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Finland Ville Nieminen

#17 Lukko / Liiga - 14/15
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Last added: Nathan Miller
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Philip-Michaël Devos 8 4 6 10
2. Jan Kovar 8 4 6 10
3. Brian O'Neill 8 3 7 10
4. Roman Cervenka 8 2 8 10
5. Lino Martschini 8 5 4 9
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
LW/RW
Age
45
Height
6'0" / 183 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
207 lbs / 94 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Status
Retired
Highlights
1-time Olympic Silver Medal 1
1-time NHL Stanley Cup Champion 1

Father: Esa Nieminen
Mother-in-law: Anne Nurmi
Son: Viljami Nieminen
Niece: Linnea Melotindos

Team Staff profile of Ville Nieminen also available
Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1992-93 Tappara U16 U16 SM-sarja 37 32 29 61 72 - |
1993-94 Tappara U18 U18 SM-sarja 29 13 20 33 66 - | Playoffs 5 1 2 3 0 -
Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 3 1 0 1 6 - |
1994-95 Tappara U18 U18 SM-sarja 15 14 18 32 58 - | Playoffs 7 2 16 18 22 -
Tappara U20 U20 I-divisioona 12 10 17 27 30 - | Qualification 4 1 4 5 27 2
Tappara SM-liiga 16 0 0 0 0 -7 |
Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 3 1 1 2 0 - |
1995-96 Tappara U20 U20 I-divisioona 6 9 10 19 29 - | Qualification 14 11 13 24 34 -
Tappara SM-liiga 4 0 1 1 8 0 |
KOOVEE I-divisioona 7 2 1 3 4 - |
1996-97 Tappara SM-liiga 49 10 13 23 120 -14 | Playoffs 3 1 0 1 8 0
Finland U20 WJC-20 6 2 5 7 2 - |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 11 3 7 10 22 - |
1997-98 Hershey Bears AHL 74 14 22 36 85 6 |
1998-99 Hershey Bears AHL 67 24 19 43 127 1 | Playoffs 3 0 1 1 0 3
1999-00 Colorado Avalanche NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0 |
Hershey Bears AHL 74 21 30 51 54 -11 |
2000-01 Colorado Avalanche NHL 50 14 8 22 38 8 | Playoffs 23 4 6 10 20 -1
Hershey Bears AHL 28 10 11 21 48 -2 |
2001-02 Colorado Avalanche NHL 53 10 14 24 30 1 |
Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 13 1 2 3 8 -2 |
Finland OG 4 0 1 1 2 1 |
Finland (all) International 4 0 1 1 2 1 |
2002-03 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 75 9 12 21 93 -25 |
2003-04 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 60 2 11 13 40 -15 |
Calgary Flames NHL 19 3 5 8 18 6 | Playoffs 24 4 4 8 55 0
2004-05 Tappara SM-liiga 26 14 13 27 32 3 | Playoffs 8 2 4 6 12 0
Finland WCup 2 0 0 0 0 - |
2005-06 New York Rangers NHL 48 5 12 17 53 10 |
San Jose Sharks NHL 22 3 4 7 10 -3 | Playoffs 11 0 2 2 24 -1
Finland OG 8 0 1 1 4 1 |
2006-07 San Jose Sharks NHL 30 1 1 2 14 -7 |
St. Louis Blues NHL 14 0 0 0 29 -1 |
2007-08 Malmö Redhawks HockeyAllsvenskan 34 9 15 24 124 4 | Kvalserien SHL 10 2 4 6 10 4
2008-09 Tappara “A” SM-liiga 55 22 20 42 82 -7 | Relegation 3 3 2 5 2 3
2009-10 Tappara “A” SM-liiga 50 15 14 29 142 7 | Playoffs 9 3 3 6 16 2
2010-11 Sibir Novosibirsk KHL 53 12 23 35 62 3 | Playoffs 4 1 1 2 0 -3
2011-12 Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk KHL 6 1 0 1 4 1 |
Dinamo Riga KHL 16 0 1 1 14 -7 |
Örebro HK HockeyAllsvenskan 15 4 5 9 16 -1 | Kvalserien SHL 6 0 0 0 2 0
2012-13 Tappara “A” SM-liiga 57 22 28 50 132 17 | Playoffs 15 3 3 6 41 0
2013-14 Tappara “C” Liiga 55 7 15 22 115 13 | Playoffs 17 3 3 6 12 0
2014-15 Lukko “A” Liiga 50 4 10 14 28 -3 | Playoffs 13 0 3 3 2 3
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2012-13 Tappara “A” ET 5 0 1 1 60 - | Playoffs 2 0 1 1 4 -
2013-14 Tappara ET 8 0 1 1 18 - |
2014-15 Lukko Champions HL 7 0 0 0 4 -1 |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2015-16 KeuPa HT Mestis Head Coach
2016-17 Jukurit Liiga Asst. Coach
2017-18 Jukurit Liiga Asst. Coach
2018-19 Pelicans Liiga Head Coach
2019-20 Pelicans Liiga Head Coach Replaced by Jesse Welling on Nov 30th
2020-21 MODO Hockey HockeyAllsvenskan Head Coach Resigned Nov. 3
2021-22 Not active as staff
2022-23 JYP Liiga Asst. Coach
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 4 243 69 82 151 0.62 314 -6 | 1 3 0 1 1 0.33 0 3
Champions HL 1 7 0 0 0 0.00 4 -1 | 0
ET 2 13 0 2 2 0.15 78 - | 1 2 0 1 1 0.50 4 -
HockeyAllsvenskan 2 49 13 20 33 0.67 140 3 | 2 16 2 4 6 0.38 12 4
I-divisioona 1 7 2 1 3 0.43 4 - | 0
International 1 4 0 1 1 0.25 2 1 | 0
International-Jr 3 17 5 8 13 0.76 28 - | 0
KHL 2 75 13 24 37 0.49 80 -3 | 1 4 1 1 2 0.50 0 -3
Liiga (SM-liiga) 9 362 94 114 208 0.57 659 9 | 7 68 15 18 33 0.49 93 8
NHL 7 385 48 69 117 0.30 333 -28 | 3 58 8 12 20 0.34 99 -2
OG 2 12 0 2 2 0.17 6 2 | 0
U16 SM-sarja 1 37 32 29 61 1.65 72 - | 0
U18 SM-sarja 2 44 27 38 65 1.48 124 - | 2 12 3 18 21 1.75 22 -
U20 I-divisioona 2 18 19 27 46 2.56 59 - | 2 18 12 17 29 1.61 61 2
WCup 1 2 0 0 0 0.00 0 - | 0
WJC-20 1 6 2 5 7 1.17 2 - | 0
* Some data is missing to provide a correct summary.
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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Vesa Toskala (G) 1993-2007 7 Finland, Finland U17 (all), Finland U18 (all), Finland U20, Finland U20 (all), KOOVEE, San Jose Sharks
Scott Parker (F) 1998-2007 6 Colorado Avalanche, Hershey Bears, San Jose Sharks
Janne Ojanen (F) 1994-2010 6 Finland (all), Tappara
Toni Lydman (D) 1994-2006 6 Calgary Flames, Finland, Finland, Finland (all), Finland U18 (all), Finland U20, Finland U20 (all), Tappara

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Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
04/19/2015
04/19/2015 Confirmed Lukko Retired
05/28/2014
05/28/2014 Confirmed Tappara Lukko
05/20/2013
05/20/2013 Extension Tappara Tappara
05/02/2012
05/02/2012 Confirmed Örebro HK Tappara
01/02/2012
01/02/2012 Confirmed Dinamo Riga Örebro HK
11/01/2011
11/01/2011 Confirmed Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk Dinamo Riga
05/06/2011
05/06/2011 Confirmed Sibir Novosibirsk Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
06/15/2010
06/15/2010 Confirmed Tappara Sibir Novosibirsk
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