Sami Lepistö

Finnish ice hockey player

Sami Lepistö (born October 17, 1984 in Espoo, Finland) is a professional ice hockey defenceman that currently plays for Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg of the KHL. He was drafted with the 66th overall pick by the Washington Capitals in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He first played hockey in the SM-liiga with Jokerit. He played with Jokerit with 4 seasons before being signed by the Washington Capitals on May 31, 2007. He was assigned to the Capitals AHL farm team, the Hershey Bears. He was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes on June 27, 2009. He was sent to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Rostislav Klesla and Dane Byers. On July 15, 2011, He signed a one year deal with the Chicago Blackhawks. He played one season with the Blackhawks before signing a one year contract with the rebuilding Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the KHL.[1] He played 26 games with them and then signed a contract with Lev Prague. He played 11 games with them and currently plays for Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg.

Sami Lepistö
Born (1984-10-17) October 17, 1984 (age 39)
Espoo, Finland
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg
Washington Capitals
Phoenix Coyotes
Columbus Blue Jackets
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
HC Lev Praha
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 66th overall, 2004
Washington Capitals
Playing career 2003–present


  1. "Lepisto signs with KHL's Lokomotiv Yaroslavl".

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