Sami Niku#8 • D
- Status: In the minors
- Height: 6'1
- Weight: 176 lbs.
- Shoots: L
- Experience: 2 years
- Birthdate: Oct 10, 1996 (23 years)
- Birthplace: Haapavesi, FIN
- Drafted: Drafted by Winnipeg in 2015 (7/198).
|Has outstanding puck skills, and is reliable in his own end of the ice. Makes smart, safe decisions and displays a sound hockey IQ. Skates very well and makes a good first pass. Owns a strong lower body and is solid on his skates. Is somewhat limited, both in terms of ideal size for the National Hockey League and high-end offensive upside. Must prove he can withstand the rigors of the North American professional ranks in order to maximize output.|
|Long Range Potential:|
|Smart, poised puck-moving defenseman with upside.|
|AHL||Eddie Shore Trophy||2017-18|
|AHL||First All-Star Team||2017-18|