Sami Niku

Age 26 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 Michael Curran
Draft Year 2015
Drafted Overall 198
Draft Round 7
Draft Team Winnipeg Jets logo

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Transaction History
Jul 24, 2022 Sami Niku | Niku has signed a contract with JYP Jyvaskyla of the Finnish Elite League, Scott Billeck of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
Jan 27, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Sami Niku | Niku cleared waivers and joined the taxi squad Thursday.
Jan 26, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Sami Niku | The Canadiens placed Niku on waivers Wednesday.
Jan 1, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | Sami Niku | Niku recorded two assists in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Florida Panthers.
Dec 28, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Sami Niku | Niku (not injury related) will suit up against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday, per the NHL's media site.
Dec 15, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Sami Niku | Niku (not injury related) was removed from the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Monday but isn't expected to play before Saturday's clash with the Boston Bruins, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports.
Dec 2, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Sami Niku | Niku entered the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Thursday.
Nov 28, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Sami Niku | Niku had an assist, one hit and one blocked shot in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Nov 25, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Sami Niku | Niku had four shots on goal and one blocked shot over 14:25 of ice time in Wednesday's 6-3 loss to the Washington Capitals.
Nov 1, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Sami Niku | Niku was a healthy scratch for Sunday's game against the Anaheim Ducks.
Oct 24, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Sami Niku | Niku had two assists, one shot on goal, one hit and one blocked shot over 15:32 of ice time in Saturday's 6-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings.
Oct 16, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Sami Niku | Niku (concussion) has been activated off injured reserve, per the NHL's media site.
Oct 11, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Sami Niku | Nike (concussion) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Oct 6, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Sami Niku | Niku (concussion) skated prior to Montreal's main practice group Wednesday.
Oct 2, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Sami Niku | Niku suffered a concussion during Friday night's preseason game versus the Ottawa Senators.
Sep 24, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | Sami Niku | Niku signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Montreal Canadiens on Friday.
Sep 20, 2021 Sami Niku | Niku was placed on unconditional waivers by the Winnipeg Jets on Monday in order to terminate his contract, Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet reports.
Oct 30, 2020 Winnipeg Jets | Re-signed D Sami Niku to a two-year, $1.45 million contract.
Oct 4, 2020 Winnipeg Jets | Sami Niku | The Jets extended a qualifying offer to Niku on Sunday.
Jan 2, 2020 Winnipeg Jets | Recalled D Sami Niku from Manitoba (AHL).
Oct 11, 2019 Winnipeg Jets | Assigned D Sami Niku to Manitoba (AHL).
Oct 7, 2019 Winnipeg Jets | Recalled D Sami Niku from Manitoba (AHL).
Oct 1, 2019 Winnipeg Jets | Assigned D Sami Niku to Manitoba (AHL).
Feb 12, 2019 Winnipeg Jets | Assigned D Sami Niku to Manitoba (AHL).
Jan 27, 2019 Winnipeg Jets | Recalled D Sami Niku from Manitoba (AHL).
Jan 20, 2019 Winnipeg Jets | Assigned D Sami Niku to Manitoba (AHL).
Dec 14, 2018 Winnipeg Jets | Assigned D Sami Niku to Manitoba (AHL).
Nov 11, 2018 Winnipeg Jets | Recalled D Sami Niku from Manitoba (AHL).
May 14, 2018 Winnipeg Jets | Recalled D Sami Niku from Manitoba (AHL).
Apr 19, 2018 Winnipeg Jets | Recalled D Sami Niku from Manitoba (AHL).
Apr 18, 2018 Winnipeg Jets | Assigned D Sami Niku to Manitoba (AHL).
Apr 17, 2018 Winnipeg Jets | Recalled D Sami Niku from Manitoba (AHL).
Apr 6, 2018 Winnipeg Jets | Assigned D Sami Niku to Iowa (AHL).
Apr 1, 2018 Winnipeg Jets | Recalled D Sami Niku from Manitoba (AHL).
Sep 24, 2017 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.
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Regular Season Stats

Sami Niku
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
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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
2020-2021 Winnipeg Jets NHL 6 0 0 0 8 72 33.30 41.10 4.30 38.00 -5.50
2021-2022 Montréal Canadiens NHL 13 0 6 6 2 165 57.10 50.50 5.60 45.40 1.20 1.46
2021-2022 Laval Rocket AHL 36 2 11 13 14 Playoffs 15 0 11 11 0
2022-2023 JYP Liiga 29 5 17 22 8
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Contract History

Signing Team Montreal Canadiens logo
Signing Date September 24, 2021
Signing Status RFA
Agent Michael Curran
Standard Contract | 1 Years $750,000 0.92% of cap space
2021-2022
Cap Hit $750,000
UFA
AAV $750,000
Performance Bonuses $0
Base Salary $750,000
Signing Bonuses $0
Total Salary $750,000
Minors Salary $425,000
Clauses
UFA Year
$475K Guaranteed
Signing Team Winnipeg Jets logo
Signing Date October 29, 2020
Signing Status RFA
Agent Michael Curran
Standard Contract | 2 Years $1,450,000 0.89% of cap space
2020-2021 2021-2022
Cap Hit $725,000 $725,000
RFA
AAV $725,000 $725,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0
Base Salary $700,000 $750,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0
Total Salary $700,000 $750,000
Minors Salary $700,000 $750,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team Winnipeg Jets logo
Signing Date May 15, 2017
Agent Michael Curran
Entry Level Contract | 3 Years $2,325,000 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
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UFA Year