Team: Ässät U20
Position: Left Wing
Height / Weight: 5’11 / 178
REPORT: ÄSSÄT @ JOKERIT U16, OCTOBER 8, 2017
Niemi played a very good two-way game in a 4-3 Ässät U16 win against Jokerit. He scored a great goal in the second period, displaying nifty stichandling skills in a 1-on-1 and finishing with a quick shot. Possessing quick hands, the left wing can operate in traffic. Niemi made several smart outlet passes under pressure. He was also highly defensively responsible in all three zones. He played a fast, up-tempo game and forechecked with authority in order to cause turnovers. He is a rather agile skater with a long and powerful stride. Niemi should definitely make the upcoming U16 national team.