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Finland Antero Niittymäki

#30 TPS / SM-liiga - 12/13
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Last added: Kylar Bush
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Antti Suomela 22 13 17 30
2. Patrik Karlkvist 23 13 16 29
3. Jonathan Pudas 24 8 17 25
4. Marcus Nilsson 23 4 17 21
5. Oscar Möller 20 12 8 20
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
G
Age
42
Height
6'1" / 185 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
190 lbs / 86 kg
Nation
Catches
L
Youth Team
Status
Retired
Highlights
1-time U18 EJC Silver Medal 1
1-time Olympic Silver Medal 1
1-time World Championship Bronze Medal 1
1-time Olympic Bronze Medal 1
1-time AHL Calder Cup Champion 1
1-time AHL Playoffs MVP (Jack A Butterfield Trophy) 1
2-time Liiga Champion 2
1-time Liiga Rookie of the Year 1
1-time Olympic All-Star Team 1
1-time Olympic Best Goaltender 1
1-time Olympic Most Valuable Player 1

Son: Aatu Niittymäki

Team Staff profile of Antero Niittymäki also available
Player Statistics
S Team League GP GD GAA SV% GA SV SO WLT TOI   POST GP GD GAA SV% GA SV SO WLT TOI
1995-96 TPS U16 U16 SM-sarja - - - - - - - - - | Playoffs 7 - 2.40 - - - - - -
1996-97 TPS U18 U18 SM-sarja - - - - - - - - - | Playoffs
Finland U17 WHC-17 - - - - - - - - - |
Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 5 - 2.00 - - - - - - |
1997-98 TPS U18 U18 SM-sarja - - - - - - - - - | Playoffs 1 - 1.00 - - - - - -
TPS U20 U20 SM-liiga 19 - 1.80 .927 - - - - - | Playoffs 4 - 1.91 .929 - - - - -
Finland U18 EJC-18 1 - 4.00 .867 4 26 0 - 60 |
Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 8 - 3.50 .890 - - - - - |
1998-99 TPS U20 U20 SM-liiga 35 - 1.72 .924 - - - - - | Playoffs 6 - 2.32 .905 - - - - -
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 2 - 1.50 .942 - - - - - |
1999-00 TPS U20 U20 SM-liiga 1 - 1.00 .962 - - - - - | Playoffs 1 - 5.00 .886 - - - - -
TPS SM-liiga 32 - 2.15 .930 - - - - - | Playoffs 8 - 1.72 .944 - - - - -
Finland U20 WJC-20 5 - 2.45 .895 10 85 0 - 245 |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 9 - 2.45 - - - - - - |
2000-01 TPS U20 U20 SM-liiga 0 - - - - - - - - | Playoffs 2 - 2.00 .939 - - - - -
TPS SM-liiga 21 - 2.48 .907 - - - - - | Playoffs 0 - - - - - - - -
Finland (all) International 1 - 2.00 .928 - - - - - |
2001-02 TPS SM-liiga 27 - 1.84 .937 - - - - - | Playoffs 4 - 2.23 .926 - - - - -
Finland (all) International 2 - 3.84 .849 - - - - - |
2002-03 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 40 - 2.58 .903 98 913 0 14-21-2 2 283 |
2003-04 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 3 - 1.00 .961 3 74 0 3-0-0 180 |
Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 49 - 2.02 .924 92 1 113 7 24-13-6 2 729 | Playoffs 12 - 1.81 .926 24 301 0 6-6-0 796
2004-05 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 58 - 2.07 .924 119 1 454 6 33-21-4 3 453 | Playoffs 21 - 1.75 .943 37 611 3 15-5-0 1 270
2005-06 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 46 - 2.97 .895 133 1 133 2 23-15-6 2 690 | Playoffs 2 - 4.13 .828 5 24 0 0-0-0 73
