Joel Armia (RW)
St. John's IceCaps
Buffalo Sabres’ first-round selection (16th overall) in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
2013-14: Appeared in 54 games with the Rochester Americans (AHL), registering 27 points (7+20) to finish second among team rookies in scoring… Led all Rochester newbies with 110 shots on goal… Paced the Amerks in postseason scoring with a team-high six points (3+3) while appearing in all five playoff games… Recorded a team-high four points (2+2) and was +2 in a 7-2 win in Game 4 at Chicago on 5/02… Scored a goal and added an assist in his AHL postseason debut in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against Chicago on 4/25… Missed the last three games of the regular season (4/16-4/19) due to illness… Took a team-high seven shots and appeared in his 200th professional game at Toronto on 4/05… Picked up two assists in a 5-2 win over Syracuse on 4/02… Notched two points (1+1) and was named the game’s first star against Syracuse on 3/07… Posted an assist in back-to-back games vs. Hamilton on 2/22 and at Iowa on 2/27… Assisted on two goals and was +2 against Texas on 2/16… Collected two points (1+1) at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on 2/01… Returned to the lineup against Rockford on 1/31… Missed five games (1/17-1/29) with an injury… Recorded a goal and an assist in win at Utica on 1/03… Scored one goal in three games for the Amerks during the 2013 Spengler Cup in Davos, Switzerland… Collected two assists and finished +2 against Lake Erie on 12/13… Took a game-high five shots at Grand Rapids on 12/06… Made his home debut vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on 11/20… Scored his first goal as an Amerk at Binghamton on 11/16… Recorded his first point as an Amerk with an assist in a win at Utica on 11/15 for the first point of his North American professional career… Made his Amerks/AHL debut at Hamilton on 11/13… Loaned to Rochester from Buffalo on 11/12… Began the season with the Buffalo Sabres (NHL), but missed all 19 games (10/02-11/08) with an injury.
2012-13: Guided his hometown Assat Pori to their third SM-ligga championship in franchise history after recording 33 points (19+14) and 32 PIM in 47 regular-season appearances… Finished second on the team with a career-high 19 goals and ranked fourth in points… The 2012-13 campaign marked his third straight 18-goal season… Tied for fifth on the team in postseason scoring with eight points (3+5) and 20 PIM in 16 playoff contests, helping Assat to its first league title since the 1977-78 season… 2011-12: Finished the campaign as Assat’s third-leading scorer as an 18-year-old with a career-high 38 points on 18 goals and 20 assists, also a career-best… Played in all but six games while racking up 64 PIM… Registered two assists in just three playoff games prior to suffering a season-ending knee injury… 2010-11: Spent most of the season with Assat's top team, playing in 48 games and collecting 29 points with 18 goals and 11 assists… Led all Assat rookies in scoring and finished sixth on the team in overall points… Added a pair of goals in two playoff appearances for Assat… 2009-10: Played majority of the season with Assat’s Under-20 Junior A team, earning 21 points (16+5) and 32 PIM in 27 games before adding two points (1+1) in five postseason tilts… Skated in nine games for the Assat Under-18 Junior B team, notching seven goals and nine assists for 16 points prior to picking up nine points (6+3) in six playoff contests… 2008-09: Appeared in 27 games for Assat’s Under-16 Junior C team, scoring a team-high 36 goals and 19 assists for 55 points… Registered four points (3+1) and 22 PIM in three postseason games for Assat… INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: Represented Finland at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia… Led all Finnish skaters and ranked second among tournament scoring leaders with 12 points (6+6) in six games… Playing on Finland's second line along with Joonas Donskoi and Miikko Salomaki at the 2012 World Junior Championship, he scored five goals with two assists and was +2 with 16 PIM in seven games… Finland finished fourth in the tournament, falling to eventual champion Sweden in a shootout in the semifinals… Armia was the only Finnish player to score in the shootout… Played for Finland at the 2011 Under-20 World Junior Championship in Buffalo, picking up one assist in six games… Also played for Finland’s entry at the 2011 Under-18 World Junior Championship, where he scored four goals and added nine assists for 13 points in six games… Represented Finland at the 2010 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, scoring five goals and three assists for eight points in five games… His performance earned him a berth on the tournament's All-Star Team… Also played in international tournaments with Finland's Under-18 squad, scoring two goals and adding one assist for three points in five games… Skated with the Finnish Under-16 squad in 2008-09, collecting three points (1+2) in 10 international contests.