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Ville Nieminen # - LW/RW

  • Age: 37
  • DOB: 1977/04/06
  • POB: Tampere, Finland
  • Height: 5-11 Weight: 200lbs
  • Shoots: L
  • NHL Seasons: 7
  • Drafted by Colorado in 1997 (3/78).

Honours and Awards

2006Olympic - Olympic Silver Medal
2000-01NHL - Stanley Cup

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2007/02/27Acquired from the San Jose Sharks.
2007/01/06Missed 12 games (lower body injury).
2006/12/09Lower body injury, day-to-day.
2006/03/08Acquired from the New York Rangers.
2005/10/10Missed 3 games (groin).
2005/10/04Groin, day-to-day.
2005/08/04Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the New York Rangers.
2004/07/22NHL lockout: Signed with the Tappara Tampere of the SM-Liiga (Finland).
2004/06/02Suspended by the NHL for one game.
2004/04/30Suspended by the NHL for one game.
2004/02/24Acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks.
2003/07/29Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Chicago Blackhawks.
2002/07/27Re-signed by the Pittsburgh Penguins to a one-year contract.
2002/03/19Acquired from the Colorado Avalanche.
2001/11/03Missed 1 game (concussion).
2001/11/02Concussion, day-to-day.
2001/10/27Missed 6 games (concussion).
2001/10/16Concussion, sidelined indefinitely.
2001/01/25Recalled from Hershey (AHL).
2001/01/19Assigned to Hershey (AHL).
2001/01/07Recalled from Hershey (AHL).
2000/12/26Assigned to Hershey (AHL).
2000/11/13Recalled from Hershey (AHL).
2000/09/18Assigned to Hershey (AHL).

Trades

2007/02/27St. Louis Blues traded Bill Guerin to the San Jose Sharks for a 1st round selection in 2007, Ville Nieminen and Jay Barriball
2006/03/08New York Rangers traded Ville Nieminen to the San Jose Sharks for a 3rd round selection in 2006.
2005/08/04Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the New York Rangers.
2004/02/24Chicago Blackhawks traded Ville Nieminen to the Calgary Flames for Jason Morgan and a conditional draft selection.
2003/07/29Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Chicago Blackhawks.
2002/03/19Colorado Avalanche traded Ville Nieminen and Rick Berry to the Piitsburgh Penguins for Darius Kasparatis.
1997/06/21Drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the 3rd round (78th overall) in 1997.

Career Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPGAPTS+/-PPGPPASHGSHAGWGPIMShotsPCTHits
2012-13TapparaFin57222850174-0-613219311.40-
2011-12NizhnekamskKHL610110-0-04714.29-
2011-12Dinamo RigaKHL16011-70-0-01433.00-
2011-12OrebroSwe215459-12-0-1162814.29-
2011-12OrebroSweQ600000-0-021.00-
2010-11NovosibirskKHL5312233536-0-26211810.17-
2009-10TapparaFin5015142974-0-41421798.38-
2008-09TapparaFin55212041-78-0-2822378.86-
2006-07St. LouisNHL14000-1000002913.00-
2006-07San JoseNHL30112-70000014303.33-
2006-07Total SJ/StLNHL44112-80000043432.33-
2005-06San JoseNHL22347-30010010417.32-
2005-06NY RangersNHL4851217100101253736.85-
2005-06Total NYR/SJNHL7081624701112631147.02-
2005-06FinlandOlympic8011------4---
2004-05TapparaFin261413273-----32---
2004-05FinlandW-Cup2000------0---
2003-04CalgaryNHL19358601001182711.11-
2003-04ChicagoNHL6021113-151200040563.57-
2003-04Total Chi/CgyNHL7951621-91300158836.02-
2002-03PittsburghNHL7591221-2503201938610.47-
2001-02PittsburghNHL13123-2000-08119.09-
2001-02ColoradoNHL531014241150-5307213.89-
2001-02Total Col/PitNHL66111627-115005388313.25-
2000-01ColoradoNHL5014822823003386820.59-
2000-01HersheyAHL28101121-24-1-1488012.50-
1999-00ColoradoNHL10000000-002.00-
1999-00HersheyAHL74213051-114-0-45419410.82-
1998-99HersheyAHL6724194317-0-412715615.38-
1997-98HersheyAHL7414223662-0-4851509.33-
1996-97TapparaFin49101323------120---
1995-96TapparaFin4011------8---
1994-95TapparaFin16000------0---
TotalNHL3854869117-284-3-1233347910.02-
TotalAHL2436982151-617-1-1331458011.90-
TotalFin2578289171------516---
TotalSwe215459-12-0-1162814.29-
TotalKHL75132437-36-0-2801588.23-

Career Playoff Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPGAPTS+/-PPGPPASHGSHAGWGPIMShotsPCTHits
2012-13TapparaFin1533600-1-041595.08-
2011-12NizhnekamskKHL--------------
2011-12Dinamo RigaKHL--------------
2011-12OrebroSwe2--------------
2011-12OrebroSweQ--------------
2010-11NovosibirskKHL4112-31-0-00---
2009-10TapparaFin933622-0-0162313.04-
2008-09TapparaFin332532-0-021421.43-
2006-07St. LouisNHL--------------
2005-06San JoseNHL11022-1010002418.00-
2004-05TapparaFin82460-----12---
2003-04CalgaryNHL2444801000055419.76-
2002-03PittsburghNHL--------------
2001-02PittsburghNHL--------------
2000-01ColoradoNHL234610-13-0-1203910.26-
2000-01HersheyAHL--------------
1999-00ColoradoNHL--------------
1999-00HersheyAHL924601-0-161711.76-
1998-99HersheyAHL3011-0-0-00---
1997-98HersheyAHL--------------
1996-97TapparaFin3101------8---
1995-96TapparaFin--------------
1994-95TapparaFin--------------
TotalNHL5881220-24-0-199988.16-
TotalAHL12257-1-0-16---
TotalFin38121224------79---
TotalKHL4112-31-0-00---

Legend:

GP - games played
G - goals
A - assists
PTS - points
+/- - plus minus
PPG - power play goals
PPA - power play assists
SHG - short handed goals
SHA - short handed assists
GWG - game winning goals
PIM - penalties in minutes
PCT - shooting percentage


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