Sharks send goaltender Antti Niemi to Stars

Antti Niemi was traded to Dallas on Saturday.

The Dallas Stars have acquired the rights of goaltender Antti Niemi from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a seventh-round pick (193rd overall) in 2015, the team confirmed on Saturday.

Niemi, 31, is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, but he is expected to negotiate a new deal with the Stars over the next few days.

“Antti is a proven goaltender, who has played and succeeded at the highest levels,” Stars GM Jim Nill said in a press released. “He’s one of the hardest working goalies out there and we look forward to working towards an agreement.”

The veteran Finn posted a 31-23-7 record with a .914 save percentage and 2.59 goals-against average in 61 games last season.

Niemi has appeared in 338 career games with the Sharks and Chicago Blackhawks, winning a Stanley Cup in 2009-10.

He represented Finland at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, winning a bronze medal.

Acquire:
  • Antti Niemi
Acquire:
  • 7th-round pick (193rd overall, 2015)