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Janne Niinimaa     \YAH-nee NEE-nuh-muh\

Position: D ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 6-1 ▪ Weight: 220 lbs.

Born: May 22, 1975 in Raahe, Finland
Draft: Philadelphia, 2nd round (36th overall), 1993 NHL Entry

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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
1996-97 21 PHI NHL 77 4 40 44 13 12 58 3 1 0 2 17 23 0 141 2.8 0 0:00 Calder-4
1997-98 22 TOT NHL 77 4 39 43 13 13 62 1 3 0 1 17 21 1 134 3.0 0 0:00
1997-98 22 PHI NHL 66 3 31 34 10 6 56 1 2 0 1 14 17 0 115 2.6 0 0:00
1997-98 22 EDM NHL 11 1 8 9 3 7 6 0 1 0 0 3 4 1 19 5.3 0 0:00
1998-99 23 EDM NHL 81 4 24 28 9 7 88 2 2 0 1 15 8 1 142 2.8 1936 24:54
1999-00 24 EDM NHL 81 8 25 33 11 14 89 4 2 2 0 13 12 0 133 6.0 1982 24:28
2000-01 25 EDM NHL 82 12 34 46 16 6 90 4 8 0 1 18 15 1 122 9.8 2078 25:20 AS-18
2001-02 26 EDM NHL 81 5 39 44 13 13 80 4 1 0 2 18 18 3 119 4.2 2108 26:02 AS-12
2002-03 27 TOT NHL 76 5 29 34 10 -9 80 2 3 0 0 13 15 1 101 5.0 1988 26:09
2002-03 27 EDM NHL 63 4 24 28 9 -7 66 2 2 0 0 11 12 1 90 4.4 1688 27:48
2002-03 27 NYI NHL 13 1 5 6 2 -2 14 0 1 0 0 2 3 0 11 9.1 300 23:02
2003-04 28 NYI NHL 82 9 19 28 10 12 64 5 4 0 2 11 8 0 97 9.3 1907 23:15
2005-06 30 TOT NHL 63 3 13 16 5 -12 86 1 1 1 1 8 5 0 49 6.1 1246 20:46
2005-06 30 NYI NHL 41 1 9 10 3 -7 62 1 0 0 0 6 3 0 23 4.3 840 20:30
2005-06 30 DAL NHL 22 2 4 6 2 -5 24 0 1 1 1 2 2 0 26 7.7 405 18:25
2006-07 31 MTL NHL 41 0 3 3 1 -13 36 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 29 0.0 609 15:51
6 yrs EDM NHL 399 34 154 188 60 40 419 16 16 2 4 78 69 7 625 5.4 9791 25:14
3 yrs NYI NHL 136 11 33 44 15 3 140 6 5 0 2 19 14 0 131 8.4 3047 22:24
2 yrs PHI NHL 143 7 71 78 23 18 114 4 3 0 3 31 40 0 256 2.7 0
1 yr DAL NHL 22 2 4 6 2 -5 24 0 1 1 1 2 2 0 26 7.7 405 18:25
1 yr MTL NHL 41 0 3 3 1 -13 36 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 29 0.0 609 15:50
Career NHL 741 54 265 319 101 43 733 26 25 3 10 133 125 7 1067 5.1 13852 24:35

