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Encyclopedia > Janne Niinimaa
Position Defence
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
220 lb (100 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Montreal Canadiens
Philadelphia Flyers
Edmonton Oilers
New York Islanders
Dallas Stars
Nationality Flag of Finland Finland
Born May 22, 1975(1975-05-22),
Raahe, FIN
NHL Draft 36th overall, 1993
Philadelphia Flyers
Pro Career 1993 – present

Janne Niinimaa (born 22 May 1975 in Raahe, Finland) is a professional ice hockey defenceman. He was selected in the second round of the 1993 NHL Entry Draft, 36th overall, by the Philadelphia Flyers. The position an ice hockey player plays can be divided into three basic categories: Forwards Centre Wingers Defenceman Goaltender ... Defence (defense in the U.S.A.) in hockey is a player position with a primary responsibility to prevent the opposing team from scoring goals. ... A shot in ice hockey is an attempt by a player to score a goal by striking the puck with his stick in the direction of the net. ... Stature redirects here. ... Weight, in the context of human body weight measurements in the medical sciences and in sports is a measurement of mass, and is thus expressed in units of mass, such as kilograms (kg), or units of force such as pounds (lb). ... The pound or pound-mass (abbreviations: lb, lbm, or sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass (sometimes called weight in everyday parlance) in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... “Kg” redirects here. ... “NHL” redirects here. ... The Montreal Canadiens (French: ) are a professional ice hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, New York, a hamlet located on Long Island. ... The Dallas Stars are a professional ice hockey team based in Dallas, Texas. ... In English usage, nationality is the legal relationship between a person and a country. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Finland. ... A childs first birthday party. ... is the 142nd day of the year (143rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Raahe (Brahestad in Swedish) is a town and municipality of Finland. ... Motto None1 Anthem Maamme(Finnish) VÃ¥rt land(Swedish) Our Land Finland() – on the European continent() – in the European Union() Capital (and largest city) Helsinki Official languages Finnish, Swedish Demonym Finnish Government Parliamentary democracy2  -  President Tarja Halonen (sd)  -  Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen (c) Independence from Bolshevist Russia   -  Autonomy March 29... The NHL Entry Draft is a collective meeting in which the franchises of the National Hockey League systematically select the rights to available amateur players who meet the eligibility requirements to play professional hockey in the NHL. // The first NHL Amateur Draft was held on June 5, 1963 at the... The 1993 NHL Entry Draft took place on June 26, 1993 at le Colisee de Quebec in Quebec City, Quebec. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... is the 142nd day of the year (143rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Raahe (Brahestad in Swedish) is a town and municipality of Finland. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Defence (defense in the U.S.A.) in hockey is a player position with a primary responsibility to prevent the opposing team from scoring goals. ... The 1993 NHL Entry Draft took place on June 26, 1993 at le Colisee de Quebec in Quebec City, Quebec. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


Following three seasons playing with Jokerit in Helsinki, Finland, Niinimaa made his debut with the Flyers in the 1996-97 NHL season, posting 44 points and a +12 rating, and being named to the NHL All-Rookie Team. Jokerit (English: jesters or jokers in playing-card) is an ice hockey team in the SM-liiga. ... Location of Helsinki in Northern Europe Coordinates: , Country Province Region Uusimaa Sub-region Helsinki Charter 1550 Capital city 1812 Government  - City manager Jussi Pajunen Area  - City 187. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1996-97 NHL season was the 80th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The NHL All-Rookie Team is chosen by the Professional Hockey Writers Association from the best rookies in the National Hockey League at each position for the season just concluded based on their performance in that year. ...


The following season Niinimaa was traded to the Edmonton Oilers, where he spent parts of six seasons. He was traded to the New York Islanders in 2003 and is now a member of the Montreal Canadiens. During the NHL lockout, Niinimaa returned to play in his native Finland. Niinimaa has twice represented Finland at the Winter Olympics, winning a bronze medal in 1998, and was on the national team when Finland won its only world championship gold medal. The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, New York, a hamlet located on Long Island. ... The Montreal Canadiens (French: ) are a professional ice hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... A runner carries the Olympic torch The Winter Olympic Games, Winter Olympics for short but more correctly The Olympic Winter Games, are the cold-weather counterpart to the Summer Olympic Games. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... The Ice Hockey World Championship is an annual event organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation. ...


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External links

  • Janne Niinimaa at TSN.ca
  • Niinimaa Family

  Results from FactBites:
 
Janne Niinimaa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (284 words)
He was selected in the second round of the 1993 NHL Entry Draft, 36th overall, by the Philadelphia Flyers.
Following three seasons playing with Jokerit in Helsinki, Finland, Niinimaa had an outstanding debut with the Flyers in the 1996/97 season, posting 44 points and a +12 rating, and being named to the NHL All-Rookie Team.
Niinimaa has twice represented Finland at the Winter Olympics, winning a bronze medal in 1998, and was on the national team when Finland won its only world championship gold medal.
ESPN Fantasy Hockey 2006: Player News Archive (1038 words)
Niinimaa (ankle) is still a few days away from participating in a full practice, the Dallas Morning News reports.
Niinimaa was paired with Martin Skoula during Wednesday's practice and should see time on Dallas' second power play unit, the Dallas Morning News reports.
Niinimaa broke a tie early in the third period as the Islanders beat Phoenix 5-2, on Friday night.
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