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Janne Niinimaa
Janneniinimaa
Position Defenceman
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
220 lb (100 kg)
Swiss-A Team
F. Teams
SCL Tigers
NHL
Philadelphia Flyers
Edmonton Oilers
New York Islanders
Dallas Stars
Montreal Canadiens
SM-liiga
Jokerit
Kärpät
Elitserien
Malmö IF
Nationality Flag of Finland Finnish
Born May 22 1975 (1975-05-22) (age 41),
Raahe, FIN
NHL Draft 36th overall, 1993
Philadelphia Flyers
Pro Career 1993 – present

Janne Niinimaa (born 22 May, 1975 in Raahe, Finland) is a professional ice hockey defenceman. He was selected in the second round of the 1993 NHL Entry Draft, 36th overall, by the Philadelphia Flyers.

Following three seasons playing with Jokerit in Helsinki, Finland, Niinimaa made his debut with the Flyers in the 1996–97 NHL season, posting 44 points and a +12 rating, and being named to the NHL All-Rookie Team.

The following season Niinimaa was traded to the Edmonton Oilers, where he spent parts of six seasons. Earning himself an All-Star appearance in the 2000–01 NHL regular season. He was traded to the New York Islanders in 2003 and then was traded to the Montreal Canadiens. During the NHL lockout, Niinimaa returned to play in his native Finland. Niinimaa has twice represented Finland at the Winter Olympics, winning a bronze medal in 1998, and was on the national team when Finland won its only world championship gold medal.

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Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts +/- PIM GP G A Pts +/- PIM
1993–94 Jokerit SM-liiga 45 3 8 11 - 24 12 1 1 2 - 4
1994–95 Jokerit SM-liiga 42 7 10 17 - 36 10 1 4 5 - 35
1995–96 Jokerit SM-liiga 49 5 15 20 - 79 11 0 2 2 - 12
1996–97 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 77 4 40 44 +12 58 19 1 12 13 +3 16
1997–98 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 66 3 31 34 +6 56 - - - - - -
1997–98 Edmonton Oilers NHL 11 1 8 9 +7 6 11 1 1 2 +3 12
1998–99 Edmonton Oilers NHL 81 4 24 28 +7 88 4 0 0 0 -2 2
1999–00 Edmonton Oilers NHL 81 8 25 33 +14 89 5 0 2 2 +1 2
2000–01 Edmonton Oilers NHL 82 12 34 46 -6 90 6 0 2 2 -1 6
2001–02 Edmonton Oilers NHL 81 5 39 44 +13 80 - - - - - -
2002–03 Edmonton Oilers NHL 63 4 24 28 -7 66 - - - - - -
2002–03 New York Islanders NHL 13 1 5 6 -2 14 5 0 1 1 -4 12
2003–04 New York Islanders NHL 82 9 19 28 +12 64 5 1 2 3 -2 2
2004–05 Malmö Elitserien 10 0 3 3 -2 34 - - - - - -
2004–05 Kärpät SM-liiga 26 3 10 13 +14 30 12 0 5 5 +3 8
2005–06 New York Islanders NHL 41 1 9 10 -7 62 - - - - - -
2005–06 Dallas Stars NHL 22 2 4 6 -5 24 4 0 1 1 0 8
2006–07 Montreal Canadiens NHL 41 0 3 3 -13 36 - - - - - -
2007–08 HC Davos NLA 48 9 28 37 - 127 - - - - - -
2008–09 SCL Tigers NLA 20 8 10 18 20 - - - - - -
NHL totals 741 54 265 319 +43 733 59 3 21 24 -2 60
SM-liiga totals 162 18 43 61 - 169 45 2 12 14 +3 59
Elitserien totals 10 0 3 3 -2 34 - - - - - -
NLA totals 68 17 38 55 147 - - - - - -

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