You’d think the Stars would know how to spell Anttii Niemi’s name on his jersey, but on Tuesday, at least, you’d be wrong.
Someone forgot the Finnish setting on spell check when making Stars goalie Antti Niemi’s road jersey for Tuesday’s game at the Sabres. The 32-year-old goalie came out for warmups with a No. 31 sweater that read “Nieme”, as shown below.
The equipment crew either worked fast or had a correctly-spelled uniform readily available, because once the game started Niemi’s name was right. The starting goaltender was able to avoid more embarrassment.
Of course, the mistake was not caught before fans took notice and snapped photos. Attention to details, guys.
Niemi had played just once in the Stars’ past six games before being given the start Tuesday. He’s 6–3–0 with a 2.80 GAA and .907 save percentage this season.
- Nate Mata