Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Janne Niskala
Janne Niskala was drafted by the Nashville Predators, 147th overall of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

Following the 2005-06 season with Färjestad, Niskala signed a one-year contract with the Nashville Predators, but spent the entire 2007-08 season with the farm team Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Niskala was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers on June 24, 2008 in exchange for Triston Grant and a 7th round draft pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

On June 30, 2008, he was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning for a 6th round draft pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

He scored his first NHL goal in his third NHL game, on October 11th against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Niskala only play six games for the Lightning before asking to be waived and on November 13, 2008 he signed a two-year contract with Frölunda HC in Elitserien.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1997-98 Lukko Rauma U18 Fin-U18 34 7 16 23 40
1998-99 Lukko Rauma U18 Fin-U18 14 7 4 11 42
1998-99 Lukko Rauma Jr. Fin-Jr. 2 0 0 0 12
1999-00 Lukko Rauma Jr. Fin-Jr. 40 14 15 29 50 8 0 2 2 8
2000-01 Lukko Rauma Jr. Fin-Jr. 13 4 8 12 40
2000-01 Lukko Rauma Finland 18 0 0 0 0
2000-01 Jaa-Kotkat Uusikaupunki Finland-2 13 4 1 5 43
2000-01 Manchester Storm Britain 16 0 1 1 14
2000-01 Finland WJC-A 7 0 0 0 10 0
2001-02 Lukko Rauma Jr. Fin-Jr. 3 1 1 2 2
2001-02 Lukko Rauma Finland 55 7 13 20 81
2002-03 Lukko Rauma Finland 46 4 5 9 40
2003-04 Lukko Rauma Finland 55 21 15 36 73 4 0 0 0 16
2004-05 Lukko Rauma Finland 44 9 12 21 63 9 5 2 7 4
2005-06 EV Zug Swiss 43 12 17 29 50 7 0 2 2 10
2006-07 Farjestads BK Karlstad Sweden 53 19 30 49 62 9 3 3 6 14
2007-08 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 80 19 25 44 81 +6 6 0 1 1 8
2007-08 Finland WC-A 9 2 2 4 2 +1
2008-09 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 6 1 2 3 6 0
2008-09 Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 35 9 10 19 20 11 3 3 6 8
2008-09 Finland WC-A 4 1 2 3 2 0
2009-10 Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 50 12 16 28 34 7 3 4 7 6
2009-10 Finland Olympics 6 0 2 2 2 -2
2009-10 Finland WC-A 7 0 2 2 4 -2
2010-11 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 54 11 19 30 30 19 0 4 4 14
2010-11 Finland WC-A 9 1 3 4 4 +6
2011-12 Atlant Moscow Region KHL 54 12 22 34 32 12 2 1 3 6
2011-12 Finland WC-A 10 3 1 4 10 0
2012-13 Atlant Moscow Region KHL 14 1 3 4 10
2012-13 Dynamo Minsk KHL 37 7 8 15 20 6 3 0 3 0
2013-14 Atlant Moscow Region KHL 38 2 5 7 6 3 0 0 0 0
2014-15 Lukko Rauma Finland 60 14 16 30 71 14 2 3 5 8
2015-16 Lukko Rauma Finland 56 10 24 34 46 5 0 2 2 2
2016-17 Lukko Rauma Finland 43 11 6 17 12
NHL Totals 6 1 2 3 6


Traded to Philadelphia by Nashville for Triston Grant and Philadelphia's 7th round pick (later traded to St. Louis - St. Louis selected Maxwell Tardy) in 2009 NHL Draft, June 24, 2008. Traded to Tampa Bay by Philadelphia for Tampa Bay's 6th round pick (Dave Labrecque) in 2009 NHL Draft, June 30, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Frolunda (Sweden), November 13, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Mytischi (KHL), May 4, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Minsk (KHL), October 9, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Mytischi (KHL), May 13, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Rauma (Finland), June 27, 2014.
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