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Antti Answers Your Questions

by Alison High / San Jose Sharks
“Ask the Sharks” is back for the 2010-11 season. Now you can send in questions for your favorite Sharks players and we’ll select the best ones for an interview on SJSHARKS.com.


This week, “Ask the Sharks” features goaltender Antti Niemi. Send in your questions for Niemi to AsktheSharks@sjsharks.com or text QA (space) your question to 74499 and we’ll choose the top-10 questions for an interview with the Sharks netminder.

After winning the Stanley Cup with Chicago last season, Niemi was signed to a one-year contract by San Jose on Sept. 2. The 27-year-old posted a 16-6 mark in 22 Stanley Cup Playoff games, to go with a 2.63 goals-against average, a .910 save percentage and two shutouts.

During the 2009-10 regular season with Chicago, he notched a 26-7-4 mark in 39 games, a 2.25 goals-against average (fourth in the NHL) and a .912 save percentage and seven shutouts (third).

The 6-foot-2, 210-pound native of Vantaa, Finland was originally signed by the Chicago Blackhawks as a free agent on May 5, 2008.

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