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Niittymaki Joins Flyers as Goalie Scout

Categories: BREAKING NEWS Flyers News NHLTags: Antero NiittymakiThe Philadelphia Flyers announced earlier today that former Flyer goaltender Antero Niittymaki has joined the organization as a European scout. Niittymaki, 32, was drafted 168th overall by the Flyers in 1998. He began his North American career with the Philadelphia Phantoms, helping them win the Calder Cup in 2005...
June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Sharks G Niitymaki clears waivers

San Jose Sharks goaltender Antero Niittymaki cleared waivers Thursday. Niittymaki was placed on waivers Wednesday and has only appeared with the team's AHL affiliate in Worcester this season on a pair of rehab assignments. The 31-year-old Niitymaki underwent hip surgery in the offseason, and the Sharks are now set with Antti Niemi and Thomas Greiss in net. "I know they...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Sharks goalie finds out he’s waived while on vacation, proceeds to rip team

The San Jose Sharks placed goaltender Antero Niittymaki on waivers today in an attempt to bring relief to the backlog of netminders the team has. Today is the first day of the all-star break for the Sharks, and Niittymaki was with his family on vacation at Lake Tahoe when he found out the news — from the Finnish media. From MTV3 in Finland, via Google Translate: “Huh, I am...
Via The Daily Rival
January 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Former Flyer Antero Niittymaki Was Not A Fan Of Playing For The Sharks

Former Flyer Antero Niitymaki did not like playing for the San Jose organization. He made that clear in his comments after he found out through the media that the Sharks placed him on Waivers. [Via Puck Daddy] "I'm on waivers? Nobody told me anything or called me." "It's not a surprise. There was some talk yesterday. I'm glad they did it and are trying...
Via Buzz On Broad
January 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Antero Niittymaki, waived by Sharks: ‘I don’t want to be in this organization at all anymore’

Oh, the stresses and strains of the family vacation. Arguments about the radio. Kids in the backseat asking "are we there yet?" And, of course, that moment when a Finnish sportswriter calls up and informs you that you're on waivers before your NHL employer does. Such was the case for San Jose Sharks goaltender Antero Niittymaki's vacation to Lake Tahoe, according...
Via Puck Daddy
January 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Richard Cloutier: Do the Oilers Niittymaki? Plus Rumors

Without intending disrespect to Travis Yost, who just wrote a blog on this very subject, I do believe the Oilers could make use of Antero Niittymaki more than the Senators. For those of you who missed today's big(?) NHL news, the San Jose Sharks have placed goaltender Niittymaki on waiver. Here's the skinny on Niittymaki: Aside from having a name that is practically impossible...
Via HockeyBuzz
January 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Sharks Assign Niittymaki to Worcester for Conditioning

SAN JOSE, California – San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has assigned goaltender Antero Niittymaki to the Worcester Sharks on a conditioning assignment. Niittymaki, 31,...
January 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Sharks recall G Niittymaki

The San Jose Sharks recalled goaltender Antero Niittymaki from Worcester of the American Hockey League on Friday. Niitymaki has spent the past 10 days with Worcester on a conditioning stint after recovering from his surgery in September. The 31-year-old Niitymaki went 1-2 with a 3.38 goals-against average and .878 save percentage at Worcester. He appeared in 24 games with San...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 23, 2011  |  Discuss

Sharks Recall Antero Niittymaki from Worcester

SAN JOSE, California – San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has recalled goaltender Antero Niittymaki from his conditioning assignment with the Worcester Sharks. Niittymak...
December 23, 2011  |  Discuss

Sharks Activate Niittymaki, Assign to Worcester for Conditioning

SAN JOSE, California – San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has activated goaltender Antero Niittymaki from his previous designation on the non-roster (injury) player list an...
December 12, 2011  |  Discuss
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