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
1996-97 21 PHI NHL 77 0.05 0.52 0.57 0.17 0.75 1.83 4 42 46 14 109 35 67 5 12 3.0 4.3 7.3 Calder-4
1997-98 22 TOT NHL 77 0.05 0.51 0.56 0.17 0.81 1.74 4 44 48 14 103 43 55 8 13 3.2 5.0 8.2
1997-98 22 PHI NHL 66 0.05 0.47 0.52 0.15 0.85 1.74 3 35 38 11 84 34 48 4 6 2.4 3.8 6.2
1997-98 22 EDM NHL 11 0.09 0.73 0.82 0.25 0.55 1.73 1 9 10 3 19 9 7 4 7 0.8 1.1 1.9
1998-99 23 EDM NHL 81 0.05 0.30 0.35 0.11 1.09 1.75 5 27 32 10 84 18 88 29 7 1.4 3.9 5.3
1999-00 24 EDM NHL 81 0.10 0.31 0.41 0.14 1.10 1.64 9 27 36 12 86 24 79 31 14 2.1 5.3 7.4
2000-01 25 EDM NHL 82 0.15 0.41 0.56 0.19 1.10 1.49 13 36 49 17 113 41 87 21 6 3.8 4.3 8.1 AS-18
2001-02 26 EDM NHL 81 0.06 0.48 0.54 0.16 0.99 1.47 6 44 50 15 105 36 78 22 13 3.1 6.1 9.2 AS-12
2002-03 27 TOT NHL 76 0.07 0.38 0.45 0.14 1.05 1.33 6 33 39 12 96 34 99 28 -9 2.1 2.9 5.0
2002-03 27 EDM NHL 63 0.06 0.38 0.44 0.14 1.05 1.43 5 27 32 10 82 29 84 24 -7 1.7 2.5 4.2
2002-03 27 NYI NHL 13 0.08 0.38 0.46 0.14 1.08 0.85 1 6 7 2 14 5 15 4 -2 0.4 0.4 0.8
2003-04 28 NYI NHL 82 0.11 0.23 0.34 0.13 0.78 1.18 11 22 33 12 88 19 77 20 12 2.1 4.3 6.4
2005-06 30 TOT NHL 63 0.05 0.21 0.25 0.08 1.37 0.78 3 13 16 5 47 10 70 21 -12 0.4 2.0 2.3
2005-06 30 NYI NHL 41 0.02 0.22 0.24 0.07 1.51 0.56 1 9 10 3 32 4 53 18 -7 0.1 1.3 1.4
2005-06 30 DAL NHL 22 0.09 0.18 0.27 0.10 1.09 1.18 2 4 6 2 15 6 17 3 -5 0.3 0.6 0.9
2006-07 31 MTL NHL 41 0.00 0.07 0.07 0.02 0.88 0.71 0 3 3 1 15 1 32 5 -13 -0.4 0.4 0.0
6 yrs EDM NHL 399 0.09 0.39 0.47 0.15 1.05 1.57 39 170 209 68 489 157 423 131 40 12.9 23.2 36.1
3 yrs NYI NHL 136 0.08 0.24 0.32 0.11 1.03 0.96 13 37 50 17 134 28 145 42 3 2.6 6.1 8.7
2 yrs PHI NHL 143 0.05 0.50 0.55 0.16 0.80 1.79 7 77 84 25 193 69 115 9 18 5.4 8.2 13.5
1 yr DAL NHL 22 0.09 0.18 0.27 0.10 1.09 1.18 2 4 6 2 15 6 17 3 -5 0.3 0.6 0.9
1 yr MTL NHL 41 0.00 0.07 0.07 0.02 0.88 0.71 0 3 3 1 15 1 32 5 -13 -0.4 0.4 0.0
Career NHL 741 0.07 0.36 0.43 0.14 0.99 1.44 61 291 352 113 846 261 732 190 43 20.8 38.5 59.2

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
1996-97 21 PHI NHL 19 1 12 13 4 3 16 0 1 0 1 56 1.8
1997-98 22 EDM NHL 11 1 1 2 1 3 12 1 0 0 1 20 5.0
1998-99 23 EDM NHL 4 0 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 113 28:16
1999-00 24 EDM NHL 5 0 2 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 8 0.0 108 22:39
2000-01 25 EDM NHL 6 0 2 2 1 -1 6 0 0 0 0 11 0.0 171 29:33
2002-03 27 NYI NHL 5 0 1 1 0 -4 12 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 118 24:32
2003-04 28 NYI NHL 5 1 2 3 1 -2 2 0 1 0 1 4 25.0 123 25:31
2005-06 30 DAL NHL 4 0 1 1 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 56 14:07
Career NHL 59 3 21 24 7 -2 60 1 2 0 3 114 2.6 689 24:46

