North American Skater
Jyri
Niemi
POSITION: D
SHOOTS: Left
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
Weight: 192
Born: 06/15/1990
Mid Term Rank: 29
Nationality: Finnish
Club: Saskatoon
League: WHL

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."