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#14 Sami Niku
Position: D
Height: 6-1
Weight: 194
Shoots: Left
Birthdate: 1996-10-10 Age:
Birthplace: Haapavesi, Finland
Drafted by Winnipeg in the 7th round (198th overall) in 2015. Signed as a free agent September 24, 2021
   
  Waivers: Yes
  Contract
 
  Season NHL Salary Cap Hit Performance Bonuses AHL Salary  
  2021-22 $750,000 $750,000   $425,000  
  2022-23 UFA (RFA if 26 NHL games played in 2021-22)
  Minimum guaranteed salary: 2021-22: $475,000

 

  Dates Games
GP
G
A
PTS
+/-
PIM
TOI
 
  October 23, 2021 vs. Detroit Red Wings**
1
0
2
2
+3
0
15:32
 
  October 26, 2021 @ Seattle Kraken**
1
0
0
0
-1
2
15:26
 
  October 28, 2021 @ San Jose Sharks**
1
0
0
0
+1
0
15:23
 
  October 30, 2021 @ Los Angeles Kings**
1
0
0
0
E
0
14:57
 
  November 2, 2021 vs. Detroit Red Wings**
1
0
0
0
E
0
11:31
 
  November 24, 2021 @ Washington Capitals**
1
0
0
0
-2
0
14:25
 
  November 26, 2021 @ Buffalo Sabres**
1
0
0
0
E
0
12:57
 
  November 27, 2021 @ Pittsburgh Penguins**
1
0
1
1
+1
0
14:50
 
  November 29, 2021 vs. Vancouver Canucks**
1
0
0
0
E
0
16:21
 
  December 28, 2021 @ Tampa Bay Lightning**
1
0
1
1
+1
0
12:59
 
  December 30, 2021 @ Carolina Hurricanes**
1
0
0
0
E
0
15:07
 
  January 1, 2022 @ Florida Panthers**
1
0
2
2
+2
0
20:40
 
  January 12, 2022 @ Boston Bruins**
1
0
0
0
-2
0
18:33
 
  February 9, 2022 vs. Syracuse Crunch
1
0
0
0
E
0
-
 
  February 11, 2022 vs. Syracuse Crunch
1
0
0
0
E
0
-
 
  February 12, 2022 vs. Syracuse Crunch
1
0
1
1
+1
2
-
 
  February 18, 2022 @ Syracuse Crunch
1
0
1
1
+1
0
-
 
  February 20, 2022 @ Rochester Americans
1
1
0
1
+2
0
-
 
  February 21, 2022 @ Toronto Marlies
1
0
0
0
-3
0
-
 
  February 23, 2022 @ Toronto Marlies
1
0
1
1
+2
0
-
 
  February 25, 2022 vs. Belleville Senators
1
0
0
0
+1
0
-
 
  February 26, 2022 vs. Belleville Senators
1
0
2
2
+1
0
-
 
  February 28, 2022 vs. Cleveland Monsters
1
0
0
0
E
0
-
 
  March 2, 2022 vs. Cleveland Monsters
1
0
1
1
+1
0
-
 
  March 4, 2022 vs. Abbotsford Canucks
1
0
0
0
-3
0
-
 
  March 5, 2022 vs. Abbotsford Canucks
1
0
0
0
+1
0
-
 
  March 7, 2022 vs. Springfield Thunderbirds
1
0
0
0
-1
0
-
 
  March 9, 2022 @ Rochester Americans
1
0
0
0
+2
4
-
 
  March 11, 2022 @ Lehigh Valley Phantoms
1
0
0
0
-3
0
-
 
  March 12, 2022 @ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
1
0
0
0
-4
0
-
 
