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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.
Quote of the Day

The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres