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Janne Niinimaa

Player Facts
  • Position
    D
  • Height
    6'1" / 186 cm
  • Weight
    220 lbs / 100 kg
  • Shoots
    L
  • Status
    Retired

A large body, Niinimaa wa primarily an offensive defenseman. His hard shot and accurate passes made him very valuble on the powerplay.

On the downside, Niinimaa wa prone to defensive braincramps and lapses. Didn't use his size effectively at times.

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1990-91 Kärpät U20 Jr. A SM-sarja 3 1 0 1 2 |
1991-92 Kärpät U20 Jr. A SM-sarja 3 0 0 0 4 |
Kärpät I-divisioona 41 2 11 13 49 22 | Qualification 4 0 0 0 0 -4
Finland U18 EJC-18 6 4 3 7 8 |
Finland U20 WJC-20 5 0 0 0 2 |
1992-93 Kärpät U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 10 3 9 12 16 |
Kärpät I-divisioona 29 2 3 5 14 -7 |
KKP II-divisioona 1 0 2 2 2 |
Finland U18 EJC-18 6 1 1 2 20 |
Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 9 1 2 3 20 |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 8 0 2 2 8 |
1993-94 Jokerit U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 10 2 6 8 41 -2 |
Jokerit Liiga 45 3 8 11 24 4 | Playoffs 12 1 1 2 4 2
Finland U20 WJC-20 7 0 0 0 10 -4 |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 16 2 6 8 38 |
1994-95 Jokerit U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 3 1 2 3 8 | Relegation 3 5 1 6 31
Jokerit Liiga 42 7 10 17 36 26 | Playoffs 10 1 4 5 35 2
Finland U20 “C” WJC-20 7 2 3 5 6 |
Finland WC 8 1 2 3 10 3 |
1995-96 Jokerit U20 Jr. A SM-liiga - - - - - | Playoffs 2 3 4 7 6
Jokerit Liiga 49 5 15 20 79 19 | Playoffs 11 0 2 2 12 8
Finland WCup 2 0 0 0 2 |
Finland WC 5 1 0 1 10 -4 |
1996-97 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 77 4 40 44 58 12 | Playoffs 19 1 12 13 16 3
1997-98 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 66 3 31 34 56 6 |
Edmonton Oilers NHL 11 1 8 9 6 7 | Playoffs 11 1 1 2 12 3
Finland OG 6 0 3 3 8 1 |
Finland (all) International 6 0 3 3 8 1 |
1998-99 Edmonton Oilers NHL 81 4 24 28 88 7 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0 2 -2
1999-00 Edmonton Oilers NHL 81 8 25 33 89 14 | Playoffs 5 0 2 2 2 1
Finland WC 9 2 1 3 8 5 |
2000-01 Edmonton Oilers NHL 82 12 34 46 90 6 | Playoffs 6 0 2 2 6 -1
2001-02 Edmonton Oilers “A” NHL 81 5 39 44 80 13 |
Finland OG 4 0 3 3 2 2 |
Finland “A” WC 9 0 4 4 8 4 |
Finland (all) International 13 0 7 7 10 6 |
2002-03 Edmonton Oilers “A” NHL 63 4 24 28 66 -7 |
New York Islanders NHL 13 1 5 6 14 -2 | Playoffs 5 0 1 1 12 -4
Finland WC 7 1 2 3 12 -1 |
2003-04 New York Islanders NHL 82 9 19 28 64 12 | Playoffs 5 1 2 3 2 -2
Finland WCup 3 0 0 0 0 |
Finland WC 7 0 5 5 2 2 |
2004-05 Kärpät Liiga 26 3 10 13 30 14 | Playoffs 12 0 5 5 8 3
Malmö Redhawks SHL 10 0 3 3 34 -2 |
Finland EHT 3 1 2 3 6 |
2005-06 New York Islanders NHL 41 1 9 10 62 -7 |
Dallas Stars NHL 22 2 4 6 24 -5 | Playoffs 4 0 1 1 8 0
2006-07 Montréal Canadiens NHL 41 0 3 3 36 -13 |
2007-08 HC Davos NLA 48 9 28 37 137 | Playoffs 9 0 1 1 20
Finland EHT 4 0 0 0 2 0 |
2008-09 SC Langnau NLA 20 8 10 18 20 |
Finland EHT 6 2 1 3 10 -2 |
Finland WC 6 0 1 1 16 0 |
2009-10 HV71 SHL 43 4 17 21 24 1 | Playoffs 16 0 3 3 8 4
2010-11 Luleå HF SHL 48 9 21 30 44 -2 | Playoffs 11 1 5 6 12 -1
2011-12 Kiekko-Laser Mestis 0 0 0 0 0 0 |
Rapperswil-Jona Lakers NLA 20 0 3 3 26 -4 |
2012-13 Asplöven HC Allsvenskan 7 1 3 4 10 -6 |
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1991-92 Finland U18 MACs Midget - 2 8 10 18 |
2007-08 HC Davos ECC 2 0 1 1 30 -1 |
HC Davos Spengler Cup 3 0 0 0 31 |
2008-09 HC Davos Spengler Cup 4 0 2 2 0 |
2011-12 HC Davos Spengler Cup 3 0 2 2 2 |
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
Allsvenskan 7 1 3 4 0.57 10 -6 |
ECC 2 0 1 1 0.50 30 -1 |
EHT 13 3 3 6 0.46 18 -2 |
EJC-18 12 5 4 9 0.75 28 0 |
I-divisioona 70 4 14 18 0.26 63 15 | 4 0 0 0 0.00 0 -4
II-divisioona 1 0 2 2 2.00 2 0 |
International 19 0 10 10 0.53 18 7 |
International-Jr 33 3 10 13 0.39 66 0 |
Jr. A SM-liiga 23 6 17 23 1.00 65 -2 | 5 8 5 13 2.60 37 0
Jr. A SM-sarja 6 1 0 1 0.17 6 0 |
Liiga 162 18 43 61 0.38 169 63 | 45 2 12 14 0.31 59 15
MACs Midget 0 2 8 10 - 18 0 |
Mestis 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 |
NHL 741 54 265 319 0.43 733 43 | 59 3 21 24 0.41 60 -2
NLA 88 17 41 58 0.66 183 -4 | 9 0 1 1 0.11 20 0
OG 10 0 6 6 0.60 10 3 |
SHL 101 13 41 54 0.53 102 -3 | 27 1 8 9 0.33 20 3
Spengler Cup 10 0 4 4 0.40 33 0 |
WC 51 5 15 20 0.39 66 9 |
WCup 5 0 0 0 0.00 2 0 |
WJC-20 19 2 3 5 0.26 18 -4 |
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
02/10/2014
02/10/2014 Confirmed No team Retired
10/22/2012
10/22/2012 Confirmed Rapperswil Asplöven HC
12/21/2011
12/21/2011 Extension Rapperswil Rapperswil
11/22/2011
11/22/2011 Confirmed Kiekko-Laser Rapperswil
10/28/2011
10/28/2011 Confirmed Luleå HF Kiekko-Laser
08/01/2010
08/01/2010 Confirmed HV71 Luleå HF
08/16/2009
08/16/2009 Confirmed Langnau HV71
Player Biography and Trivia

