Antti Miettinen

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Antti Miettinen
Antti Miettinen Jets.png
Born (1980-07-03) July 3, 1980 (age 34)
Hämeenlinna, Finland
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NLA team
Former teams
HC Fribourg-Gottéron
HPK
Dallas Stars
Minnesota Wild
Ak Bars Kazan
Winnipeg Jets
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 224th overall, 2000
Dallas Stars
Playing career 1999–present
Medal record
Men's ice hockey
Competitor for  Finland
Olympic Games
Bronze 2010 Vancouver
Miettinen with the Wild in 2010

Antti Markus Miettinen (born July 3, 1980) is a Finnish professional ice hockey forward who currently plays for HC Fribourg-Gottéron of the Swiss National League A. He has previously played in the National Hockey League for the Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild and the Winnipeg Jets.

Playing career[edit]

Miettinen was drafted by the Dallas Stars as their seventh-round pick, 224th overall, in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. Prior to playing in the NHL, Miettinen played for five years in the SM-Liiga with HPK Hämeenlinna picking up the Kultainen kypärä and the Lasse Oksanen trophy in his final year in Finland.

Miettinen spent two-years in the AHL before playing his first full season in the NHL in the 2005–06 season with the Stars.

On July 3, 2008, Miettinen signed a 3-year $7 million contract with the Minnesota Wild.[1]

He was chosen to play for Finland in the 2006 Winter Olympics but was unable to participate due to an upper body injury. He was replaced on the team by Niklas Hagman.

On December 12, 2011, Miettinen agreed on a two-year deal to return to the NHL with the Tampa Bay Lightning. However the following day he was claimed off re-entry waivers by the Winnipeg Jets.

A free agent at the conclusion of his two-year contract with the Jets, Miettinen once again left the NHL, and signed a one-year contract with Swiss club, HC Fribourg-Gottéron of the NLA on July 22, 2013.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Miettinen is currently in a band named Cement, formed by Miettinen and a few friends. He plays the guitar and has made a written a few songs with the band. Although not very widely known, they did get one gig—at his wedding.[3]

He has a son Noel, who was born in December 2009

Awards[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 HPK Hämeenlinna SM-l 13 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0
1999–00 HPK Hameenlinna SM-l 39 2 1 3 8 7 1 0 1 2
2000–01 HPK Hameenlinna SM-l 55 13 11 24 20
2001–02 HPK Hameenlinna SM-l 56 19 37 56 50 8 2 4 6 8
2002–03 HPK Hameenlinna SM-l 53 25 25 50 54 10 1 7 8 29
2003–04 Utah Grizzlies AHL 48 7 23 30 20
2003–04 Dallas Stars NHL 16 1 0 1 0
2004–05 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 35 8 20 28 21 4 1 1 2 6
2005–06 Dallas Stars NHL 79 11 20 31 46 5 0 1 1 8
2006–07 Dallas Stars NHL 74 11 14 25 38 4 1 1 2 2
2007–08 Dallas Stars NHL 69 15 19 34 34 15 1 1 2 0
2008–09 Minnesota Wild NHL 82 15 29 44 32
2009–10 Minnesota Wild NHL 79 20 22 42 44
2010–11 Minnesota Wild NHL 73 16 19 35 38
2011–12 Kazan Ak-Bars KHL 20 2 6 8 8
2011–12 Winnipeg Jets NHL 45 5 8 13 0
2012–13 HPK Hameenlinna SM-l 15 4 4 8 10
2012–13 Winnipeg Jets NHL 22 3 2 5 2
NHL totals 539 97 133 230 234 24 2 3 5 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wild sign free agent Miettinen". wild.com. 2008-07-03. Retrieved 2008-11-17. 
  2. ^ "Antti Miettinen signs for a season" (in French). HC Fribourg-Gottéron. 2013-07-22. Retrieved 2013-07-22. 
  3. ^ "Get To Know: Antti Miettinen". wild.com. 2009-12-22. Retrieved 2009-12-26. 

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Preceded by
Janne Ojanen
Winner of the Kultainen kypärä trophy
2002–03
Succeeded by
Timo Pärssinen