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Ville Nieminen     \VIHL-ay NEE-mih-nehn\

Position: LW ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 5-11 (180 cm) ▪ Weight: 200 lbs. (91 kg)

Born: April 6, 1977 in Tampere, Finland
Draft: Colorado, 3rd round (78th overall), 1997 NHL Entry

Other SR Links: Olympics at Sports-Reference.com, Olympics at Hockey-Reference.com

NHL Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Assists Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1999-00 22 COL NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 10 10:12
2000-01 23 COL NHL 50 14 8 22 10 8 38 12 2 0 3 5 3 0 68 20.6 622 12:26
2001-02 24 TOT NHL 66 11 16 27 10 -1 38 10 1 0 5 11 5 0 83 13.3 882 13:22
2001-02 24 COL NHL 53 10 14 24 9 1 30 9 1 0 5 9 5 0 72 13.9 672 12:41
2001-02 24 PIT NHL 13 1 2 3 1 -2 8 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 11 9.1 210 16:10
2002-03 25 PIT NHL 75 9 12 21 8 -25 93 7 0 2 1 9 3 0 86 10.5 1061 14:08
2003-04 26 TOT NHL 79 5 16 21 7 -9 58 4 1 0 1 13 3 0 83 6.0 983 12:26
2003-04 26 CHI NHL 60 2 11 13 4 -15 40 1 1 0 0 9 2 0 56 3.6 706 11:46
2003-04 26 CGY NHL 19 3 5 8 3 6 18 3 0 0 1 4 1 0 27 11.1 277 14:36
2005-06 28 TOT NHL 70 8 16 24 9 7 63 7 0 1 2 14 1 1 114 7.0 897 12:49
2005-06 28 NYR NHL 48 5 12 17 6 10 53 5 0 0 2 10 1 1 73 6.8 559 11:38
2005-06 28 SJS NHL 22 3 4 7 3 -3 10 2 0 1 0 4 0 0 41 7.3 338 15:23
2006-07 29 TOT NHL 44 1 1 2 1 -8 43 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 43 2.3 387 8:47
2006-07 29 SJS NHL 30 1 1 2 1 -7 14 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 30 3.3 259 8:38
2006-07 29 STL NHL 14 0 0 0 0 -1 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0.0 128 9:09
3 yrs COL NHL 104 24 22 46 19 9 68 21 3 0 8 14 8 0 142 16.9 1304 12:32
2 yrs PIT NHL 88 10 14 24 9 -27 101 8 0 2 1 11 3 0 97 10.3 1271 14:26
2 yrs SJS NHL 52 4 5 9 3 -10 24 3 0 1 0 5 0 0 71 5.6 597 11:29
1 yr CHI NHL 60 2 11 13 4 -15 40 1 1 0 0 9 2 0 56 3.6 706 11:45
1 yr CGY NHL 19 3 5 8 3 6 18 3 0 0 1 4 1 0 27 11.1 277 14:35
1 yr NYR NHL 48 5 12 17 6 10 53 5 0 0 2 10 1 1 73 6.8 559 11:38
1 yr STL NHL 14 0 0 0 0 -1 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0.0 128 9:08
Career NHL 385 48 69 117 44 -28 333 41 4 3 12 53 15 1 479 10.0 4841 12:34

