Antero Niittymaki

Basics

Type: 
Out of Organization
Position: 
Goaltender
Shoots/Catches: 
Left
Height: 
6.01
Weight: 
215
Born: 
06/18/1980
Age: 
30
Hometown: 
Turku, FIN
Acquired: 
Signed as a free agent July 10, 2009
Last Team: 
Philadelphia (NHL)
Projects As: 
No. 1A Goaltender
Depth Chart Weight: 
4

Draft Info

Draft Status: 
Drafted
Draft Year: 
1998
Draft Type: 
NHL Entry Draft
Drafted By: 
Philadelphia Flyers
Round: 
6
Pick No.: 
168
Draft Team: 
TPS Turku (FIN Jr.)

Contract

Contract Status: 
Unsigned
Waiver Status: 
Waiver Eligible
Signing Date: 
07/10/2009
Contract Length: 
1 year
Cap Number: 
$600 000
Contract Start Year: 
2009
Contract End Year: 
2010
Contract End Status: 
UFA
Salary: 
$600 000

Bio

Awards: 

Season Year A

  • Olympic Silver Medal (Finland)


2004-05

  • AHL - Jack Butterfield Trophy (Calder Cup playoffs MVP)

Scouting Report

Strengths: 

Displays a calm demeanor at all times and plays with a lot of poise in the crease. Can make spectacular saves at key moments of a hockey game.

Weaknesses: 

Must rely on positioning and reflexes, because he doesn't cover a lot of the net with his frame alone. Is prone to inconsistency.

Projection: 

No. 1A goaltender

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