Player Page

Antti Niemi | Goalie | #37

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (34) / 8/29/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
Contract: view contract details
Share: 

Latest News

Recent News

Antti Niemi allowed three goals on 26 shots in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings.
Niemi has now rattled off two victories in his last three games. It's been a wild year for the veteran as he was placed on waivers twice (once by Pittsburgh, once by Florida) before finding a steady home in Montreal. If you remove his stats from his time with the Pens and Panthers, the 34-year-old has a 7-5-4 record with a 2.46 goals-against-average and a .929 save percentage. Those are respectable numbers for a goalie playing on a bad defensive team. The pending unrestricted free agent has clearly benefitted from being reunited with his former goalie coach in Chicago, Stephane Waite. Apr 5 - 11:37 PM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Player News

Date:

Antti Niemi will play between the pipes Thursday night against Detroit.

Niemi will try to bounce back after suffering a 5-2 loss to Pittsburgh on Saturday. He has a 3.12 GAA and .912 save percentage in 23 games this season.
Apr 4 - 12:28 PM

Antti Niemi made 28 saves in a 5-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.

Niemi allowed four goals in a loss to the Penguins earlier this month, and he didn't fare much better Saturday. The Finnish goaltender now has a record of 6-9-4 with a 3.12 GAA and a .912 save percentage.
Mar 31 - 10:22 PM

Antti Niemi will be the Canadiens' starter on Saturday.

Niemi will be looking to build off his 35-save shutout over Buffalo on March 23. He's 6-8-4 with a 3.02 GAA and .916 save percentage in 22 games this season.
Mar 30 - 12:39 PM

Antti Niemi stopped all 35 shots he faced in a 3-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres.

Niemi’s excellent play continued tonight with his first shutout in 27 months. He has posted a below average 6-8-4 record since being claimed by the Canadiens but he has an impressive 2.25 goals-against-average and .936 save percentage in those contests. The Finnish netminder looked like he played himself out of the NHL after being put on waivers by both the Penguins and Panthers earlier this season but has definitely played his way into a new contract at the end of the season.
Mar 23 - 9:59 PM

Antti Niemi will get the start in Friday's game against the Buffalo Sabres.

The Canadiens are playing at home against Washington tomorrow night, so Carey Price will presumably start that game. Niemi has a 5-4-4 record with a 2.41 goals-against-average and a .932 save percentage during his time in Montreal. He's really looked good since being reunited with his goalie coach in Chicago, Stephane Waite.
Mar 23 - 5:55 PM

Antti Niemi could get the nod for the Canadiens on Friday at Buffalo.

Montreal is back in action Saturday against Washington at home, so Carey Price may get that contest. Niemi has a 5-4-4 record with a 2.41 goals-against average and .932 save percentage in 16 appearances with Montreal this season.
Mar 23 - 10:26 AM

Antti Niemi allowed two goals on 40 shots in Monday's 2-0 loss to the Florida Panthers.

Niemi was excellent in this one, but the team in front of him failed to find the back of the net. The veteran came up with several saves on odd-man rushes. The 34-year-old owns a 5-8-4 record with a 3.19 goals-against-average and a .911 save percentage this season. After a horrible start to the season with the Penguins and Panthers, Niemi has really found his game with the Habs. He may have earned himself another NHL contract this offseason.
Mar 19 - 11:06 PM

Antti Niemi will be in goal Monday against Florida.

This will be the third straight game that Niemi has faced a former team. He appeared in two games with the Panthers after he was claimed off waivers from Pittsburgh, but didn't make a start. Niemi has a 5-3-4 record with a 2.43 goals-against average and .930 save percentage in 15 appearances as a member of the Canadiens. Carey Price will be back in uniform on Monday as the backup goaltender, so Niemi's limited fantasy will take a serious hit.
Mar 19 - 1:18 PM

Antti Niemi kicked out 34 of 38 shots in a 5-3 loss to Pittsburgh Thursday night.

Niemi started the season with Pittsburgh, but was put on waivers. While it would be harsh to blame him for this loss given how many shots he faced, he ultimately wasn't able to get revenge tonight. Niemi has been good with the Canadiens overall as he had a 5-2-4 record, 2.30 GAA, and .933 save percentage with the Habs before Thursday's action.
Mar 15 - 10:37 PM

Antti Niemi will get the nod against Pittsburgh on Thursday night.

Niemi is coming off a 4-2 win over Dallas on Tuesday night. He was bought out by the Stars following the 2016-17 season. Niemi was waived by Pittsburgh earlier this year, so this is another opportunity for him to get some payback. He has been great for the Canadiens since he was claimed off waivers from Florida, which will be Montreal's opponent on Monday. Niemi has a 5-2-4 record with a 2.30 goals-against average and .933 save percentage with the Habs.
Mar 15 - 3:37 PM

Antti Niemi stopped 36 of 38 shots in a 4-2 win over the Dallas Stars.

With Niemi on Dallas' books for another season due to his buyout, they actually paid him to beat them tonight. The Finnish netminder has played well since moving to Montreal and his record now sits at 5-6-4 this season with a 3.20 goals-against-average and .909 save percentage.
Mar 13 - 10:30 PM

Antti Niemi will be between the pipes Tuesday night against Dallas.

Niemi is coming off a 3-2 shootout loss to Tampa Bay on Saturday and he will get the second half of Montreal's back-to-back situation. The former Stars netminder has played well for the Canadiens despite losing three of his last four starts. In 13 appearances with Montreal, Niemi has a 4-2-4 record with a 2.32 goals-against average and .932 save percentage.
Mar 13 - 10:45 AM

Antti Niemi stopped 32 of 34 shots in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

It's another quality start in a Habs uniform for Niemi who has given up just nine goals in his last five starts. He was claimed off of waivers by the Canadiens in November and has responded by posting a 4-2-4 record with a 2.33 goals-against-average and .932 save percentage in a Canadiens uniform. His NHL career looked done after being put on waivers by both the Pittsburgh Penguins and Florida Panthers earlier this season but he has definitely earned another NHL contract.
Mar 10 - 4:39 PM

The Montreal Canadiens will have Antti Niemi in goal this afternoon against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Niemi was dealing with a lower-body injury but is ready to return against the high-flying Lightning. Since being claimed off of waivers by the Canadiens, the Finnish goaltender has posted a 4-2-3 record with a 2.38 goals-against-average and .931 save percentage. He'll likely earn himself another NHL deal at the end of the season.
Mar 10 - 12:49 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Drouin
2Phillip Danault
3Jacob De La Rose
4Byron Froese
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Alex Galchenyuk
3Paul Byron
4Charles Hudon
5Daniel Carr
6Nicolas Deslauriers
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2Andrew Shaw
3Artturi Lehkonen
4Logan Shaw
5Ales Hemsky
6Nikita Scherbak
D1Shea Weber
2Jeff Petry
3Jordie Benn
4Karl Alzner
5David Schlemko
6Mike Reilly
7Noah Juulsen
8Victor Mete
G1Carey Price
2Antti Niemi