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Antero Niittymaki     \AN-tur-oh nee-tee-MAH-kee\

Position: G ▪ Catches: Left
Height: 6-1 (185 cm) ▪ Weight: 210 lbs. (95 kg)

Born: June 18, 1980 in Turku, Finland
Draft: Philadelphia, 6th round (168th overall), 1998 NHL Entry

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

NHL Standard

Goalie Stats Scoring Stats
Season Age Tm Lg GP GS W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN QS QS% RBS GA%- GSAA GPS G A PTS PIM Awards
2003-04 23 PHI NHL 3 3 0 0 3 77 74 .961 1.00 0 180 0.9 0 0 0 0
2005-06 25 PHI NHL 46 23 15 6 133 1266 1133 .895 2.97 2 2690 106 -8.01 6.8 0 1 1 0 Calder-15
2006-07 26 PHI NHL 52 9 29 9 166 1567 1401 .894 3.38 0 2943 112 -17.51 7.6 0 0 0 2
2007-08 27 PHI NHL 28 23 12 9 2 69 739 670 .907 2.91 1 1424 13 .565 5 103 -1.87 4.4 0 0 0 0
2008-09 28 PHI NHL 32 29 15 8 6 83 947 864 .912 2.76 1 1805 14 .483 6 96 3.66 6.1 0 1 1 2
2009-10 29 TBL NHL 49 45 21 18 5 127 1388 1261 .909 2.87 1 2657 21 .467 11 103 -3.84 7.9 0 1 1 0
2010-11 30 SJS NHL 24 22 12 7 3 64 615 551 .896 2.72 0 1414 11 .500 5 119 -10.42 2.4 0 0 0 2
5 yrs PHI NHL 161 52 62 61 23 454 4596 4142 .901 3.01 4 9042 27 .519 11 25.8 0 2 2 4
1 yr SJS NHL 24 22 12 7 3 64 615 551 .896 2.72 0 1414 11 .500 5 2.4 0 0 0 2
1 yr TBL NHL 49 45 21 18 5 127 1388 1261 .909 2.87 1 2657 21 .467 11 7.9 0 1 1 0
Career NHL 234 119 95 86 31 645 6599 5954 .902 2.95 5 13113 59 .496 27 36.1 0 3 3 6

NHL Playoffs

Goalie Stats Scoring Stats
Season Age Tm Lg GP GS W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN QS QS% RBS GA%- GSAA G A PTS PIM
2005-06 25 PHI NHL 2 0 0 5 29 24 .828 4.11 0 73 0 0 0 0
2010-11 30 SJS NHL 2 0 1 0 1 30 29 .967 0.66 0 91 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career NHL 4 0 1 0 6 59 53 .898 2.20 0 164 0 0 0 0 0 0

NHL Advanced

Even Strength Power Play Short-handed
Season Age Tm Lg Sh GA SV % Sh GA SV % Sh GA SV %
2007-08 27 PHI NHL 560 46 .918 28 1 .964 154 22 .857
2008-09 28 PHI NHL 686 55 .920 30 0 1.000 245 34 .861
2009-10 29 TBL NHL 1034 89 .914 43 3 .930 305 39 .872
2010-11 30 SJS NHL 514 44 .914 16 1 .938 87 19 .782
Career NHL 2794 234 .916 117 5 .957 791 114 .856

Other Standard

Goalie Stats Scoring Stats
Season Age Team Lg GP GS W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN QS QS% RBS GA%- GSAA G A PTS PIM Awards
1997-98 17 TPS Turku U18 Fin-U18 12
1997-98 17 TPS Turku Jr. Fin-Jr. 19 10 8 1 34 1.80 1131
1997-98 17 Finland EJC-A 1 4 4.00 0 60
1998-99 18 TPS Turku Jr. Fin-Jr. 35 27 8 0 60 1.72 3 2095
1999-00 19 TPS Turku Jr. Fin-Jr. 1 1 0 0 1 1.00 0 60
1999-00 19 TPS Turku Finland 32 23 6 3 68 2.15 3 1899 0 0 0 2
1999-00 19 Finland WJC-A 5 10 2.45 0 245
2000-01 20 TPS Turku Finland 21 10 5 1 46 2.48 2 1112 0 0 0 0
2001-02 21 TPS Turku Finland 27 16 8 1 46 1.84 3 1498 0 0 0 2
2002-03 22 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 40 14 21 2 98 1011 913 .903 2.58 0 2283 0 0 0 0
2003-04 23 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 49 24 13 6 92 1205 1113 .924 2.02 7 2728 1 0 1 0
2004-05 24 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 58 33 21 4 119 1573 1454 .924 2.07 6 3453 0 0 0 2
2005-06 25 Finland Olympics 6 5 1 0 8 1.34 3 359 0 0 0 0
2005-06 25 Finland WC-A 4 2 1 1 6 1.70 2 212
2011-12 31 2 Teams AHL 13 4 8 0 41 332 291 .877 3.60 0 684 0 0 0 0
2011-12 31 Worcester Sharks AHL 5 2 3 0 15 136 121 .890 3.01 0 299 0 0 0 0
2011-12 31 Syracuse Crunch AHL 8 2 5 0 26 196 170 .867 4.05 0 385 0 0 0 0
2012-13 32 TPS Turku Finland 14 1 7 3 34 2.83 0 720 0 0 0 0
Career 4 Seasons AHL 160 75 63 12 350 4121 3771 .915 2.30 13 9148 1 0 1 2
Career 1 Season EJC-A 1 4 4.00 0 60
Career 3 Seasons Fin-Jr. 55 38 16 1 95 1.73 3 3286
Career 1 Season Fin-U18 12
Career 4 Seasons Finland 94 50 26 8 194 2.23 8 5229 0 0 0 4
Career 1 Season Olympics 6 5 1 0 8 1.34 3 359 0 0 0 0
Career 1 Season WC-A 4 2 1 1 6 1.70 2 212
Career 1 Season WJC-A 5 10 2.45 0 245

