Sami Vatanen Biography

( 1991 - )
February 20, 2019
First published on:February 20, 2019
by Jorden

Facts of Sami Vatanen

Date of Birth: 1991, June 3
Age: 29 years old
Birth Nation: Finland
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Birth Name Sami Vatanen
Birth Place Jyväskylä, Finland
Famous Name Sami Vatanen
Father Pentti Vatanen
Mother Jaana Vatanen
Net Worth $10 million
Salary $4,875,000
Past Team Anaheim Ducks, Finland's National Team
Contract 4 year / $19,500,000
Career Earnings $18,652,691
Weight 80 kg
Position in Team Defence
Current team New Jersey Devils
Nationality Finnish
Ethnicity White
Profession ice hockey player
Currently Working For New Jersey Devils
Married to Essi Vatanen

Sami Vatanen is a Finnish professional ice hockey player who plays in the National Hockey League(NHL). As of 2019, Sami Vatanen currently plays for the New Jersey Devils as their Defence. Sami Vatanen has played for other teams like Anaheim Ducks, Finland's National Team.


As a Defence, Sami Vatanen reportedly earns around $4,875,000 as his yearly salary from New Jersey Devils. Further, Sami Vatanen has an estimated net worth of over $10 million.

Sami Vatanen's Net Worth and Salary

As of 2019, Sami Vatanen has an estimated net worth of over $10 million which is same as that of Vincent Trocheck. Vatanen currently earns $5,000,000 as an annual salary currently. He reportedly signed a four-year contract worth of $19,500,000 contract with Anaheim Ducks.

In addition to this, the highest-paid defense in NFL history is Khalil Mack. since he recently signed a contract worth $141 million for six years.

Let's have a look at his estimated career earnings:

2012-2013 Anaheim Ducks $512,692
2013-2014 Anaheim Ducks $615,000
2014-2015 Anaheim Ducks $1,250,000
2015-2016 Anaheim Ducks $1,275,000
2016-2017 Anaheim Ducks $5,000,000
2017-2018 New Jersey Devils $3,449,197
2017-2018 Anaheim Ducks $1,550,802
2018-2019 New Jersey Devils $5,000,000
Total Earnings   $18,652,691 

Sami has an average salary of $4,875,000 annually and so far he has made earnings of $18,652,691 from his entire NHL career.

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Sami Vatanen's Personal Life

Sami is married to his lovely and gorgeous girlfriend Essi Vatanen but the details regarding wedding details are not yet disclosed on media.

Som of the websites claimed that he has three children but the exact details are not found since he hasn't shared much about his wife and children on his social accounts.

CAPTION: Sami and his wife Essi Vatanen SOURCE: Tumblr

Sami is living a happy married life with his wife Essi since there are no rumors regarding their divorce or splitting ion media.

Talking about his body measurements, he has a heigh of 5 feet 10 inch and weighs around 80 kilograms. Sami Vatanen is not only a world-class athlete but also has a very attractive individual.

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Sami Vatanen's Early Life

Sami Vatanen was born on 3 June 1991, in Jyväskylä, Finland to parents Pentti Vatanen and Jaana Vatanen. As per his nationality, he is Finnish and belongs to the White ethnic group.

The detailed information about the siblings and educational qualifications of Sami Vatanen is not yet available on media.

Sami Vatanen's Professional Career

Sami started his NFL career after being drafted by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2009 NFL Draft and broke the record scoring more points in the SM-Liiga in regular and playoff seasons.

CAPTION: Ducks deal Sami Vatanen to Devils for centers SOURCE:

He made his NFL debut for the 2012-13 season and on 22 July 2014, he signed a two-year contract with Ducks and later extended his contract for four-years on 18 June 2016.

After playing in 2017-18 season, he was traded to the New Jersey Devils in a conditional 3rd round pick.

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