Sami Niku

Age 23 Oct 10, 1996
Haapavesi FIN
Defense shoots left
6'1" 185 cm
176 lbs 80 kg
ELC Signing Age 20
Waivers Signing Age 21
UFA Year 2024
Agent Jay Grossman
Expansion Draft Status
Eligible
Draft Year 2015
Drafted Overall 198
Draft Round 7
Draft Team Winnipeg Jets
Transaction History
Jan 2, 2020 Recalled Winnipeg Jets recalled D Sami Niku from Manitoba (AHL).
Oct 11, 2019 Assigned Winnipeg Jets assigned D Sami Niku to Manitoba (AHL).
Oct 7, 2019 Recalled Winnipeg Jets recalled D Sami Niku from Manitoba (AHL).
Oct 1, 2019 Assigned Winnipeg Jets assigned D Sami Niku to Manitoba (AHL).
Feb 12, 2019 Assigned Winnipeg Jets assigned D Sami Niku to Manitoba (AHL).
Jan 27, 2019 Recalled Winnipeg Jets recalled D Sami Niku from Manitoba (AHL).
Dec 14, 2018 Assigned Winnipeg Jets assigned D Sami Niku to Manitoba (AHL).
Nov 11, 2018 Recalled Winnipeg Jets recalled D Sami Niku from Manitoba (AHL).
May 14, 2018 Recalled Winnipeg Jets recalled D Sami Niku from Manitoba (AHL).
Apr 19, 2018 Recalled Winnipeg Jets recalled D Sami Niku from Manitoba (AHL).
Apr 18, 2018 Assigned Winnipeg Jets assigned D Sami Niku to Manitoba (AHL).
Apr 17, 2018 Recalled Winnipeg Jets recalled D Sami Niku from Manitoba (AHL).
Apr 6, 2018 Assigned Winnipeg Jets assigned D Sami Niku to Iowa (AHL).
Apr 1, 2018 Recalled Winnipeg Jets recalled D Sami Niku from Manitoba (AHL).
Sep 24, 2017 Assigned Winnipeg Jets assigned D Sami Niku to Manitoba (AHL).
May 15, 2017 Winnipeg Jets signed D Sami Niku to a three-year, entry-level contract.
2019-2020 Regular Season Stats

Sami Niku
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
Winnipeg Jets 17 0 5 5 -2 12 261 44.40 34.40 -12.80 43.90 -6.70 1.15
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Career Stats
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60 Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2010-2011 JYP U16 U16 SM-sarja Q 9 1 2 3 4 Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0
2010-2011 JYP U16 U16 SM-sarja 25 1 5 6 10 Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0
2011-2012 JYP U16 U16 SM-sarja Q 7 0 4 4 2 Playoffs 3 0 3 3 0
2011-2012 JYP U16 U16 SM-sarja 14 1 8 9 4 Playoffs 3 0 3 3 0
2011-2012 Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 1 0 0 0 0
2011-2012 JYP U18 U18 SM-sarja 17 1 1 2 0
2012-2013 JYP U20 U20 SM-sarja 30 0 8 8 22 Playoffs 6 0 0 0 0
2012-2013 Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 6 1 1 2 2
2012-2013 Finland U17 WHC-17 5 1 1 2 4
2012-2013 JYP U18 U18 SM-sarja 3 2 1 3 0
2012-2013 Finland U17 EYOF 3 0 1 1 2
2013-2014 Finland U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 1 1 2 4
2013-2014 JYP U20 U20 SM-sarja 20 4 10 14 20
2013-2014 JYP-Akatemia Mestis 30 0 3 3 16
2013-2014 JYP U18 U18 SM-sarja 1 0 3 3 0
2013-2014 Finland U18 WJC-18 5 1 0 1 0
2013-2014 Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 20 3 5 8 6
Draft Yr 2014-2015 JYP Liiga 12 0 1 1 6
Draft Yr 2014-2015 Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 24 3 5 8 6
Draft Yr 2014-2015 JYP Champions HL 1 0 0 0 0
Draft Yr 2014-2015 JYP-Akatemia Mestis 39 3 22 25 24 Playoffs 6 0 5 5 0
Draft Yr 2014-2015 Finland U20 WJC-20 5 0 0 0 0
2015-2016 JYP Liiga 38 4 7 11 2
2015-2016 JYP Champions HL 6 0 1 1 2
2015-2016 Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 17 2 3 5 8
2015-2016 JYP-Akatemia Mestis 7 0 2 2 4
2015-2016 Finland U20 WJC-20 7 1 1 2 2
2016-2017 JYP Liiga 59 5 22 27 26 Playoffs 15 1 5 6 0
2016-2017 JYP Champions HL 8 1 2 3 4 Playoffs 15 1 5 6 0
2017-2018 Manitoba Moose AHL 76 16 38 54 30 Playoffs 9 1 2 3 0
2017-2018 Winnipeg Jets NHL 1 1 0 1 0 13 50.00 30.98 -9.40 49.76 4.68 4.59 4.59
2018-2019 Manitoba Moose AHL 20 3 9 12 14
2018-2019 Winnipeg Jets NHL 30 1 3 4 2 407 50.00 41.29 -3.83 43.99 -2.38 0.15 0.59
2019-2020 Manitoba Moose AHL 18 3 11 14 12
2019-2020 Winnipeg Jets NHL 17 0 5 5 12 261 44.40 34.40 -12.80 43.90 -6.70 1.15
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Contract History

Signing Team
Signing Date May 15, 2017
Agent Jay Grossman
Entry Level Contract | 3 Years $2,750,000 1.03% of cap space
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Cap Hit $775,000 $775,000 $775,000
RFA
AAV $916,667 $916,667 $916,667
Performance Bonuses $182,500 $182,500 $60,000
Base Salary $650,000 $650,000 $840,000
Signing Bonuses $92,500 $92,500 $0
Total Salary $742,500 $742,500 $840,000
Minors Salary $70,000 $70,000 $70,000
Clauses
UFA Year