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Sami Kapanen

Position: RW ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 5-10 ▪ Weight: 185 lbs.

Born: June 14, 1973 in Vantaa, Finland
Draft: Hartford, 4th round (87th overall), 1995 NHL Entry

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NHL Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Assists Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1995-96 22 HAR NHL 35 5 4 9 4 0 6 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 46 10.9 0 0:00
1996-97 23 HAR NHL 45 13 12 25 11 6 2 10 3 0 2 11 1 0 82 15.9 0 0:00
1997-98 24 CAR NHL 81 26 37 63 24 9 16 22 4 0 5 23 14 0 190 13.7 0 0:00 Byng-8
1998-99 25 CAR NHL 81 24 35 59 23 -1 10 19 5 0 7 23 12 0 254 9.4 1573 19:25 Byng-11
1999-00 26 CAR NHL 76 24 24 48 19 10 12 17 7 0 5 15 9 0 229 10.5 1512 20:53
2000-01 27 CAR NHL 82 20 37 57 21 -12 24 13 7 0 4 17 19 1 223 9.0 1552 19:56 Byng-37
2001-02 28 CAR NHL 77 27 42 69 26 9 23 16 11 0 4 21 21 0 248 10.9 1589 21:38 AS-14
2002-03 29 TOT NHL 71 10 21 31 11 -18 18 5 5 0 2 9 11 1 189 5.3 1342 19:54
2002-03 29 CAR NHL 43 6 12 18 7 -17 12 3 3 0 1 4 8 0 108 5.6 800 19:37
2002-03 29 PHI NHL 28 4 9 13 5 -1 6 2 2 0 1 5 3 1 81 4.9 542 19:21
2003-04 30 PHI NHL 74 12 18 30 11 9 14 11 0 1 2 16 2 0 149 8.1 1222 17:31
2005-06 32 PHI NHL 58 12 22 34 13 -9 12 5 3 4 2 14 8 0 123 9.8 1048 18:04
2006-07 33 PHI NHL 77 11 14 25 10 -21 22 8 1 2 1 11 1 2 129 8.5 1307 17:58 Selke-57
2007-08 34 PHI NHL 74 5 3 8 4 -12 16 4 0 1 1 3 0 0 76 6.6 986 13:19
6 yrs CAR NHL 440 127 187 314 119 -2 97 90 37 0 26 103 83 1 1252 10.1 7026 20:34
5 yrs PHI NHL 311 44 66 110 42 -34 70 30 6 8 7 49 14 3 558 7.9 5105 16:24
2 yrs HAR NHL 80 18 16 34 15 6 8 15 3 0 2 15 1 0 128 14.1 0
Career NHL 831 189 269 458 175 -30 175 135 46 8 35 167 98 4 1938 9.8 12131 18:06

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
1995-96 22 HAR NHL 35 0.14 0.11 0.26 0.11 0.17 1.31 5 4 9 4 14 1 14 1 0 -0.1 0.5 0.3
1996-97 23 HAR NHL 45 0.29 0.27 0.56 0.24 0.04 1.82 13 12 25 10 43 7 31 1 6 1.9 0.9 2.8
1997-98 24 CAR NHL 81 0.32 0.46 0.78 0.30 0.20 2.35 30 42 72 28 94 31 59 5 9 6.1 1.5 7.6 Byng-8
1998-99 25 CAR NHL 81 0.30 0.43 0.73 0.28 0.12 3.14 27 40 67 26 80 27 58 4 -1 4.5 1.6 6.0 Byng-11
1999-00 26 CAR NHL 76 0.32 0.32 0.63 0.26 0.16 3.01 26 26 52 21 79 32 38 1 10 3.2 2.4 5.7
2000-01 27 CAR NHL 82 0.24 0.45 0.70 0.25 0.29 2.72 22 40 62 23 91 44 60 1 -12 3.5 1.8 5.3 Byng-37
2001-02 28 CAR NHL 77 0.35 0.55 0.90 0.34 0.30 3.22 31 48 79 30 108 50 49 0 9 6.0 2.2 8.2 AS-14
2002-03 29 TOT NHL 71 0.14 0.30 0.44 0.16 0.25 2.66 12 23 35 13 63 35 49 3 -18 0.7 1.0 1.7
2002-03 29 CAR NHL 43 0.14 0.28 0.42 0.15 0.28 2.51 7 13 20 7 38 23 34 2 -17 0.4 0.4 0.8
2002-03 29 PHI NHL 28 0.14 0.32 0.46 0.17 0.21 2.89 5 10 15 5 25 12 15 1 -1 0.4 0.6 1.0
2003-04 30 PHI NHL 74 0.16 0.24 0.41 0.15 0.19 2.01 14 21 35 13 44 5 49 19 9 1.3 1.6 2.9
2005-06 32 PHI NHL 58 0.21 0.38 0.59 0.22 0.21 2.12 12 21 33 12 48 23 56 22 -9 1.5 0.6 2.2
2006-07 33 PHI NHL 77 0.14 0.18 0.32 0.12 0.29 1.68 11 14 25 10 42 6 80 23 -21 -0.1 0.7 0.6 Selke-57
2007-08 34 PHI NHL 74 0.07 0.04 0.11 0.05 0.22 1.03 6 3 9 4 14 0 43 17 -12 -1.4 0.6 -0.8
6 yrs CAR NHL 440 0.29 0.43 0.71 0.27 0.22 2.85 143 209 352 135 490 207 298 13 -2 23.6 9.8 33.5
5 yrs PHI NHL 311 0.14 0.21 0.35 0.13 0.23 1.79 48 69 117 45 173 46 243 82 -34 1.7 4.2 5.8
2 yrs HAR NHL 80 0.23 0.20 0.43 0.18 0.10 1.60 18 16 34 14 57 8 45 2 6 1.8 1.4 3.1
Career NHL 831 0.23 0.32 0.55 0.21 0.21 2.33 209 294 503 194 720 261 586 97 -30 27.0 15.4 42.4

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1998-99 25 CAR NHL 5 1 1 2 1 -2 0 1 0 0 0 8 12.5 96 19:09
2000-01 27 CAR NHL 6 2 3 5 2 -7 0 1 1 0 0 16 12.5 121 20:13
2001-02 28 CAR NHL 23 1 8 9 3 -2 6 1 0 0 0 50 2.0 461 20:03
2002-03 29 PHI NHL 13 4 3 7 3 2 6 2 2 0 0 25 16.0 263 20:12
2003-04 30 PHI NHL 18 3 7 10 3 5 6 2 0 1 1 24 12.5 318 18:41
2005-06 32 PHI NHL 6 0 0 0 0 -4 2 0 0 0 0 12 0.0 122 20:19
2007-08 34 PHI NHL 16 2 0 2 1 -4 2 2 0 0 0 19 10.5 173 11:47
Career NHL 87 13 22 35 13 -12 22 9 3 1 1 154 8.4 1554 18:51

Other Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1989-90 16 KalPa Kuopio Jr. Fin-Jr. 30 14 13 27 0 4 14 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1990-91 17 KalPa Kuopio Jr. Fin-Jr. 31 9 27 36 0 10 9 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1990-91 17 KalPa Kuopio Finland 14 1 2 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1990-91 17 Finland EJC-A 6 6 4 10 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1991-92 18 KalPa Kuopio Jr. Fin-Jr. 8 1 3 4 0 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1991-92 18 KalPa Kuopio Finland 42 15 10 25 0 8 15 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1991-92 18 Finland WJC-A 7 1 5 6 0 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1992-93 19 KalPa Kuopio Jr. Fin-Jr. 8 11 16 27 0 2 11 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1992-93 19 KalPa Kuopio Finland 37 4 17 21 0 12 4 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1992-93 19 Finland WJC-A 7 1 2 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1993-94 20 KalPa Kuopio Finland 48 23 32 55 0 16 23 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1993-94 20 Finland Nat-Tm 20 9 3 12 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1993-94 20 Finland WC-A 8 4 2 6 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1993-94 20 Finland Olympics 8 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1994-95 21 HIFK Helsinki Finland 49 14 28 42 0 42 14 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1994-95 21 Finland Nat-Tm 19 3 1 4 0 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1994-95 21 Finland WC-A 8 2 2 4 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1995-96 22 Springfield Falcons AHL 28 14 17 31 0 4 14 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1995-96 22 Finland Nat-Tm 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1995-96 22 Finland WC-A 6 2 3 5 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1996-97 23 Finland W-Cup 3 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1996-97 23 Finland Nat-Tm 4 1 0 1 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1997-98 24 Finland Olympics 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1997-98 24 Finland WC-A 10 4 3 7 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
2000-01 27 Finland WC-A 8 7 4 11 5 8 3 4 0 2 0 0 0:00
2001-02 28 Finland Olympics 4 1 2 3 -2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
2004-05 31 KalPa Kuopio Finland-2 10 6 3 9 0 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
2008-09 35 KalPa Kuopio Finland 55 20 24 44 0 18 20 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
2008-09 35 Finland WC-A 7 2 3 5 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0:00
2009-10 36 KalPa Kuopio Finland 49 15 31 46 0 58 15 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
2009-10 36 Finland WC-A 7 1 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0:00
Career 1 Season AHL 28 14 17 31 0 4 14 0 0 0 0 0
Career 1 Season EJC-A 6 6 4 10 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
Career 4 Seasons Fin-Jr. 77 35 59 94 0 28 35 0 0 0 0 0
Career 7 Seasons Finland 294 92 144 236 0 156 92 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
Career 1 Season Finland-2 10 6 3 9 0 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
Career 4 Seasons Nat-Tm 45 13 5 18 0 12 13 0 0 0 0 0
Career 3 Seasons Olympics 18 2 3 5 -2 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
Career 1 Season W-Cup 3 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 7 Seasons WC-A 54 22 18 40 7 20 17 4 1 4 0 0 0:00
Career 2 Seasons WJC-A 14 2 7 9 0 10 2 0 0 0 0 0

Other Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1990-91 17 KalPa Kuopio Finland 8 2 1 3 2
1994-95 21 HIFK Helsinki Finland 3 0 0 0 0
1995-96 22 Springfield Falcons AHL 3 1 2 3 0
2004-05 31 KalPa Kuopio Finland-2 9 5 3 8 4
2008-09 35 KalPa Kuopio Finland 12 4 5 9 4
2009-10 36 KalPa Kuopio Finland 13 6 7 13 0
Career 1 Season AHL 3 1 2 3 0
Career 4 Seasons Finland 36 12 13 25 6
Career 1 Season Finland-2 9 5 3 8 4
Rk Year Tm G A +/- PIM S SHFT
1 1994 FIN 1 0 2
2 1998 FIN 0 1 -4 0 7
3 2002 FIN 2 4 -1 9
Car 3 5 -4 1 7 9

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 12 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Sami Kapanen 8.2 7.6 6.0 5.7 5.3 2.9 2.8 2.2 1.7 0.6 0.3 -0.8
Clint Smith 89.0 5.4 5.2 4.9 4.6 4.5 2.7 2.5 2.4 1.2 1.0 0.2
Jason Blake 88.9 8.3 6.7 6.2 5.8 5.7 4.2 3.3 3.1 1.7 0.5 0.3 0.2
Valeri Bure 88.3 8.0 6.6 5.9 5.2 3.9 3.2 2.8 1.8 1.6 0.0
Mike Knuble 88.1 7.9 7.5 6.4 6.0 5.7 5.3 3.0 1.8 1.6 1.3 0.7 -0.1
Radek Bonk 87.9 8.1 7.0 6.3 6.2 4.3 3.7 2.7 1.8 0.9 0.8 0.5 0.2
Gregg Sheppard 87.4 7.5 7.1 5.8 5.5 5.0 3.3 2.8 1.4 1.2 0.9
Don Luce 87.3 7.9 6.8 6.1 6.0 5.4 5.2 3.2 2.6 1.5 0.4 -0.1 -0.4
Joe Murphy 86.5 7.3 6.5 5.1 4.9 4.2 4.1 2.6 1.3 1.1 0.7 0.0 -0.2
Danny Grant 86.4 8.7 6.8 6.4 6.3 5.7 5.5 3.5 2.3 1.1 0.3 0.0 -0.8
Bryan Hextall 86.3 6.0 5.8 5.6 4.6 4.2 3.1 3.0 2.8 1.5 0.0 0.0
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Sami Kapanen 8.2 7.6 6.0 5.7 5.3 2.9 2.8 2.2 1.7 0.6 0.3 -0.8
Clint Smith 89.0 5.4 5.2 4.9 4.6 4.5 2.7 2.5 2.4 1.2 1.0 0.2
Valeri Bure 88.3 8.0 6.6 5.9 5.2 3.9 3.2 2.8 1.8 1.6 0.0
Jason Blake 88.1 8.3 6.7 6.2 5.8 5.7 4.2 3.3 3.1 1.7 0.9 0.5 0.3 0.2
Gregg Sheppard 87.4 7.5 7.1 5.8 5.5 5.0 3.3 2.8 1.4 1.2 0.9
Don Luce 86.8 7.9 6.8 6.1 6.0 5.4 5.2 3.2 2.6 1.5 0.4 -0.1 -0.4 -0.5
Radek Bonk 86.6 8.1 7.0 6.3 6.2 4.3 3.7 2.7 1.8 1.4 1.0 0.9 0.8 0.5 0.2
Bryan Hextall 86.3 6.0 5.8 5.6 4.6 4.2 3.1 3.0 2.8 1.5 0.0 0.0
Sid Smith 86.2 8.1 7.0 6.8 5.5 4.9 4.7 3.8 1.5 1.1 0.1 0.1 0.0
Danny Grant 86.1 8.7 6.8 6.4 6.3 5.7 5.5 3.5 2.3 1.6 1.1 0.3 0.0 -0.8
Ales Hemsky 85.5 7.2 6.9 6.7 4.9 4.7 3.0 2.8 2.8 2.6 2.0

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

June 25, 1997: Transferred to Carolina after Hartford franchise relocated, June 25, 1997.

February 7, 2003: Traded to Philadelphia by Carolina with Ryan Bast for Pavel Brendl and Bruno St. Jacques, February 7, 2003.

November 17, 2004: Signed as a free agent by Kuopio (Finland-2), November 17, 2004.

June 3, 2008: Officially announced his retirement, June 3, 2008.

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