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Round 2
Round 3
Stanley Cup Final

Jyri Niemi

North American Skater - Saskatoon, WHL
Final Rank:25Midterm Rank:29
Position:DefensemanShoots:Left
Height:6' 2"Weight:192
Born:June 15, 1990
Born in:Tampere, FIN
Drafted: 2008: NYI (3rd Round / 72nd Overall)  New York Islanders


NHL Director of Central Scouting, E.J. McGuire

Strengths: "Jyri is adjusting well to the North American game. He has good poise and stickhandling ability from the back end. He quarterbacks the power-play, with a heavy shot from the point. He has an offensive flare to his game and is an entertaining player to watch."

 

Areas to improve: "More dependability in the defensive zone will guarantee that he projects into a number three or  four defenseman in the League, with the potential to be a one-two defenseman."





Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.

— Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on his team's OT Game 1 win vs. Minnesota Wild