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Finland Markus Niemeläinen

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A
TP
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5
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-4
10
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1
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-3
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Database: 945 114 players
Last added: Vojtech Granecny
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Bobby Brink 41 14 43 57
2. Nathan Smith 38 19 31 50
3. Bobby Trivigno 37 20 29 49
4. Julian Napravnik 40 18 31 49
5. Owen Sillinger 39 17 30 47
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
24
Height
6'6" / 197 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
190 lbs / 86 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Contract
23/24
Cap Hit
$762,500 Powered by
Highlights
1-time U18 WJC Gold Medal 1
1-time U18 WJC Silver Medal 1
1-time Liiga Champion 1

A complete all-around defenceman that makes the game look easy. Natural size and strength compliment his smooth stride. Very mobile skater who moves up and down the ice quickly, with acute recognition of puck and body position. His maturity and poise is actualized in his high-percentage decision-making, with and without the puck, as well as his proactive stick and body play. Very stable defensively and always takes his lane, but is quick to rush the puck up the ice as he recognizes and accounts for how much time his team is spending in their own end. All-in-all, a quick-thinking defenceman that, honestly lacking nothing, has the potential to develop into a reliable two-way defenceman. (Curtis Joe, EP 2016)

Family relations
Brother: Matias Niemeläinen

An all-situations defender, Niemelainen contributes on the power play and does some good work on the penalty kill, Futureconsiderations.ca 2016
Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2011-12 HPK U16 U16 SM-sarja 8 0 4 4 4 - |
2012-13 HPK U16 U16 SM-sarja Q 9 3 8 11 8 - |
HPK U16 U16 SM-sarja 31 3 6 9 10 - |
HPK U17 U17 SM-sarja 1 0 0 0 0 - | Playoffs 9 2 3 5 2 -
HPK U18 U18 SM-sarja 0 0 0 0 0 - | Playoffs 3 0 1 1 2 -
2013-14 Tappara U16 U16 SM-sarja Q 1 1 1 2 0 - |
Tappara U16 U16 SM-sarja 10 0 4 4 4 - |
Tappara U18 U18 SM-sarja 40 3 11 14 14 - | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0 -
Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 11 1 4 5 6 7 |
2014-15 HPK U18 U18 SM-sarja 4 0 2 2 0 - |
HPK U20 U20 SM-liiga 39 2 14 16 28 24 | Playoffs 12 0 5 5 4 8
Finland U17 WHC-17 6 1 0 1 2 - |
Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 14 1 3 4 6 5 |
Finland U18 WJC-18 7 0 0 0 0 -2 |
Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 12 0 0 0 2 -6 |
2015-16 Saginaw Spirit OHL 65 1 26 27 28 -23 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0 0 -6
Finland U18 WJC-18 7 0 1 1 6 1 |
2016-17 Saginaw Spirit OHL 59 3 6 9 40 -5 |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 8 1 0 1 6 -7 |
2017-18 HPK U20 U20 SM-liiga 0 0 0 0 0 - | Playoffs 5 0 0 0 2 -1
HPK Liiga 42 1 2 3 24 -12 |
LeKi Mestis 1 0 0 0 0 -1 |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 9 0 1 1 4 - |
2018-19 HPK Liiga 50 1 4 5 8 5 | Playoffs 18 0 2 2 4 -5
2019-20 Ässät Liiga 55 1 6 7 42 -6 |
2020-21 Ässät Liiga 14 0 3 3 35 -2 |
Bakersfield Condors AHL 21 2 4 6 6 0 |
2021-22 Edmonton Oilers NHL 20 0 1 1 4 -5 |
Bakersfield Condors AHL 34 2 6 8 12 4 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0 -1
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Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2014-15 Finland U17 EYOF 3 0 3 3 2 7 |
2015-16 Finland U18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial 5 0 2 2 6 3 |
2017-18 HPK Spengler Cup 3 0 0 0 0 -2 |
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
AHL
2022-05-13T19:00:00-0700 Bakersfield Condors vs Stockton Heat
2022-05-11T18:30:00-0700 Bakersfield Condors @ Stockton Heat
2022-05-10T18:30:00-0700 Bakersfield Condors @ Stockton Heat
2022-04-09T19:05:00-0600 Bakersfield Condors @ Colorado Eagles
2022-04-08T19:05:00-0600 Bakersfield Condors @ Colorado Eagles
2022-04-06T10:30:00-0700 Bakersfield Condors vs San Jose Barracuda
2022-04-02T19:00:00-0700 Bakersfield Condors @ Henderson Silver Knights
2022-04-01T19:00:00-0700 Bakersfield Condors vs Henderson Silver Knights
2022-03-30T18:30:00-0700 Bakersfield Condors vs Henderson Silver Knights
2022-03-23T18:30:00-0700 Bakersfield Condors vs Colorado Eagles
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 2 55 4 10 14 0.25 18 4 | 1 3 0 0 0 0.00 0 -1
EYOF 1 3 0 3 3 1.00 2 7 | 0
Ivan Hlinka Memorial (Hlinka Gretzky Cup) 1 5 0 2 2 0.40 6 3 | 0
International-Jr 4 54 3 8 11 0.20 24 -1 | 0
Liiga 4 161 3 15 18 0.11 109 -15 | 1 18 0 2 2 0.11 4 -5
Mestis 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 -1 | 0
NHL 1 20 0 1 1 0.05 4 -5 | 0
OHL 2 124 4 32 36 0.29 68 -28 | 1 4 0 0 0 0.00 0 -6
Spengler Cup 1 3 0 0 0 0.00 0 -2 | 0
U16 SM-sarja 3 49 3 14 17 0.35 18 - | 0
U16 SM-sarja Q 2 10 4 9 13 1.30 8 - | 0
U17 SM-sarja 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 - | 1 9 2 3 5 0.56 2 -
U18 SM-sarja 3 44 3 13 16 0.36 14 - | 2 6 0 1 1 0.17 2 -
U20 SM-liiga (U20 SM-sarja) 2 39 2 14 16 0.41 28 24 | 2 17 0 5 5 0.29 6 7
WHC-17 1 6 1 0 1 0.17 2 - | 0
WJC-18 2 14 0 1 1 0.07 6 -1 | 0
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Skill Rating

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Defensive
15
Teamwork
14
Strength
14

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DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
03/10/2022
03/10/2022 Extension Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers
08/01/2020
08/01/2020 Loan Edmonton Oilers Ässät
04/30/2020
04/30/2020 Confirmed Ässät Edmonton Oilers
10/22/2019
10/22/2019 Extension Ässät Ässät
05/07/2019
05/07/2019 Confirmed HPK Ässät
10/22/2017
10/22/2017 Loan HPK LeKi
04/28/2017
04/28/2017 Confirmed Saginaw Spirit HPK
07/22/2015
07/22/2015 Confirmed HIFK Saginaw Spirit
06/01/2015
06/01/2015 Confirmed HPK U20 HIFK
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Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 2015, 1 #18 overall by Saginaw Spirit in the CHL Import Draft

Drafted 2015, 3 #63 overall by Dinamo Riga in the KHL Draft

Drafted 2015, 13 #199 overall by Fargo Force in the USHL Entry Draft

2016 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #63 by FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS

2016 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #62 by ISS HOCKEY

2016 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #48 by MCKEEN'S HOCKEY

2016 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #52 by NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING (NA Skaters

2016 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #38 by TSN/McKenzie

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