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
1999-00 22 COL NHL 1 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000-01 23 COL NHL 50 0.28 0.16 0.44 0.19 0.76 1.36 15 9 24 11 37 9 20 0 8 1.9 0.9 2.9
2001-02 24 TOT NHL 66 0.17 0.24 0.41 0.15 0.58 1.26 12 18 30 11 45 15 31 0 -1 1.6 1.1 2.7
2001-02 24 COL NHL 53 0.19 0.26 0.45 0.17 0.57 1.36 11 16 27 10 37 15 21 0 1 1.8 0.9 2.7
2001-02 24 PIT NHL 13 0.08 0.15 0.23 0.08 0.62 0.85 1 2 3 1 8 0 10 0 -2 -0.2 0.2 0.0
2002-03 25 PIT NHL 75 0.12 0.16 0.28 0.11 1.24 1.15 10 13 23 9 25 5 60 15 -25 0.2 0.4 0.6
2003-04 26 TOT NHL 79 0.06 0.20 0.27 0.09 0.73 1.05 6 19 25 8 36 7 47 9 -9 0.2 0.8 1.0
2003-04 26 CHI NHL 60 0.03 0.18 0.22 0.07 0.67 0.93 2 13 15 5 23 6 40 8 -15 -0.3 0.2 0.0
2003-04 26 CGY NHL 19 0.16 0.26 0.42 0.16 0.95 1.42 4 6 10 4 13 1 7 1 6 0.5 0.6 1.1
2005-06 28 TOT NHL 70 0.11 0.23 0.34 0.12 0.90 1.63 8 15 23 8 36 1 42 14 7 0.5 1.3 1.8
2005-06 28 NYR NHL 48 0.10 0.25 0.35 0.12 1.10 1.52 5 11 16 6 26 1 20 5 10 0.5 1.0 1.6
2005-06 28 SJS NHL 22 0.14 0.18 0.32 0.12 0.45 1.86 3 4 7 3 10 0 22 9 -3 0.0 0.3 0.3
2006-07 29 TOT NHL 44 0.02 0.02 0.05 0.02 0.98 0.98 1 1 2 1 7 0 17 2 -8 -0.8 0.2 -0.7
2006-07 29 SJS NHL 30 0.03 0.03 0.07 0.03 0.47 1.00 1 1 2 1 4 0 12 1 -7 -0.5 0.1 -0.4
2006-07 29 STL NHL 14 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.07 0.93 0 0 0 0 3 0 5 1 -1 -0.4 0.1 -0.3
3 yrs COL NHL 104 0.23 0.21 0.44 0.18 0.65 1.37 26 25 51 21 74 24 41 0 9 3.7 1.9 5.6
2 yrs PIT NHL 88 0.11 0.16 0.27 0.10 1.15 1.10 11 15 26 10 33 5 70 15 -27 0.1 0.6 0.6
2 yrs SJS NHL 52 0.08 0.10 0.17 0.07 0.46 1.37 4 5 9 4 14 0 34 10 -10 -0.5 0.3 -0.1
1 yr CHI NHL 60 0.03 0.18 0.22 0.07 0.67 0.93 2 13 15 5 23 6 40 8 -15 -0.3 0.2 0.0
1 yr CGY NHL 19 0.16 0.26 0.42 0.16 0.95 1.42 4 6 10 4 13 1 7 1 6 0.5 0.6 1.1
1 yr NYR NHL 48 0.10 0.25 0.35 0.12 1.10 1.52 5 11 16 6 26 1 20 5 10 0.5 1.0 1.6
1 yr STL NHL 14 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.07 0.93 0 0 0 0 3 0 5 1 -1 -0.4 0.1 -0.3
Career NHL 385 0.12 0.18 0.30 0.11 0.86 1.24 52 75 127 49 186 37 217 40 -28 3.6 4.8 8.4

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
2000-01 23 COL NHL SC 23 4 6 10 4 -1 20 1 3 0 1 39 10.3 326 14:10
2003-04 26 CGY NHL 24 4 4 8 3 0 55 3 1 0 0 41 9.8 391 16:17
2005-06 28 SJS NHL 11 0 2 2 1 -1 24 0 0 0 0 18 0.0 172 15:39
Career NHL 1 58 8 12 20 8 -2 99 4 4 0 1 98 8.2 889 15:19

Other Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1993-94 16 Tappara Tampere U18 Fin-U18 29 13 20 33 66
1994-95 17 Tappara Tampere U18 Fin-U18 15 14 18 32 68
1994-95 17 Tappara Tampere Jr. Fin-Jr. 16 11 21 32 47
1994-95 17 Tappara Tampere Finland 16 0 0 0 0
1995-96 18 Tappara Tampere Jr. Fin-Jr. 20 20 23 43 63
1995-96 18 Tappara Tampere Finland 4 0 1 1 8
1995-96 18 KooVee Tampere Finland-2 7 2 1 3 4
1996-97 19 Tappara Tampere Jr. Fin-Jr. 2 2 7 9 2
1996-97 19 Tappara Tampere Finland 49 10 13 23 120
1996-97 19 Finland WJC-A 6 2 5 7 2
1997-98 20 Hershey Bears AHL 74 14 22 36 6 85 12 2 0 4 150 9.3
1998-99 21 Hershey Bears AHL 67 24 19 43 1 127 17 7 0 4 156 15.4
1999-00 22 Hershey Bears AHL 74 21 30 51 -11 54 17 4 0 4 194 10.8
2000-01 23 Hershey Bears AHL 28 10 11 21 -2 48 5 4 1 1 80 12.5
2001-02 24 Finland Olympics 4 0 1 1 -1 2 0 0 0 0
2004-05 27 Finland W-Cup 2 0 0 0 0
2004-05 27 Tappara Tampere Finland 26 14 13 27 32
2005-06 28 Finland Olympics 8 0 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 0
2007-08 30 IF Malmo Redhawks Sweden-2 34 9 15 24 124
2008-09 31 Tappara Tampere Finland 55 21 20 41 82
2009-10 32 Tappara Tampere Finland 50 15 14 29 142
2010-11 33 Sibir Novosibirsk KHL 53 12 23 35 62
2011-12 34 2 Teams KHL 22 1 1 2 18
2011-12 34 Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk KHL 6 1 0 1 4
2011-12 34 Dynamo Riga KHL 16 0 1 1 14
2012-13 35 Tappara Tampere Finland 57 22 28 50 132
Career 4 Seasons AHL 243 69 82 151 -6 314 51 17 1 13 580 11.9
Career 3 Seasons Fin-Jr. 38 33 51 84 112
Career 2 Seasons Fin-U18 44 27 38 65 134
Career 7 Seasons Finland 257 82 89 171 516
Career 1 Season Finland-2 7 2 1 3 4
Career 2 Seasons KHL 75 13 24 37 80
Career 2 Seasons Olympics 12 0 2 2 0 6 0 0 0 0
Career 1 Season Sweden-2 34 9 15 24 124
Career 1 Season W-Cup 2 0 0 0 0
Career 1 Season WJC-A 6 2 5 7 2

