3/2/11

Niemi Signs Extension

The San Jose Sharks seem to be happy with goalie Antti Niemi.  Happy enough to give him a 4 year extension. 

Niemi, now signed through the 2014-15 season, is 23-15-3 with a 2.44 GAA and a .919 save percentage in 42 games.  He has 5 shutouts this season and has secured the #1 starting job on the Sharks after the departure to Evgeni Nabokov.

Niemi won the Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks in 2010 so the Sharks are hopeful that his veteren presence can guide them deep into the playoffs this year.

“This guy has a ring on his finger, and it’s very important that he continues to be part of our organization,” said GM Todd McLellan.

12 comments: