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Ville Nieminen

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Ville Nieminen
Born (1977-04-06) April 6, 1977 (age 47)
Tampere, Finland
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Left wing
Shot Left
SM-liiga team
Former teams
Colorado Avalanche
Pittsburgh Penguins
Chicago Blackhawks
Calgary Flames
New York Rangers
San Jose Sharks
St. Louis Blues
HC Sibir Novosibirsk
Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
Dinamo Riga
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 78th overall, 1997
Colorado Avalanche
Playing career 1999–2015

Ville Nieminen (born 6 April 1977 in Tampere, Finland) is a former Finnish professional ice hockey player that currently played for Tappara of the SM-liiga.

Nieminen has also played in the NHL for the Colorado Avalanche, Pittsburgh Penguins, Chicago Blackhawks, Calgary Flames, New York Rangers, San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues. He won the Stanley Cup with the Avalanche in the 2000–01 NHL season. Nieminen also won a silver medal with the Finland men's national ice hockey team in the 2006 Winter Olympics.

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