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Finland Topi Niemelä

#7 Kärpät / Liiga - 22/23
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A
TP
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10
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0
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Database: 939 742 players
Last added: Sven Lundqvist
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Roman Cervenka 8 4 10 14
2. Pierre-Luc Dubois 8 7 5 12
3. Denis Malgin 7 5 7 12
4. Drake Batherson 8 3 8 11
5. David Krejci 8 2 8 10
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
20
Height
5'11" / 181 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
170 lbs / 77 kg
Nation
Shoots
R
Youth Team
Contract
24/25
Cap Hit
$856,667 Powered by
Highlights
1-time U20 WJC Bronze Medal 1

He takes phenomenal care of the puck, can distribute through layers in the neutral zone, isn't afraid to use the centre of the ice, and just displays a high level of competence with the puck on his stick. Niemela smartly scans the ice with shoulder checks as he skates to collect the puck, then smartly and decisively acts in a way that quickly moves play in the other direction. -EliteProspects 2020 NHL Draft Guide

Father: Tapio Niemelä

A mobile offensive defenseman, doesn’t hesitate whenever he has a chance to shoot.. needs to limit turnovers against intense forecheck, Draftin Europe 2018
Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2016-17 Kärpät U16 U16 SM-sarja Q 1 0 0 0 0 - |
Kärpät U16 U16 SM-sarja 2 2 4 6 0 - |
2017-18 Kärpät U16 U16 SM-sarja 4 6 6 12 0 - | Playoffs 4 2 3 5 0 -
Kärpät U18 U18 SM-sarja 36 2 7 9 36 - | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0 -
Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 11 2 8 10 10 - |
2018-19 Kärpät U18 U18 SM-sarja 6 1 5 6 18 - | Playoffs 1 0 1 1 0 -
Kärpät U20 U20 SM-liiga 39 1 7 8 16 12 | Playoffs 11 1 3 4 2 8
Finland U17 WHC-17 6 0 1 1 2 - |
Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 12 0 3 3 4 - |
Finland U18 WJC-18 5 1 0 1 0 -2 |
Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 16 2 3 5 18 - |
2019-20 Kärpät U20 U20 SM-liiga 1 0 1 1 0 1 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0 -2
Kärpät Liiga 43 1 6 7 8 4 |
Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 9 0 4 4 2 - |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 9 0 4 4 2 - |
2020-21 Kärpät U20 U20 SM-sarja 6 1 3 4 0 0 |
Kärpät Liiga 15 0 4 4 2 3 | Playoffs 4 0 2 2 0 -1
Finland U20 WJC-20 7 2 6 8 6 4 |
2021-22 Kärpät Liiga 48 10 22 32 20 8 | Playoffs 6 0 1 1 2 0
Finland U20 “A” WJC-20 2 1 0 1 4 6 |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 9 2 5 7 8 1 |
2022-23 Kärpät Liiga - - - - - - |
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2019-20 Kärpät Champions HL 4 0 2 2 2 1 |
Finland U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 3 0 3 3 0 0 |
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
Liiga
2022-04-05T18:30:00+0300 Kärpät vs Ilves
2022-04-02T17:00:00+0300 Kärpät @ Ilves
2022-04-01T18:30:00+0300 Kärpät vs Ilves
2022-03-30T18:30:00+0300 Kärpät @ Ilves
2022-03-28T18:30:00+0300 Kärpät vs Ilves
2022-03-27T16:00:00+0300 Kärpät @ Ilves
2022-03-22T17:30:00+0100 Kärpät vs KooKoo
2022-03-20T15:00:00+0100 Kärpät @ TPS
2022-03-18T17:30:00+0100 Kärpät @ Tappara
2022-03-16T17:30:00+0100 Kärpät vs Tappara
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
Champions HL 1 4 0 2 2 0.50 2 1 | 0
Hlinka Gretzky Cup 1 3 0 3 3 1.00 0 0 | 0
International-Jr 4 66 6 27 33 0.50 44 1 | 0
Liiga 4 106 11 32 43 0.41 30 15 | 2 10 0 3 3 0.30 2 -1
U16 SM-sarja 2 6 8 10 18 3.00 0 - | 1 4 2 3 5 1.25 0 -
U16 SM-sarja Q 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 - | 0
U18 SM-sarja 2 42 3 12 15 0.36 54 - | 2 2 0 1 1 0.50 0 -
U20 SM-sarja (U20 SM-liiga) 3 46 2 11 13 0.28 16 13 | 2 12 1 3 4 0.33 2 6
WHC-17 1 6 0 1 1 0.17 2 - | 0
WJC-18 1 5 1 0 1 0.20 0 -2 | 0
WJC-20 2 9 3 6 9 1.00 10 10 | 0
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Puckhandling
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Passing
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Agility
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DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
05/13/2022
05/13/2022 Confirmed Kärpät Toronto Maple Leafs
12/29/2021
12/29/2021 Extension Kärpät Kärpät
03/04/2021
03/04/2021 Extension Kärpät Kärpät
05/16/2019
05/16/2019 Extension Kärpät U20 Kärpät
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2020 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #37 by FCHockey

2020 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #47 by TSN/Craig Button

2020 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #42 by McKeen's Hockey

2020 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #38 by TSN/McKenzie

2020 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #8 by NHL Central Scouting

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