Other Playoffs

Goalie Stats Scoring Stats
Season Age Team Lg GP GS W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN QS QS% RBS GA%- GSAA G A PTS PIM
1997-98 17 TPS Turku U18 Fin-U18 1 1 0 1 1.00 0 60
1997-98 17 TPS Turku Jr. Fin-Jr. 4 3 1 7 1.91 0 220
1998-99 18 TPS Turku Jr. Fin-Jr. 6 3 3 14 2.32 0 362
1999-00 19 TPS Turku Finland 0 0 0 0
1999-00 19 TPS Turku Jr. Fin-Jr. 1 0 1 5 5.00 0 60
1999-00 19 TPS Turku Finland 8 6 2 13 1.72 0 453
2000-01 20 TPS Turku Jr. Fin-Jr. 2 1 1 4 2.00 1 120
2001-02 21 TPS Turku Finland 4 2 2 11 2.24 0 295 0 0 0 2
2003-04 23 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 12 6 6 24 325 301 .926 1.81 0 796 0 1 1 17
2004-05 24 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 21 15 5 37 648 611 .943 1.75 3 1269 0 0 0 2
Career 2 Seasons AHL 33 21 11 61 973 912 .937 1.77 3 2065 0 1 1 19
Career 4 Seasons Fin-Jr. 13 7 6 30 2.36 1 762
Career 1 Season Fin-U18 1 1 0 1 1.00 0 60
Career 2 Seasons Finland 12 8 4 24 1.93 0 748 0 0 0 2
Rk Year Tm GA SA SV SV% A PIM SHFT
1 2006 FIN 8 164 156 95.1 0 0
Car 8 164 156 95.1 0 0

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
Antero Niittymaki 7.9 7.6 6.8 6.1 4.4 2.4 0.9
Gilles Meloche 90.9 7.3 7.0 6.4 5.3 5.1 3.1 0.3
Allan Bester 88.5 8.8 6.9 6.1 6.1 5.0 2.3 -0.1
Manny Legace 88.0 9.3 7.3 7.2 5.4 3.3 2.7 0.7
Phil Myre 87.5 8.3 8.3 5.5 5.0 4.5 1.9 0.9
Denis Herron 87.4 9.1 8.1 6.6 6.2 2.7 2.4 0.3
Don Simmons 87.2 7.9 7.7 5.8 4.9 3.7 2.5 2.0
Damian Rhodes 86.7 8.1 6.9 5.8 4.9 3.2 2.8 0.3
Chris Terreri 85.9 8.2 8.1 7.4 7.1 6.1 1.1 0.9
Greg Stefan 84.7 6.7 6.1 5.9 5.5 4.3 3.4 0.2
Jim Rutherford 82.8 8.5 7.7 6.4 6.2 5.2 4.9 2.5
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Antero Niittymaki 7.9 7.6 6.8 6.1 4.4 2.4 0.9
Allan Bester 87.6 8.8 6.9 6.1 6.1 5.0 2.3 1.6 0.8 0.0 -0.1
Vesa Toskala 82.4 10.2 6.4 6.0 5.9 5.3 2.3 1.8 0.0
Peter Budaj 82.3 9.1 7.6 5.2 4.7 4.7 3.1 2.6 1.6
Al Smith 82.3 6.7 6.4 6.0 4.3 2.9 2.6 1.0 0.3 0.3 0.0
Richard Sevigny 79.4 7.9 6.8 4.7 3.8 2.6 2.2 1.1 0.0
Don Simmons 79.1 7.9 7.7 5.8 4.9 3.7 2.5 2.4 2.0 0.9 0.8 0.4
Greg Stefan 77.6 6.7 6.1 6.1 5.9 5.5 4.3 3.4 0.3 0.2
Ty Conklin 77.2 7.9 6.2 6.0 5.5 1.4 1.3 1.1 0.9 0.6
Al Jensen 76.8 7.5 7.5 6.0 3.7 1.8 0.8 -0.1
Peter Sidorkiewicz 76.7 7.4 5.6 5.2 5.1 4.6 0.3 0.1 0.0

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

July 10, 2009: Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 10, 2009.

July 1, 2010: Signed as a free agent by San Jose, July 1, 2010.

August 20, 2012: Signed as a free agent by Turku (Finland), August 20, 2012.

April 12, 2013: Officially announced his retirement, April 12, 2013.

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