SAN JOSE – The San Jose Sharks announced today that goaltender Antti Niemihas been selected as the Sharks Foundation “Player of the Month” for the month of January.
Niemi started ten of the Sharks 12 games on the month posting a 5-4-1 record with a 1.99 goals against average and a .934 save percentage. He began the month with a 1-0 shutout at Los Angeles on Jan. 1, stopping 29 shots. In two games against Vancouver on the month, he stopped a season-high 43 shots on Jan. 3 and earned a shootout win by stopping all three Canucks following a 36-save performance in regulation on Jan. 20.This marks the first time Niemi has been selected with the honor.
PREVIOUS WINNERS OF THE “SHARKS PLAYER OF THE MONTH” AWARD
October 1997 Bill Houlder November 1997 Marco Sturm