Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Antti-Jussi Niemi
Antti-Jussi Niemi was born September 22, 1977 in Vantaa, Finland. The fourth round, 81st overall selection of the Ottawa Senators in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft, Niemi spent the early part of his playing career with Jokerit Helsinki in the Finnish Elite League before making his North American debut in 2000-01.

Upon his arrival in North America, Niemi split his first season whith the Mighty Ducks and the team's AHL affiliate in Cincinnati before spending the majority of the 2001-02 season in Cincinnati. After only a two-year stint in North America, the Vantaa native opted to return overseas.

On the international stage, Niemi has represented Finland twice at the World Junior Championships (1996-1997) and seven times at the World Championships (1998-2001, 2004, 2005 and 2008).


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1992-93 Jokerit Helsinki U18 Fin-U18 2 0 0 0 2
1993-94 Jokerit Helsinki U18 Fin-U18 13 1 1 2 8
1993-94 Jokerit Helsinki Jr. Fin-Jr. 33 0 3 3 26
1994-95 Jokerit Helsinki U18 Fin-U18 10 3 5 8 42
1994-95 Jokerit Helsinki Jr. Fin-Jr. 24 4 8 12 74
1994-95 Finland EJC-A 5 0 1 1 7
1995-96 Jokerit Helsinki Jr. Fin-Jr. 34 11 18 29 56 8 0 4 4 39
1995-96 Haukat Jarvenpaa Finland-2 4 0 2 2 8
1995-96 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 6 0 2 2 6 1 0 0 0 0
1995-96 Finland WJC-A 6 3 1 4 43
1996-97 Jokerit Helsinki Jr. Fin-Jr. 2 0 1 1 2 2 0 1 1 2
1996-97 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 44 2 9 11 38 9 0 2 2 2
1996-97 Finland WJC-A 6 0 2 2 8
1997-98 Jokerit Helsinki Jr. Fin-Jr. 3 1 1 2 2 2 1 2 3 0
1997-98 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 46 2 6 8 71 8 0 1 1 0
1997-98 Jokerit Helsinki EuroHL 6 0 1 1 6
1997-98 Finland WC-A 9 0 0 0 6
1998-99 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 53 3 7 10 107 3 0 0 0 2
1998-99 Jokerit Helsinki EuroHL 6 2 2 4 4 2 0 1 1 0
1998-99 Finland WC-A 10 1 1 2 8
1999-00 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 53 8 8 16 77 11 0 3 3 6
1999-00 Finland WC-A 9 0 0 0 0 -1
2000-01 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 28 1 1 2 22 -6
2000-01 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 36 3 8 11 26 +7
2000-01 Finland WC-A 9 0 1 1 10 -1
2001-02 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1
2001-02 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 39 10 9 19 25 +1 3 1 1 2 2
2002-03 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 48 6 11 17 42 1 0 0 0 0
2003-04 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 47 4 14 18 74 10 4 1 5 20
2003-04 Finland WC-A 7 1 2 3 4 +6
2004-05 Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 45 4 9 13 78 14 0 0 0 41
2004-05 Finland WC-A 7 2 0 2 4 -1
2005-06 Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 49 1 4 5 60 17 0 1 1 10
2005-06 Finland Olympics 8 0 0 0 2 0
2006-07 Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 48 3 11 14 110
2007-08 Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 54 1 4 5 79 7 1 1 2 35
2007-08 Finland WC-A 9 0 1 1 28
2008-09 Lada Togliatti KHL 37 0 2 2 30
2009-10 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 51 1 8 9 74 3 0 0 0 14
2010-11 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 38 1 2 3 78 7 0 1 1 12
2011-12 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 43 1 7 8 52 2 0 0 0 2
2012-13 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 39 2 7 9 36 6 0 0 0 29
2013-14 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 32 2 4 6 31
NHL Totals 29 1 1 2 22


Rights traded to Anaheim by Ottawa with Ted Donato for Patrick Lalime, June 18, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Jokerit Helsinki (Finland), August 13, 2002. Officially announced his retirement, December 19, 2014.
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