Valtteri Filppula AHT Top UFA

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Valtteri Filppula

Position: C/W     Shoots: Left

DOB: Mar. 20, 1984     Born: Vantaa, Fin

Height:  6′     Weight: 195

Selected by: Detroit Red Wings   Round: 8    Overall: 95    Year: 1998 NHL Entry Draft –

 

#51 Valtteri Filppula (C)

UFA C/LW Valtteri Filppula

Valtteri Filppula played this past season for the Detroit Red Wings.

Filppula would fall into the category as a top 6 forward with a decent skill-set.  He has decent size , works hard, has a good compete level while being versatile playing wing or center.

Valteri Filppula has played under a good coach in Mike Babcock.  He comes from a good system and that’s always something to consider.

Filppula is coming off a 5 year 15 million dollar contract and will be looking for a pay bump.

The problem I see right away with Valtteri Filppula is he is going to want to get paid for his 66 point season 2 years ago but his overall body of work doesn’t justify it.

This is why I don’t like July UFA season.  Good but not great players get over paid because teams and their fan base feel pressure to participate.

Stats
YEARGPGAPTS+/-PIM   
2005-06401112
2006-077310717820
2007-08781917361628
2008-0980122840942
2009-1055112435-424
2010-1171162339-122
2011-12812343661814
2012-13419817-46

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