Armia with the Winnipeg Jets, 2016
31 May 1993 |
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)|
|NHL Draft||16th overall, 2011
Joel Armia (born 31 May 1993) is a Finnish professional ice hockey player currently with the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League (NHL). He played professionally in his native Finland with Porin Ässät of the SM-liiga. He was selected 16th overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres.
Armia would spend three years in Finland, playing with Porin Ässät. During that time, he would have career totals of 55 goals, 45 assists, for 100 points, with 120 penalty minutes. In 2012–13, Armia would score 19 goals and 14 assists in 47 games. He was instrumental in helping Ässät capture the SM-Liiga’s Kanada-malja championship after finishing fourth in the regular season. In the playoffs, Armia scored three goals with five assists in 16 playoff games.
On 16 June 2012, Armia was signed to a three-year entry, level contract with the Buffalo Sabres. During his second North American professional season in 2014–15, Armia was recalled from Buffalo's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Rochester Americans, and made his NHL debut with the Sabres against the Detroit Red Wings on 23 December 2014. He was then returned to the Americans before on 11 February 2015, Armia was included by the Sabres, alongside Tyler Myers, Drew Stafford, Brendan Lemieux and a conditional first-round draft pick in 2015 (Jack Roslovic), to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for Evander Kane, Zach Bogosian and the rights to goaltender Jason Kasdorf.
Regular season and playoffs
|2009–10||Porin Ässät||Jr. A SM-l||27||15||6||21||32||5||1||1||2||0|
|2014–15||St. John's IceCaps||AHL||21||2||6||8||22||—||—||—||—||—|
- "Joel Armia's player profile with his team Porin Ässät" (in Finnish). Porin Ässät.
- "Joel Armia". Hockey's Future. 4 July 2015.
- "Armia agree to terms on entry-level deal". Buffalo Sabres. 2012-06-16. Retrieved 2012-06-16.
- "Armia to make NHL debut against Red Wings". Buffalo Sabres. 2014-12-23. Retrieved 2014-12-23.
- "Kane, Bogosian dealt to Sabres in eight-player blockbuster deal". TSN. 11 February 2015. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
- Career statistics and player information from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
- Joel Armia's player profile on Jatkoaika.com
|Awards and achievements|
|Buffalo Sabres first round draft pick