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
1990-91 15 Karpat Oulu Jr. Fin-Jr. 7 1 1 2 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1991-92 16 Karpat Oulu Jr. Fin-Jr. 3 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1991-92 16 Karpat Oulu Finland-2 41 2 11 13 0 49 2 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1991-92 16 Finland WJC-A 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1991-92 16 Finland EJC-A 6 4 3 7 0 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1992-93 17 Karpat Oulu Jr. Fin-Jr. 10 3 9 12 0 16 3 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1992-93 17 Karpat Oulu Finland-2 29 2 3 5 0 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1992-93 17 KKP Kiiminki Finland-3 1 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1992-93 17 Finland EJC-A 6 1 1 2 0 20 1 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1993-94 18 Jokerit Helsinki Jr. Fin-Jr. 10 2 6 8 0 41 2 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1993-94 18 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 45 3 8 11 0 24 3 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1993-94 18 Finland WJC-A 7 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1994-95 19 Jokerit Helsinki Jr. Fin-Jr. 6 6 3 9 0 39 6 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1994-95 19 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 42 7 10 17 0 36 7 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1994-95 19 Finland WJC-A 7 2 3 5 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1994-95 19 Finland WC-A 8 1 2 3 0 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1995-96 20 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 49 5 15 20 0 79 5 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1995-96 20 Finland WC-A 5 1 0 1 0 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1996-97 21 Finland W-Cup 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1997-98 22 Finland Olympics 6 0 3 3 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1999-00 24 Finland WC-A 9 2 1 3 5 8 0 2 0 1 0 0 0:00
2001-02 26 Finland Olympics 4 0 3 3 -2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
2001-02 26 Finland WC-A 9 0 4 4 4 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
2002-03 27 Finland WC-A 7 1 2 3 -1 12 0 1 0 1 0 0 0:00
2003-04 28 Finland WC-A 7 0 5 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
2004-05 29 Finland W-Cup 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
2004-05 29 IF Malmo Redhawks Sweden 10 0 3 3 0 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
2004-05 29 Karpat Oulu Finland 26 3 10 13 0 30 3 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
2007-08 32 HC Davos Swiss 48 9 28 37 0 127 9 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
2008-09 33 SCL Tigers Langnau Swiss 20 8 8 16 0 20 8 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
2008-09 33 Finland WC-A 6 0 1 1 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
2009-10 34 HV 71 Jonkoping Sweden 43 4 17 21 0 24 4 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
2010-11 35 Lulea HF Sweden 48 9 21 30 0 44 9 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
2011-12 36 Rapperswil-Jona Lakers Swiss 20 0 3 3 0 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
Career 2 Seasons EJC-A 12 5 4 9 0 28 5 0 0 0 0 0
Career 5 Seasons Fin-Jr. 36 12 19 31 0 104 12 0 0 0 0 0
Career 4 Seasons Finland 162 18 43 61 0 169 18 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
Career 2 Seasons Finland-2 70 4 14 18 0 63 4 0 0 0 0 0
Career 1 Season Finland-3 1 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 2 Seasons Olympics 10 0 6 6 -2 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
Career 3 Seasons Sweden 101 13 41 54 0 102 13 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
Career 3 Seasons Swiss 88 17 39 56 0 173 17 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
Career 2 Seasons W-Cup 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
Career 7 Seasons WC-A 51 5 15 20 10 66 2 3 0 2 0 0 0:00
Career 3 Seasons WJC-A 19 2 3 5 0 18 2 0 0 0 0 0

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
1991-92 16 Karpat Oulu Finland-2 4 0 0 0 0
1992-93 17 Karpat Oulu U18 Fin-U18 6 2 5 7 6
1993-94 18 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 12 1 1 2 4
1994-95 19 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 10 1 4 5 35
1995-96 20 Jokerit Helsinki Jr. Fin-Jr. 2 3 4 7 6
1995-96 20 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 11 0 2 2 12
2004-05 29 Karpat Oulu Finland 12 0 5 5 8
2007-08 32 HC Davos Swiss 9 0 1 1 20
2009-10 34 HV 71 Jonkoping Sweden 16 0 3 3 8
2010-11 35 Lulea HF Sweden 11 1 5 6 12
Career 1 Season Fin-Jr. 2 3 4 7 6
Career 1 Season Fin-U18 6 2 5 7 6
Career 4 Seasons Finland 45 2 12 14 59
Career 1 Season Finland-2 4 0 0 0 0
Career 2 Seasons Sweden 27 1 8 9 20
Career 1 Season Swiss 9 0 1 1 20
Rk Year Tm G A +/- PIM S SHFT
1 1998 FIN 0 3 1 8 10 6
2 2002 FIN 3 2 3 4
Car 3 5 1 11 10 10

