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Jake Virtanen
North American Skater
Calgary, WHL
Final Rank:  6 Midterm Rank:  9
Position:  Left Wing Shoots:  Right
Height:  6' 0" Weight:  208
Born:  August 17, 1996 Hometown:  Abbotsford, B.C.
Birthplace:  New Westminster, BC, CAN
Drafted:  VAN (1st Round / 6th Overall)
• Virtanen wrapped up his second full Western Hockey League season in 2013-14 with a team-best 45 goals, fifth most in the League. He ranked third on Calgary with 71 points and earned the Calgary Hitmen Three Star Award.

• He won gold with Canada at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial and bronze at the 2014 Under-18 World Championship in Finland, tying for the team lead with 3-3—6 in seven games. He was also a member of Team Pacific at the 2013 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, registering 5-2—7 in five games.

• Virtanen had the highest overall grade from the on-ice testing that was performed at the CHL Top Prospects Game, placing first in the 30-meter forward sprint (3.92 seconds) and the 30-meter backward sprint (4.55 seconds).

• A power forward who models his game after Rick Nash of the New York Rangers: “We're kind of identical players. He likes to take the puck to the net. I think I'm a little more physical than that, I like to throw the body around."

• He has dual Canadian and Finnish citizenship -- his father’s native country is Finland.

NEWS

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FAVORITES

NHL team: Vancouver Canucks
NHL player: Jonathan Toews, Rick Nash
Shootout move: “Backhand, forehand, shoot over pad”
Goal celebration: “One leg, fist pump”
Video game: Call of Duty
Movie: Now You See Me
TV show: Duck Dynasty
Actor: Kevin Hart
Music group: Florida Georgia Line
Most played song: ‘Wake Me Up’ by Avicii
Sport (other than hockey): Rugby, Lacrosse
Athlete (non-hockey): Peyton Manning
Twitter follow: @BizNasty2point0

 Statistics
Season
Team
League
GP
G
A
P
PIM
2012-2013
CALGARY
WHL
62
16
18
34
67
2013-2014
CALGARY
WHL
71
45
26
71
100
2013-2014
CAN U18 (Ivan Hlinka Memorial 2013)
ITLTOUR
5
0
1
1
4




SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 21 12 4 5 58 53 29
2 VAN 20 13 6 1 61 60 27
3 NSH 19 12 5 2 54 40 26
4 LAK 20 11 5 4 53 44 26
5 CGY 21 12 7 2 66 57 26
6 STL 19 12 6 1 50 39 25
7 CHI 19 11 7 1 55 39 23
8 WPG 21 10 8 3 43 47 23
9 SJS 22 10 9 3 59 60 23
10 MIN 18 11 7 0 53 41 22
11 ARI 20 8 10 2 49 62 18
12 DAL 20 7 9 4 56 68 18
13 COL 20 6 9 5 49 64 17
14 EDM 19 6 11 2 48 65 14

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Thornton 22 7 13 3 20
J. Pavelski 22 8 10 3 18
L. Couture 22 8 10 0 18
B. Burns 22 7 11 -5 18
P. Marleau 22 6 12 -2 18
T. Wingels 22 5 5 -4 10
T. Hertl 22 4 6 1 10
J. Braun 22 0 7 8 7
M. Vlasic 22 2 4 10 6
M. Nieto 21 1 5 -2 6
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 2 2 1 .925 2.38
A. Niemi 7 6 2 .917 2.56
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