Niskala, Janne

World Championships Quarterfinals: 5/6

Karri Ramo again served as backup goaltender as Team USA knocked off Finland 3-2 in the World Championships quarterfinals. Janne Niskala was -1 with 5 shots on goal in 21:59 for the Finns.

Frolunda Eliminated in Elitserien Playoffs

After successfully eliminating top flight Lightning prospect Johan Harju and Lulea, Elitserien power moved on to face HV 71 in the semifinals in a clash of league titans. Unfortunately, Janne Niskala and Frolunda weren't quite up to the task...

Janne Niskala

Basics

Type: 
Out of Organization
Position: 
Defense
Shoots/Catches: 
Left
Height: 
6.00
Weight: 
187
Born: 
09/22/1981
Age: 
27
Hometown: 
Vasteras, SWE
Acquired: 
Acquired in a trade with the Philadelphia Flyers on June 30, 2008
Last Team: 
Vastra Frolunda (SWE)
Projects As: 
Top 6 Defenseman

Draft Info

Draft Status: 
Drafted
Draft Year: 
2004
Drafted By: 
Nashville Predators
Round: 
5
Pick No.: 
147
Draft Team: 
Lukko (FIN)

Contract

Contract Status: 
Signed
Waiver Status: 
Waiver Eligible
Signing Date: 
07/02/2008
Contract Length: 
1 year
Cap Number: 
$600 000
Contract End Year: 
2009
Contract End Status: 
UFA
Salary: 
$6 000 000

Statistics

Niskala, Frolunda Eliminate Harju, Lulea

3/11:
Janne Niskala had 2 goals and 2 assists, all on the power play, as Frolunda put Lulea on the brink of elimination defeating the upstarts 5-1. Frolunda took a 3-1 series lead with the victory. Johan Harju was scoreless in the match.

3/12:
Lulea's season ended with a nailbiting 1-0 loss to Frolunda. Janne Niskala and Johan Harju were scoreless in the match.

Harju ends his playoffs with 4 goals and 5 points in 5 games. The power forward was also -2 and 48% on draws. Niskala's 4 point game in Game Four was all of his scoring in the five game series. The defenseman was also -2 in the series.

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