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Antti Niemi | Goalie

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/29/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
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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. Apr 28 - 6:39 PM
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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

Antti Niemi made just 32 saves in Monday's 5-2 loss to Ottawa.

With the loss, the Sharks now sit 10 points back of Winnipeg for the final Wild Card slot, and eight back of Calgary for the third slot in the Pacific. One could argue that Niemi didn't get a lot of help, he also let in his share of softies as well. Niemi's record drops to 28-22-7 with a .914 save percentage and a 2.60 GAA this season.
Mar 24 - 1:03 AM

Antti Niemi will get the nod in goal Monday night when the Sharks visit the Ottawa Senators.

Niemi continues to be a work horse for a Sharks team that is currently on the outside, looking in for a playoff spot. He will start his 57th game of the season, which is eighth most in the league, and will try to improve upon his 28-21-7 record, 2.57 goals-against-average, and .915 save percentage. In his only other start against Ottawa this season, he took a loss giving up three goals on 30 shots.
Mar 23 - 5:19 PM

Antti Niemi made 27 saves in the Sharks’ 2-0 loss to the Canadiens on Saturday night.

Niemi allowed one goal, with the final one going in while the extra attacker was on the ice. He has given up two goals over his past two games. The Sharks are six points out of a playoff spot, with 11 games remaining. Niemi has a 2.57 goals-against average and .915 save percentage.
Mar 21 - 10:04 PM

San Jose goalie Antti Niemi will get the start against the Canadiens in Montreal Saturday night.

It will be the eighth consecutive start for the Sharks' netminder. Niemi had both of San Jose's shutouts against the Canadiens in 2013-14. The Sharks are fifth in the Pacfic Division with 78 points, six points behind the second wild card in the Stanley Cup playoffs from the Western Conference. San Jose hasn't missed the playoffs since 2002-03.
Mar 21 - 5:09 PM

Antti Niemi made 27 saves on 28 shots to reel in a 4-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night.

Niemi improves his record to 28-20-7 this season and snaps a two game losing streak where he gave up a combined eight goals. The Sharks are six points out of the playoffs with 11 games to go.
Mar 20 - 12:05 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Joe Thornton
2Logan Couture
3Joe Pavelski
LW1Patrick Marleau
2Tomas Hertl
3Melker Karlsson
4John Scott
5Mike Brown
6Raffi Torres
RW1Tommy Wingels
2Matthew Nieto
3Ben Smith
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Justin Braun
4Brenden Dillon
5Mirco Mueller
6Matt Irwin
7Scott Hannan
G1Antti Niemi
2Alex Stalock