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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 gone 23-for-31 (74.2%) in the faceoff circle over his past three games - Was the game's first star, recording a goal and an assist on Jan. 20 vs. VAN - Ranks second on the Lightning among forwards for average TOI (19:04) - Ranks first on the Bolts for power-play assists with 11 - 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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I've been so fortunate, blessed, to play a long time with some great players and be on power plays, play in some great cities and stuff. It's been fun.

— Avalanche forward Jarome Iginla on tying Dino Ciccarelli for 46th place on the NHL's all-time list with his 1,200th career point after their win vs. the Predators on Friday