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51 Valtteri Filppula C
Height/Weight: 6-0/195 | Birthdate: 3/20/1984 | Birthplace: Vantaa, Finland | Team: Tampa Bay Lightning | College: None | NHL Experience: 9 | Salary: $3,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 70/37 | Average Draft Position: 141.53
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5/24/2015

Valtteri Filppula, C, TB

Valtteri Filppula

Bolts' Filppula Pots Game-Winner In Game 5 Sunday

News: Valtteri Filppula scored the game-winning goal in Game 5 Sunday against the Rangers.
Analysis: It was the third goal of the postseason for Valtteri Filppula, who has racked up four points in his last three games. Skating with Steve Stamkos, Filppula is having a decent postseason, notching 10 points in 18 games. He doesn't shoot much, but when he does, it can be lethal. Filppula's struck twice on the power play this postseason and is averaging 20:30 of ice time, making him a reliable scoring option who has helped Tampa Bay grab a 3-2 stranglehold on their series against the Rangers.

5/18/2015

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Valtteri Filppula

Bolts' Filppula Tallies Two Helpers In Game 2

News: Valtteri Filppula recorded a pair of assists in Monday's Game 2 win over the Rangers.
Analysis: The two-assist game was Valtteri Filppula's third multi-point effort of the playoffs as he's now up to eight points in the postseason. He started off each of the first two rounds hot, but he failed to work his way onto the scoresheet after Game 2 against both the Red Wings and Canadiens, so he'll look to keep up his production as the series shifts to Tampa on Wednesday.

5/3/2015

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Valtteri Filppula

Bolts' Filppula Notches Three Points In Win

News: Valtteri Filppula picked up a power-play goal and two assists in Sunday's Game 2 win over the Canadiens.
Analysis: Valtteri Filppula ended the first round series off the scoresheet, but he's gotten off to a strong start against Montreal as he's recorded four points through the first two games, including Sunday as he tied his season high with three points. He struggled to gather points at the end of the regular season though, so it may be difficult to rely on him for the remainder of the playoffs until he can show more consistent production.

4/18/2015

Valtteri Filppula, C, TB Bolts' Filppula Breaks 12-Game Goal Slump

Valtteri Filppula

Bolts' Filppula Breaks 12-Game Goal Slump

News: Valtteri Filppula scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's Game 2 win over the Red Wings.
Analysis: He'd gone without a goal for 12 games prior to Saturday and has just two in his last 29. He has taken on a different role for the Bolts this season, especially in the second half, and hasn't been counted on for scoring. But contributions like this will go far as the Bolts push toward June.

4/3/2015

Valtteri Filppula, C, TB Bolts' Filppula Still Mired In Slump

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Bolts' Filppula Still Mired In Slump

News: Valtteri Filppula gathered a power-play assist in Thursday's loss to the Senators.
Analysis: Points have been extremely scarce for Valtteri Filppula of late, as the forward has collected a goal and three assists since the beginning of March. A drop in ice time hasn't accompanied the drop in productivity just yet, but it's tough to justify keeping him active until he starts scoring with more regularity.

3/16/2015

Valtteri Filppula, C, TB Bolts' Filppula Snaps 15-Game Goal Drought

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Bolts' Filppula Snaps 15-Game Goal Drought

News: Valtteri Filppula scored a power-play goal in Monday's win over Montreal. The goal snapped a 15-game goal drought.
Analysis: He does have eight assists in those 15 games, but just four in his last 13. His fantasy value has taken a hit with the emergence of so many young forwards in Tampa Bay. At this point, he's a marginal activation unless you're in the deepest of formats.

2/28/2015

Valtteri Filppula, C, TB Bolts' Filppula Chips In Assist Friday

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Bolts' Filppula Chips In Assist Friday

News: Valtteri Filppula chipped in an assist and won 13 of 20 faceoffs in Friday's 4-0 victory over the Blackhawks.
Analysis: Valtteri Filppula's helper came on a third-period power-play opportunity, when Ryan Callahan redirected the center's pass into the net to give the Bolts a 3-0 lead. The 30-year-old has accumulated a goal and nine assists over his last nine contests.

