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Position Defenceman
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 0.5 in (1.84 m)
189 lb (86 kg)
SM-Liiga Team Chicago Blackhawks
Nationality Flag of Finland Finnish
Born September 22 1977 (1977-09-22) (age 32),
Vantaa, FIN
NHL Draft 81st overall, 1996
Ottawa Senators
Pro Career 1995 – present
Olympic medal record
Men's ice hockey
Silver 2006 Turin Ice hockey

Antti-Jussi Jormanpoika Niemi (born September 22, 1977 in Vantaa, Finland) is a Finnish professional ice hockey defenceman playing for Chicago Blackhawks of the NHL.

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Draft

He was drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the fourth round of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft, 81st overall.

Career

Niemi, a defensive-minded rearguard who plays with a mean streak, has won two SM-liiga gold medals with Jokerit, the Elitserien championship with Frölunda HC in 2005, and has represented Finland at several World Championships, as well as the 2006 Winter Olympics. In the NHL, he registered 29 games with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1995–96 Jokerit SM-liiga 6 0 2 2 6 1 0 0 0 0
1996–97 Jokerit SM-liiga 44 2 9 11 38 9 0 2 2 2
1997–98 Jokerit SM-liiga 46 2 6 8 71 8 0 1 1 0
1998–99 Jokerit SM-liiga 53 3 7 10 107 3 0 0 0 2
1999–00 Jokerit SM-liiga 53 8 8 16 79 11 0 3 3 6
2000–01 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 36 3 8 11 26
2000–01 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 28 1 1 2 22
2001–02 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 39 10 9 19 25 3 1 1 2 2
2001–02 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2002–03 Jokerit SM-liiga 48 6 11 17 42 1 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Västra Frölunda HC SEL 47 4 14 18 74 10 4 1 5 20
2004–05 Frölunda HC SEL 45 4 9 13 78 14 0 0 0 41
2005–06 Frölunda HC SEL 49 1 4 5 60 17 0 1 1 10
2006–07 Frölunda HC SEL 48 3 11 14 110
2007–08 Frölunda HC SEL 54 1 4 5 79 7 1 1 2 35
2008–09 HC Lada Togliatti KHL 27 0 2 - 30 - - - - -
2008–09 Leksands IF HockeyAllsvenskan 8 0 0 - 22 - - - - -
FIN totals 250 19 43 62 343 33 0 6 6 10
AHL totals 75 13 17 30 51 3 1 1 2 2
NHL totals 29 1 1 2 22
SEL totals 243 13 42 55 401 48 5 3 8 106

External links

  • Antti-Jussi Niemi's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
  • Antti-Jussi Niemi on nhlfinns.com
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