Antti Markus Miettinen (born July 3, 1980) is a Finnish ice hockey coach and retired professional forward, who last played professionally with HPK of the Liiga. He had previously played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild and Winnipeg Jets.
July 3, 1980|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
Ak Bars Kazan
224th overall, 2000|
|Men's ice hockey|
Miettinen was drafted by the Dallas Stars as their seventh-round pick, 224th overall, in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. Prior to playing in the NHL, he played for five years in the SM-Liiga with HPK Hämeenlinna picking up the Kultainen kypärä and the Lasse Oksanen trophy in his final year in Finland.
Miettinen spent two-years in the American Hockey League (AHL) before playing his first full season in the NHL in the 2005–06 season with the Stars. He was chosen to play for Finland in the 2006 Winter Olympics but was unable to participate due to an upper body injury. He was replaced on the team by Stars teammate Niklas Hagman.
On July 3, 2008, Miettinen signed a 3-year $7 million contract with the Minnesota Wild. When that contract ended, he moved to the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). On December 12, 2011, Miettinen agreed on a two-year deal to return to the NHL with the Tampa Bay Lightning. However, the following day he was claimed off re-entry waivers by the Winnipeg Jets.
A free agent at the conclusion of his two-year contract with the Jets, Miettinen once again left the NHL and signed a one-year contract with Swiss club HC Fribourg-Gottéron of the National League A on July 22, 2013. In the 2013–14 season, Miettinen was hampered again by injury but posted a credible 7 goals and 22 points in 34 games with Fribourg. After one season in Germany, he returned to HPK for one final season before retiring and becoming an assistant coach with the club.
Miettinen is currently in a band named Cement, formed by Miettinen and a few friends. He plays the guitar and has written a few songs with the band. Although not very widely known, they did get one gig—at his wedding.
He has a son, Noel, who was born in December 2009 and a daughter named Olivia, who was born in 2011.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|2011–12||Ak Bars Kazan||KHL||20||2||6||8||8||—||—||—||—||—|
- "Wild sign free agent Miettinen". wild.com. July 3, 2008. Archived from the original on September 29, 2008. Retrieved November 17, 2008.
- "Antti Miettinen signs for a season" (in French). HC Fribourg-Gottéron. July 22, 2013. Retrieved July 22, 2013.[permanent dead link]
- "Get To Know: Antti Miettinen". wild.com. December 22, 2009. Retrieved December 26, 2009.