March 13, 1982 |
|Height||6 ft 7 in (201 cm)|
|Weight||230 lb (100 kg; 16 st 6 lb)|
New Jersey Devils
|NHL Draft||117th overall, 2000
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. 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.
- Olli Malmivaara's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Olli Malmivaara's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
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