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Antti Niemi
Antti Niemi
Goaltender  - SJS
Number: 31
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 210
Catches: Left
Born: Aug 29, 1983  (Age 30)
Birthplace: Vantaa, Finland
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Acquired: Signed by San Jose as a free agent on Sept. 2, 2010.
2011-12: T-5th in the League in shutouts (6) and 9th in wins (34)…Had a 22-save shutout vs. Dallas on March 31…Earned a 1-0 shutout with 26 saves on Feb. 28 vs. Philadelphia…Missed Feb. 2 game due to injury…Posted back-to-back shutouts on Jan. 24 at Calgary and Jan. 31 vs. Columbus, his third and fourth shutouts of the year…Earned second shutout of the season with 24 saves at Winnipeg on Jan. 12…His 34 saves were a personal best in a shutout, and they were the most saves by a Sharks goalie in a 1-0 win in franchise history, on Nov. 23 vs. Chicago…Made 40 saves vs. Detroit on Nov. 17 for the victory…Stopped 37 shots for the win at Boston on Oct. 22…Earned first win of the season, and stopped two out of three shooters in the shootout, on Oct. 21 at New Jersey…Missed the first game due to injury (lower body, 10/8)...Playoffs: Had a 2.45 goals against average in five games.

CAREER 2010-11: Sharks Foundation “Sharks Player of the Year” and PlayStation Three Stars of the Game Award…T-9th in wins, T-6th in shutouts and T-11th in goals-against average…Started 34 consecutive games from Jan. 15-April 4, going 25-4-4 with a 2.05 goals-against average (69 GA/2,017 minutes) and a .929 save percentage (898/967), the second longest games started streak in franchise history…Signed a four-year contract extension on March 1 and won 2-1 in a shootout vs. Colorado that night…In February, named NHL Second Star of the Month and Sharks Foundation “Player of the Month”…Named NHL’s “First Star” of the week for Feb. 20, posting a 3-0-0 record with a 0.98 goals-against average and a .963 save percentage…Did not lose in regulation over 10 consecutive starts (8-0-1) Jan. 15-Feb. 9…With his win at Chicago on Dec. 30, became just the third player in NHL history to defeat the team he won a Stanley Cup with three times the following season…Posted back-to-back shutouts Feb. 5 at Boston and Feb. 8 at Boston…Earned his first shutout as a Shark, which marked the 100th in franchise history, with 28 saves at Ottawa on Dec. 2…Made his first start as a Shark and earned a victory with a 30-save performance on Oct. 8 vs. Columbus in Stockholm...Lone assist was the first point recorded by a Shark goaltender since April 4, 2009 (86 games) vs. Anaheim by Evgeni Nabokov…Playoffs: Made 30-plus saves in five of his eight wins…Stopped 38 shots in WCSF Game 7 vs. Detroit…Made 33 saves in WCQF Game 1 overtime win vs. Los Angeles.

2009-10: Posted a .912 save percentage in his first full National Hockey League season…Led the Western Conference and ranked fourth in the NHL in goals-against average…T-3rd in the NHL in shutouts…Combined with Cristobal Huet for a league-high 11 team shutouts…Had 30-or-more saves eight times…T-5th in the NHL with six shootout victories (6-2)…Posted an .812 save percentage in the shootout, best in the NHL among netminders who faced at least 16 attempts…Turned aside all 10 shootout attempts he faced at home during the season, winning all three games…Earned his first NHL shutout by stopping 23 shots in a 4-0 win over Florida on Oct. 3 as part of NHL Premiere 2009 in his native Finland…Playoffs: Started all 22 games and won a Stanley Cup…Among playoff goaltenders: second in shutouts, fifth in save percentage (.910) and sixth in goals-against average…His 44 saves at San Jose on May 16 marked his playoff career high for saves in regulation…Matched his career high for saves in an overtime victory vs. San Jose on May 21.

2008-09: Made his NHL debut by relieving Huet after two periods on Feb. 27 vs. Pittsburgh. Chicago trailed 4-3 after two periods and lost in overtime. He stopped five shots in 21:36...Made his first career start on March 1 vs. Los Angeles and stopped 22 shots for his first NHL win...AHL: 10th in the league in goals-against average...Second on team in wins and save percentage (.913)...Tied for team lead in shutouts.

2007-08: Finished T-3rd in the league in shutouts and third in wins.

2006-07: Among league leaders: 10th in goals-against average, T-6th in wins, ninth in save percentage (.918) and T-4th in shutouts.

2005-06: T-1st amongst rookie goalies in wins and first in shutouts.

PERSONAL: “Neemo” and “Rico” lists these favorites: Jason Aldean (musician); Consistency (personal quality); Pasta (food); Soccer (sport other than hockey); Kevin James (actor); South Park (TV show); Vancouver (NHL road city)… hockey idol is Arturs Irbe...thinks Claude Giroux is most exciting player to watch in NHL…biggest influence on his career is Janne Cesch, his goalie coach at 9 years old…Would remove the trapezoid if he could change one rule in NHL…favorite hockey moment was winning the Stanley Cup with Chicago in 2010…equipment he pays the most attention to is his glove...Calgary has the worst visiting team locker room…thinks Zdeno Chara has the hardest shot in the NHL…funniest teammate is Joe Pavelski…Jordan Henry is the best teammate he’s ever had...thinks Douglas Murray should go on Dancing With The Stars (“he would love it”)...would be a zamboni driver if he was not playing in the NHL.


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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 41 38 23 79
J. Thornton 82 11 65 20 76
P. Marleau 82 33 37 0 70
L. Couture 65 23 31 21 54
B. Burns 69 22 26 26 48
T. Wingels 77 16 22 11 38
D. Boyle 75 12 24 -8 36
J. Demers 75 5 29 14 34
T. Hertl 37 15 10 11 25
M. Nieto 66 10 14 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 12 5 2 .932 1.87
A. Niemi 39 17 7 .913 2.39
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