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Finland Topi Niemelä

#47 Toronto Marlies / AHL - 23/24

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TP
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10
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6
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Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Marcus Sörensen 52 31 32 63
2. Calvin Thürkauf 52 28 32 60
3. Michael Spacek 48 17 33 50
4. Dominik Kahun 47 15 35 50
5. Michael Joly 48 20 28 48
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Topi Niemelä Facts

Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
22
Height
6'0" / 183 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
179 lbs / 81 kg
Nation
Shoots
R
Youth Team
Contract
24/25
Cap Hit
$856,667 Powered by
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Highlights
1-time U20 WJC Silver Medal 1
1-time U20 WJC Bronze Medal 1
1-time U20 WJC Best Defenseman 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

Topi Niemelä 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 (all) International-Jr 9* 2* 5* 7* 8* 1* |
Finland U20 “A” WJC-20 7* 0* 6* 6* 2* 1* |
2022-23 Kärpät Liiga 58* 8* 10* 18* 12* 0* | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 4 -3
Toronto Marlies AHL 6* 1* 1* 2* 0* 0* | Playoffs 7 2 3 5 2 4
Finland (all) International 2* 0* 0* 0* 0* -2* |
2023-24 Toronto Marlies AHL 66* 8* 30* 38* 43* 4* |
Projected AHL 69* 8* 31* 39* 45* 4* |

Topi Niemelä Tournament Statistics

S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2018-19 Finland U18 5-Ntn Zuchwil 4* 1* 1* 2* 4* 2* |
2019-20 Kärpät Champions HL 4* 0* 2* 2* 2* 1* |
Finland U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 3* 0* 3* 3* 0* 0* |
2021-22 Finland U20 (all) “A” WJC-20 Cancelled 2* 1* 0* 1* 4* 6* |
2022-23 Finland EHT 2* 0* 0* 0* 0* -2* |
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Topi Niemelä Game Log

Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
AHL
2024-04-13T19:00:00-0400 Toronto Marlies @ Syracuse Crunch
2024-04-12T19:00:00-0400 Toronto Marlies @ Syracuse Crunch
2024-04-10T19:00:00-0400 Toronto Marlies vs Belleville Senators
2024-04-07T16:00:00-0400 Toronto Marlies vs Utica Comets
2024-04-06T16:00:00-0400 Toronto Marlies vs Utica Comets
2024-04-03T11:00:00-0400 Toronto Marlies vs Springfield Thunderbirds
2024-03-29T14:00:00-0500 Toronto Marlies @ Manitoba Moose
2024-03-27T19:00:00-0500 Toronto Marlies @ Manitoba Moose
2024-03-24T16:00:00-0400 Toronto Marlies vs Laval Rocket
2024-03-23T16:00:00-0400 Toronto Marlies vs Hartford Wolf Pack
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Topi Niemelä Career Totals

League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
5-Ntn Zuchwil 1 4* 1* 1* 2* 0.50* 4* 2* | 0 * * * * * *
AHL 2 72* 9* 31* 40* 0.56* 43* 4* | 1 7 2 * 3 * 5 * 0.71 * 2 * 4 *
Champions HL 1 4* 0* 2* 2* 0.50* 2* 1* | 0 * * * * * *
EHT 1 2* 0* 0* 0* 0.00* 0* -2* | 0 * * * * * *
Hlinka Gretzky Cup 1 3* 0* 3* 3* 1.00* 0* 0* | 0 * * * * * *
International 1 2* 0* 0* 0* 0.00* 0* -2* | 0 * * * * * *
International-Jr 4 66* 6* 27* 33* 0.50* 44* 1* | 0 * * * * * *
Liiga 4 164* 19* 42* 61* 0.37* 42* 15* | 3 13 0 * 3 * 3 * 0.23 * 6 * -4 *
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 14* 2* 12* 14* 1.00* 8* 5* | 0 * * * * * *
WJC-20 Cancelled 1 2* 1* 0* 1* 0.50* 4* 6* | 0 * * * * * *
* Some data is missing to provide a correct summary.

Topi Niemelä Skill Rating

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Teamwork
15
Puckhandling
15
Passing
15
Acceleration
15
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Topi Niemelä Connections

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DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
10/03/2023
10/03/2023 Up/Down Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Marlies
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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Topi Niemelä Biography and Trivia

2020 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #40 by Elite Prospects

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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