Jesse Niinimäki

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Jesse Niinimäki
Niinimäki Jesse HPK.jpg
Born (1983-08-19) August 19, 1983 (age 33)
Tampere, FIN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
SM-liiga team
Former teams
Ilves
HC Davos
Luleå HF
Lahti Pelicans
NHL Draft 15th overall, 2002
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 2000–present

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.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 Ilves SM-l 16 2 4 6 4 3 0 0 0 0
2002–03 Ilves SM-l 41 4 13 17 12
2002–03 Sport Mestis 2 0 1 1 10
2003–04 Ilves SM-l 10 3 3 6 2
2004–05 Edmonton Road Runners AHL 24 1 0 1 2
2004–05 Ilves SM-l 18 4 4 8 8
2005–06 Jokerit SM-l 34 4 8 12 14
2005–06 JYP SM-l 19 6 8 14 12 3 0 0 0 0
2006–07 Luleå HF SEL 37 7 8 15 20
2006–07 Krefeld Pinguine DEL 9 4 9 13 4 2 0 1 1 0
2007–08 Luleå HF SEL 5 0 0 0 0
2007–08 HC Davos NLA 5 1 0 1 4
2007–08 HPK FNL 17 1 4 5 4
2008–09 HDD Olimpija Ljubljana Aust 8 1 1 2 8
2008–09 Ilves FNL 24 4 2 6 18 3 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Ilves FNL 55 14 20 34 36 0 0 0 0 0
2010-11 Ilves FNL 57 17 32 49 20 6 1 5 6 2
2011-12 Ilves FNL 40 3 29 32 16 0 0 0 0 0
SM-liiga totals 331 62 127 189 146 15 1 5 6 2

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of former Finnish international footballer, Jari Niinimäki.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ JARI NIINIMÄKI - HAN SPETSADE AIK:s ANFALL I HÖSTSPURTEN 1986 at AIK official website, retrieved 12-12-2016 (Swedish)

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Preceded by
Ales Hemsky
Edmonton Oilers first round draft pick
2002
Succeeded by
Marc Pouliot