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Sami Niku

Born:October 10, 1996Draft:2015 Jets #198 Overall
Hometown:Haapavesi, FinlandPosition:Defence
Known For:Shoots:Left
National Team:FinlandCurrent Team:Montreal Canadiens

Sami Niku (born 10 October 1996) is a Finnish professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing with the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL). Niku was selected by the Winnipeg Jets in the 7th round (198th overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

Sami Niku Winnipeg Jets
Sami Niku, seen here with the Winnipeg Jets (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

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Deeper Dive


  • AHL All-Rookie Team (2018)
  • AHL Best Defenseman (Eddie Shore Award) (2018)
  • AHL First All-Star Team (2018)
  • SM-liiga Bronze Medal (2017)
  • U20 WJC Gold Medal (2016)