|NUMBER:||51||BIRTHDATE:||March 20, 1984 (AGE 29)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 0"||BIRTHPLACE:||Vantaa, Finland|
|WEIGHT:||195||DRAFTED:||DET / 2002 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Left||ROUND:||3rd (95th overall)|
CAREER: First Finnish born player in Red Wings history... Won a Bronze Medal with Team Finland at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games… Won his first Stanley Cup in 2008 with DET…. Named a 2004 IIHF World Jr Championships tournament all-star.
2013 Playoffs: Has posted four points (2-2-4) over the last four games
2012-13: Appeared in 41 games for DET...Missed 7 games due to injury...Led DET C's with a 55.4% face-off win percentage...Averaged 17:46 TOI per game
PERSONAL: Valtteri is active in the 'Defeat the Label' movement aimed at ending social labels and stereotypes among middle school and high school students... He is also a participant in the DRW School Assembly Program, visiting elementary schools in Metro Detroit to speak with kids about the importance of health and education