|Born|| 6 June 1994,|
| 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
| NHL team|
| Columbus Blue Jackets|
|NHL Draft|| 189th overall, 2015|
Columbus Blue Jackets
Markus Nutivaara (born 6 June 1994) is a Finnish professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently playing with the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League (NHL). Nutivaara was selected by the Blue Jackets in the 7th round (189th overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
Nutivaara made his debut in Finnland's top-division, Liiga, playing with Oulun Kärpät during the 2014–15 Liiga season. He helped win the 2015 Liiga title, making 35 appearances in regular season (no goals scored, two assists tallied) and 16 in post-season play (one goal, five assists). He also gained international experience competing in the Champions Hockey League with Kärpät, advancing to the semifinals.
In 2015–16, Nutivaara saw the ice in 50 games during the Liiga regular season, chipping in with six goals, while dishing out 16 assists. He also played in seven playoff contests, recording one goal as well as four assists. In Champions Hockey League play, Nutivaara had 13 appearances, scoring four goals and assisting on five more on the way to the championship game, where Kärpät fell short to Swedish Frölunda HC.
International play Edit
|2012–13||Lahti Pelicans||Jr. A||42||4||11||15||14||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||Oulun Kärpät||Jr. A||19||2||9||11||10||12||1||4||5||2|
|2014–15||Oulun Kärpät||Jr. A||7||2||6||8||0||5||3||2||5||0|
|2016–17||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||66||2||5||7||6||2||1||1||2||0|
- ↑ "Markus Nutivaara player profile". jatkoaika.com (2013-04-15). Retrieved on 2013-04-15.
- ↑ Statistics (2016-05-05).
- ↑ Frolunda Gothenburg win Champions Hockey League Final! (2016-05-05).
- ↑ Markus Nutivaara signed to ELC.
- ↑ Karpat d-man Nutivaara on his development: "I’ve trained hard" (2016-05-05).