Sami Niku

Player Facts
  • Position
    D
  • Height
    6'0" / 183 cm
  • Weight
    176 lbs / 80 kg
  • Shoots
    L
  • Contract
    19/20

Brother: Juho Niku

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2010-11 JYP U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 9 1 2 3 4 |
JYP U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 25 1 5 6 10 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0
2011-12 JYP U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 7 0 4 4 2 |
JYP U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 14 1 8 9 4 | Playoffs 3 0 3 3 0
JYP U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 17 1 1 2 0 |
Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 1 0 0 0 0 1 |
2012-13 JYP U17 Jr. B2 SM-sarja 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 7 1 4 5 2
JYP U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 3 2 1 3 0 |
JYP U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 30 0 8 8 22 -3 | Playoffs 6 0 0 0 2 -3
Finland U17 WHC-17 5 1 1 2 4 |
Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 6 1 1 2 2 -4 |
2013-14 JYP U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 1 0 3 3 0 |
JYP U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 20 4 10 14 20 1 |
JYP-Akatemia Mestis 30 0 3 3 16 2 |
Finland U18 WJC-18 5 1 0 1 0 -3 |
Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 20 3 5 8 6 |
2014-15 JYP-Akatemia Mestis 39 3 22 25 24 8 | Playoffs 6 0 5 5 4 2
JYP Liiga 12 0 1 1 6 1 |
Finland U20 WJC-20 5 0 0 0 0 2 |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 24 3 5 8 6 7 |
2015-16 JYP Liiga 38 4 7 11 2 2 |
JYP-Akatemia Mestis 7 0 2 2 4 1 |
Finland U20 WJC-20 7 1 1 2 2 3 |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 17 2 3 5 8 9 |
2016-17 JYP Liiga 59 5 22 27 26 3 | Playoffs 15 1 5 6 2 -1
2017-18 Winnipeg Jets NHL 1 1 0 1 0 0 |
Manitoba Moose AHL 76 16 38 54 30 17 | Playoffs 9 1 2 3 2 -1
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Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2012-13 Finland U17 EYOF 3 0 1 1 2 7 |
2013-14 Finland U18 Hlinka Memorial 4 1 1 2 4 -1 |
2014-15 JYP Champions HL 1 0 0 0 0 1 |
2015-16 JYP Champions HL 6 0 1 1 2 1 |
2016-17 JYP Champions HL 8 1 2 3 4 2 |
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 76 16 38 54 0.71 30 17 | 9 1 2 3 0.33 2 -1
Champions HL 15 1 3 4 0.27 6 4 |
EYOF 3 0 1 1 0.33 2 7 |
Hlinka Memorial 4 1 1 2 0.50 4 -1 |
International-Jr 68 9 14 23 0.34 22 13 |
Jr. A SM-liiga 50 4 18 22 0.44 42 -2 | 6 0 0 0 0.00 2 -3
Jr. B SM-sarja 21 3 5 8 0.38 0 0 |
Jr. B2 SM-sarja 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 | 7 1 4 5 0.71 2 0
Jr. C SM-sarja 39 2 13 15 0.38 14 0 | 6 0 3 3 0.50 0 0
Jr. C SM-sarja Q 16 1 6 7 0.44 6 0 |
Liiga 109 9 30 39 0.36 34 6 | 15 1 5 6 0.40 2 -1
Mestis 76 3 27 30 0.39 44 11 | 6 0 5 5 0.83 4 2
NHL 1 1 0 1 1.00 0 0 |
WHC-17 5 1 1 2 0.40 4 0 |
WJC-18 5 1 0 1 0.20 0 -3 |
WJC-20 12 1 1 2 0.17 2 5 |
Career Highlights
Season
Awards by season
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
05/15/2017
05/15/2017 Confirmed JYP Winnipeg Jets
12/23/2015
12/23/2015 Extension JYP JYP
Player Biography and Trivia

2015 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #139 by HOCKEYPROSPECT.COM

2015 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #116 by FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS

2015 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #71 by ISS HOCKEY

2015 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #56 by NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING (EU Skaters

Career transactions
- 2015-04-17 • Signed to a three-year contract extension with JYP

Career assingments
- 2015-2016 • Assigned to JYP-Akatemia by JYP
- 2014-2015 • Assigned to JYP-Akatemia by JYP
- 2013-2014 • Assigned to JYP-Akatemia by JYP U20

Other memorable dates
- 2016-01-22 • Scored first Liiga goal against Sport(Mika Järvinen)
- 2016-01-05 • Won World Junior Championship gold medal
- 2015-12-23 • Selected to U20 World Junior Championship roster
- 2014-12-22 • Selected to U20 World Junior Championship roster
- 2014-10-02 • Scored first Liiga assist point against TPS
- 2014-09-16 • Made Liiga debut (vs. HPK) +/-: -1 PIM: 0 S: 2 TOI: 9:16 (AGE:17)
- 2014-04-16 • Selected to U18 World Junior Championship roster
- 2012-12-10 • Selected to U17 World Hockey Challenge roster