Impact rookies. That's what every NHL fan hopes their team can find. A player that can make a strong statement every time they're on the ice.
He may have only started 6 games but Antti Niemi is an impact rookie. A goaltender who will be a fixture in the Chicago Blackhawks bright future, Niemi is making Cristobal Huet start to sweat with his consistently brilliant play.
With only 6 starts this season, Niemi has impressed with 4 wins and 2 shutouts. Not only that, but he has a phenomenal 1.85 GAA and a .921 save percentage. It's getting harder and harder to keep this impressive Finnish goaltender on the bench.
Below is a short list of some of Antti Niemi's rookie cards for the 2009-10 season:
09/10 NHL UD Artifacts Rookie #184
09/10 NHL OPC Marquee Rookie #548
09/10 NHL UD Series 1 Young Guns #225
09/10 NHL UD Series 1 Young Guns #225 UD Exclusives
09/10 NHL UD Series 1 Young Guns #225 High Glossy
09/10 NHL UD Victory Rookie #241