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NiemiThe Islanders have defenseman selected Jyri Niemi with the number 72 pick! We also have the 73rd which will be up shortly. Niemi was rated #25 on the North American draftee list.

Defense. Shoots Left. 6’2″, 192 lbs. Born: Tampere, Finland, June 15, 1990.
Hometown: Hameenkyro

Scouting Report:

NHL Director of Central Scouting, E.J. McGuire

Strengths: “Jyri is adjusting well to the North American game. He has good poise and stickhandling ability from the back end. He quarterbacks the power-play, with a heavy shot from the point. He has an offensive flare to his game and is an entertaining player to watch.”

Areas to improve: “More dependability in the defensive zone will guarantee that he projects into a number three or four defenseman in the League, with the potential to be a one-two defenseman.”