim has centre Jakob Silfverberg, big winger Devante-Smith Pelly or speedy Emerson Etem, a defenceman like Sami Vatanen or Luca Sbisa and a first-round draft pick to offer - People say there will be 4,000 obstructed view seats...
Via Kukla's Korner
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

The Trades Today

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail, In a clear sign that they are trying to win it all this year, the Anaheim Ducks dealt a pair of players from the fringes of their roster – popular but controversial winger Dustin Penner and goaltender Viktor Fasth – to clear up the salary cap space to grab veteran defenceman Stephane Robidas from the Dallas Stars. The Ducks...
Via Kukla's Korner
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks Head Home With 5 medals, Selanne Wins MVP

TJ Bayha Anaheim Ducks Writer The Anaheim Ducks have had a tremendous showing in Sochi this winter. Jonas Hiller, playing for Switzerland had 2 straight shutouts. Cam Fowler was elevated to the national spotlight after the US victory over Russia in group play. Sami Vatanen played wonderfully in his Olympic debut, while Teemu Selanne rises above anyone else, scoring 2 goals in his...
Via TopSportsReport
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks only NHL team with players on all four Olympic semifinalists

One way or another, the Anaheim Ducks will have a gold medal to celebrate once the Sochi Olympics are over. The Ducks are the only NHL team with at least one representative on each of the four Olympic hockey seminfinalists. Canada: Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry Finland: Teemu Selanne and Sami Vatanen Sweden: Jakob Silfverberg United States: Cam Fowler Both semifinal matchups (Team...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks only NHL team with players on all four Olympic semifinalists

One way or another, the Anaheim Ducks will have a gold medal to celebrate once the Sochi Olympics are over. The Ducks are the only NHL team with a representative on each of the four Olympic hockey seminfinalists. Both semifinal matchups (Team USA vs. Team Canada, Finland vs. Sweeden) will take place on Friday in Russia. Canada: Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry Finland: Teemu Selanne...
Via Fox Sports West
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Sami Vatanen

When I watch the Olympics, I often look for non-NHL players who appear capable of being NHLers.  While none of these have stood out to me so far, there is a bit NHL player who has looked like he is good enough to play a much bigger role in the NHL.  He is Sami Vatanen of Finland.  He is a rookie with the Anaheim Ducks in the NHL. Vatanen has been the top defenceman on the Finnish...
Via Kukla's Korner
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

6 Anaheim Ducks On 5 Different Olympic Rosters

  TJ Bayha Anaheim Ducks Writer   Intro Jeff Gross/Getty Images The Anaheim Ducks are sending six players over to Sochi, Russia this month, to represent five different countries in the 2014 Winter Olympics. The captain Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry are representing their homeland of Canada. Goalie Jonas Hiller will be in net for the Swiss. Teemu Selanne and Sami Vatanen, will...
Via TopSportsReport
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Finland confident as it prepares for Sochi Olympics hockey tournament

Who’s the favorite to win the Olympic men’s hockey tournament? “We are,” Finland forward Olli Jokinen said Monday after the team -- minus Ducks winger Teemu Selanne and defenseman Sami Vatanen -- skated at the Bolshoy Ice Dome practice rink as NHL players began arriving here to join their national teams. Jokinen certainly isn’t lacking confidence, but he does have history...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks Recall Vatanen

The Ducks have recalled defenseman Sami Vatanen from 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 a +3 rating and 20 penalty minutes (PIM). The 5-10, 183-pound defenseman ranks tied for first among team blueliners in goals...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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