Throughout the 2018 NHL World Gaming Championships, NHL.com will feature player bios for fans to learn more about the competitors
Twitter/Instagram/Twitch/YouTube Handles: Nieppi29 / niemelajanne / nieppii
Name: Janne Niemelä
Hometown: Kemijärvi, Finland
GAMING AND HOCKEY BACKGROUND
What is your favorite NHL video game ever and why?
I liked NHL17, because skill mattered much more in this game.
Who was your childhood hockey idol and why?
Sidney Crosby because he is so good in everything.
What is your most memorable hockey moment and why?
I played in Canada for 2017-2018 season.
My gamertag is Nieppii because:
It is nickname of my last name.
GETTING TO KNOW YOU …
My favorite team/player is: Pittsburgh Penguins and Sidney Crosby
The first hockey video game I ever played was: NHL 04
If I could play EA SPORTS™ NHL® 18 vs. one real-life player, I'd pick: Sidney Crosby
My signature EA SPORTS™ NHL® 18 move is: Spin-o-rama pass to the one timer.
My go-to breakaway move in EA SPORTS™ NHL® 18 is: backhand-forehand-backhand
My favorite EA SPORTS™ NHL® 18 game mode is: EASHL & Online versus
My favorite team to play with in EA SPORTS™ NHL® 18 is: Pittsburgh Penguins
My superstition/what brings me luck is : I wear hoodie when I play competitive games
One fun fact about me: I started competitive chel gaming last year