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Finland Markus Niemeläinen
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Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Damien Brunner 7 6 5 11
2. Toni Rajala 7 1 10 11
3. Jesper Olofsson 6 6 2 8
4. Cory Conacher 6 6 2 8
5. Garrett Roe 5 2 6 8
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
23
Height
6'5" / 195 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
203 lbs / 92 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Contract
21/22
Cap Hit
$817,500 Powered by
Highlights
1-time U18 WJC Gold Medal 1
1-time U18 WJC Silver Medal 1
1-time SM-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 |
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 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 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
Sat 10/04 Bakersfield Condors vs Henderson Silver Knights
Wed 07/04 Bakersfield Condors @ Ontario Reign
Wed 31/03 Bakersfield Condors @ San Jose Barracuda
Thu 25/03 Bakersfield Condors vs San Jose Barracuda
Sun 21/03 Bakersfield Condors vs Ontario Reign
Sat 20/03 Bakersfield Condors vs Ontario Reign
Thu 18/03 Bakersfield Condors @ San Jose Barracuda
Wed 17/03 Bakersfield Condors @ San Jose Barracuda
Sun 14/03 Bakersfield Condors vs San Jose Barracuda
Sat 13/03 Bakersfield Condors vs San Jose Barracuda
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 1 21 2 4 6 0.29 6 0 | 0
EYOF 1 3 0 3 3 1.00 2 7 | 0
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
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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Defensive
15
Teamwork
14
Strength
14

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DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
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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