Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Sami Lepisto
Sami Lepisto was born October 17, 1984 in Espoo Finland. The third round, 66th overall selection of the Washington Capitals in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Lepisto spent four seasons in Finland with Jokerit prior to his arrival in North America.

A solid defenseman, Lepisto recorded a career high 29 points in 56 games in his third season with Jokerit but was limited due to injury to 26 games the following season. At the end of his fourth season with Jokerit, Lepisto made the leap across the pond and joined the Capitals AHL affiliate in Hershey. That season, Lepisto would tally 45 points in 55 games with the Hershey Bears and make his NHL debut with the Capitals.

On the international stage, Lepisto has represented his homeland at numerous evens including the 2003-04 World Juniors and the 2008 World Championships.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2001-02 Jokerit Helsinki U18 Fin-U18 20 8 14 22 36 8 4 8 12 12
2001-02 Jokerit Helsinki Jr. Fin-Jr. 14 0 5 5 2
2002-03 Jokerit Helsinki Jr. Fin-Jr. 36 5 14 19 34 11 1 5 6 8
2003-04 Suomi U20 Finland-2 1 0 0 0 0
2003-04 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 53 3 4 7 20 8 0 1 1 4
2003-04 Finland WJC-A 7 4 4 8 10
2004-05 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 55 7 18 25 44 12 1 7 8 12
2005-06 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 56 8 21 29 68
2006-07 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 26 1 9 10 32 10 2 2 4 4
2007-08 Washington Capitals NHL 7 0 1 1 12 -1
2007-08 Hershey Bears AHL 55 4 41 45 51 +29 5 0 1 1 4
2007-08 Finland WC-A 7 1 1 2 10 +2
2008-09 Washington Capitals NHL 7 0 4 4 6 -3
2008-09 Hershey Bears AHL 70 4 38 42 80 +24
2009-10 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 66 1 10 11 60 +14 7 1 0 1 6
2009-10 Finland Olympics 6 0 1 1 6 -3
2010-11 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 51 4 7 11 37 +7
2010-11 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 19 0 5 5 18 +3
2010-11 Finland WC-A 9 0 3 3 6 +3
2011-12 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 26 1 2 3 4 +3 3 0 0 0 0
2012-13 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 26 0 3 3 30
2012-13 HC Lev Praha KHL 11 0 5 5 20 3 0 0 0 2
2012-13 Finland WC-A 10 0 4 4 2 +3
2013-14 Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg KHL 53 6 19 25 67 4 1 1 2 6
2013-14 Finland Olympics 6 1 1 2 0 +5
2014-15 Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg KHL 60 7 16 23 44 5 0 1 1 4
2014-15 Finland WC-A 8 0 2 2 4 +1
2015-16 Salavat Yulayev Ufa KHL 60 11 19 30 33 19 6 7 13 16
2016-17 Salavat Yulayev Ufa KHL 53 6 25 31 22 5 0 3 3 4
NHL Totals 176 6 29 35 137 10 1 0 1 6


Traded to Phoenix by Washington for Phoenix's 5th round pick (Caleb Herbert) in 2010 NHL Draft, June 27, 2009. Traded to Columbus by Phoenix with Scottie Upshall for Rostislav Klesla and Dane Byers, February 28, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, July 15, 2011. Missed majority of 2011-12 due to leg injury and as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Yaroslavl (KHL), June 4, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Lev Praha (KHL), January 13, 2013.
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