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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 - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 82 28 58 7 86
J. Voracek 82 23 39 11 62
W. Simmonds 82 29 31 -4 60
S. Hartnell 78 20 32 11 52
M. Streit 82 10 34 3 44
B. Schenn 82 20 21 0 41
M. Read 75 22 18 -4 40
S. Couturier 82 13 26 1 39
V. Lecavalier 69 20 17 -16 37
K. Timonen 77 6 29 5 35
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 33 18 7 .917 2.50
R. Emery 9 12 2 .903 2.96
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