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ANTERO NIITTYMÄKI  Finland

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BIRTHYEAR 1980-06-18 BIRTHPLACETurku, FIN
AGE 35 NATION Finland
POSITION G CATCHES L
HEIGHT 185 cm / 6'1" WEIGHT 86 kg / 190 lbs
YOUTH TEAM TPS STATUS Retired
NHL DRAFT 1998 round 6 #168 overall by Philadelphia Flyers



Team Staff profile of Antero Niittymäki also available

© Photo: Timo Savela

CAREER STATISTICS Use/Embed statistics RSS feed
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP GAA SVS%       POSTSEASON GP GAA SVS% 
 1995-96 TPS U16 Jr. C SM-sarja- - - | Playoffs7 2.40
 1996-97 TPS U18 Jr. B SM-sarja- - - | Playoffs- -
  Finland U17 (all) International-Jr5 2.00 - |       
 1997-98 TPS U18 Jr. B SM-sarja- - - | Playoffs1 1.00
  TPS U20 Jr. A SM-liiga19 1.80 .927 | Playoffs4 1.91 .929 
  Finland U18 EJC-181 4.00 .867 |       
  Finland U18 (all) International-Jr8 3.50 .890 |       
 1998-99 TPS U20 Jr. A SM-liiga35 1.72 .924 | Playoffs6 2.32 .905 
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr2 1.50 .942 |       
 1999-00 TPS U20 Jr. A SM-liiga1 1.00 .962 | Playoffs1 5.00 .886 
  TPS Liiga32 2.15 .930 | Playoffs8 1.72 .944 
  Finland U20 WJC-205 2.45 .895 |       
  Finland U20 (all) International-Jr9 2.45 - |       
 2000-01 TPS U20 Jr. A SM-liiga0 - - | Playoffs2 2.00 .939 
  TPS Liiga21 2.48 .907 | Playoffs0 -
 2001-02 TPS Liiga27 1.84 .937 | Playoffs4 2.23 .926 
 2002-03 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL40 2.58 .903 |       
 2003-04 Philadelphia Flyers NHL3 1.01 .961 |       
  Philadelphia Phantoms AHL49 2.02 .924 | Playoffs12 1.81 .926 
 2004-05 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL58 2.07 .924 | Playoffs21 1.75 .943 
 2005-06 Philadelphia Flyers NHL46 2.97 .895 | Playoffs2 4.11 .828 
  Finland OG6 1.34 .951 |       
  Finland WC4 1.70 .927 |       
 2006-07 Philadelphia Flyers NHL52 3.38 .894 |       
 2007-08 Philadelphia Flyers NHL28 2.91 .907 |       
 2008-09 Philadelphia Flyers NHL32 2.76 .912 |       
 2009-10 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL49 2.87 .909 |       
  Finland OG0 - - |       
 2010-11 San Jose Sharks NHL24 2.72 .896 | Playoffs2 0.66 .967 
 2011-12 Worcester Sharks AHL5 3.01 .890 |       
  Syracuse Crunch AHL8 4.05 .867 |       
 2012-13 TPS Liiga14 2.83 .902 |       
 
 TOURNAMENT STATISTICS
 1999-00 TPS EHL4 2.46 .903 | Playoffs1 4.93 .902 
 2012-13 TPS ET4 2.54 .917 |       
TEAM STAFF HISTORY
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE ROLE ON TEAM NOTES
 2013-2014 Philadelphia Flyers NHLScout European Scout  
 2014-2015 Philadelphia Flyers NHLScout European Scout  
  TPS LiigaSports Manager Interim; succeeded Ari Vuori midseason  
 2015-2016 TPS LiigaSports Manager  






CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASON AWARDS BY SEASON
1995-1996 Jr. C SM-sarja Silver Medal
1997-1998 Jr. A SM-liiga Champion
  U18 EJC Silver Medal
1998-1999 Jr. A SM-liiga Bronze Medal
1999-2000 Jr. A SM-liiga Silver Medal
  SM-liiga Champion
  SM-liiga Rookie of the Year
2000-2001 SM-liiga Champion
2003-2004 AHL Player of the Week (Nov. 16)
  AHL Scored a Goal as Goaltender
2004-2005 AHL Calder Cup Champion
  AHL Playoffs MVP (Jack A. Butterfield Trophy)
2005-2006 Olympic All-Star Team
  Olympic Best GAA (1.34)
  Olympic Best Goaltender
  Olympic Best SVS% (.951)
  Olympic Most Valuable Player
  Olympic Silver Medal
  World Championship Bronze Medal
2009-2010 Olympic Bronze Medal
 AWARDS BY LEAGUE
- AHL Calder Cup Champion 04/05
- AHL Player of the Week 03/04
- AHL Playoffs MVP (Jack A. Butterfield Trophy) 04/05
- AHL Scored a Goal as Goaltender 03/04
- Jr. A SM-liiga Bronze Medal 98/99
- Jr. A SM-liiga Champion 97/98
- Jr. A SM-liiga Silver Medal 99/00
- Jr. C SM-sarja Silver Medal 95/96
- Olympic All-Star Team 05/06
- Olympic Best GAA 05/06
- Olympic Best Goaltender 05/06
- Olympic Best SVS% 05/06
- Olympic Bronze Medal 09/10
- Olympic Most Valuable Player 05/06
- Olympic Silver Medal 05/06
- SM-liiga Champion 99/00, 00/01
- SM-liiga Rookie of the Year 99/00
- U18 EJC Silver Medal 97/98
- World Championship Bronze Medal 05/06



TRANSACTIONS
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE  
04/12/2013 Confirmed TPS Retired
08/21/2012 Confirmed Syracuse Crunch TPS
02/07/2012 Up/Down Worcester Sharks Syracuse Crunch Reassigned 
02/02/2012 Up/Down San Jose Sharks Worcester Sharks Reassigned 
01/31/2012 Up/Down Worcester Sharks San Jose Sharks Recalled 
01/19/2012 Up/Down San Jose Sharks Worcester Sharks Reassigned 
12/23/2011 Up/Down Worcester Sharks San Jose Sharks Recalled 
12/12/2011 Up/Down San Jose Sharks Worcester Sharks Conditioning, after injury 
07/01/2010 Confirmed Tampa Bay Lightning San Jose Sharks 2 years 
07/10/2009 Confirmed Philadelphia Flyers Tampa Bay Lightning


PLAYER BIOGRAPHY AND TRIVIA
 
 
Cult/Star player for TPS
Cult/Star player for Finland