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Antti Miettinen
Antti Miettinen
Right Wing
Number: 20
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 190
Shoots: Right
Born: Jul 3, 1980
Birthplace: Hämeenlinna, Finland
Acquired: Signed by Minnesota as a free agent, July 3, 2008.
Drafted: DAL / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 7th (224th overall)
Has tallied 212 points (89-123=212) in 472 NHL games in seven seasons with Dallas and Minnesota...Owns 37 career multi-point games (29-7-1)…Miettinen became the first player in Wild history to score a goal in each of his first three games with the team (10/11-10/16/08).

Collected 35 points (16-19=35) in 73 games…Ranked tied for first on team with eight PPG (career-high) and four GWGs...Tied career-high with two goals vs. STL (3/26)...Tied career-high with three assists at ANA (2/25)...Notched GWG for 200th career point and six hits at CHI (1/25)...Recorded assist, five shots and season-high 21:19 of ice time at CBJ (12/27)...Scored a goal in three of four games (11/11-11/17)...Recorded first career overtime GWG vs. ANA (11/17)...Skated in 400th career game vs. CAR (10/7)...Missed five games due to concussion (10/28-11/6), four games with leg injury (1/4-1/9).

Ranked fifth on Wild in scoring with 42 points (20-22=42), fourth in goals and tied for sixth in assists…Goal total marked career high, and was two points off career-high 44 points set in 2008-09…Tallied six PPG and set new career high with four GWG…Tallied two points (1-1=2) including 100th career assist vs. STL (3/14)…Scored 16th goal of season vs. EDM (2/4) to establish new career high…Notched three points (2-1=3) vs. ANA (12/4), vs. VAN (1/13), at DAL (1/18)…Scored a goal in six-of-eight games played (7-2=9, 11/15-12/9) and in three straight (4-1=5, 12/2-12/5)…Recorded first multi-point game of season (1-1=2) vs. PHX (11/18) along with season-high five shots and 21:52 TOI…Had seven hits vs. COL (10/21)…
Missed three games with flu (11/25-11/28).

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…Tied career high with 15 goals and three GWG, while scoring his first two career SHG (2/28 at EDM and 2/8 vs. EDM)…Wild was 16-5-3 when he was +1 or better, and 8-3-2 when he scored a goal…Scored 15th goal of season at NYI (3/25) to tie career high…Skated in 300th career game at VAN (3/3)…Scored GWG late in third period vs. COL (2/11), giving him new career-high 35 points…Tallied pair of assists vs. TOR (1/27) to set new career high with 22 helpers…Recorded back-to-back multi-point games (1-3=4, 1/10-1/13)…Notched career-high three assists at NSH (11/29)…Tallied goal in three straight games for new career high goal streak (10/11-10/16) …First player in Wild history to score a goal in first three games played with team…Recorded three points (2-1=3) in consecutive games (10/14-16) tying career highs for goals and points in game, while scoring the GWG in both games.

Registered his first career multi-point game with two assists vs. CHI (11/4)... Tallied one assist and eight PIM in five playoff games.

Made his NHL debut on vs. ANA (10/8)...Recorded his first NHL goal, a game-winner at NSH (10/11)... Also spent time with the 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.

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 (7), second in PIM (29) and tied for second in points (8).

Ranked fifth among all Finnish league players in points (19-37=56) and was sixth in assists (36).

Ranked sixth in goals (13) and sixth in points (24) among team leaders.

Represented Finland at 2010 Olympics (one goal in six games, won bronze medal)...Played six games with Finland at 2010 World Championship and posted two assists...Was selected to play in the 2006 Winter Olympics with Team Finland, but had to withdraw due to injury...Played at 2003 World Championship with Finland, recording one assist in six games.

Signed by Minnesota as a free agent, July 3, 2008; Originally selected by Dallas in the seventh round (224th overall) in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.

Antti Miettinen and his wife, Johanna, reside in Hameenlinna, Finland in the offseason with their son Noel…Nickname is “Miets”… Says his son’s birth is his most memorable moment away from the rink…Started playing hockey at the age of three in Finland at an outdoor rink by his house…Lists his parents and friends as the people who inspired his hockey career… His favorite part of Minnesota is the all rivers and lakes…Says playing guitar, fishing, reading and golfing are his favorite hobbies…Lists Nirvana as his favorite band and soccer as his favorite sport…Enjoys eating oatmeal for breakfast… Lists “Seinfeld”, “Family Guy”, “30 Rock” and “The Office” as his favorite television shows.
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