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Antti Niemi | Goalie

Team: Dallas Stars
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/29/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
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Antti Niemi has signed a three-year contract with the Dallas Stars worth an average annual value of $4.5 million.
Niemi was acquired from the Sharks for a seventh-round draft pick. He posted a 31-23-7 record to go with a .914 save percentage and a 2.59 goals-against average in 61 games with San Jose last season. He is slated to share the crease with Kari Lehtonen in 2015-16. Jun 29 - 2:27 PM
Source: TSN.ca

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The Stars seem to be keen on signing newly-acquired UFA Antti Niemi to a contract for at least next season, if not beyond.

The Dallas braintrust are leaning towards having Niemi face off against incumbent starter Kari Lehtonen, who earns $5.9 million per season, for playing time. GM Jim Nill doesn't mind spending $10 million on his goalies because he believes the NHL is a two-goalie league now. "Kari's still an elite goalie. I really think it's becoming a two-goalie league now," Nill said. "Kari's the first one to admit he had a tough year last year. He's going to bounce back. He's been working on changing his conditioning over the summer, and competition’s healthy." It will be interesting to see how this plays out, but if Niemi signs with Dallas, both his and Lehtonen's fantasy values will take a hit.
Jun 27 - 2:50 PM

The San Jose Sharks sent Antti Niemi's negotiating rights to the Dallas Stars for pick 193.

San Jose gets something for a player who apparently was going to walk as a UFA. It's an interesting scenario for a Stars team that is in flux in net. As we've seen before, grabbing rights doesn't guarantee that Niemi will sign with Dallas.
Jun 27 - 10:33 AM

The San Jose Sharks have not closed the door on bringing back Antti Niemi for the 2015-16 season.

It was thought that Alex Stalock would take over the reins in San Jose but GM Doug Wilson says that the two sides have talked and the netminder still has a chance to return. He was 31-23-7 last season with a 2.59 GAA and a .914 save percentage and will be looking to start somewhere if the Sharks and his agent are unable to agree to a deal.
Jun 20 - 8:26 AM

Antti Niemi will probably be allowed to walk as an unrestricted free agent next month.

He played five seasons with the Sharks and his worst came in 2014-15. Niemi posted a 31-23-7 record to go with a .914 save percentage and a 2.59 goals-against average. San Jose is expected to look elsewhere for crease options and Niemi will probably be able to find a job on another team.
Jun 1 - 4:07 PM

The San Jose Sharks and pending UFA netminder Antti Niemi have had "no serious discussions" on a possible new contract.

Niemi, who is coming off a four-year pact that saw him ding the salary cap at $3.8M per season, has compiled a 190-100-40 record with a .916 save percentage 2.39 GAA over five seasons with the Sharks since being poached from the Chicago Blackhawks. Niemi will turn 32 years old in August.
Source: Kevin Kurz
Apr 28 - 6:39 PM

Saturday's contest against the Los Angeles Kings could be the last time Antti Niemi is in a San Jose uniform.

Niemi is slated to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 and it's becoming more unlikely that the Sharks will attempt to re-sign him. The netminder should get the start Saturday but it is not written in stone as of yet. Niemi enters the game with a 31-23-7 record to go with a 2.59 GAA and a .914 save percentage.
Apr 11 - 8:56 AM

Antti Niemi made 26 saves during Thursday's 3-1 win over the Oilers.

Outside of being beaten by Nail Yakupov off a sudden wrister from the slot, Niemi was on his game all night long. It's his second one-goal effort over his last three games. With the win, Niemi's record rises to 31-23-7 with a .914 save percentage and a 2.59 GAA.
Apr 10 - 1:30 AM

Antti Niemi will get the start in Thursday's game against the Edmonton Oilers.

Thursday's tilt has no bearing on the standings for either side, as both teams have been eliminated from post-season contention. Niemi has a 30-23-7 record with a 2.62 goals-against-average and a .914 save percentage this season.
Apr 9 - 6:19 PM

Antti Niemi made 29 saves in the Sharks’ 5-3 loss to the Coyotes on Saturday night.

Niemi is probably playing his last games as a member of the Sharks as he's a free agent this summer. He’s nothing more than an average NHL netminder at this stage of his career. Niemi has a 2.58 goals-against average and .914 save percentage this season.
Apr 4 - 11:50 PM

Antti Niemi will get the start against the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night.

The Sharks come in just three points back of the Kings for both the final Wild Card slot, and in the Pacific division. And the Flames lead by just one more point. Niemi for his part owns a 30-22-7 record with a .914 save percentage and a 2.59 GAA over 59 games this season. He's 10-4-2 with 37 goals against in 16 career starts versus Calgary while with San Jose.
Apr 4 - 7:25 PM

Antti Niemi made 20 saves during Friday's 3-1 win over the Coyotes.

All in all, it wasn't much of a challenge for the Niemi who saw no shots on special teams and just three during the first period. The Sharks meanwhile now sit just three poitns back of the Kings for the final Wild Card slot, and four back of the Flames in the Pacific with just four games remaining. Niemi's record improves to 30-22-7 with a .914 save percentage and a 2.59 GAA.
Apr 4 - 2:18 AM

Antti Niemi will probably play between the pipes on Friday.

Niemi was temporarily relegated to backup duties while he dealt with an illness. However, goalie Alex Stalock is sick now so their roles will probably be reversed.
Apr 2 - 4:15 PM

Antti Niemi made 30 saves on 34 shots but it was enough to beat the Red Wings on Thursday night, as his team gave him six goals of offence.

Niemi snapped a two game losing streak and improved his record to 29-22-7 this year with a .914 save percentage and 2.62 goals against average.
Mar 27 - 12:32 AM

Antti Niemi will get the start in Thursday's game against Detroit.

The 31-year-old has a 28-22-7 record with a 2.60 goals-against-average and a .914 save percentage this season. Niemi only has one win in his last five games. The Sharks' playoff chances are fading rapidly.
Mar 26 - 7:32 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Seguin
2Jason Spezza
3Cody Eakin
4Vernon Fiddler
LW1Jamie Benn
2Antoine Roussel
3Travis Moen
4Brendan Ranford
RW1Ales Hemsky
2Ryan Garbutt
3Patrick Eaves
4Colton Sceviour
5Valeri Nichushkin
6Rich Peverley
D1Alex Goligoski
2Trevor Daley
3John Klingberg
4Jason Demers
5Jordie Benn
6Jyrki Jokipakka
G1Kari Lehtonen
2Antti Niemi