|Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
National team Finland
Liiga team JYP Jyvaskyla
Name Sami Niku
|Born October 10, 1996 (age 19)
Haapavesi, Finland (1996-10-10) |
Weight 176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)
Sami niku 2014 15 highlights winnipeg jets 2015 nhl draft pick 198
Sami Niku (born 10 October 1996) is a Finnish professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently playing under contract with the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League (NHL). Niku was selected by the [Jets in the 7th round (198th overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
- Sami niku 2014 15 highlights winnipeg jets 2015 nhl draft pick 198
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Niku made his Liiga debut playing with JYP Jyväskylä during the 2014–15 Liiga season.
Following the 2016–17 season with JYP, having played his first full season in the Liiga in posting 27 points in 59 games, Niku agreed to a three-year, entry-level contract with the Winnipeg Jets on May 15, 2017.
Internationally, Niku played in the 2014 IIHF World U18 Championships, the 2015 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, and the 2016 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.