Other Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1993-94 16 Tappara Tampere U18 Fin-U18 5 1 2 3 0
1994-95 17 Tappara Tampere U18 Fin-U18 7 2 16 18 22
1996-97 19 Tappara Tampere Finland 3 1 0 1 8
1998-99 21 Hershey Bears AHL 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
1999-00 22 Hershey Bears AHL 9 2 4 6 6 1 1 0 1
2004-05 27 Tappara Tampere Finland 8 2 4 6 12
2007-08 30 IF Malmo Redhawks Sweden-2 10 2 4 6 10
2008-09 31 Tappara Tampere Finland 3 3 2 5 2
2009-10 32 Tappara Tampere Finland 9 3 3 6 16
2010-11 33 Sibir Novosibirsk KHL 4 1 1 2 0
2012-13 35 Tappara Tampere Finland 15 3 3 6 41
Career 2 Seasons AHL 12 2 5 7 6 1 1 0 1
Career 2 Seasons Fin-U18 12 3 18 21 22
Career 5 Seasons Finland 38 12 12 24 79
Career 1 Season KHL 4 1 1 2 0
Career 1 Season Sweden-2 10 2 4 6 10
Rk Year Tm G A +/- PIM S SHFT
1 2002 FIN 1 2 1 1
2 2006 FIN 0 1 1 4 7 28
Car 1 3 1 5 7 29

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 7 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Ville Nieminen 2.9 2.7 1.8 1.0 0.6 0.0 -0.7
Gary McAdam 87.3 2.9 2.3 1.9 1.2 0.9 0.1 -0.7
Jim Harrison 85.1 3.0 2.8 2.1 1.3 0.3 0.2 -0.4
Danny O'Shea 84.3 3.2 2.8 1.8 1.8 0.6
Jody Hull 82.9 2.4 1.9 1.8 1.5 0.7 0.3 -0.2
Armand Mondou 82.8 2.2 1.6 1.6 0.7 0.2 -0.2 -0.2
Ben Clymer 82.2 2.8 2.5 2.1 1.0 0.9 0.4 0.0
Brad May 81.3 3.3 3.3 2.1 0.9 0.3 0.1 -0.6
Maxime Talbot 81.3 3.6 2.6 1.7 1.1 1.0 -0.2 -0.4
Vernon Fiddler 80.8 2.9 2.5 2.3 0.9 0.9 0.7 -0.5
Dwight Foster 80.4 3.4 2.7 2.2 1.3 0.7 0.1 -0.1
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Ville Nieminen 2.9 2.7 1.8 1.0 0.6 0.0 -0.7
Danny O'Shea 84.3 3.2 2.8 1.8 1.8 0.6
Ben Clymer 82.2 2.8 2.5 2.1 1.0 0.9 0.4 0.0
Maxime Talbot 81.3 3.6 2.6 1.7 1.1 1.0 0.9 -0.2 -0.4
Gus Giesebrecht 80.2 2.3 2.1 1.3 0.7
Rostislav Olesz 79.7 2.8 2.4 2.0 1.5 1.0 0.3 -0.2
Don Kozak 79.6 3.3 3.0 1.6 1.5 0.8 0.2 -0.3
Rene Corbet 79.5 3.0 2.8 2.2 1.4 0.6 0.3 0.1 0.0
Dave Gardner 79.4 3.3 2.8 2.0 1.9 0.6 0.2 0.1
Jim Harrison 79.0 3.0 2.8 2.1 1.3 0.3 0.2 -0.1 -0.4
Jean-Francois Sauve 78.6 3.3 2.7 2.3 1.5 0.8 0.1 0.1

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

March 19, 2002: Traded to Pittsburgh by Colorado with Rick Berry for Darius Kasparaitis, March 19, 2002.

July 29, 2003: Signed as a free agent by Chicago, July 29, 2003.

February 24, 2004: Traded to Calgary by Chicago for Jason Morgan and Calgary's 6th round choice (Joseph Fallon) in 2005 Entry Draft, February 24, 2004.

July 22, 2004: Signed as a free agent by Tappara Tampere (Finland), July 22, 2004.

August 4, 2005: Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, August 4, 2005.

March 8, 2006: Traded to San Jose by NY Rangers for San Jose's 3rd round choice (later traded to Anaheim - Anaheim selected John DeGray) in 2006 Entry Draft, March 8, 2006.

February 27, 2007: Traded to St. Louis by San Jose with Jay Barriball and New Jersey's 1st round choice (previously acquired, St. Louis selected David Perron) in 2007 Entry Draft for Bill Guerin, February 27, 2007.

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