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Finland Sami Niku

#8 JYP / Liiga - 22/23
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GP
G
A
TP
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5
3
0
3
-2
10
3
3
6
-1
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Database: 997 220 players
Last added: Tristan Levesquw
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Roman Cervenka 34 15 35 50
2. Chris DiDomenico 40 21 26 47
3. Linus Omark 44 14 32 46
4. Michael Spacek 42 13 32 45
5. Valtteri Filppula 39 15 28 43
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
26
Height
6'1" / 185 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
194 lbs / 88 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Contract
22/23
Agency
Highlights
1-time U20 WJC Gold Medal 1
1-time AHL All-Rookie Team 1
1-time AHL Best Defenseman (Eddie Shore Award) 1
1-time AHL First All-Star Team 1

Brothers: Juho Niku, Tomi Niku

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2010-11 JYP U16 U16 SM-sarja Q 9 1 2 3 4 - |
JYP U16 U16 SM-sarja 25 1 5 6 10 - | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0 -
2011-12 JYP U16 U16 SM-sarja Q 7 0 4 4 2 - |
JYP U16 U16 SM-sarja 14 1 8 9 4 - | Playoffs 3 0 3 3 0 -
JYP U18 U18 SM-sarja 17 1 1 2 0 - |
Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 1 0 0 0 0 1 |
2012-13 JYP U17 U17 SM-sarja 0 0 0 0 0 - | Playoffs 7 1 4 5 2 -
JYP U18 U18 SM-sarja 3 2 1 3 0 - |
JYP U20 U20 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 U18 SM-sarja 1 0 3 3 0 - |
JYP U20 U20 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
2018-19 Winnipeg Jets NHL 30 1 3 4 2 0 |
Manitoba Moose AHL 20 3 9 12 14 -6 |
2019-20 Winnipeg Jets NHL 17 0 5 5 12 -2 |
Manitoba Moose AHL 18 3 11 14 12 -6 |
2020-21 Winnipeg Jets NHL 6 0 0 0 8 -3 |
2021-22 Montréal Canadiens NHL 13 0 6 6 2 3 |
Laval Rocket AHL 36 2 11 13 14 3 | Playoffs 15 0 11 11 10 2
2022-23 JYP “A” Liiga 46 9 28 37 24 2 |
Finland (all) International 3 0 1 1 2 3 |
Projected Liiga 58 11 35 46 30 3 |
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 Ivan 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 |
2022-23 Finland EHT 3 0 1 1 2 3 |
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
Liiga
2023-02-04T14:00:00-0100 JYP @ KalPa
2023-02-03T15:30:00-0100 JYP vs KalPa
2023-02-01T15:30:00-0100 JYP @ Kärpät
2023-01-28T14:00:00-0100 JYP @ Pelicans
2023-01-27T15:30:00-0100 JYP vs Sport
2023-01-24T15:30:00-0100 JYP @ TPS
2023-01-20T15:30:00-0100 JYP vs Lukko
2023-01-18T15:30:00-0100 JYP @ HIFK
2023-01-14T14:00:00-0100 JYP vs Ilves
2023-01-12T15:30:00-0100 JYP @ SaiPa
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 4 150 24 69 93 0.62 70 8 | 2 24 1 13 14 0.58 12 1
Champions HL 3 15 1 3 4 0.27 6 4 | 0
EHT 1 3 0 1 1 0.33 2 3 | 0
EYOF 1 3 0 1 1 0.33 2 7 | 0
Ivan Hlinka Memorial (Hlinka Gretzky Cup) 1 4 1 1 2 0.50 4 -1 | 0
International 1 3 0 1 1 0.33 2 3 | 0
International-Jr 5 68 9 14 23 0.34 22 13 | 0
Liiga 4 155 18 58 76 0.49 58 8 | 1 15 1 5 6 0.40 2 -1
Mestis 3 76 3 27 30 0.39 44 11 | 1 6 0 5 5 0.83 4 2
NHL 5 67 2 14 16 0.24 24 -2 | 0
U16 SM-sarja 2 39 2 13 15 0.38 14 - | 2 6 0 3 3 0.50 0 -
U16 SM-sarja Q 2 16 1 6 7 0.44 6 - | 0
U17 SM-sarja 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 - | 1 7 1 4 5 0.71 2 -
U18 SM-sarja 3 21 3 5 8 0.38 0 - | 0
U20 SM-liiga (U20 SM-sarja) 2 50 4 18 22 0.44 42 -2 | 1 6 0 0 0 0.00 2 -3
WHC-17 1 5 1 1 2 0.40 4 - | 0
WJC-18 1 5 1 0 1 0.20 0 -3 | 0
WJC-20 2 12 1 1 2 0.17 2 5 | 0
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Puckhandling
16
Speed
15
Shot Blocking
15
Passing
15
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DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
07/29/2022
07/29/2022 Confirmed Laval Rocket JYP
09/24/2021
09/24/2021 Confirmed Winnipeg Jets Montréal Canadiens
09/20/2021
09/20/2021 Confirmed Winnipeg Jets Unknown
10/29/2020
10/29/2020 Extension Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets
05/15/2017
05/15/2017 Confirmed JYP Winnipeg Jets
12/23/2015
12/23/2015 Extension JYP JYP
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Player Biography and Trivia

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

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