2/15/2015

Valtteri Filppula, C, TB Bolts' Filppula: Four-Game, Seven-Point Streak

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Bolts' Filppula: Four-Game, Seven-Point Streak

News: Valtteri Filppula extended his current point streak to four games and seven points, including six assists, after picking up two helpers in a win over the Sharks on Sunday night.
Analysis: This streak snuck up on us -- he'd been a bit cool up to that point. Stick him in and let it ride. It's about time.

2/8/2015

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Valtteri Filppula

Tampa's Filppula: Three-Point Night

News: Valtteri Filppula scored a goal and added two assists in Sunday's win over Anaheim.
Analysis: Valtteri Filppula has disappointed many of his owners, but he's actually playing at a 55-point pace. We'd like more goals, but the Bolts' youngsters have really stepped up and that has adjusted his role. Still, he provides depth scoring.

1/20/2015

Valtteri Filppula, C, TB Bolts' Filppula: Two-Point Game

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Bolts' Filppula: Two-Point Game

News: Valtteri Filppula picked up a goal and added an assist in Tuesday's win over the Canucks. He has three points in his last two games and six points (two goals, four assists) in his last seven games.
Analysis: He is quietly chugging along at close to last season's 58-point pace, but this year's output is weighted more to playmaking than sniping. Just keep an eye on that plus-minus -- he's cruising at minus-8 on the season.

1/12/2015

Valtteri Filppula, C, TB Filppula Has Three-Game Streak For Bolts

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Filppula Has Three-Game Streak For Bolts

News: Valtteri Filppula's point streak stands at three games and three points (one goal, two assists) after notching a helper in Monday's loss to Philadelphia.
Analysis: He seems to be warming up ... a bit. He has six points, including four assists, in his last nine games, but still has just 29 points in 43 games. More was expected, but his lowish production is probably linked to the incredible depth the Bolts have up front. His production will be steady, if not spectacular, going forward.

1/10/2015

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Valtteri Filppula

Bolts' Filppula Lights The Lamp Friday

News: Valtteri Filppula lit the lamp for his eighth goal of the season Friday against the Sabres. He fired off five shots on goal in the victory.
Analysis: Valtteri Filppula isn't scoring with the same sort of frequency as he was earlier in the season, but he's been able to maintain relevance since being removed from the Steven Stamkos line. He's notched a respectable two goals and three assists over his last eight contests, making him a decent depth forward in certain fantasy formats.

12/16/2014

Valtteri Filppula, C, TB Bolts' Filppula Gets Goal, But Pace Has Slowed

Valtteri Filppula

Bolts' Filppula Gets Goal, But Pace Has Slowed

News: Valtteri Filppula picked up an empty-net goal in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Flyers. He now has a point in each of his last two games.
Analysis: He has just six points in his last 14 games after starting the season on a much stronger pace. Use someone else at center if you can -- we want to see him put up a bit more production before he recommend him on a regular basis.

12/10/2014

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Valtteri Filppula

Bolts' Filppula Scores Goal In Loss To Caps

News: Valtteri Filppula scored a goal on his only shot of the night in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Capitals.
Analysis: Valtteri Filppula's point-per-game pace has slowed down slightly, but he is still putting up good numbers for a strong Lightning team, even though he no longer remains on the Steven Stamkos line. The 30-year-old center has scored five goals and 17 assists in 29 games.

11/17/2014

Valtteri Filppula, C, TB Bolts' Filppula Nearing Point-Per-Game Pace

Valtteri Filppula

Bolts' Filppula Nearing Point-Per-Game Pace

News: Valtteri Filppula stretched his point streak to three games and five points with two assists Monday against the Rangers. He has one goal and four assists on the streak.
Analysis: He's approach a point-per-game pace and a full half of his 18 points have come with the man advantage. He's not putting up many shots, but he's clearly delivering fantasy goodness in a lot of counting categories. Enjoy the ride -- this could be a career year.

