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Topi Niemla Profile

Topi Niemla
Ht/Wt: 6' 0"/163 lbs
Position: RHD
Team: Karput (FIN)

Topi Niemla's Player Profile

Jokke Nevalainen - Dobber Prospects - Sept. 30th: "He has been more of a puck-moving defenseman in junior but at the men’s level, he adjusted his style to focus more on his defensive game and to play a simpler and safer style that allowed him to stay at the top level in Finland despite his youth and being on a stacked team."

Scott Wheeler - The Athletic - Sept. 21st: "He sees the ice in front of him, he processes his options, and he usually makes the right play. That can mean executing a smart little five-foot bump pass when a forward tries to close him out along the wall."

Chris Peters - ESPN - June 30th: "Niemela played pretty much the entire season in Finland's top pro league, and among young players in the league, he had pretty nice underlying numbers when it comes to puck possession -- Liiga tracked him with a 53% Corsi For percentage."

Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com - June 23rd: "The right-handed shot (5-10, 156) offers a calming presence in all situations and plays a simple, effective game. Niemela scored seven points (one goal, six assists), was plus-4 and had 100 shots on goal in 43 games while averaging 12:51 in ice time in Liiga, the top professional men's league in Finland."

Tyler Halsey - The Hockey Writers - May 22nd: "Niemelä isn’t a flashy player, he’s just solid. He always knows where to be; his biggest asset is his brain. He really fits the definition of a modern, two-way defenceman. Smooth skating, strong puck mover, solid positioning."

Cam Robinson - Dobber Prospects - Apr. 1st: "Won’t often wow you with his offensive creativity, but blends intelligent reads with effective transitions. A heady player with a lot of upside. A modern, two-way defender with a very high floor and untapped potential."

Topi Niemla's Stats

Topi Niemla Videos

Topi Niemelä Highlights / Liiga

Topi Niemelä - Blue line puck control v. SaiPa (Feb. 21, 2020)

Topi Niemelän uran ensimmäinen liigamaali VS HPK (12.9.2019)

Topi Niemelä vs ToppeV

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