Olli Malmivaara

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Olli Malmivaara
Malmivaara Olli Blues 2013 1.jpg
Born (1982-03-13) March 13, 1982 (age 34)
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
New Jersey Devils
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 started to play junior hockey in Haukat (Järvenpää, Finland) and later moved to play in Jokerit where he made his SM-liiga debut; 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.


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

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