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Finland Ville Nieminen

#17 Lukko / Liiga - 14/15

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Ville Nieminen Facts

Date of Birth
Position
LW/RW
Age
47
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

Ville Nieminen 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

Ville Nieminen 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 November 30th, 2019
2020-21 MODO Hockey HockeyAllsvenskan Head Coach Resigned November 3rd, 2020
2022-23 JYP Liiga Asst. Coach
2023-24 JYP Liiga Asst. Coach Released December 20th, 2023
2024-25 Tappara U20 U20 SM-sarja Head Coach
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Ville Nieminen 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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Ville Nieminen Connections

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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