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Finland Sami Niku
#8 Winnipeg Jets / NHL - 20/21
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Last added: Åke Wärn
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Marek Hrivík 44 14 37 51
2. Daniel Zaar 52 18 32 50
3. Daniel Viksten 51 25 23 48
4. Emil Pettersson 52 22 26 48
5. Carter Camper 46 14 32 46
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
24
Height
6'1" / 185 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
194 lbs / 88 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Contract
21/22
Cap Hit
$725,000 Powered by
Agency
Highlights
1-time U20 WJC Gold Medal 1

Brother: Juho 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 |
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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 Gretzky Cup 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 |
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
NHL
Tue 02/03 Winnipeg Jets vs Vancouver Canucks
Sun 28/02 Winnipeg Jets vs Montréal Canadiens
Fri 26/02 Winnipeg Jets vs Montréal Canadiens
Wed 20/01 Winnipeg Jets @ Ottawa Senators
Tue 19/01 Winnipeg Jets @ Toronto Maple Leafs
Fri 15/01 Winnipeg Jets vs Calgary Flames
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 3 114 22 58 80 0.70 56 5 | 1 9 1 2 3 0.33 2 -1
Champions HL 3 15 1 3 4 0.27 6 4 | 0
EYOF 1 3 0 1 1 0.33 2 7 | 0
Hlinka Gretzky Cup 1 4 1 1 2 0.50 4 -1 | 0
International-Jr 5 68 9 14 23 0.34 22 13 | 0
Liiga 3 109 9 30 39 0.36 34 6 | 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 4 54 2 8 10 0.19 22 -5 | 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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Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
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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