Joel Armia

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Joel Armia
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Born (1993-05-31) May 31, 1993 (age 21)
Pori, Finland
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Winnipeg Jets
St. John's IceCaps (AHL)
Porin Ässät
Buffalo Sabres
NHL Draft 16th overall, 2011
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 2010–present

Joel Armia (born May 31, 1993) is a Finnish ice hockey player currently with the St. John's IceCaps of the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect for the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League. He played professionally in his native Finland with Porin Ässät of the SM-liiga Finland.[1] He was selected 16th overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres.

On June 16, 2012, Armia was signed to a three-year entry level contract with the Sabres.[2]

During his second North American professional season in 2014–15, Armia was recalled from AHL affiliate, the Rochester Americans, and made his NHL debut with the Sabres against the Detroit Red Wings on December 23, 2014.[3] He was then returned to the Americans before on February 11, 2015, Armia was included by the Sabres alongside Tyler Myers, Drew Stafford, Brendan Lemieux and a conditional first-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft to the Winnipeg Jets in exhcange for Evander Kane, Zach Bogosian and the rights to Jason Kasdorf.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Porin Ässät Jr. A SM-l 27 15 6 21 32 5 1 1 2 0
2010–11 Porin Ässät SM-l 48 18 11 29 24 5 2 0 2 4
2011–12 Porin Ässät SM-l 54 18 20 38 66 3 0 2 2 2
2012–13 Porin Ässät SM-l 47 19 14 33 32 16 3 5 8 20
2013–14 Rochester Americans AHL 54 7 20 27 30 5 3 3 6 9
2014–15 Rochester Americans AHL 33 10 15 25 39
2014–15 Buffalo Sabres NHL 1 0 0 0 0
Liiga totals 149 55 45 100 120 24 5 7 12 24
NHL totals 1 0 0 0 0

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2010 Finland U17 10th 5 5 3 8 2
2011 Finland WJC18 5th 6 4 9 13 8
2011 Finland WJC 6th 6 0 1 1 2
2012 Finland WJC 4th 7 5 2 7 16
2013 Finland WJC 7th 6 6 6 12 12
Junior totals 30 20 21 41 40

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Joel Armia's player profile with his team Porin Ässät" (in Finnish). Porin Ässät. 
  2. ^ "Armia agree to terms on entry-level deal". Buffalo Sabres. 2012-06-16. Retrieved 2012-06-16. 
  3. ^ "Armia to make NHL debut against Red Wings". Buffalo Sabres. 2014-12-23. Retrieved 2014-12-23. 
  4. ^ "Kane, Bogosian dealt to Sabres in eight-player blockbuster deal". TSN. February 11, 2015. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Mark Pysyk
Buffalo Sabres first round draft pick
2011
Succeeded by
Mikhail Grigorenko