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Finland Ville Nieminen
#17 Lukko / Liiga - 14/15
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Last added: Kurt Rudin
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Cédric Desruisseaux 40 42 36 78
2. Thomas Casey 38 34 40 74
3. Brett Budgell 40 15 43 58
4. Lukas Cormier 39 16 38 54
5. Mathieu Desgagnés 31 24 28 52
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
LW/RW
Age
44
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

Nieminen is a hard workinger winger who plays a very gritty game. Provides energy and tenacity, and is a strong forechecker.
- Ulf Andersson, EP

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
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
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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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