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NHL vets Sami Vatanen, Valtteri Filppula re-sign in Switzerland

One of the more surprising departures to Europe last offseason was that of Sami Vatanen, the long-time NHL defenseman who left for Switzerland. Vatanen had played nearly 500 NHL games, had been a top-four option for years and had only just turned 30 years old. Now, after a year with Geneve-Servette HC, he’s decided the non-NHL life suits him just fine. Vatanen has signed a two-year extension with the club, through the 2023-24 season.
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Valtteri Filppula captains Team Finland to Olympic gold at Beijing 2022

Wearing the “C” as Finland’s captain, Filppula recorded two assists in six games during his second Olympic tournament. He previously represented the Finns at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. Filppula also served as Finland’s flag bearer at the Beijing 2022 opening ceremony. He adds Olympic gold to...
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Valtteri Filppula named Finland’s flag bearer for 2022 Olympics in Beijing

Former Detroit Red Wings forward Valtteri Filppula has been selected to lead Finland’s delegation at the opening ceremonies for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Filppula previously represented Finland at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, scoring three goals in six games to help his country capture a bronze medal in the men’s ice hockey tournament.
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16-year NHL veteran Valtteri Filppula signs in Switzerland

It appears to be the end of the NHL journey for veteran forward Valtteri Filppula. The 37-year-old became a free agent when his two-year, $6M contract expired this offseason and now he’s heading overseas to finish his career. Filppula has signed with Geneve-Servette HC of the Swiss National League, becoming the team’s fourth import player.
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Former Red Wing Valtteri Filppula signs with Swiss team

After 16 NHL seasons, Valtteri Filppula apparently will finish his career in Europe. Filppula, the longtime Detroit Red Wings forward, signed a one-year contract with Geneve-Servette of the Swiss Hockey League on Tuesday. Filppula, 37, returned to the Red Wings in 2019, after five seasons with Tampa Bay, Philadelphia and...
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Valtteri Filppula: Signs overseas deal

Filppula agreed to terms on a contract with Swiss club Geneve-Servette on Tuesday, RDS.ca reports. Filppula garnered six goals and nine assists in 38 games for the Red Wings last season. With the move to Switzerland, the 37-year-old Finn is likely closing the door on his NHL career, which would see him eventually retire having played in 591 games with stops in Tampa Bay, Philadelphia, New York and Detroit.
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Long-time Red Wings Darren Helm, Valtteri Filppula face uncertain future

The only players from the Detroit Red Wings’ most recent Stanley Cup championship team who played in the NHL this season face an uncertain future. Darren Helm and Valtteri Filppula have played a combined 1,335 games for the Red Wings but might have appeared in their final game for the organization.
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Re-Sign or Resign: Valtteri Filppula

Welcome to Re-Sign or Resign, a new segment covering the pros and cons of Detroit’s pending UFAs. We’ll be taking a closer look at each UFA while going over two schools of thought: re-signing the player, or letting him run free into the sunset. So far, we’ve covered Luke Glendening and Darren Helm. Today’s topic is homecoming king Valtteri Filppula.
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Red Wings' Valtteri Filppula: Stays productive against Columbus

Filppula scored a goal on three shots in Saturday's 5-4 overtime loss to Columbus. Filppula, who led all Detroit forwards with 20:38 of ice time, stuffed home a loose puck in the blue paint to square the game at 4-4 with 3:42 left in regulation. It gave the 37-year-old four points over the last two games versus the Blue Jackets, including Friday's three-assist performance. The veteran center has six goals and 15 points in 38 games on the year.
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Red Wings' Valtteri Filppula: Three helpers against Jackets

Filppula picked up three assists in Friday's 5-2 win over the Blue Jackets. He had a hand in Detroit's final three tallies, including Jakub Vrana's game-winner. Filppula snapped a six-game point drought with the performance, and on the season the veteran has five goals and 14 points through 37 contests.
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Red Wings' Valtteri Filppula: Nets goal in loss

Filppula scored a goal in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Stars. Filppula got the Red Wings on the board at 4:51 of the second period, capitalizing on a pass from Jakub Vrana. The 37-year-old Filppula has just 11 points, 16 shots on net, 12 PIM and a minus-3 rating through 30 contests this year.
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Red Wings' Valtteri Filppula: Two-point effort in win

Filppula notched two assists in Monday's 3-1 win over the Hurricanes. All the scoring in the game came in the third period, and Filppula had a hand in Detroit's first and last goals of the evening. The veteran has looked revitalized since returning to the lineup from the taxi squad, scoring two goals and five points in the last five games.
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Red Wings' Valtteri Filppula: Lights lamp in second stanza

Filppula scored a goal on two shots and added one hit in Saturday's 5-4 shootout win over Carolina. Filppula stayed with a loose puck in front and got credit for the goal as the last Red Wing to touch it after it caromed off the skate of Carolina's Jordan Staal and into the net. The goal tied the game at 3-3 with just under four minutes left in the second period. The 36-year-old Filppula hasn't been much of an offensive factor since returning to Detroit prior to the 2019-20 season, but he does have five points (two goals, three assists) over his last seven contests.
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Red Wings' Valtteri Filppula: Brushes twine in huge win

Filppula scored on his only shot in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Lightning. The goal must have been extra sweet for Filppula, as he converted against one of his former teams. A third-line winger, Filppula sat out 14 straight games before his promotion to the active roster Saturday.
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Red Wings' Valtteri Filppula: In lineup Saturday

Filppula was promoted to the active roster Saturday. Filppula will enter the lineup for Saturday's road game against the Lightning, marking his first appearance with the big club since Feb. 28. The 37-year-old has posted five points and 10 PIM through 20 games this season.
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