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Antti Niemi is "Player of the Month"

by San Jose Sharks Staff / San Jose Sharks
SAN JOSE – The San Jose Sharks announced today that goaltender Antti Niemi has 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

 

 

1997-98

October 1997                         Bill Houlder
November 1997                    Marco Sturm

December 1997                    Mike Vernon

January 1998                         Mike Rathje

February 1998              None – Olympics

March 1998                            Jeff Friesen

 

1998-99

October 1998                        Marco Sturm

November 1998                      Jeff Friesen

December 1998                        Mike Ricci

January 1999                        Owen Nolan

February 1999                      Mike Vernon

March 1999                         Steve Shields

 

1999-00                                                      

October 1999                       Owen Nolan,

                                             Steve Shields

November 1999     Vincent Damphousse

December 1999                     Owen Nolan

January 2000                            Mike Ricci

February 2000                         Brad Stuart

March 2000            Vincent Damphousse

 

2000-01                                                      

October 2000                 Evgeni Nabokov

November 2000     Vincent Damphousse

December 2000              Evgeni Nabokov

January 2001                        Owen Nolan

February 2001              Niklas Sundstrom

March 2001                               Mike Ricci

 

2001-02

October 2001         Vincent Damphousse

November 2001             Evgeni Nabokov

December 2001                        Mike Ricci

January 2002                           Brad Stuart

February 2002                Evgeni Nabokov

March 2002                      Scott Thornton

 


2002-03

October 2002         Vincent Damphousse

November 2002                Patrick Marleau

December 2002                Teemu Selanne

January 2003                        Owen Nolan

February 2003                     Scott Hannan

 

2003-04

October 2003                      Scott Hannan

November 2003                   Vesa Toskala

December 2003                Patrick Marleau

                                        Evgeni Nabokov

January 2004                         Mike Rathje

February 2004                       Marco Sturm

March 2004             Jonathan Cheechoo

 

2005-06

October 2005                      Kyle McLaren

November 2005                Patrick Marleau

December 2005                  Joe Thornton

January 2006          Jonathan Cheechoo

February 2006                     Vesa Toskala

March 2006                         Vesa Toskala

April 2006                           Joe Thornton

 

2006-07

October 2006                    Milan Michalek

November 2006             Evgeni Nabokov

                                             Vesa Toskala

December 2006                  Joe Thornton

January 2007                   Patrick Marleau

February 2007                    Joe Thornton

March 2007                    Evgeni Nabokov

 

2007-08

October 2007                 Evgeni Nabokov

November 2007                  Joe Thornton

December 2007              Evgeni Nabokov

January 2008                          Craig Rivet

February 2008         Jonathan Cheechoo

March 2008       The Entire Sharks Team


2008-09

October 2008                               Patrick Marleau

November 2008                                    Rob Blake

December 2008                              Joe Thornton

January 2009                                Milan Michalek

February 2009                                  Joe Pavelski

March 2009                                Evgeni Nabokov

 

2009-10

October 2009                               Patrick Marleau

November 2009                              Joe Thornton

December 2009                           Douglas Murray
January 2010                             Evgeni Nabokov

February 2010                                 Dany Heatley

March 2010                                      Ryane Clowe

 

2010-11

October 2010                            Antero Niittymaki

November 2010                               Ryane Clowe

December 2010                             Logan Couture

January 2011                                     Antti Niemi


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