After 11 years in the NHL, Antti Niemi is headed overseas.
#Jokerit is delighted to announce that the club has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with goalie Antti Niemi and a one-year contract extension with @SamiLepisto with the option to extend for another year. #KHL pic.twitter.com/OqWEPWHFeE
— Jokerit Helsinki (@Jokerit_EN) June 5, 2019
The veteran goaltender signed a one-year deal with Jokerit Helsinki of the KHL on Wednesday.
In 17 games this season, Niemi was 8-6-2 with a goals against average of 3.78 and an .887 save percentage.
A native of Vantaa, Finland, Niemi leaves the NHL with a career record 242-140-57 with a 2.57 goal-against average and a .912 save percentage over 463 games with the Chicago Blackhawks, San Jose Sharks, Dallas Stars, Pittsburgh Penguins, Florida Panthers and Canadiens.
He will turn 36 in August.