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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.

Antti Miettinen
Antti Miettinen Jets.png
Born (1980-07-03) July 3, 1980 (age 38)
Hämeenlinna, Finland
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Liiga team
Former teams
HPK
Dallas Stars
Minnesota Wild
Ak Bars Kazan
Winnipeg Jets
HC Fribourg-Gottéron
Eisbären Berlin
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 224th overall, 2000
Dallas Stars
Playing career 1999–2016
Medal record
Men's ice hockey
Representing  Finland
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Vancouver

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Playing careerEdit

 
Miettinen with the Wild in 2010

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.[1] 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.[2] 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.

Personal lifeEdit

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.[3]

He has a son, Noel, who was born in December 2009 and a daughter named Olivia, who was born in 2011.

AwardsEdit

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996–97 HPK FIN U18 36 24 29 53 23
1997–98 HPK FIN U18 34 13 28 41 63
1997–98 HPK FIN Jr 8 1 0 1 2
1998–99 HPK FIN Jr 21 5 8 13 20
1998–99 HPK Liiga 13 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0
1998–99 FPS FIN II 4 3 1 4 6
1999–2000 HPK FIN Jr 15 11 13 24 16
1999–2000 HPK Liiga 39 2 1 3 8 7 1 0 1 0
2000–01 HPK FIN Jr 4 3 10 13 2
2000–01 HPK Liiga 55 13 11 24 28
2001–02 HPK Liiga 56 19 37 56 50 8 2 4 6 8
2002–03 HPK Liiga 53 25 25 50 54 10 1 7 8 29
2003–04 Dallas Stars NHL 16 1 0 1 0
2003–04 Utah Grizzlies AHL 48 7 23 30 20
2004–05 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 35 8 20 28 21 4 1 1 2 6
2005–06 Dallas Stars NHL 79 11 20 31 46 5 0 1 1 8
2006–07 Dallas Stars NHL 74 11 14 25 38 4 1 1 2 2
2007–08 Dallas Stars NHL 69 15 19 34 34 15 1 1 2 0
2008–09 Minnesota Wild NHL 82 15 29 44 32
2009–10 Minnesota Wild NHL 79 20 22 42 44
2010–11 Minnesota Wild NHL 73 16 19 35 38
2011–12 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 20 2 6 8 8
2011–12 Winnipeg Jets NHL 45 5 8 13 0
2012–13 HPK Liiga 15 4 4 8 10
2012–13 Winnipeg Jets NHL 22 3 2 5 2
2013–14 HC Fribourg-Gottéron NLA 34 7 15 22 8
2014–15 Eisbären Berlin DEL 48 11 18 29 22 3 2 0 2 4
2015–16 HPK Liiga 34 7 11 18 24
Liiga totals 265 70 89 159 176 29 4 11 15 37
NHL totals 539 97 133 230 234 24 2 3 5 10

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
2000 Finland WJC 7 4 1 5 2
2002 Finland WC 9 2 4 6 4
2003 Finland WC 6 0 1 1 0
2006 Finland WC 9 2 2 4 10
2007 Finland WC 8 1 1 2 6
2009 Finland WC 7 3 5 8 6
2010 Finland OG 6 1 0 1 0
2010 Finland WC 6 0 2 2 4
Senior totals 51 9 15 24 30

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wild sign free agent Miettinen". wild.com. July 3, 2008. Archived from the original on September 29, 2008. Retrieved November 17, 2008.
  2. ^ "Antti Miettinen signs for a season" (in French). HC Fribourg-Gottéron. July 22, 2013. Retrieved July 22, 2013.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Get To Know: Antti Miettinen". wild.com. December 22, 2009. Retrieved December 26, 2009.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Janne Ojanen
Winner of the Kultainen kypärä trophy
2002–03
Succeeded by
Timo Pärssinen