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Antti Niemi

31-Year-Old Goalie – San Jose Sharks

2014-15 NHL Stats

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29

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22

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5

GAA

2.62

SV%

.914

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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Niemi was beaten four times on 34 shots Thursday, but he still came away with a 6-4 victory over the Red Wings.

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Antti Niemi NHL Stats
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  Goalie Stats
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 31 NHL SJ 58 29 22 7 5 2.62 149 1728 1579 .914
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

58:46

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Antti Niemi was on the ice for 58:46.

4:50

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Antti Niemi was on the ice for 4:50 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 60:01 7:06
2013-14 58:27 6:24
2014-15 58:46 4:50

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Antti Niemi 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent W L OTL GAA GA SA SV SV%
Mar. 26 at DET 1 0 0 4.00 4 34 30 .882
Mar. 23 at OTT 0 1 0 4.14 4 36 32 .889
Mar. 21 at MON 0 1 0 1.05 1 28 27 .964
Mar. 19 at TOR 1 0 0 1.02 1 28 27 .964
Mar. 17 at WPG 0 1 0 13.85 3 8 5 .625
Mar. 14 CHI 0 1 0 5.17 5 29 24 .828
Mar. 12 NSH 1 0 0 0.00 0 35 35 1.000
Mar. 9 PIT 1 0 0 0.92 1 40 39 .975
Mar. 7 VAN 0 1 0 3.10 3 34 31 .912
Mar. 3 at VAN 1 0 0 2.00 2 28 26 .929
Mar. 2 MON Did Not Play
Feb. 28 OTT 0 1 0 3.10 3 30 27 .900
Feb. 26 DET 0 1 0 3.10 3 35 32 .914
Feb. 21 LA 0 1 0 2.07 2 29 27 .931
Feb. 19 at DAL 1 0 0 2.00 2 39 37 .949
Feb. 17 at NSH Did Not Play
Feb. 15 TB 0 1 0 4.14 4 32 28 .875
Feb. 13 at ARI 1 0 0 2.03 2 36 34 .944
Feb. 11 WAS 0 0 1 4.84 5 33 28 .848
Feb. 9 CGY 0 1 0 3.05 3 26 23 .885
Feb. 7 CAR 0 1 0 4.07 4 29 25 .862
Feb. 5 at VAN 1 0 0 1.02 1 34 33 .971
Feb. 4 at CGY Did Not Play
Feb. 2 EDM 0 0 1 3.69 4 40 36 .900
Jan. 31 CHI 1 0 0 0.00 0 31 31 1.000
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Jan. 29 ANH 1 0 0 3.05 3 28 25 .893
Jan. 21 LA 1 0 0 2.00 2 28 26 .929
Jan. 19 NJ Did Not Play
Jan. 17 CGY 0 0 1 4.00 4 23 19 .826
Jan. 15 TOR 1 0 0 1.00 1 25 24 .960
Jan. 13 at ARI 1 0 0 2.03 2 29 27 .931
Jan. 10 NYR 0 1 0 2.03 2 31 29 .935
Jan. 8 at STL 0 1 0 9.09 5 21 16 .762
Jan. 6 at MIN Did Not Play
Jan. 5 at WPG 1 0 0 2.03 2 19 17 .895
Jan. 3 STL 0 1 0 8.18 6 27 21 .778
Dec. 31 at ANH 1 0 0 0.00 0 28 28 1.000
Dec. 30 VAN Did Not Play
Dec. 27 at LA 0 1 0 3.16 3 29 26 .897
Dec. 22 at ANH 0 0 1 3.00 3 32 29 .906
Dec. 20 STL 1 0 0 1.90 2 20 18 .900
Dec. 18 EDM 1 0 0 3.05 3 28 25 .893
Dec. 13 NSH 1 0 0 0.00 0 29 29 1.000
Dec. 11 MIN Did Not Play
Dec. 9 EDM Did Not Play
Dec. 7 at EDM Did Not Play
Dec. 6 at CGY 1 0 0 2.00 2 35 33 .943
Dec. 4 BOS 1 0 0 4.00 4 24 20 .833
Dec. 2 PHI 1 0 0 1.00 1 29 28 .966
Nov. 29 ANH 1 0 0 4.00 4 34 30 .882
Nov. 26 CGY 0 1 0 1.02 1 18 17 .944
Nov. 22 ARI 0 0 1 2.81 3 25 22 .880
Nov. 20 FLA 0 0 1 1.90 2 28 26 .929
Nov. 18 at BUF Did Not Play
Nov. 16 at CAR Did Not Play
Nov. 15 at CLS 0 1 0 2.07 2 28 26 .929
Nov. 13 at TB 1 0 0 1.00 1 33 32 .970
Nov. 11 at FLA 0 1 0 4.00 4 30 26 .867
Nov. 9 at CHI 0 1 0 4.07 4 36 32 .889
Nov. 8 at DAL Did Not Play
Nov. 6 VAN 0 1 0 3.10 3 19 16 .842
Nov. 1 NYI 1 0 0 1.00 1 20 19 .950
Oct. 30 at MIN 0 0 1 2.77 3 46 43 .935
Oct. 28 at COL 1 0 0 1.85 2 33 31 .939
Oct. 26 at ANH 1 0 0 1.00 1 34 33 .971
Oct. 25 BUF Did Not Play
Oct. 23 CLS 0 1 0 5.08 5 28 23 .821
Oct. 21 at BOS 0 1 0 4.07 4 32 28 .875
Oct. 19 at NYR Did Not Play
Oct. 18 at NJ 1 0 0 2.00 2 37 35 .946
Oct. 16 at NYI Did Not Play
Oct. 14 at WAS 1 0 0 4.62 5 34 29 .853
Oct. 11 WPG Did Not Play
Oct. 8 at LA 1 0 0 0.00 0 34 34 1.000

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

Niemi will be between the pipes for Thursday's game against the Red Wings, David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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Niemi allowed four goals on 36 shots in Monday's 5-2 loss to the Senators.

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Niemi is slated to start Monday's game against the Senators, David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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Niemi allowed just one goal on 28 shots Saturday, but took the 2-0 loss to Montreal.

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Niemi will be in the crease for Saturday's game against the Canadiens, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

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Niemi turned aside 27 of 28 shots Thursday in a 4-1 victory over Toronto.

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Niemi has been confirmed as the starter in goal for Thursday's game against the Maple Leafs, Mark Masters of TSN reports.

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Niemi was the first goalie off the ice at the Sharks' morning skate and appears likely to start Thursday against the Maple Leafs, David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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Niemi stopped only five of eight shots before being pulled 13:01 into Tuesday's 5-2 loss to Winnipeg.

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Niemi is slated to start Tuesday's game against the Jets, David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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Niemi was lit up for five goals on 29 shots in Saturday's 6-2 loss to the Blackhawks.

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Niemi will be in the cage for Saturday's game against the Blackhawks, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports.

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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).