ANTERO NIITTYMAKI NEWS

Flyers Overpay Mason by   Curtis Morrison

The Philadelphia Flyers have had a lot of goaltenders over the past couple years, and that’s a terrific understatement. Ray Emery, Brian Boucher, Ilya Bryzgalov, Michael Leighton, Martin Biron, Antero Niittymaki, and Sergei Bobrovsky are just some of the names that have lended themselves behind the pipes for the Flyers since the 2008-09 season. Overall, looking at that list of [...]
Via The Hockey House
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via GCobb.com
June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Former NHLer Antero Niittymäki Calls It A Career by   Steven Ellis

After spending the last 14 games of his professional career with TPS in the SM-Liga, Antero Niittymaki has announced his retirement at the age of 32 because of recurring hip-problems. Remember this guy? On the first day of free agency in summer 2010, Niittymäki replaced long time San Jose Sharks goaltender Evgeni Nabokov because of salary cap considerations. Niittymäki...
Via The Hockey House
April 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Unclaimed Stars

Logan Couture was picked last in the NHL All Star Draft.  Antero Niittymaki wasn’t picked off waivers at all.  Couture will be remembered for being picked last, he got a car and donations to his favorite hockey charities and it’s possible he will get a superincredible season in 2012-13.  That last one isn’t guaranteed because the sample size is too small to call it a pattern...
Via Kukla's Korner
January 27, 2012  |  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

NHL: San Jose Sharks goalie Antero Niittymaki clears waivers

Goalie remains hopeful Sharks will be able to trade him
Via Inside Bay Area
January 26, 2012  |  Discuss

NHL GMs Eye Trade Targets

National Hockey League general managers use their down time during All-Star break to assess their own teams and check in with their rival team executives.Expect to hear lots of rumors during the next few days as a result. But which players could actually move in a trade?And which players could actually impact the playoff races? Here are 10 players that fall into that category:Mikhail...
Via Fox - The Hockey Guy
January 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Sharks goalie Antero Niittymaki clears waivers, remains with San Jose for now

San Jose also acquires Florida Panthers forward Tim Kennedy in exchange for minor-league defenseman Sean Sullivan
Via Inside Bay Area
January 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Sports people: Antero Niittymaki, Hope Solo

Antero Niittymaki The Sharks' goalie was surprised, but not disappointed, by a TSN report that he'd been waived. The 31-year-old Finn hasn't played an NHL game this season after undergoing hip surgery in September, then...
Via SFgate
January 26, 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

Sharks waive backup goaltender Antero Niittymaki

The Sharks placed Antero Niittymaki on waivers Wednesday in their next step of trying to find the frustrated goaltender a new NHL home.
Via Inside Bay Area
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

NHL Trade Speculation: 3 Players the San Jose Sharks Will Inquire About

San Jose Sharks' GM Doug Wilson always seems to come alive this time of year. With a little over a month before the NHL Trade Deadline, rumors of Wilson on the trade prowl have crept into the Twitterfeeds, blogs and rumor mills of Hockey Nation.Wilson's reputation as a trade machine even garnered the attention of NBC Sport's Pro Hockey Talk, as he recently explained...
Via Hockey Fan Land
January 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Sharks vs. Vancouver Canucks Gameday LIVE CHAT Open Thread

Here we go folks. If you've had enough of the Kesler media crap maybe you'd like to drop in and chat about some hockey. Specifically the Canucks game today. San Jose at Vancouver Jan 21-4:00 PM ET Record SJ 26-13-5 (11-5-3 V) VAN 28-15-4 (12-6-3 H) Matchup | Preview 1. Sharks LW Ryane Clowe (nose), RW Martin Havlat (hamstring) and C Tommy Wingels (undisclosed) are...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
January 21, 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,...
Via sjsharks.com
January 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Sharks: Goalie Niittymaki sent to Worcester

Antero Niittymaki has headed back to Worcester on a second conditioning assignment that, in reality, would appear to be a chance for the Sharks to show potential trade partners that he has full mobility after undergoing hip surgery and an extended rehab process.
Via Inside Bay Area
January 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Not The Time To Fix Tampa Bay’s Goaltending Problems

from Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune, Some want a trade now to help fix the leakiest hole on a sinking ship. Bring in Evgeni Nabokov, Antero Niittymaki or any other available player with an expiring contract to stabilize the position, much the way Roloson did last season after coming over from the New York Islanders. But the playoffs seem like a long shot at this point, so...
Via Kukla's Korner
January 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Idle Sharks backup goalie Antero Niittymaki shows frustration but not anger

COLUMBUS, Ohio - San Jose Sharks goalie Antero Niittymaki is losing patience after three weeks of inactivity since...
Via Boston Herald Sports
January 14, 2012  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks goalie Antero Niittymaki is getting tired of sitting

He's recovered from surgery but hasn't played this season
Via Inside Bay Area
January 13, 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...
Via sjsharks.com
December 23, 2011  |  Discuss

Sharks G Niittymaki activated from IR

The San Jose Sharks activated goaltender Antero Niittymaki from injured reserve Monday and assigned him to Worcester of the American Hockey League for conditioning.
Via Miami Herald
December 12, 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...
Via sjsharks.com
December 12, 2011  |  Discuss

Report: Leafs' need for goaltending

  As discussed recently, the Toronto Maple Leafs don't seem to have much interest in signing unrestricted free agent Marty Turco. But that doesn't mean the organization isn't looking to add another veteran goaltender through other means -- ie. a trade.The Toronto Sun reports GM Brian Burke could have his eye on Evgeni Nabokov of the New York Islanders, Scott Clemmensen...
Via Hockey Fan Land
November 17, 2011  |  Discuss
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