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31 Antti Niemi G

Pittsburgh Penguins

Fantasy Stats
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23%6%
Key Stats
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Latest News
  • Penguins' Antti Niemi: Gives up pair of goals

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (9/20/17) Niemi allowed two goals on 19 shots in Tuesday's matchup with Buffalo.

    Tuesday was Niemi's first game action since joining the Pens in the offseason, and it was not the type of outing that instills confidence in fantasy owners or fans. If Pittsburgh is going to pull off the three-peat, it's going to be on the back of No. 1 netminder Matt Murray.

    Penguins' Antti Niemi: Gets starting nod Tuesday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (9/19/17) Niemi will tend the twine for Tuesday's preseason clash with Buffalo, Sam Kasan of Pens Inside Scoop reports.

    Niemi will make his first appearance in the Black and Gold after signing with the Pens during the offseason. He went 12-12-4 with a 3.30 GAA in 37 outings with Dallas last season and will serve as the backup for Pittsburgh during the upcoming campaign. The 34-year-old will man the crease in the first two periods before being replaced in the third by Casey DeSmith.

    Penguins' Antti Niemi: Acquired by Pittsburgh for cheap

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (7/1/17) Niemi signed a one-year, $700,000 contract with the Penguins on Saturday.

    The Finnish tender has fallen from grace over the years, with his two-year tenure with the Stars including extremely weak peripherals (2.92 GAA, .900 save percentage), not to mention that he only recorded three shutouts in 85 games over that span. Still, he is a former Stanley Cup champion who lifted Lord Stanley's chalice with the Blackhawks in 2010, and there's very little risk to the two-time defending champs acquiring him based on the short length of his new deal and the fact that he'll be paid the Average Joe's equivalent to pennies on the dollar. With Marc-Andre Fleury courted by the Golden Knights in late June, Niemi will be the No. 2 goalie behind Matt Murray in the upcoming season.

    Antti Niemi: Clears waivers, gets bought out

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (6/27/17) The Stars bought out the final year of Niemi's contract Tuesday.

    Niemi is this a free agent, and it remains to be seen what kind of job he'll get now. Reports indicated the Stars had trouble finding a trade partner, so there might not be much work out there for the 33-year-old netminder. He finished last season with an .892 save percentage through 37 games.

    Antti Niemi: Waived for purpose of buyout

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (6/26/17) Niemi was waived by the Stars on Monday and will be bought out of his remaining contract if he goes unclaimed, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.

    Upon the Stars trading for the rights to Ben Bishop back in May, the expectation was that Niemi was going to be reduced to a backup role at best in the coming season. Now, Dallas is looking to get rid of the goaltender altogether in waiving him Monday morning. While unlikely, if a team claims Niemi off waivers, the Stars would be free and clear of his cap hit.

 
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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
2016-17Dallas3712120417299503.3000
42322712505124083999352.49108
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
 
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/210
Birthdate:
8/29/1983
Age:
34
Hometown:
Vantaa, Finland
Team:
Pittsburgh Penguins
School:

NHL Experience:
9