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Ossi Vaananen
Ossi Vaananen
Defenseman
Number: 23
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 215
Shoots: Left
Born: Aug 18, 1980
Birthplace: Vantaa, Finland
Acquired: Signed as a free agent on July 1, 2008.
Drafted: PHX / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (43rd overall)
PERSONAL
Nickname is Oz…Lists Dave Mustaine from Megadeth as the most famous person in his cell phone…If he could be any other athlete for a day, it would be Formula One Race Car Driver Kimi Räikkönen…Favorite video game is FIFA Soccer 08 for PlayStation 3…On non-game days, he likes to cook and watch movies…Favorite type of food is Thai…Enjoys watching The Discovery Channel…Three words that he uses to describe himself are open, social and humoristic…If he could change one thing about himself, it would be to not think so much and he would like to be able to meditate deeply…Would like to have been on stage at a Jimi Hendrix concert…Favorites include: Forrest Gump (movie), Matt Damon (actor), Entourage (TV show).

2007-08
Recorded seven goals and eight assists for 15 points and 102 penalty minutes in 45 games for
Djurgarden (Sweden).

CAREER
Entering the 2008-09 season, Vaananen has recorded 12 goals and 45 assists for 57 points and 460 penalty minutes in 430 career NHL regular season games over parts of six seasons with the Phoenix Coyotes (2000-01 to 2003-04) and the Colorado Avalanche (2003-04 through 2006-07)…2005-06: Missed the final 29 games of the regular season and the first eight games of the playoffs after sustaining a broken leg at Nashville on Feb. 2…2003-04:  Split the season between Phoenix and Colorado…Posted six points (2G,4A) and 87 penalty minutes in 67 games for the Coyotes…Was scoreless in 12 games with the Avalanche…2002-03: Participated in the NHL’s YoungStars Game as part of NHL All-Star Weekend…Missed 14 games (from Feb. 5 through March 4) due to a knee sprain…2001-02: Was a member of the Finnish Olympic Team at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games…2000-01: Recorded his first NHL point (a goal) in his first NHL game vs. Minnesota on Oct. 7…International Experience: Has represented Finland in eight international
tournaments, including two Olympic Games (2002 and 2004), two World Junior Championship tournaments (1999 and 2000), four World Championships (2001, 2003, 2005 and 2008) and the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 82 22 59 1 81
C. Giroux 81 25 48 -3 73
M. Streit 81 9 43 -8 52
W. Simmonds 75 28 22 -5 50
B. Schenn 82 18 29 -5 47
S. Couturier 82 15 22 4 37
M. Del Zotto 64 10 22 -5 32
M. Read 80 8 22 -4 30
M. Raffl 67 21 7 6 28
V. Lecavalier 57 8 12 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 18 18 11 .928 2.25
R. Emery 10 11 7 .894 3.06
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