August 19, 1983 |
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)|
|NHL Draft||15th overall, 2002
Jesse Niinimäki (born August 19, 1983) is a Finnish ice hockey forward. He Currently plays with Ilves in the Finnish Liiga. Niinimäki was selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the first round (15th overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.
Niinimäki spent the 2004–05 season with the Edmonton Road Runners and Ilves, and signed with Jokerit for the 2005–06 season. After a disappointing fall season, Niinimäki was released from his contract with Jokerit in January 2006, and hired by JYP for the rest of the season. After the 2005–06 season, Niinimäki moved to Sweden and played for Elitserien side Luleå HF in 37 games. Niinimäki also played for the German DEL team Krefeld Pinguine. The tenure in Germany lasted for 9 games plus 2 games in the playoffs. After completion of the 2006–07 season Niinimäki returned to Luleå but was released during September 2007. Niinimäki was acquired by Swiss Nationalliga A team HC Davos, but in January 2008 he returned to HPK.
|2004–05||Edmonton Road Runners||AHL||24||1||0||1||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||HDD Olimpija Ljubljana||Aust||8||1||1||2||8||—||—||—||—||—|
- JARI NIINIMÄKI - HAN SPETSADE AIK:s ANFALL I HÖSTSPURTEN 1986 at AIK official website, retrieved 12-12-2016 (Swedish)
- Jesse Niinimäki career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Bio at TSN.ca
- Jesse Niinimäki career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
|Edmonton Oilers first round draft pick