POSITION: Right Wing
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
BIRTHPLACE: Hämeenlinna, FIN
DRAFTED: DAL: 2000-224 overall
|Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 3, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Kazan (KHL), August 21, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, December 12, 2011. Claimed on waivers by Winnipeg from Tampa Bay December 12. 2011. Signed as a free agent by Hameenlinna (Finland), November 4, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Fribourg (Swiss), July 22, 2013.|
|2011-12: Finished his first season in Winnipeg with 13 points (5G, 8A) in 45 games... Played
in his first game as a Winnipeg Jet on Dec. 20 vs. NYI... Earned two assists, his first points as
a Jet, on Dec. 31 vs. TOR.. Scored two goals, his first two of the season, on Mar. 18 vs. CAR...
Scored a pair of goals on Mar. 26/12 vs. OTT.
2010-11: Recorded 35 points (16G, 19A) over 73 games with the Wild... Tied for team
lead in power play goals with eight, setting a career-high... Notched game winning goal
for 200th career point on Jan. 25 at CHI... Skated in 400th career game on Oct. 7 vs.
CAR... Missed five games due to concussion from Oct. 28 to Nov. 6, and four games with
leg injury from Jan. 4-9.
2009-10: Ranked fifth on Wild in scoring with 42 points (20G, 22A), fourth in goals and
tied for sixth in assists…Goal total marked career-high, and was two points off careerhigh
44 points set in 2008-09…Tallied five power play goals and set new career-high
with four GWG…Tallied his 100th career assist vs. STL on March 14.
2008-09: Miettinen became the first player in Wild history to score a goal in each of
his first three games with the team, racking up five between Oct. 11 and Oct. 16... Set
career highs with 29 assists and 44 points while skating in career-best 82 games… One
of two players to appear in every game (Sheppard)... Ranked fifth on team in points,
fourth in assists and fifth in goals… Registered three GWG and his first two career SHG
(Feb. 28 at EDM and Feb. 8 vs. EDM)… Skated in 300th career game at VAN (March 3).
2007-08: Scored 15 goals and added 34 points (15G, 19A) in 69 games with Dallas...
Added two points (1G, 1A) in 15 playoff games as Dallas advanced to the Western
Conference Finals...Scored the first goal in the Stars’ 2-1 quadruple-overtime seriesclinching
game vs. SJ (5-4 4OT).
2006-07: Ranked third on the Stars in hits (145)...Collected a career-high nine shots
on goal twice at ANA on Oct. 15 and vs. NYI on Nov. 15...Played in 100th career NHL
game at ANA on Oct. 15...Posted a career-high five-game point streak from Mar. 18-27...
Scored two points (1G, 1A) in five playoff games.
2005-06: Registered his first career multi-point game with two assists vs. CHI on
Nov. 4... Tallied one assist and eight PIM in five playoff games.
2003-04: Made NHL debut vs. ANA on Oct. 8...Recorded his first NHL goal – a GWG – at
NSH on Oct. 11... Also spent time with Utah (AHL) during his first professional season...
Finished third in assists (23) and fourth in points (30) despite playing in only 48 games
with the Grizzlies.
2002-03: Was named the Finnish Elite League Player of the Year after appearing in 53
games and recording 25 goals and 25 assists for 50 points with HPK Hameenlinna...
Also appeared in 10 playoff games, finishing first on the team in assists (seven),
second in PIM (29) and tied for second in points (eight).