Name Jyri Niemi
Salary 670,000 USD (2013)
Weight 96 kg
|SM-liiga team HPK|
Height 1.87 m
Role Ice hockey player
|Born June 15, 1990 (age 25)
Hameenkyro, Finland (1990-06-15) |
NHL Draft 72nd overall, 2008 New York Islanders
Current team Hartford Wolf Pack (#8 / Defenseman)
Jyri Niemi vs Alexander Urbom Apr 9, 2010
Jyri Niemi (born June 15, 1990) is a Finnish professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently playing for Ilves of the Finnish Liiga. Niemi was selected by the New York Islanders in the 3rd round (72nd overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
Niemi played three seasons in major junior, with the Saskatoon Blades of the Western Hockey League. Unable to agree to terms with the Islanders on May 5, 2010, Niemi's rights were traded by the Islanders to neighboring rivals, the New York Rangers in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick. He was immediately signed to a three-year entry-level contract to begin his professional career.
On May 17, 2013, HPK of the Finnish Liiga announced they had signed Niemi to play for the 2013–14 season.