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Finland Topi Niemelä
#7 Kärpät / Liiga - 21/22
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Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Étienne Tremblay-Mathieu - - - -
2. Philippe Fauchon - - - -
3. Daniel Agostino - - - -
4. Édouard Charron - - - -
5. Justin Côté - - - -
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
19
Height
5'11" / 181 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
165 lbs / 75 kg
Nation
Shoots
R
Youth Team
Contract
21/22
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 6 1 5 6 2 -2 |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 7 2 5 7 6 -1 |
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2019-20 Finland U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 3 0 3 3 0 0 |
Kärpät Champions HL 4 0 2 2 2 1 |
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
Liiga
Sat 25/09 Kärpät vs KooKoo
Wed 22/09 Kärpät @ Tappara
Sat 18/09 Kärpät @ Ässät
Fri 17/09 Kärpät @ Lukko
Wed 15/09 Kärpät vs HPK
Sat 11/09 Kärpät vs JYP
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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 64 6 27 33 0.52 42 -1 | 0
Liiga 3 64 2 15 17 0.27 12 5 | 1 4 0 2 2 0.50 0 -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-liiga (U20 SM-sarja) 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 1 7 2 6 8 1.14 6 4 | 0
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Puckhandling
14
Passing
14
Agility
14

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03/04/2021
03/04/2021 Extension Kärpät Kärpät
05/16/2019
05/16/2019 Extension Kärpät U20 Kärpät
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