Finnish hockey player who won a Stanley Cup with the NHL's Detroit Red Wings in 2008. He was named as the All-Star of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.
He was drafted by the Red Wings in 2002 and debuted for the team in 2005.
He became the first player from Finland to play for the Red Wings.
His older brother is hockey player Ilari Filppula.
He was teammates with Brian Rafalski on the Stanley Cup-winning 2007-2008 Red Wings Team.