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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 MTL 62 41 16 5 171 135 87
2 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
3 NYR 61 38 17 6 192 152 82
4 TBL 64 38 20 6 210 171 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 64 34 20 10 188 159 78
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 63 28 22 13 154 178 69
10 PHI 63 27 25 11 168 183 65
11 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
12 NJD 63 26 27 10 141 164 62
13 CBJ 62 26 32 4 160 196 56
14 CAR 61 24 30 7 142 162 55
15 TOR 63 25 33 5 170 193 55
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 63 19 46 5 65
C. Giroux 62 18 41 2 59
W. Simmonds 63 25 18 -1 43
M. Streit 63 8 32 -4 40
B. Schenn 63 12 23 -5 35
S. Couturier 63 12 16 1 28
M. Del Zotto 51 8 17 -5 25
M. Read 63 6 18 -9 24
M. Raffl 48 14 4 6 18
V. Lecavalier 45 7 10 -8 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 12 13 7 .926 2.25
R. Emery 10 10 4 .893 3.15
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