11/15/2014

Valtteri Filppula, C, TB Bolts' Filppula: 10 Points In Last Nine Games

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Bolts' Filppula: 10 Points In Last Nine Games

News: Valtteri Filppula scored a power-play goal and added an even-strength assist in Saturday's win over the Islanders.
Analysis: He actually has 10 points, including three goals, in his last nine games and 16 in 18 on the season. The Bolts have tremendous depth up front and that means opposing checkers have to divide their attention between a number of lines. And he knows what to do when he gets a bit of time and space. Keep him flowing -- he'll deliver for you.

11/13/2014

Valtteri Filppula, C, TB

Valtteri Filppula

Bolts' Filppula On Track For 65-70 Points

News: Valtteri Filppula picked up an assist in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Sharks.
Analysis: He has quietly delivered 14 points in 17 games, a pace that will see him deliver close to 70 points this season. He's a solid fantasy performer; use him well.

11/4/2014

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Valtteri Filppula

Tampa's Filppula Shifted To Wing

News: Valtteri Filppula shifted to wing on Tampa's top line during Saturday's game. He played alongside Steven Stamkos and Ryan Callahan.
Analysis: It won't likely change his positional qualifications and we don't know exactly how long it will last. But Bolts' coach Jon Cooper sang his praises after the game: "... he makes really poised plays on the wall and he can spring Stammer ..." Overall, Valtteri Filppula has 10 points in 12 games, so he's delivering strong value to fantasy owners, regardless of position.

10/30/2014

Valtteri Filppula, C, TB Filppula Sets Up Three In Bolts' Win

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Filppula Sets Up Three In Bolts' Win

News: Valtteri Filppula picked up three assists in Thursday's win over Philadelphia. Two of those helpers came on the power play.
Analysis: He has 10 points in 11 games, a pace that will deliver a career best for him if he can keep it up. Keep him rolling.

10/13/2014

Valtteri Filppula, C, TB Bolts' Filppula: Three-Game Point Streak

Valtteri Filppula

Bolts' Filppula: Three-Game Point Streak

News: Valtteri Filppula stretched his point streak to three games and four points with another assist, this time in Monday's 7-1 win over Montreal.
Analysis: Most importantly, the points have all come on the power play -- that's fantasy gold. Plug him into your lineup and watch him go.

10/9/2014

Valtteri Filppula, C, TB Tampa's Filppula: Two Power-Play Assists

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Tampa's Filppula: Two Power-Play Assists

News: Valtteri Filppula recorded two power-play assists in Thursday's 3-2 overtime win over the Panthers.
Analysis: It's a great start to Valtteri Filppula's season and could foreshadow a possible career year. He tallied 66 points in 81 games with Detroit in 2011-12.

9/11/2014

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Valtteri Filppula

Bolts' Filppula: Healthy Going Into Camp

News: Valtteri Filppula (lower body) skated Thursday during the team's informal workouts and said the ailment he played through during the postseason last year did not affect his summer training, reports the Tampa Tribune.
Analysis: This is great news for the Bolts as they fully anticipate that Valtteri Filppula will deliver strong, secondary offense as the team's second-line pivot.

4/15/2014

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Valtteri Filppula

Bolts' Filppula Set To Play Wednesday

News: Valtteri Filppula (lower body) is expected to play Wednesday against the Canadiens.
Analysis: Valtteri Filppula rejoined the Lightning for Tuesday's practice and felt no ill effects while participating. He's expected to center the second line, flanked by Alex Killorn and Ryan Callahan.

4/15/2014

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Valtteri Filppula

Filppula Back At Bolts' Practice

News: Valtteri Filppula (lower body) returned to practice Tuesday after missing two games, reports the Tampa Bay Times.
Analysis: He's tied with Steven Stamkos for the team lead in goals (25) and will play an important two-way role for the Bolts against the Habs in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. Filp's availability for Game 1 on Wednesday isn't guaranteed, but this is definitely a great sign.

4/13/2014

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Valtteri Filppula

Lightning's Filppula Out On Sunday

News: Valtteri Filppula (lower body) won't play Sunday against the Caps, Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Analysis: Consider Valtteri Filppula day-to-day as the first round of the NHL playoffs approaches.