Sami Niku

DEFINITION: Sami Niku is a professional ice hockey player from Finland, currently playing as a defenseman for the Winnipeg Jets in the National Hockey League (NHL).
FAQs:

1. Who is Sami Niku?
Sami Niku is a Finnish ice hockey player who plays as a defenseman for the Winnipeg Jets in the NHL.

2. When did Sami Niku start playing for the Winnipeg Jets?
Niku was drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in the 7th round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut with the Jets during the 2017-2018 season.

3. What are some of Sami Niku’s notable achievements in his career?
During his career, Sami Niku has won gold medals representing Finland in the IIHF World Junior Championships (2016) and the IIHF World Championships (2019). He was also named the AHL’s Defenseman of the Year in 2018-2019.

4. Which team did Sami Niku play for before joining the Winnipeg Jets?
Before joining the Jets, Niku played for the Manitoba Moose, the Jets’ AHL affiliate team.

5. What style of play does Sami Niku exhibit on the ice?
Niku is known for his strong offensive instincts and ability to contribute offensively from the blue line. He possesses excellent skating skills and is adept at moving the puck efficiently.

6. What is Sami Niku’s jersey number?
Sami Niku wears jersey number 83 for the Winnipeg Jets.

7. Has Sami Niku represented Finland in international tournaments?
Yes, Sami Niku has represented Finland in various international tournaments, including the IIHF World Junior Championships and the IIHF World Championships.