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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 - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 78 22 45 -8 67
W. Simmonds 81 32 28 -7 60
B. Schenn 80 26 33 3 59
J. Voracek 73 11 44 -5 55
S. Gostisbehere 64 17 29 8 46
S. Couturier 63 11 28 8 39
M. Raffl 82 13 18 9 31
M. Read 79 11 15 -5 26
M. Streit 62 6 17 -1 23
S. Laughton 71 7 14 -2 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 23 19 10 .918 2.51
M. Neuvirth 18 8 4 .924 2.27
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