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Canucks claim Ossi Vaananen

Friday, 27.02.2009 / 1:00 PM / News
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Canucks claim Ossi Vaananen
Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have claimed defenceman Ossi Vaananen off of waivers.

Vaananen, 28, joins the Canucks from the Philadelphia Flyers where he played 46 games, recording 10 points (1-9-10) and 22 penalty minutes. Over his seven-season NHL career Vaananen has played 476 games and recorded 67 points (13-54-67) with 482 penalty minutes.

The 6’4””, 215 lbs. native of Vantaa, Finland was drafted originally by the Phoenix Coyotes in the second round, 43rd overall in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.

Ossi Vaananen Highlights

Career Regular Season Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1995-1996 Jokerit U18  Fin-U18   8 0 0 0   2          
1996-1997 Jokerit U18  Fin-U18   18 1 2 3   43          
1996-1997 Jokerit Jr.  Fin-Jr.   1 0 0 0   0          
1997-1998 Jokerit U18  Fin-U18   7 3 3 6   8          
1997-1998 Jokerit Jr.  Fin-Jr.   31 0 6 6   24          
1997-1998 Finland  EJC-A   6 0 0 0   20          
1998-1999 Jokerit Jr.  Fin-Jr.   12 1 6 7   16          
1998-1999 Jokerit Helsinki  Finland   48 0 1 1   42          
1998-1999 Finland  WJC-A   6 0 2 2   8          
1998-1999 Jokerit Helsinki  EuroHL   5 0 0 0   2          
1999-2000 Jokerit Helsinki  Finland   49 1 6 7   46          
1999-2000 Finland  WJC-A   7 0 0 0   16          
2000-2001 Coyotes   81 4 12 16 9 90 0 0 2 69 5.8
2000-2001 Finland  WC-A   9 0 2 2   16          
2001-2002 Coyotes   76 2 12 14 6 74 0 1 0 41 4.9
2001-2002 Finland  Olympics   2 0 1 1   0          
2002-2003 Coyotes   67 2 7 9 1 82 0 0 0 49 4.1
2002-2003 Finland  WC-A   7 0 4 4   8          
2003-2004 Coyotes   67 2 4 6 -10 87 0 0 1 39 5.1
2003-2004 Avalanche   12 0 0 0 -4 2 0 0 0 6 0.0
2004-2005 Finland  W-Cup   4 1 2 3   0          
2004-2005 Jokerit Helsinki  Finland   28 2 2 4   30          
2004-2005 Finland  WC-A   7 0 1 1   8          
2005-2006 Avalanche   53 0 4 4 10 56 0 0 0 34 0.0
2005-2006 Finland  Olympics                        
2006-2007 Avalanche   74 2 6 8 6 69 0 0 1 32 6.3
2007-2008 Djurgardens IF Stockholm  Sweden   45 7 8 15   102          
2007-2008 Finland  WC-A   9 0 1 1   8          
2008-2009 Flyers   46 1 9 10 7 22 0 0 0 18 5.6
NHL Totals:   476 13 54 67 25 482 0 1 4 288 4.5
 
Career Playoff Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1995-1996 Jokerit U18  Fin-U18   2 0 0 0 0 0       0 0.0
1997-1998 Jokerit Jr.  Fin-Jr.   7 0 2 2 0 16       0 0.0
1998-1999 Jokerit Jr.  Fin-Jr.   6 1 0 1 0 12         0.0
1998-1999 Jokerit Helsinki  Finland   3 0 1 1 0 2       0 0.0
1998-1999 Jokerit Helsinki  EuroHL   1 0 1 1   2          
1999-2000 Jokerit Helsinki  Finland   11 1 1 2 0 2         0.0
2001-2002 Coyotes   5 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 4 0.0
2003-2004 Avalanche   11 0 1 1 3 18 0 0 0 4 0.0
2004-2005 Jokerit Helsinki  Finland   12 0 0 0 0 26       0 0.0
2005-2006 Avalanche   1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
2007-2008 Djurgardens IF Stockholm  Sweden   5 0 0 0   2          
2007-2008 Finland  WC-A           0         0 0.0
NHL Totals:   17 0 1 1 3 24 0 0 0 9 0.0