San Jose Blocker

San Jose Blocker




Antero Niittymaki is a former National Hockey league goaltender. Drafted in the 6th round, 168th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, Niittymaki  made his NHL debut with the Flyers during the 2003-2004 season and played for the team until 2009. During his time with the Flyers, he was often used as a backup goaltender and had some success. After leaving the Flyers, Niittymaki had stints with several other NHL teams, including the Tampa Bay Lightning and the San Jose Sharks. He also had a brief stint with the Finnish national team in international competitions. In addition to his NHL career, Niittymaki played in various European leagues, including the Finnish Liiga and the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). He retired from professional hockey in 2015. Niittymaki had a respectable career as a goaltender in the NHL and is remembered for his contributions to the teams he played for during his time in North America.

Vaughn Since 1981, creator Mike Vaughn had a vision of making Vaughn Custom Sports a name that goaltenders all over the world knew, trusted and used throughout their playing careers. Located in Oxford, Michigan and London, Ontario, Vaughn Custom Sports has grown from making standard chest protectors in the early 80’s to becoming a world leader in the hockey industry. Some of the top NHL goaltenders have used and trusted Vaughn for years. Stanley Cup champion goaltenders such as Jonathan Quick and Matt Murray have trusted Vaughn goalie equipment for many years and continue to this day. Vaughn has been used by many iconic goaltenders throughout the years such as Carey Price, Ed Belfour, Chris Osgood, Bill Ranford and Andy Moog.

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