Cult/Star player for Davos

Cult/Star player for Edmonton Oilers

Cult/Star player for Finland

Cult/Star player for Jokerit

Cult/Star player for Kärpät

Cult/Star player for Rapperswil

Career transactions
- 2010-08-01 • Signed to a one-year contract by Luleå
- 2009-08-16 • Signed to a one-year contract by HV71
- 2008-11-25 • Signed to a one-year contract by Langnau
- 2007-09-07 • Signed to a one-year contract by Davos
- 2006-09-30 • Traded to the Montreal Canadiens with a 2007 5th round pick (Andrew Conboy) for Mike Ribeiro and a 2008 6th round pick (Matt Tassone)
- 2006-01-10 • Traded to the Dallas Stars with a 2007 5th round pick (Ondrej Roman) for John Erskine & a 2006 2nd round pick (Jesse Joensuu)
- 2005-01-03 • Signed to a lockout contract by Kärpät
- 2004-12-21 • Released by Malmö
- 2004-11-17 • Signed to a lockout contract by Malmö
- 2004-10-06 • Signed to a lockout contract by Kärpät
- 2004-08-12 • Re-signed to a three-year contract by the New York Islanders
- 2003-03-11 • Traded to the New York Islanders with a 2003 2nd round pick (Evgeni Tunik) for Brad Isbister and Raffi Torres
- 2001-08-03 • Re-signed to a three-year contract by the Edmonton Oilers
- 1998-03-24 • Traded to the Edmonton Oilers for Dan McGillis & a 1998 2nd round pick (Jason Beckett)

Played in Kiekko-Laser (Finland2) during the season 2011-2012: GP 2, G 1, A 2, TP 3, PIM 6, +/- 4.
Due to team's bankruptcy all player statistics were removed from official records.

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