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Antti Niemi

32-Year-Old Goalie – Dallas Stars

2015-16 NHL Stats

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20

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10

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3

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2.52

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.908

2015-16 NHL Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Signed to a three-year contract by the Stars during the offseason, Niemi heads to Texas after spending five seasons with the Sharks. The Finnish netminder played at least 60 games in each of his four full seasons with San Jose (excluding the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season)...

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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 three-year, $13.5 million contract with the Sharks in June 2015.

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Niemi got pulled after allowing three goals on 11 shots in the first period of Saturday's match against Chicago.

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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 61 31 23 7 5 2.59 155 1811 1656 .914
2015-16 32 NHL DAL 36 20 10 5 3 2.52 85 926 841 .908
2015-16 Proj 32 NHL DAL 53 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Antti Niemi

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Antti Niemi – Playing Time Overview

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Time On Ice Stats

56:09

Average Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, Antti Niemi was on the ice for 56:09.

4:59

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, Antti Niemi was on the ice for 4:59 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2013-14 58:27 6:24
2014-15 58:49 4:54
2015-16 56:09 4:59

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2015-16 NHL Game Log   Antti Niemi
Calculate Stats Over Any Time Period Just click on any two dates to see the totals.
Date Opp W L OTL GAA GA SA SV SV%
2Feb. 11 @CHI Did Not Play
2Feb. 9 @MIN Did Not Play
2Feb. 6 CHI 0 1 0 9.00 3 11 8 .727
2Feb. 4 @COL 1 0 0 3.00 3 24 21 .875
2Feb. 2 @WPG 1 0 0 3.00 3 24 21 .875
1Jan. 25 CGY 1 0 0 1.02 1 24 23 .958
1Jan. 23 COL 0 1 0 3.16 3 15 12 .800
1Jan. 21 EDM 1 0 0 2.00 2 25 23 .920
1Jan. 19 @LOS Did Not Play
1Jan. 16 @SAN 0 0 1 3.93 4 39 35 .897
1Jan. 15 @ANA Did Not Play
1Jan. 9 MIN 0 1 0 2.11 2 25 23 .920
1Jan. 7 WPG Did Not Play
1Jan. 5 @NYR 0 1 0 6.10 6 29 23 .793
1Jan. 3 @NYI Did Not Play
1Jan. 2 @NJD 0 0 1 2.95 3 30 27 .900
12Dec. 31 NAS 1 0 0 1.00 1 34 33 .971
12Dec. 29 @CLM 0 1 0 3.24 2 18 16 .889
12Dec. 27 STL Did Not Play
12Dec. 26 @STL 0 0 1 1.85 2 37 35 .946
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12Dec. 22 CHI 1 0 0 0.00 0 20 20 1.000
12Dec. 21 @MIN 1 0 0 1.18 1 31 30 .968
12Dec. 19 MON 1 0 0 2.00 2 23 21 .913
12Dec. 17 CGY Did Not Play
12Dec. 15 CLM Did Not Play
12Dec. 12 @STL 0 1 0 3.05 3 26 23 .885
12Dec. 11 PHI 1 0 0 1.00 1 20 19 .950
12Dec. 8 CAR 1 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 .000
12Dec. 4 @EDM 0 0 1 2.00 2 24 22 .917
12Dec. 3 @VAN Did Not Play
12Dec. 1 @CGY 0 0 1 2.77 3 32 29 .906
11Nov. 28 @MIN 1 0 0 2.86 3 26 23 .885
11Nov. 27 VAN 1 0 0 1.88 2 36 34 .944
11Nov. 24 OTT 0 1 0 5.88 5 16 11 .688
11Nov. 21 BUF 1 0 0 0.00 0 22 22 1.000
11Nov. 19 @WAS Did Not Play
11Nov. 17 @BUF 1 0 0 1.00 1 25 24 .960
11Nov. 14 MIN Did Not Play
11Nov. 12 WPG Did Not Play
11Nov. 10 TOR 0 1 0 3.10 3 30 27 .900
11Nov. 8 @DET Did Not Play
11Nov. 6 @CAR Did Not Play
11Nov. 3 @BOS Did Not Play
11Nov. 2 @TOR 0 1 0 4.07 4 26 22 .846
10Oct. 31 SAN 1 0 0 3.00 3 29 26 .897
10Oct. 29 VAN 1 0 0 2.90 3 32 29 .906
10Oct. 27 ANA 1 0 0 3.05 3 20 17 .850
10Oct. 24 FLA 0 0 0 4.74 3 19 16 .842
10Oct. 22 @PIT 1 0 0 1.00 1 34 33 .971
10Oct. 20 @PHI 1 0 0 1.00 1 35 34 .971
10Oct. 17 @FLA Did Not Play
10Oct. 15 @TAM Did Not Play
10Oct. 13 EDM Did Not Play
10Oct. 10 @COL 0 1 0 6.00 6 28 22 .786
10Oct. 8 PIT 1 0 0 0.00 0 37 37 1.000

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

Niemi will be in the crease in Saturday's game against the Blackhawks.

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Niemi made 21 saves in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win against Colorado.

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Niemi will start between the posts Thursday night against the Avalanche, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Niemi is likely to be the starter for the Stars on Thursday against the Avalanche, reports Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News.

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Niemi stopped 21 of 24 shots in Tuesday's 5-3 win over Winnipeg.

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Niemi will be in net Tuesday against the Jets, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Niemi is likely to get the start Tuesday against Winnipeg, reports Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News.

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Niemi turned aside 23 of 24 shots in Monday's win over the Flames.

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Niemi led the Stars onto the ice for warmups and will get the start Monday against Calgary, NHL.com's Mark Stepneski reports.

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Niemi was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate Monday and should be in line to start the evening's contest against the Flames.

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Niemi made 12 saves in a 3-1 loss to the Avalanche on Saturday night.

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Niemi will start on Saturday against the Avalanche.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015-16

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2014-15

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. It should be noted, however, that there was a bit of a late-season collapse that brought those ratios down a notch. Despite a goalie controversy waiting for him in camp with the ascendent Alex Stalock pushing for a starting gig, it's still Niemi's job to lose. He's a veteran presence and only one season removed from being a Vezina finalist and playing the most minutes of any netminder in the league. But you'd be wise to hitch your fantasy wagon to both men, just in case.

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).