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Antti Niemi

31-Year-Old Goalie – San Jose Sharks

2013-14 NHL Stats

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39

L

17

SO

4

GAA

2.39

SV%

.913

2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Niemi, despite his atypical style, remains a solid option for your fantasy team...that is, if he keeps his starting gig. Last season, he posted a very respectable .913 save percentage, 2.39 goals against average, and 39 wins, the latter of which was second-best in the NHL. I...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 210   DOB: 8/29/1983   BORN: Vantaa, Finland   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Antti Niemi Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $15.2 million contract extension with the Sharks in March of 2011.

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With Sharks GM Doug Wilson announcing that the team is in rebuild mode and rookie goaltender Alex Stalock getting a two-year contract extension, Niemi's role for the coming season has grown increasingly unclear.

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Antti Niemi NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP W L OTL SO GAA GA SA SV SV%
2008-09 25 3 1 1 1 0 3.38 8 59 51 .864
2009-10 26 39 26 7 4 7 2.25 82 936 854 .912
2010-11 27 NHL SJ 60 35 18 6 6 2.38 140 1741 1601 .920
2011-12 28 NHL SJ 68 34 22 9 6 2.42 159 1865 1706 .915
2012-13 29 NHL SJ 43 24 12 6 4 2.16 93 1220 1127 .924
2013-14 30 NHL SJ 64 39 17 7 4 2.39 149 1705 1556 .913
2014-15 Proj 31 NHL SJ 66 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Antti Niemi

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Antti Niemi – Playing Time Overview

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Time On Ice Stats

58:27

Average Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Antti Niemi was on the ice for 58:27.

6:24

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Antti Niemi was on the ice for 6:24 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2011-12 57:53 5:26
2012-13 60:01 7:06
2013-14 58:27 6:24

