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Antti Niemi

32-Year-Old Goalie – Dallas Stars

2014-15 NHL Stats

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31

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23

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5

GAA

2.59

SV%

.914

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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.

June 29, 2015  –  Antti Niemi News

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Niemi signed a three-year, $13.5 million contract extension with the Stars on Monday, Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada reports.

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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
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Antti Niemi – Playing Time Overview

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Time On Ice Stats

58:49

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Antti Niemi was on the ice for 58:49.

4:54

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Antti Niemi was on the ice for 4:54 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 60:01 7:06
2013-14 58:27 6:24
2014-15 58:49 4:54

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Antti Niemi 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent W L OTL GAA GA SA SV SV%
Apr. 11 NSH Did Not Play
Apr. 8 at ANH Did Not Play
Apr. 6 at SJ Did Not Play
Apr. 4 at NSH 0 1 0 4.07 4 35 31 .886
Apr. 3 STL 1 0 0 1.00 1 21 20 .952
Mar. 30 CGY Did Not Play
Mar. 28 at VAN Did Not Play
Mar. 27 at EDM Did Not Play
Mar. 25 at CGY Did Not Play
Mar. 23 BUF 0 1 0 4.14 4 36 32 .889
Mar. 21 CHI 0 1 0 1.05 1 28 27 .964
Mar. 19 PIT 1 0 0 1.02 1 28 27 .964
Mar. 15 STL Did Not Play
Mar. 13 at WAS Did Not Play
Mar. 12 at CAR 1 0 0 0.00 0 35 35 1.000
Mar. 10 at PHI Did Not Play
Mar. 7 at TB 0 1 0 3.10 3 34 31 .912
Mar. 5 at FLA Did Not Play
Mar. 3 NYI 1 0 0 2.00 2 28 26 .929
Mar. 1 ANH Did Not Play
Feb. 27 COL Did Not Play
Feb. 24 at WPG Did Not Play
Feb. 22 at MIN Did Not Play
Feb. 21 DET 0 1 0 2.07 2 29 27 .931
Feb. 19 SJ 1 0 0 2.00 2 39 37 .949
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Feb. 17 at STL Did Not Play
Feb. 14 at COL Did Not Play
Feb. 13 FLA 1 0 0 2.03 2 36 34 .944
Feb. 10 at BOS Did Not Play
Feb. 8 at NYR Did Not Play
Feb. 7 at BUF 0 1 0 4.07 4 29 25 .862
Feb. 5 TB 1 0 0 1.02 1 34 33 .971
Feb. 3 COL Did Not Play
Jan. 31 at WPG 1 0 0 0.00 0 31 31 1.000
Jan. 29 at OTT 1 0 0 3.05 3 28 25 .893
Jan. 27 at MON Did Not Play
Jan. 20 BOS Did Not Play
Jan. 18 at CHI Did Not Play
Jan. 17 WAS 0 0 1 4.00 4 23 19 .826
Jan. 15 WPG 1 0 0 1.00 1 25 24 .960
Jan. 13 OTT 1 0 0 2.03 2 29 27 .931
Jan. 10 at COL 0 1 0 2.03 2 31 29 .935
Jan. 8 at NSH 0 1 0 9.09 5 21 16 .762
Jan. 6 CLS Did Not Play
Jan. 4 at CHI Did Not Play
Jan. 3 MIN 0 1 0 8.18 6 27 21 .778
Dec. 31 ARI 1 0 0 0.00 0 28 28 1.000
Dec. 29 NYR Did Not Play
Dec. 27 at STL 0 1 0 3.16 3 29 26 .897
Dec. 23 TOR Did Not Play
Dec. 21 at EDM Did Not Play
Dec. 19 at CGY Did Not Play
Dec. 17 at VAN Did Not Play
Dec. 13 NJ 1 0 0 0.00 0 29 29 1.000
Dec. 9 WPG Did Not Play
Dec. 6 MON 1 0 0 2.00 2 35 33 .943
Dec. 4 at DET 1 0 0 4.00 4 24 20 .833
Dec. 2 at TOR 1 0 0 1.00 1 29 28 .966
Nov. 29 at COL 1 0 0 4.00 4 34 30 .882
Nov. 28 MIN Did Not Play
Nov. 25 EDM Did Not Play
Nov. 22 LA 0 0 1 2.81 3 25 22 .880
Nov. 20 ARI 0 0 1 1.90 2 28 26 .929
Nov. 18 CAR Did Not Play
Nov. 16 at CHI Did Not Play
Nov. 15 MIN 0 1 0 2.07 2 28 26 .929
Nov. 13 at LA 1 0 0 1.00 1 33 32 .970
Nov. 11 at ARI 0 1 0 4.00 4 30 26 .867
Nov. 8 SJ Did Not Play
Nov. 6 NSH 0 1 0 3.10 3 19 16 .842
Nov. 4 LA Did Not Play
Nov. 1 at MIN 1 0 0 1.00 1 20 19 .950
Oct. 31 ANH Did Not Play
Oct. 28 STL 1 0 0 1.85 2 33 31 .939
Oct. 25 at NYI Did Not Play
Oct. 24 at NJ Did Not Play
Oct. 21 VAN 0 1 0 4.07 4 32 28 .875
Oct. 18 PHI 1 0 0 2.00 2 37 35 .946
Oct. 16 at PIT Did Not Play
Oct. 14 at CLS 1 0 0 4.62 5 34 29 .853
Oct. 11 at NSH Did Not Play
Oct. 9 CHI Did Not Play

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

The Stars acquired Niemi from the Sharks on Saturday morning in exchange for a seventh-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com reports.

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Niemi stopped 26 of 27 in Thursday's win over Edmonton.

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

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Niemi stopped 31 of 35 shots in Saturday's loss to the Coyotes.

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Niemi will start Saturday against the Coyotes, according to Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic.

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Niemi grabbed the win against Arizona on Friday, stopping 20 of 21 shots in a 3-1 victory.

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Niemi (illness) will start Friday's game against the Coyotes, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.

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Niemi (illness) is expected to return to the net Friday against the Coyotes, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.

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Niemi (illness) isn't likely to receive the start in goal Wednesday against the Avalanche.

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Niemi is battling an illness and will not start Sunday's game against the Penguins, though he did take part in morning skate, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.

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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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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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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).