He signed with hockey club Jokerit (based in Helsinki) earlier this month after spending 11 seasons minding the nets in the NHL. Two of those seasons were spent with the Dallas Stars, so it’s no shocker Niemi settled in Big D in big style.
His 7,800-square-foot contemporary home was built in 2016 and has six bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. The lavish interiors are filled with natural light and feature chic, clean lines and striking designer touches like custom woodwork, marble accents, and high ceilings.
Sitting on a half-acre lot in the coveted Preston Hollow neighborhood, the house comes with a four-car garage with motor court, guest quarters, pool, covered outdoor kitchen, and huge yard. The home is about a mile away from the well-secured compound of one of Preston Hollow’s most famous residents—former President George W. Bush.
Niemi, 35, is headed back home after spending a couple of seasons as a backup for the Montreal Canadiens. He also suited up for the San Jose Sharks, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Florida Panthers over the course of his NHL career. His biggest glory came when he led the Chicago Blackhawks to the Stanley Cup in 2010 in only his second season, etching his name on the cup as the first Finnish goalie to win the championship.
#Jokerit is delighted to announce that the club has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with goalie Antti Niemi and a one-year contract extension with @SamiLepisto with the option to extend for another year. #KHL pic.twitter.com/OqWEPWHFeE
— Jokerit Helsinki (@Jokerit_EN) June 5, 2019
Now Niemi and his wife, Joanna, are headed to Helsinki and need to part with a gorgeous modern home in Dallas. New job, new country, new home—how’s that for a hat trick?