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Antti Niemi 2013-14 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent W L OTL GAA GA SA SV SV%
Apr. 30 LA 0 1 0 3.10 3 28 25 .893
Apr. 28 at LA Did Not Play
Apr. 26 LA 0 1 0 9.00 3 19 16 .842
Apr. 24 at LA 0 1 0 7.50 5 26 21 .808
Apr. 22 at LA 1 0 0 2.73 3 31 28 .903
Apr. 20 LA 1 0 0 2.03 2 26 24 .923
Apr. 17 LA 1 0 0 3.00 3 34 31 .912
Apr. 12 at PHO 1 0 0 2.00 2 32 30 .938
Apr. 11 COL Did Not Play
Apr. 9 at ANH 0 1 0 6.21 3 19 16 .842
Apr. 5 NSH 0 1 0 3.05 3 24 21 .875
Apr. 3 LA 1 0 0 1.00 1 27 26 .963
Apr. 1 EDM 1 0 0 4.07 4 29 25 .862
Mar. 29 at COL Did Not Play
Mar. 27 WPG 0 1 0 4.14 4 31 27 .871
Mar. 25 at EDM 1 0 0 2.00 2 30 28 .933
Mar. 24 at CGY Did Not Play
Mar. 22 WAS 0 0 1 1.85 2 25 23 .920
Mar. 20 ANH 1 0 0 2.00 2 18 16 .889
Mar. 18 FLA 0 1 0 3.10 3 24 21 .875
Mar. 16 at NYR 1 0 0 0.00 0 41 41 1.000
Mar. 14 at NYI 1 0 0 3.00 3 38 35 .921
Mar. 13 at CLS Did Not Play
Mar. 11 TOR 1 0 0 2.00 2 21 19 .905
Mar. 8 MON 1 0 0 0.00 0 27 27 1.000
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Mar. 6 PIT 1 0 0 3.00 3 22 19 .864
Mar. 4 CAR Did Not Play
Mar. 2 at NJ Did Not Play
Feb. 28 at BUF 0 1 0 3.10 3 19 16 .842
Feb. 27 at PHI Did Not Play
Feb. 7 CLS 1 0 0 2.00 2 21 19 .905
Feb. 5 DAL Did Not Play
Feb. 3 PHI 0 1 0 5.58 4 23 19 .826
Feb. 1 CHI 1 0 0 0.94 1 30 29 .967
Jan. 30 at CGY Did Not Play
Jan. 29 at EDM 0 1 0 3.05 3 27 24 .889
Jan. 27 LA Did Not Play
Jan. 25 MIN 1 0 0 1.90 2 22 20 .909
Jan. 23 WPG Did Not Play
Jan. 20 CGY 1 0 0 2.00 2 23 21 .913
Jan. 18 at TB 1 0 0 4.07 4 29 25 .862
Jan. 16 at FLA Did Not Play
Jan. 14 at WAS 1 0 0 0.92 1 36 35 .972
Jan. 11 BOS 0 1 0 1.03 1 22 21 .955
Jan. 9 DET 1 0 0 1.02 1 25 24 .960
Jan. 7 at NSH 0 1 0 3.10 3 28 25 .893
Jan. 5 at CHI Did Not Play
Jan. 4 at COL 0 0 0 7.20 3 14 11 .786
Jan. 2 EDM 1 0 0 1.02 1 24 23 .958
Dec. 31 at ANH 0 1 0 7.32 5 34 29 .853
Dec. 29 ANH 1 0 0 1.00 1 31 30 .968
Dec. 27 at PHO 1 0 0 2.77 3 37 34 .919
Dec. 23 COL 1 0 0 3.81 4 33 29 .879
Dec. 21 DAL Did Not Play
Dec. 19 at LA 0 1 0 4.07 4 32 28 .875
Dec. 17 at STL 1 0 0 2.00 2 22 20 .909
Dec. 14 at NSH 0 1 0 3.16 3 23 20 .870
Dec. 12 MIN 1 0 0 1.02 1 30 29 .967
Dec. 10 NYI 0 0 1 1.88 2 28 26 .929
Dec. 8 at MIN 0 1 0 2.07 2 12 10 .833
Dec. 6 at CAR Did Not Play
Dec. 5 at PIT 0 1 0 6.15 4 27 23 .852
Dec. 3 at TOR 1 0 0 2.03 2 30 28 .933
Nov. 30 ANH 1 0 0 2.81 3 31 28 .903
Nov. 29 STL 1 0 0 3.00 3 24 21 .875
Nov. 27 LA 1 0 0 1.88 2 40 38 .950
Nov. 23 NJ 1 0 0 1.02 1 19 18 .947
Nov. 21 TB 1 0 0 1.00 1 37 36 .973
Nov. 17 at CHI 0 1 0 5.00 5 27 22 .815
Nov. 15 at EDM Did Not Play
Nov. 14 at VAN 1 0 0 0.97 1 35 34 .971
Nov. 12 at CGY Did Not Play
Nov. 10 at WPG 0 0 1 3.75 4 46 42 .913
Nov. 7 VAN 0 1 0 9.60 4 13 9 .692
Nov. 5 BUF 0 0 1 3.75 4 36 32 .889
Nov. 2 PHO 0 0 1 1.88 2 30 28 .933
Oct. 30 at LA 0 0 1 3.87 4 23 19 .826
Oct. 27 at OTT Did Not Play
Oct. 26 at MON 1 0 0 0.00 0 22 22 1.000
Oct. 24 at BOS 0 1 0 2.00 2 17 15 .882
Oct. 21 at DET 1 0 0 0.00 0 24 24 1.000
Oct. 19 CGY 1 0 0 3.05 3 19 16 .842
Oct. 17 at DAL 0 0 1 2.77 3 31 28 .903
Oct. 15 at STL 1 0 0 2.03 2 27 25 .926
Oct. 12 OTT 1 0 0 2.00 2 23 21 .913
Oct. 10 at VAN 1 0 0 1.02 1 26 25 .962
Oct. 8 NYR 1 0 0 2.00 2 20 18 .900
Oct. 5 PHO 1 0 0 1.00 1 23 22 .957
Oct. 3 VAN 1 0 0 1.02 1 22 21 .955

Antti Niemi: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Niemi surrendered three goals on 28 shot attempts Wednesday against the Kings as the Sharks completed their playoff collapse to lose the series in seven games.

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The Sharks will go with Niemi in net for Game 7 on Wednesday, according to David Pollak of the Mercury News.

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Niemi will be backing up rookie goaltender Alex Stalock in Game 6 on Monday, according to David Pollak of the Mercury News.

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Niemi was pulled 22 seconds into the second period of Saturday's Game 5 contest against Los Angeles after surrendering three goals on 19 shots.

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Niemi will be the starter for San Jose in Game 5, according to Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area.

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Niemi was pulled from Thursday's Game 4 loss to the Kings after allowing five goals on 26 shots.

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Niemi stopped 28 of 31 shots in a Game 3 win over the Kings.

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Niemi stopped 24 of 26 to backstop the Sharks to a win over LA in Game 2.

