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JYRI NIEMI  Finland

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BIRTHYEAR 1990-06-15 BIRTHPLACEHämeenkyrö, FIN
AGE 26 NATION Finland
POSITION D SHOOTS L
HEIGHT 188 cm / 6'2" WEIGHT 94 kg / 207 lbs
YOUTH TEAM Hokkarit CONTRACT 16/17
NHL DRAFT 2008 round 3 #72 overall by New York Islanders

Niemi is a big, physical defenseman. He owns a heavy shot, but isn't a very good skater. Lacks some hockey sense and could improve his defensive positioning.
-Ulf Andersson, EP

Brother: Pyry Niemi

© Photo: Timo Savela

CAREER STATISTICS Use/Embed statistics RSS feed
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/-      POST GP G A TP PIM +/- 
 2004-05 Tappara U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 2 1 120 |            
 2005-06 Tappara U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 7 4 266 |            
  Tappara U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 13 5 3836 | Playoffs 6 4 3746  
 2006-07 HPK U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 1 0 114 |            
  HPK U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 35 6 3972 -6 | Relegation 8 2 2414
  Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 7 0 2228 |            
 2007-08 Saskatoon Blades WHL 49 14 203457 -1 |            
 2008-09 Saskatoon Blades WHL 60 7 253274 19 | Playoffs 6 1 6710
  Finland U20  WJC-20 6 2 136 3 |            
 2009-10 Saskatoon Blades WHL 50 8 212967 9 | Playoffs 10 2 0226
  Finland U20  WJC-20 6 3 256 -8 |            
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 6 3 256 |            
 2010-11 Connecticut Whale AHL 46 3 6922 -1 |            
 2011-12 Connecticut Whale AHL 8 0 114 1 |            
  Greenville Road Warriors ECHL 52 9 122182 3 | Playoffs 3 0 112
 2012-13 Connecticut Whale AHL 11 1 129 2 |            
  Greenville Road Warriors ECHL 15 1 5634 9 | Playoffs 5 0 0012 -7 
 2013-14 HPK Liiga 23 1 8932 -1 | Playoffs 5 0 002
 2014-15 HPK Liiga 41 4 91328 9 |            
 2015-16 Ilves  Liiga 24 1 5622 1 |            
 2016-17 Ilves Liiga - - --- |            


CAREER TOTALS
  GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/-    GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/- 
  Regular Season   Postseason
  AHL: 65 4 8 12 0.18 35  |    
  ECHL: 67 10 17 27 0.40 116  12  | 8 0 1 1 0.13 14  -6 
  International-Jr: 13 3 4 7 0.54 34  |    
  Jr. A SM-liiga: 35 6 3 9 0.26 72  -6  | 8 2 2 4 0.50 14 
  Jr. B SM-sarja: 1 0 1 1 1.00 |    
  Jr. C SM-sarja: 15 6 4 10 0.67 36  | 6 4 3 7 1.17 46 
  Jr. C SM-sarja Q: 7 4 2 6 0.86 |    
  Liiga: 88 6 22 28 0.32 82  | 5 0 0 0 0.00
  WHL: 159 29 66 95 0.60 198  27  | 16 3 6 9 0.56 36 
  WJC-20: 12 5 3 8 0.67 12  -5  |    



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASON AWARDS BY SEASON
2004-2005 U16 Pohjola Camp Roster (Tappara)
2007-2008 CHL Top Prospects Game
2009-2010 U20 WJC Most Goals by Defenseman (3)
 AWARDS BY LEAGUE
- CHL Top Prospects Game 07/08
- U16 Pohjola Camp Roster 04/05
- U20 WJC Most Goals by Defenseman 09/10



TRANSACTIONS
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE  
2015-05-02 Confirmed HPK Ilves
2013-05-17 Confirmed Greenville Swamp Rabbits HPK
2010-05-25 Confirmed New York Islanders New York Rangers Player rights, signed Entry Level Contract 


PLAYER BIOGRAPHY AND TRIVIA
 
- Drafted 2009, round 2 #39 overall by SKA St. Petersburg in the KHL Draft
- Drafted 2007, round 1 #13 overall by Saskatoon Blades in the CHL Import Draft
 
 
 
Transactions
- 2010-05-25 • Traded to the New York Rangers for a 2010 6th round pick (later traded to Atlanta; Tanner Lane)

Memorable dates
- 2014-03-13 • Scored first Liiga goal against HIFK
- 2011-02-04 • Scored first AHL goal (assisted by T.Kundratek and C.Kolarik), vs. the Bridgeport Sound Tigers(M.Koskinen)
- 2010-11-19 • Scored first AHL assist point against the Springfield Falcons
- 2010-10-15 • Made AHL debut against the Albany Devils +/-: -1 PIM: 0 S: 4
- 2009-12-26 • Selected to U20 World Junior Championship roster (Named captain)
- 2008-12-16 • Selected to U20 World Junior Championship roster (Named vice-captain)
- 2007-09-26 • Scored first WHL points (1+2), goal (assisted by D.Hulak and W.Wintoneak), vs. the Moose Jaw Warriors(J.Perricone)
- 2007-09-21 • Made WHL debut against the Brandon Wheat Kings +/-: -1 PIM: 4