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Topi Niemelä

Position: defenceman
Shoots: Right
Born: 2002-03-25 / Oulu
Height 176 cm
Weight 66 kg
Team: Kärpät
  • 2018-03-04 at HIFK - Kärpät, U18 by Marco Bombino

    Niemelä is already playing solid minutes in the U18 league at the age of 15. He played on the left-side as a right-shooting defenseman and showed a lot of promise against HIFK.

    The Kärpät U18 defenseman is a really good, agile skater, possessing quick first few steps and strong overall mobility. He is able to process the game quickly and doesn’t get rattled under pressure. He moves the puck with effective, crisp passes in all three zones. He’s very confident with the puck and has some intriguing offensive upside, plus he can more than hold his own defensively. He can break up plays with a quick stick.

    Niemelä has evident pro upside and he’s a player to keep a close eye on for the future.

Statistics

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2016-2017 Kärpät U16Jr. C SM-sarja Q1 0 00 0|        
  Kärpät U16Jr. C SM-sarja2 2 46 0|        
 2017-2018 Kärpät U16Jr. C SM-sarja4 6 612 0|Playoffs4 2 35
  Kärpät U18Jr. B SM-sarja36 2 79 36|Playoffs1 0 00
  Finland U16 (all)International-Jr11 2 810 10|        
 2018-2019 Kärpät U18Jr. B SM-sarja4 1 34 18|        
  Finland U17 (all)International-Jr2 0 00 2|        

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