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Montreal Canadiens Eastern Conference Atlantic Division
 
Sami Niku • #15 • D
Status:In the minors
Ht/Wt:6'1", 176 lbs.
Born:Oct 10, 1996 (25 yrs) in Haapavesi, FIN
Experience:4 years
Drafted:Drafted by Winnipeg in 2015 (7/198).
Acquired:Acquired as a free agent in 2021.
Shoots:L
2021-22 Season Stats
GP G A Pts +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG TOI S PtsPG
YTD 12 0 6 6 5 2 0 0 0 15:01 11 0.50
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Scouting Report
Assets: Has outstanding puck skills, and is reliable in his own end of the ice. Makes smart, safe decisions and displays a sound hockey IQ. Skates very well and makes a good first pass. Owns a strong lower body and is solid on his skates.
Flaws: Is somewhat limited, both in terms of ideal size for the National Hockey League and high-end offensive upside. Must prove he can withstand the rigors of the North American professional ranks in order to maximize output.
Career Potential: Smart, poised puck-moving defenseman with upside.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
AHL Eddie Shore Trophy 2017-18
AHL First All-Star Team 2017-18
AHL All-Rookie Team 2017-18
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