Finland OG 6 8 1.34 .951 8 156 3 5-1-0 359 |
Finland WC 4 5 1.70 .927 6 76 2 2-1-1 212 |
2006-07 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 52 - 3.38 .894 166 1 401 0 9-29-9 2 943 |
2007-08 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 28 - 2.91 .907 69 670 1 12-9-2 1 424 |
2008-09 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 32 - 2.76 .912 83 864 1 15-8-6 1 805 |
2009-10 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 49 - 2.87 .909 127 1 261 1 21-18-5 2 657 |
Finland OG 0 6 - - - - - - - |
2010-11 San Jose Sharks NHL 24 - 2.71 .896 64 551 0 12-7-3 1 414 | Playoffs 2 - 0.66 .967 1 29 0 1-0-0 91
2011-12 Worcester Sharks AHL 5 - 3.01 .890 15 121 0 2-3-0 299 |
Syracuse Crunch AHL 8 - 4.05 .867 26 170 0 2-5-0 385 |
2012-13 TPS SM-liiga 14 - 2.83 .902 - - - - - |
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP GD GAA SV% GA SV SO WLT TOI   POST GP GD GAA SV% GA SV SO WLT TOI
1997-98 Finland U18 Viking Cup - - - - - - - - - |
1999-00 TPS Euro HL 4 - 2.46 .903 - - - - - | Playoffs 1 - 4.93 .902 - - - - -
2001-02 TPS Spengler Cup - - - - - - - - - |
2012-13 TPS ET 4 - 2.54 .917 - - - - - |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2013-14 Philadelphia Flyers NHL Scout European Scout
2014-15 Philadelphia Flyers NHL Scout European Scout
TPS Liiga Sports Manager Interim; succeeded Ari Vuori midseason
2015-16 Philadelphia Flyers NHL Scout European Scout
TPS Liiga Sports Manager
2016-17 TPS Liiga Sports Manager
2017-18 TPS Liiga Sports Manager
2018-19 TPS Liiga Sports Manager
2019-20 TPS Liiga Sports Manager Resigned on October 20
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP GD GAA SV% GA SV SO WLT TOI | Years GP GD GAA SV% GA SV SO WLT TOI
AHL 4 160 - 2.30 .915 350 3 771 13 75-63-12 9 148 | 2 33 - 1.77 .937 61 912 3 21-11-0 2 066
EJC-18 1 1 - 4.00 .867 4 26 0 - 60 | 0
ET 1 4 - 2.54 .917 - - - - - | 0
Euro HL 1 4 - 2.46 .903 - - - - - | 1 1 - 4.93 .902 - - - - -
International 2 3 - - - - - - - - | 0
International-Jr 4 24 - - - - - - - - | 0
SM-liiga (Liiga) 4 94 - - - - - - - - | 3 12 - - - - - - - -
NHL 7 234 - 2.95 .902 645 5 954 5 95-86-31 13 113 | 2 4 - 2.20 .898 6 53 0 1-0-0 164
OG 2 6 14 1.34 .951 8 156 3 5-1-0 359 | 0
Spengler Cup 1 - - - - - - - - - | 0
U16 SM-sarja 1 - - - - - - - - - | 1 7 - 2.40 - - - - - -
U18 SM-sarja 2 - - - - - - - - - | 2 1 - 1.00 - - - - - -
U20 SM-liiga (U20 SM-sarja) 4 55 - - - - - - - - | 4 13 - - - - - - - -
Viking Cup 1 - - - - - - - - - | 0
WC 1 4 5 1.70 .927 6 76 2 2-1-1 212 | 0
WHC-17 1 - - - - - - - - - | 0
WJC-20 1 5 - 2.45 .895 10 85 0 - 245 | 0
* Some data is missing to provide a correct summary.
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DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
04/12/2013
04/12/2013 Confirmed TPS Retired
08/21/2012
08/21/2012 Confirmed Syracuse Crunch TPS
07/01/2010
07/01/2010 Confirmed Tampa Bay Lightning San Jose Sharks
07/10/2009
07/10/2009 Confirmed Philadelphia Flyers Tampa Bay Lightning
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