Ville Nieminen

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Ville Nieminen
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Born (1977-04-06) April 6, 1977 (age 42)
Tampere, Finland
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Left wing
Shoots Left
SM-liiga team
Former teams
Tappara
NHL:
Colorado Avalanche
Pittsburgh Penguins
Chicago Blackhawks
Calgary Flames
New York Rangers
San Jose Sharks
St. Louis Blues
KHL:
HC Sibir Novosibirsk
Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
Dinamo Riga
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 78th overall, 1997
Colorado Avalanche
Playing career 1999–present

Ville Nieminen (born 6 April 1977 in Tampere, Finland) is a Finnish professional ice hockey player that currently plays 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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