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Finland Sami Niku

#8 Ilves / Liiga - 23/24

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GP
G
A
TP
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5
1
3
4
+3
10
1
6
7
+8
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Database: 1 083 252 players
Last added: Anna Mykkänen
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Marcus Eriksson 47 19 37 56
2. Miks Indrasis 49 24 29 53
3. Konstantin Komarek 44 16 32 48
4. Richard Gynge 46 19 28 47
5. Jack Kopacka 47 32 13 45
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Sami Niku Facts

Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
27
Height
6'1" / 185 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
194 lbs / 88 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Contract
23/24
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

Sami Niku 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 54* 9* 33* 42* 26* 7* |
Finland (all) International 4* 0* 1* 1* 2* 3* |
2023-24 JYP Liiga 37* 11* 26* 37* 24* -7* |
Ilves Liiga 12* 1* 7* 8* 4* 11* |
Finland (all) International 3* 0* 0* 0* 0* -3* |
Projected Liiga 53* 13* 36* 49* 30* 4* |

Sami Niku 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 4* 0* 1* 1* 2* 3* |
2023-24 Finland EHT 3* 0* 0* 0* 0* -3* |
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Sami Niku Game Log

Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
Liiga
2024-02-27T15:30:00-0100 Ilves vs Ässät
2024-02-23T15:30:00-0100 Ilves vs SaiPa
2024-02-17T14:00:00-0100 Ilves @ Sport
2024-02-14T15:30:00-0100 Ilves @ HIFK
2024-02-13T15:30:00-0100 Ilves vs Jukurit
2024-02-09T15:30:00-0100 Ilves @ Pelicans
2024-02-03T15:00:00-0100 Ilves @ Kärpät
2024-02-02T16:31:00-0100 Ilves vs Kärpät
2024-01-31T15:30:00-0100 Ilves @ KooKoo
2024-01-30T15:30:00-0100 Ilves @ HPK
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Sami Niku 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 2 7* 0* 1* 1* 0.14* 2* 0* | 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 2 7* 0* 1* 1* 0.14* 2* 0* | 0 * * * * * *
International-Jr 5 68* 9* 14* 23* 0.34* 22* 13* | 0 * * * * * *
Liiga 5 212* 30* 96* 126* 0.59* 88* 17* | 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 * * * * * *
* Some data is missing to provide a correct summary.

Sami Niku Skill Rating

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Puckhandling
16
Passing
16
Acceleration
15
Teamwork
14
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Sami Niku Connections

Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
01/22/2024
01/22/2024 Confirmed JYP Ilves
04/17/2023
04/17/2023 Extension JYP JYP
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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Sami Niku Biography and Trivia

2015 NHL Entry Draft: Ranked #116 by FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS

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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