Joel Armia

Joel Armia

Armia with the Winnipeg Jets, 2016
Born (1993-05-31) 31 May 1993
Pori, Finland
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Winnipeg Jets
Pori Ässät
Buffalo Sabres
NHL Draft 16th overall, 2011
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 2010present

Joel Armia (born 31 May 1993) is a Finnish professional ice hockey player currently with the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League (NHL). He played professionally in his native Finland with Porin Ässät of the SM-liiga.[1] He was selected 16th overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres.

Playing career


Armia at the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championships

Armia would spend three years in Finland, playing with Porin Ässät. During that time, he would have career totals of 55 goals, 45 assists, for 100 points, with 120 penalty minutes. In 2012–13, Armia would score 19 goals and 14 assists in 47 games. He was instrumental in helping Ässät capture the SM-Liiga’s Kanada-malja championship after finishing fourth in the regular season. In the playoffs, Armia scored three goals with five assists in 16 playoff games.[2]


On 16 June 2012, Armia was signed to a three-year entry, level contract with the Buffalo Sabres.[3] During his second North American professional season in 2014–15, Armia was recalled from Buffalo's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Rochester Americans, and made his NHL debut with the Sabres against the Detroit Red Wings on 23 December 2014.[4] He was then returned to the Americans before on 11 February 2015, Armia was included by the Sabres, alongside Tyler Myers, Drew Stafford, Brendan Lemieux and a conditional first-round draft pick in 2015 (Jack Roslovic), to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for Evander Kane, Zach Bogosian and the rights to goaltender Jason Kasdorf.[5]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10Porin ÄssätJr. A SM-l27156213251120
2010–11Porin ÄssätSM-l481811292452024
2011–12Porin ÄssätSM-l541820386630222
2012–13Porin ÄssätSM-l47191433321635820
2013–14Rochester AmericansAHL54720273053369
2014–15Rochester AmericansAHL3310152539
2014–15Buffalo SabresNHL10000
2014–15St. John's IceCapsAHL2126822
2015–16Manitoba MooseAHL1835816
2015–16Winnipeg JetsNHL43461012
Liiga totals 149 55 45 100 120 24 5 7 12 24
NHL totals 44 4 6 10 12


Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2010 Finland U17 10th 5 5 3 8 2
2011 Finland WJC18 5th 6 4 9 13 8
2011 Finland WJC 6th 6 0 1 1 2
2012 Finland WJC 4th 7 5 2 7 16
2013 Finland WJC 7th 6 6 6 12 12
Junior totals 30 20 21 41 40


  1. "Joel Armia's player profile with his team Porin Ässät" (in Finnish). Porin Ässät.
  2. "Joel Armia". Hockey's Future. 4 July 2015.
  3. "Armia agree to terms on entry-level deal". Buffalo Sabres. 2012-06-16. Retrieved 2012-06-16.
  4. "Armia to make NHL debut against Red Wings". Buffalo Sabres. 2014-12-23. Retrieved 2014-12-23.
  5. "Kane, Bogosian dealt to Sabres in eight-player blockbuster deal". TSN. 11 February 2015. Retrieved 11 February 2015.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Mark Pysyk
Buffalo Sabres first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Mikhail Grigorenko
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