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Finland Markus Niemeläinen
Ässät / Liiga - 19/20
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Last added: Stefan Johansson
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Mathieu De St. Phalle 49 30 30 60
2. Brendan Brisson 45 24 35 59
3. Sam Colangelo 44 28 30 58
4. Ty Jackson 48 17 41 58
5. Gunnarwolfe Fontaine 45 26 31 57
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
22
Height
6'6" / 197 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
190 lbs / 86 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Contract
21/22
Cap Hit
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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-sarja 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-sarja 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 | -
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 | -
Skill Rating

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Strength
14
Shot Blocking
14
Speed
13
Puckhandling
13

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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
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 3 147 3 12 15 0.10 74 -13 | 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 | 0
U16 SM-sarja Q 2 10 4 9 13 1.30 8 0 | 0
U17 SM-sarja 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 | 1 9 2 3 5 0.56 2 0
U18 SM-sarja 3 44 3 13 16 0.36 14 0 | 2 6 0 1 1 0.17 2 0
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 | 0
WJC-18 2 14 0 1 1 0.07 6 -1 | 0
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
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
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 #42 by HOCKEYPROSPECT.COM

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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