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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) 


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."