Goalie Antti Niemi ready for a new challenge with Canadiens

The Canadiens welcomed new goalie Antti Niemi to Montreal Wednesday by having him lead the team stretch at the end of practice in Brossard, tapping their sticks on the ice afterward.

“It was fun … I don’t normally do that, so it was exciting,” Niemi said in the locker room after when he met with the Montreal media for the first time since being claimed on waivers from the Florida Panthers on Tuesday. “Everything’s exciting about being here. There’s lots of media and it’s Canada, it’s Montreal … so it’s all great.”

Less than two months into the NHL season, Niemi is already with his third team. 

New goalie Antti Niemi leads team stretch at #Habs practice in Brossard #HabsIO pic.twitter.com/mKOk0kXRPG

— Stu Cowan (@StuCowan1) November 15, 2017

The 34-year-old started out with the Pittsburgh Penguins before being claimed on waivers by the Florida Panthers after their No. 1 goalie,…

Original published: 2017-11-16 02:38:21 Read the full Montreal News here

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