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Ville Nieminen

Ville Nieminen  #10

Left Wing
NUMBER: 10 BIRTHDATE: April 6, 1977
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Tampere, Finland
WEIGHT: 220 DRAFTED: COL / 1997 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 3rd   (78th overall)
Traded to Pittsburgh by Colorado with Rick Berry for Darius Kasparaitis, March 19, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, July 29, 2003. Traded to Calgary by Chicago for Jason Morgan and Calgary's 6th round choice (Joseph Fallon) in 2005 Entry Draft, February 24, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Tappara Tampere (Finland), July 22, 2004. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, August 4, 2005. Traded to San Jose by NY Rangers for San Jose's 3rd round choice (later traded to Anaheim - Anaheim selected John DeGray) in 2006 Entry Draft, March 8, 2006. Traded to St. Louis by San Jose with Jay Barriball and New Jersey's 1st round choice (previously acquired, St. Louis selected David Perron) in 2007 Entry Draft for Bill Guerin, February 27, 2007.
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Not only is it a great idea, but if you don't [start using analytics] you're going to fall behind. You have to be on the cutting edge. It was [Arizona Coyotes assistant general manager] Darcy Regier who said, 'If you didn't invent it, you have to be the second- or third-best copier, because if you're fourth or fifth you've got no chance.'

— Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock on his interest in advanced statistical analysis