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31 Antti Niemi G

Dallas Stars

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
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Key Stats
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Latest News
  • Stars' Antti Niemi: Likely to remain in timeshare

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/14/16) Stars coach Lindy Ruff defended his strategy of giving Niemi and Kari Lehtonen equal playing time in 2015-16, the Dallas Morning News reports.

    For the most part, the Stars netminders stayed healthy this season, but both goalies owned a save percentage that ranked no better than 55th overall. Niemi and Lehtonen each had 25 wins in the regular season, but it was Lehtonen getting the lion's share of the starts in the playoffs, ultimately falling flat in Game 7 of the conference semifinals against the Blues. Stars general manager Jim Nill declined to say whether he plans to buy out Niemi's $4.5 million contract, which has two years remaining.

    Stars' Antti Niemi: Ineffective in relief in Game 7

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/12/16) Niemi gave up two goals on 10 shots after replacing Kari Lehtonen in Wednesday's 6-1 Game 7 loss to the Blues.

    Both Stars goaltenders struggled in this one, though Niemi was actually the less incompetent of the two. He finishes with just one win and an ugly 3.29 GAA in five postseason appearances.

    Stars' Antti Niemi: Crumbles in Game 3 start

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/3/16) Niemi gave up three goals on 12 shots before being pulled in the second period of Tuesday's 6-1 loss to the Blues in Game 3.

    This experiment failed for coach Lindy Ruff. After entering Game 2 in place of a struggling Kari Lehtonen and performing admirably, Niemi was trusted in Game 3 as the starter. Unfortunately, as was the case in the regular season, the netminder was unable to carry over the solid play, which landed the Finn back on the bench. The 32-year-old's 2.75 GAA and .856 save percentage in the playoffs is enough to ignore Niemi when he's between the pipes.

    Stars' Antti Niemi: Starting Game 3

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/3/16) Niemi led his team out for warmups Tuesday, meaning he'll start Game 3 against the Blues, Mike Heika of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Niemi was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate Tuesday, leaving hockey fans scratching their heads since Kari Lehtonen was named the starter by coach Lindy Ruff earlier in the day. As it turns out, Ruff wasn't serious when he originally named Lehtonen the starter, and so the goalie carousel continues. Unlike Lehtonen, Niemi has earned the Stanley Cup in his career -- he lifted the hardware with the Blackhawks in 2010. However, the Finn has struggled this postseason based on a .892 save percentage through three games.

    Stars' Antti Niemi: Takes loss in relief

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/1/16) Niemi entered at the start of the second period in Sunday's Game 2 loss to the Blues, stopping 19 of 20 shots.

    Starter Kari Lehtonen struggled mightily, allowing three goals on just five shots in the opening frame, paving the way for a change in net. Niemi played admirably in his stead, but unfortunately the one goal he allowed came in overtime, as St. Louis evened up the series. Lehtonen has been mostly reliable in the playoffs though, so Niemi likely will return to the bench for the start of Game 3.

  • April 10, 2015: Bryan Lerg scores in NHL debut, Sharks beat Oilers
    EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Bryan Lerg waited a long time to make his NHL debut. It was worth it.
    April 4, 2015: Sharks Turn To Niemi
    Niemi will start Saturday against the Coyotes, according to Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic.Alex Stalock is fighting through an illness while Niemi is coming off a nice 20-of-21 save start Friday after coming off an illness of his own, so the Sharks will turn to him again. Any start against the Coyotes is a good one daily formats, up and down as Niemi has been this season.
    April 4, 2015: Sharks' Niemi Prevails Friday
    Niemi grabbed the win against Arizona on Friday, stopping 20 of 21 shots in a 3-1 victory.Although it was against the West's resident cellar dwellers, this was a nice win for Niemi, who had sat out the previous three games with an illness. Backup Alex Stalock is reportedly dealing with an illness now, so it's conceivable that Niemi will start again Saturday against the very same Coyotes. Stay tuned.
    April 4, 2015: Sharks start fast in 3-1 win over Coyotes
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) With each win, the challenge of getting back to the playoffs gets slightly more realistic for the San Jose Sharks even if they still need plenty of outside help to get there.
    April 4, 2015: Sharks start fast in 3-1 win over Coyotes
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Logan Couture and Joe Pavelski scored in the opening 5 minutes and the San Jose Sharks held on for their fourth win in five games, 3-1 over the Arizona Coyotes on Friday night.
 
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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPWLTOTMINSGASOGAAAPIM
2008-09Chicago31101141803.4000
2009-10Chicago392670421908272.2510
2010-11San Jose60351806352414062.3812
2011-12San Jose68342209393615962.4202
2012-13San Jose4324120625819342.1612
2013-14San Jose64391707374014942.3920
2014-15San Jose61312307358815552.5930
2015-16Dallas48251307265411832.6722
38621511304722355904352.43108
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPWLTOTMINSGASOGAAAPIM
2009-10Chicago221660113225822.6302
2010-11San Jose18890110445603.2200
2011-12San Jose514003181302.4500
2012-13San Jose1174006732101.8710
2013-14San Jose633003051903.7400
2015-16Dallas513022371303.2900
67362904389918022.7712
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/210
Birthdate:
8/29/1983
Age:
32
Hometown:
Vantaa, Finland
Team:
Dallas Stars
School:

NHL Experience:
8
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