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Ossi Vaananen
Ossi Vaananen
Defenseman
(AW-see VAN-ih-nehn)
Number: 27
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 215
Shoots: Left
Born: Aug 18, 1980
Birthplace: Vantaa, Finland
Acquired: Acquired from Phoenix Coyotes along with Chris Gratton and a second-round pick in the 2005 Entry Draft (Paul Stastny) in exchange for Derek Morris and the rights to Keith Ballard, March 9, 2004
Drafted: PHX / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (43rd overall)


2006-07: Recorded eight points (2g/6a) and was +6 in 74 games … Finished second on the Avalanche in penalty minutes (69) and hits (88) … Is a combined +16 over the last two seasons … Snapped a 109-game goal-scoring drought with a tally on Nov. 17 at Columbus … First goal since Jan. 9, 2004, ending the fourth longest active drought in the NHL … Logged over 20 minutes for the first time this season on Nov. 30 at Edmonton (21:32) … Scored the game-winning goal in a 5-3 victory at Nashville on Jan. 1 … Received a game misconduct on Feb. 17 at Calgary … Was +3 in 18:49 of ice time on March 1 at Chicago.

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