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 10 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Janne Niinimaa 9.2 8.2 8.1 7.4 7.3 6.4 5.3 5.0 2.3 0.0
Paul Reinhart 91.7 8.9 8.8 8.3 7.9 7.5 7.3 6.8 3.7 2.1 0.4
Robert Svehla 91.3 9.6 8.6 8.6 8.4 6.8 5.4 5.3 4.6 0.7
Rod Langway 91.3 9.7 8.4 7.8 7.5 6.9 5.4 5.4 5.4 4.1 2.4
Stefan Persson 91.2 9.7 8.5 7.7 6.9 6.5 6.0 5.7 3.3 2.8
Carol Vadnais 90.7 10.0 9.5 8.5 7.9 6.9 6.5 6.1 4.6 1.3 0.7
J.C. Tremblay 90.6 8.4 8.2 6.9 6.4 6.4 6.4 5.5 5.1 1.9 0.7
Glen Harmon 90.6 7.1 6.5 6.1 5.9 5.6 5.2 5.0 4.0 2.6
Tom Johnson 90.6 8.8 7.1 6.7 6.4 6.1 6.1 5.4 4.4 4.1 0.0
Bill White 90.6 9.6 8.7 8.6 8.5 7.9 5.4 5.1 3.7 3.2
Jimmy Thomson 90.4 8.8 7.2 6.7 6.6 6.4 5.4 5.2 4.9 4.7 0.3
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Janne Niinimaa 9.2 8.2 8.1 7.4 7.3 6.4 5.3 5.0 2.3 0.0
Robert Svehla 91.3 9.6 8.6 8.6 8.4 6.8 5.4 5.3 4.6 0.7
Stefan Persson 91.2 9.7 8.5 7.7 6.9 6.5 6.0 5.7 3.3 2.8
Bill White 90.6 9.6 8.7 8.6 8.5 7.9 5.4 5.1 3.7 3.2
Glen Harmon 90.6 7.1 6.5 6.1 5.9 5.6 5.2 5.0 4.0 2.6
Brian Campbell 89.6 10.0 8.4 7.8 7.7 7.6 6.9 6.0 3.9 3.4 1.7 1.6 0.7 0.0
Pat Stapleton 88.9 10.5 9.5 8.4 7.4 7.2 6.8 6.8 6.4 0.4 0.3
Andrei Markov 88.3 9.9 9.7 8.3 8.2 8.1 6.6 5.1 4.5 4.2 4.1 0.8 0.3
Craig Hartsburg 86.3 9.8 8.2 7.2 7.1 7.0 6.7 2.5 2.3 2.3 1.9
Joe Corvo 86.3 8.5 7.7 7.7 6.2 5.6 5.5 4.7 3.2 2.7 2.4
Tom Bladon 86.3 8.8 8.3 7.9 7.8 7.6 6.9 4.0 1.3 0.2

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

March 24, 1998: Traded to Edmonton by Philadelphia for Dan McGillis and Edmonton's 2nd round choice (Jason Beckett) in 1998 Entry Draft, March 24, 1998.

March 11, 2003: Traded to NY Islanders by Edmonton with Washington's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, NY Islanders selected Evgeni Tunik) in 2003 Entry Draft for Brad Isbister and Raffi Torres, March 11, 2003.

November 17, 2004: Signed as a free agent by Malmo (Sweden), November 17, 2004.

January 3, 2005: Signed as a free agent by Oulu (Finland), January 3, 2005.

January 10, 2005: Traded to Dallas by NY Islanders with NY Islanders' 5th round choice (Ondrej Roman) in 2007 Entry Draft for John Erskine and Dallas' 2nd round choice (Jesse Joensuu) in 2006 Entry Draft, January 10, 2005.

September 30, 2006: Traded to Montreal by Dallas with Dallas' 5th round choice (Andrew Conboy) in 2007 Entry Draft for Mike Ribeiro and Montreal's 6th round choice (Matthew Tassone) in 2008 Entry Draft, September 30, 2006.

September 9, 2007: Signed as a free agent by Davos (Swiss), September 9, 2007.

November 25, 2008: Signed as a free agent by Langnau (Swiss), November 25, 2008.

August 18, 2009: Signed as a free agent by Jonkoping (Sweden), August 18, 2009.

August 1, 2010: Signed as a free agent by Lulea (Sweden), August 1, 2010.

November 22, 2011: Signed as a free agent by Rapperswil (Swiss), November 22, 2011.

October 22, 2012: Signed as a free agent by Asploven (Sweden), October 22, 2012.

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