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Niemi will get the net for Game 2, according to David Pollak of the Mercury News.

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Niemi was named the starter for Thursday's Game 1 against the Kings, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.

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While the Sharks have not named their starting goalie for Thursday's playoff opener against the Kings, Kevin Kurz of CSNBayArea.com suggests that Niemi is probably the better bet to get the nod.

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Niemi is not yet sure who will be between the pipes for the Sharks in Game 1 of their series with the Kings, according to CSN Bay Area.

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2014-15

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2013-14

You can't ride a goalie much harder than San Jose rode Niemi last year -- he played in 43 of the team's 48 regular-season starts and was the man of the hour through the postseason. Niemi's 24-12-6 record last year with a 2.16 GAA and a .924 save percentage ought to silence any critics who have questioned his ability to take a larger workload for a team. Despite his often derided, atypical style of goaltending, he led the league with 24 wins. And only Ondrej Pavalec played more games than Niemi's 43. And Niemi led the NHL in time on ice, was third overall in saves, was one removed from the league lead with four shutouts, was 11th in goals-against average and seventh in save percentage. Wow -- he handled the workload and then some. And his numbers, while many were career bests, weren't that far off his usual mark. Now here's the but and it's a biggie. There's no way he can maintain that type of workload over a full season and still be fresh for a long playoff run. And new back-up goalie Alex Stalock is coming off a near career-threatening injury not all that long ago. If Stalock canít perform well at the NHL level, will San Jose brass push Niemi to the point of exhaustion? Itís a question worth asking, but not enough of a problem to really hurt Niemiís fantasy value right now. Niemi should be near the top -- or at the top -- of the list of goaltenders on your draft list. Not only is he playing more than most tenders, heís playing better.

2012-13

Is Niemi the Rodney Dangerfield of fantasy goalies? He won a Stanley Cup with Chicago, but the team cut him loose following an arbitration battle. Yet, all he's done in San Jose is go 69-40-15 with 12 shutouts and a great goals-against average and save percentage. But, questions still remain about Niemi's workload and whether he can truly carry an NHL team. So what's the truth? His butterfly is tidy and he covers the bottom of the net well. Sure, he still struggles with rebounds and sometimes overplays the puck. However, he's poised, sneakily athletic and surprisingly quick, and he's a real battler -- he's not really going to pinch many stinkers on you. Still, we can think of at least 15 guys we'd take ahead of him in a standard, single-year draft, so that means he shouldn't be your top guy in a 12-team league, but Niemi makes an outstanding number two netminder in a two-goalie league.

2011-12

A few months after his Stanley Cup win with the Blackhawks, Niemi brought his talents to the Bay Area by signing a one-year, $2 million contract with the Sharks. It was a curious move, as the team had already signed fellow Finnish netminder, Antero Niittymaki, to a two-year contract earlier in the offseason. What started as an evenly distributed workload eventually rolled in Niemi's favor as his fellow countryman sustained a groin injury in January that opened the door for Niemi to become the No. 1 choice for starts. Niemi never looked back and remained the undisputed starter through the end of the postseason. His numbers were rock solid in the end, as he posted a 35-18-6 record, 2.38 goals-against average, .920 save percentage and six shutouts. The team re-upped with Niemi in March of 2011, extending his contract for four years and $15.2 million. There is no denying Niemi's importance to the Sharks, and fantasy owners should be happy with his gaudy win totals and peripheral stats for years to come.

2010-11

2009-10 was a busy year for Niemi. He stole the starting job away from Cristobal Huet, led his team to a Stanley Cup victory, and eventually was released from the Blackhawks, who desperately needed to clear cap space after an arbitrator awarded Niemi a $2.75 million contract for the 2010-11 season. The Sharks couldn't resist signing Niemi, but fantasy owners shouldn't jump as quickly for his services, as Team Teal now has three capable netminders fighting for minutes between the pipes: Niemi, Thomas Greiss and Antero Niittymaki. It's a boom or bust year for Niemi.

2009-10

It was his first season in the United States and he definitely showed some potential. The problem though is that starter Crisobal Huet has a big contract. Huet will get plenty of opportunities, but an injury or even poor play may open the door for Niemi this season. Niemi's arrival is bad news for Corey Crawford who was considered the top netminding prospect for the Hawks before Niemi entered the pictured last year. Niemi showed signs last year of being a future answer in Chicago with a .913 save percentage and 2.43 GAA in 38 starts for Rockford (AHL).