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Finland Sami Niku

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Database: 917 169 players
Last added: Artyom Filatov
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Ryan Lasch 32 7 32 39
2. Max Véronneau 30 20 15 35
3. Adam Tambellini 32 18 17 35
4. Jonathan Pudas 31 6 27 33
5. Patrik Karlkvist 31 17 14 31
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
25
Height
6'1" / 185 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
194 lbs / 88 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Contract
21/22
Cap Hit
$750,000 Powered by
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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 |
2021-22 Montréal Canadiens NHL 13 0 6 6 2 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
Thu 13/01 Montréal Canadiens @ Boston Bruins
Sat 01/01 Montréal Canadiens @ Florida Panthers
Fri 31/12 Montréal Canadiens @ Carolina Hurricanes
Wed 29/12 Montréal Canadiens @ Tampa Bay Lightning
Tue 30/11 Montréal Canadiens vs Vancouver Canucks
Sun 28/11 Montréal Canadiens @ Pittsburgh Penguins
Sat 27/11 Montréal Canadiens @ Buffalo Sabres
Thu 25/11 Montréal Canadiens @ Washington Capitals
Tue 02/11 Montréal Canadiens vs Detroit Red Wings
Sat 30/10 Montréal Canadiens @ Los Angeles Kings
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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 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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Speed
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Puckhandling
16
Shot Blocking
15
Passing
15

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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Julius Nättinen (F) 2010-2016 6 Finland U17, Finland U17 (all), Finland U20, Finland U20 (all), JYP, JYP U16, JYP U18, JYP U20, JYP-Akatemia
Arttu Likola (F) 2011-2017 6 JYP, JYP U18, JYP U20, JYP-Akatemia
Henri Kanninen (F) 2011-2017 6 JYP, JYP U18, JYP U20, JYP-Akatemia
Veini Vehviläinen (G) 2012-2017 5 Finland U18 (all), Finland U20, Finland U20 (all), JYP, JYP U18, JYP U20, JYP-Akatemia

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Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
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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