Jyri Niemi

Player Facts
  • Position
    D
  • Height
    6'2" / 188 cm
  • Weight
    207 lbs / 94 kg
  • Shoots
    L
  • Contract
    18/19

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

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2004-05 Tappara U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 2 1 1 2 0 |
2005-06 Tappara U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 7 4 2 6 6 |
Tappara U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 13 5 3 8 36 | Playoffs 6 4 3 7 46
2006-07 HPK U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 1 0 1 1 4 |
HPK U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 35 6 3 9 72 -6 | Relegation 8 2 2 4 14 4
Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 7 0 2 2 28 |
2007-08 Saskatoon Blades WHL 49 14 20 34 57 -1 |
2008-09 Saskatoon Blades WHL 60 7 25 32 74 19 | Playoffs 6 1 6 7 10 5
Finland U20 “A” WJC-20 6 2 1 3 6 3 |
2009-10 Saskatoon Blades WHL 50 8 21 29 67 9 | Playoffs 10 2 0 2 26 1
Finland U20 “C” WJC-20 6 3 2 5 6 -8 |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 6 3 2 5 6 |
2010-11 Connecticut Whale AHL 46 3 6 9 22 -1 |
2011-12 Connecticut Whale AHL 8 0 1 1 4 1 |
Greenville Road Warriors ECHL 52 9 12 21 82 3 | Playoffs 3 0 1 1 2 1
2012-13 Connecticut Whale AHL 11 1 1 2 9 2 |
Greenville Road Warriors ECHL 15 1 5 6 34 9 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0 12 -7
2013-14 HPK Liiga 23 1 8 9 32 -1 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0 2 2
2014-15 HPK Liiga 41 4 9 13 28 9 |
2015-16 Ilves “A” Liiga 24 1 5 6 22 1 |
2016-17 Ilves Liiga 12 0 3 3 6 0 |
2017-18 KooKoo Liiga 34 2 8 10 55 -7 |
2018-19 Sport Liiga - - - - - |
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 65 4 8 12 0.18 35 2 |
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 4
Jr. B SM-sarja 1 0 1 1 1.00 4 |
Jr. C SM-sarja 15 6 4 10 0.67 36 0 | 6 4 3 7 1.17 46 0
Jr. C SM-sarja Q 7 4 2 6 0.86 6 |
Liiga 134 8 33 41 0.31 143 2 | 5 0 0 0 0.00 2 2
WHL 159 29 66 95 0.60 198 27 | 16 3 6 9 0.56 36 6
WJC-20 12 5 3 8 0.67 12 -5 |
Career Highlights
Season
Awards by season
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
03/23/2018
03/23/2018 Confirmed KooKoo Sport
11/06/2017
11/06/2017 Extension KooKoo KooKoo
08/13/2017
08/13/2017 Confirmed Ilves KooKoo
05/02/2015
05/02/2015 Confirmed HPK Ilves
05/17/2013
05/17/2013 Confirmed Greenville Swamp Rabbits HPK
05/25/2010
05/25/2010 Confirmed New York Islanders New York Rangers
Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 2009, 2 #39 overall by SKA St. Petersburg in the KHL Draft

Drafted 2007, 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

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