|NUMBER:||11||BIRTHDATE:||June 15, 1973|
|HEIGHT:||5' 11"||BIRTHPLACE:||Grand Cache, AB, Canada|
|WEIGHT:||195||DRAFTED:||CHI / 1991 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Left||ROUND:||1st (22nd overall)|
Made his Devils' post-season debut in game 1 of ECQF vs. Phi...Joined organization after signing free agent AHL contract with Low. Oct. 20; signed 2-way contract Nov. 6, paving way for 15th NHL season…Saw action in 62 of 63 games after making NHL season debut Nov. 19 at Nsh.; played in season-high 41 straight contests through Feb. 12…Recorded points in season-high 4 straight games Dec. 16-21 (2g-4a-6pts)…Totaled 4 multiple-point games, including 2g Dec. 19 at Atl...Recorded lone PP tally Dec. 19...Recorded 1st goal of season/with squad Dec. 11 vs. Fla.; posted 1st point with team 1a Nov. 19...Missed 6 games Nov. 6-16 (ill); also missed Feb. 13 match at Car. with upper body injury...AHL totals show 1g-2a-3pts in 6 appearances...Split 2008-09 campaign between Ott. and NYI…Spent 2004-05 season with Devils' AHL affiliate in Albany; teammates included current Devils’ forward Z. Parise…Totals show 6g-7a-13pts in 41 career playoff games; recorded 5g-3a-8pts in 18 games with Ott. in 2007.
You forget how good [Nieuwendyk] was. You hear the points and stuff and you almost forget until they kind of walk you through his career, and that was really cool for me. I might have felt it a little more than some of the other guys because he was one of my favorites growing up, but that was very cool and I'm honored to have been a part of it. I had chills the entire ceremony.