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Valtteri Filppula
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Valtteri Filppula  #51

NUMBER: 51 BIRTHDATE: March 20, 1984  (AGE 30)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Vantaa, Finland
WEIGHT: 195 DRAFTED: DET / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 3rd   (95th overall)
- Has points in back-to-back games, going 10-for-12 in the face-off circle over that span - Recorded an assist and went 7-for-8 in the face-off circle on Dec. 15 at PIT - Netted his fifth goal of the season on Dec. 9 vs. WSH - Ranks first on the Bolts and tied for seventh in the League for power-play assists with 10 - Tied his career-high with three assists on Oct. 30 vs. PHI
Signed as a free agent by Jokerit Helsinki (Finland), September 21, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 5, 2013.
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When I first became captain here, Monsieur Beliveau came to me and said, 'You're going to be fine. You don't have to change, you got selected because of who you are.'

— Saku Koivu on Thursday, recalling what he was told by the late Jean Beliveau when he was named Canadiens captain in 1999
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