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Antero Niittymaki

Antero Niittymaki  #30

Goalie
NUMBER: 30 BIRTHDATE: June 18, 1980
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Turku, Finland
WEIGHT: 195 DRAFTED: PHI / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Catches: Left ROUND: 6th   (168th overall)
Jack A. Butterfield Trophy (AHL Playoff MVP) (2005) Olympic All-Star Team (2006) Olympics Best Goaltender (2006) Olympics MVP (2006) Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 10, 2009. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, July 1, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Turku (Finland), August 20, 2012. Officially announced his retirement, April 12, 2013.
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You get the right the whistles at the right times, you can leave him out there. He's a beast when it comes to being on the ice. I thought [Saturday] he was a big man. That first period, he did that lateral cut and it was like three bowling pins bounced off him. There's not too many guys that can do that.

— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on Alex Ovechkin, who enters February tied for the NHL lead in goals