  March 18, 2022 vs. Hartford Wolf Pack
1
0
2
2
+2
0
-
 
  March 19, 2022 vs. Hershey Bears
1
0
0
0
+1
0
-
 
  March 29, 2022 @ Manitoba Moose
1
0
0
0
E
4
-
 
  March 30, 2022 @ Manitoba Moose
1
0
0
0
+1
0
-
 
  April 2, 2022 @ Abbotsford Canucks
1
0
0
0
E
0
-
 
  April 3, 2022 @ Abbotsford Canucks
1
0
0
0
E
2
-
 
  April 6, 2022 vs. Rochester Americans
1
0
0
0
E
0
-
 
  April 8, 2022 vs. Rochester Americans
1
1
1
2
+3
0
-
 
  April 9, 2022 vs. Utica Comets
1
0
1
1
+1
0
-
 
  April 11, 2022 @ Belleville Senators
1
0
0
0
+2
0
-
 
  April 13, 2022 @ Rochester Americans
1
0
0
0
-2
0
-
 
  April 14, 2022 @ Cleveland Monsters
1
0
0
0
+3
0
-
 
  April 16, 2022 @ Cleveland Monsters
1
0
0
0
-1
0
-
 
  April 18, 2022 @ Belleville Senators
1
0
0
0
-3
0
-
 
  April 22, 2022 vs. Toronto Marlies
1
0
0
0
-2
0
-
 
  April 23, 2022 @ Syracuse Crunch
1
0
0
0
-1
0
-
 
  April 27, 2022 vs. Toronto Marlies
1
0
1
1
E
0
-
 
  April 28, 2022 vs. Toronto Marlies
1
0
0
0
-1
0
-
 
  April 30, 2022 @ Syracuse Crunch
1
0
0
0
+2
2
-
 
  May 6, 2022 @ Syracuse Crunch*
1
0
3
3
E
0
-
 
  May 7, 2022 @ Syracuse Crunch*
1
0
0
0
-1
2
-
 
  May 12, 2022 vs. Syracuse Crunch*
1
0
1
1
-1
0
-
 
  May 14, 2022 vs. Syracuse Crunch*
1
0
0
0
-1
0
-
 
  May 17, 2022 @ Syracuse Crunch*
1
0
1
1
+1
0
-
 
  May 22, 2022 vs. Rochester Americans*
1
0
2
2
+2
0
-
 
  May 23, 2022 vs. Rochester Americans*
1
0
0
0
E
2
-
 
  May 25, 2022 @ Rochester Americans*
1
0
0
0
-1
4
-
 
  June 4, 2022 @ Springfield Thunderbirds*
1
0
0
0
-1
0
-
 
  June 5, 2022 @ Springfield Thunderbirds*
1
0
1
1
+2
0
-
 
  June 8, 2022 vs. Springfield Thunderbirds*
1
0
1
1
-1
0
-
 
  June 10, 2022 vs. Springfield Thunderbirds*
1
0
1
1
+1
0
-
 
  June 11, 2022 vs. Springfield Thunderbirds*
1
0
1
1
E
2
-
 
  June 13, 2022 @ Springfield Thunderbirds*
1
0
0
0
+2
0
-
 
  June 15, 2022 @ Springfield Thunderbirds*
1
0
0
0
E
0
-
 
**NHL Total:
13
0
6
6
+3
2
15:17
 
AHL Total:
36
2
11
13
+3
14
-
 
*AHL playoffs Total:
15
0
11
11
+2
10
-
 

 

  Season Team League
GP
G
A
PTS
+/-
PIM
 
  2010-2011 JYP Jyväskylä U16 FinU16
34
2
7
9
-
14
 
  2011-2012 JYP Jyväskylä U16 FinU16
21
1
12
13
-
6
 
  2011-2012 JYP Jyväskylä U18 FinU18
17
1
1
2
-
0
 
  2012-2013 JYP Jyväskylä U18 FinU18
3
2
1
3
-
0
 
  2012-2013 JYP Jyväskylä U20 FinU20
30
0
8
8
-3
22
 
  2013-2014 JYP Jyväskylä U18 FinU18
1
0
3
3
-
0
 
  2013-2014 JYP Jyväskylä U20 FinU20
20
4
10
14
+1
20
 
  2013-2014 JYP Jyväskylä Akatemia Fin2
30
0
3
3
+2
16
 
  2014-2015 JYP Jyväskylä Akatemia Fin2
39
3
22
25
+8
24
 
  2014-2015 JYP Jyväskylä Fin
12
0
1
1
+1
6
 
  2014-2015 JYP Jyväskylä ChampHL
1
0
0
0
+1
0
 
  2015-2016 JYP Jyväskylä Akatemia Fin2
7
0
2
2
+1
4
 
  2015-2016 JYP Jyväskylä Fin
38
4
7
11
+2
2
 
  2015-2016 JYP Jyväskylä ChampHL
6
0
1
1
+1
2
 
  2016-2017 JYP Jyväskylä Fin
59
5
22
27
+3
26
 
  2016-2017 JYP Jyväskylä ChampHL
8
1
2
3
+2
4
 
  2017-2018 Manitoba Moose AHL
76
16
38
54
+17
30
 
  2017-2018 Winnipeg Jets NHL
1
1
0
1
E
0
 
  2018-2019 Manitoba Moose AHL
20
3
9
12
-6
14
 
  2018-2019 Winnipeg Jets NHL
30
1
3
4
E
2
 
  2019-2020 Manitoba Moose AHL
18
3
11
14
-6
12
 
  2019-2020 Winnipeg Jets NHL
17
0
5
5
-2
12
 
  2020-2021 Winnipeg Jets NHL
6
0
0
0
-3
8
 
  2021-2022 Laval Rocket AHL
36
2
11
13
+3
14
 
  2021-2022 Montréal Canadiens NHL
13
0
6
6
+3
2
 
NHL Total:
67
2
14
16
-2
24
 
AHL Total:
150
24
69
93
+8
70
 
Fin Total:
109
9
30
39
+6
34
 
ChampHL Total:
15
1
3
4
+4
6
 
Fin2 Total:
76
3
27
30
+11
44
 
FinU20 Total:
50
4
18
22
-2
42
 
FinU18 Total:
21
3
5
8
-
0
 
FinU16 Total:
55
3
19
22
-
20
 
                     
  Playoffs Team League
GP
G
A
PTS
+/-
PIM
 
  2010-2011 JYP Jyväskylä U16 FinU16
3
0
0
0
-
0
 
  2011-2012 JYP Jyväskylä U16 FinU16
3
0
3
3
-
0
 
  2012-2013 JYP Jyväskylä U17 FinU17
7
1
4
5
-
2
 
  2012-2013 JYP Jyväskylä U20 FinU20
6
0
2
2
-3
2
 
  2014-2015 JYP Jyväskylä Akatemia Fin2
6
0
5
5
+2
4
 
  2016-2017 JYP Jyväskylä Fin
15
1
5
6
-1
2
 
  2017-2018 Manitoba Moose AHL
9
1
2
3
-1
2
 
  2021-2022 Laval Rocket AHL
15
0
11
11
+2
10
 
AHL Total:
24
1
13
14
+1
12
 
FinU16 Total:
6
0
3
3
-
0
 
                     
  International Team Level
GP
G
A
PTS
+/-
PIM
 
  2013-2014 Finland WJC18
5
1
0
1
-3
0
 
  2014-2015 Finland WJC
5
0
0
0
+2
0
 
  2015-2016 Finland WJC
7
1
1
2
+3
2
 
WJC Total:
12
1
1
2
+5
2