Olli Malmivaara

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Olli Malmivaara
Malmivaara Olli Blues 2013 1.jpg
Born (1982-03-13) March 13, 1982 (age 32)
Kajaani, FIN
Height 6 ft 7 in (201 cm)
Weight 230 lb (100 kg; 16 st 6 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
Liiga team
Former teams
Espoo Blues
Jokerit
SaiPa
New Jersey Devils
JYP
NHL Draft 117th overall, 2000
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 2007–present

Olli Malmivaara (born March 13, 1982) is a Finnish professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently playing with the Espoo Blues in the Finnish Liiga.[1] Malmivaara was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks as their fourth-round pick, #117 overall, in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.

Malmivaara played junior hockey in Jokerit and made his SM-liiga debut there; in 2003 he signed with SaiPa and spent two years with that team. In 2006 he signed with the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League (NHL). Malmivaara was a physical defenceman in the Finnish league, where he racked up an average of over 100 penalty minutes a season. The Devils signed him looking for defensive depth in Lowell. He played his first NHL game on October 31, 2007 against the Tampa Bay Lightning in a 6–1 win where he played just over 10 minutes. He would only play one other game in the 2007–08 NHL season, dressing for seven and a half minutes against the Toronto Maple Leafs in a 3-2 win.

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  1. ^ Espoo Blues (2013-04-29). "Blues announce Malmivaara acquisition". Twitter. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 

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