|NUMBER:||14||BIRTHDATE:||October 27, 1978|
|HEIGHT:||5' 8"||BIRTHPLACE:||Moscow, Russia|
|WEIGHT:||188||DRAFTED:||BOS / 1997 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Right||ROUND:||1st (8th overall)|
|Calder Memorial Trophy||1997-1998|
Second on the team in assists this season (27)...Tied for third in points (40)...Tallied a pair of assists Apr. 6 at WSH...Notched an assist Apr. 2 vs. PIT...Recorded two points in three consecutive games (1-5-6) Mar. 15-19...Notched a pair of assists Mar. 19 vs. NYI...Tallied a goal and an assist Mar. 17 vs. TOR...Recorded two assists Mar. 15 vs. PHI...Notched an assist Mar. 8 vs. CHi...Tallied a goal and an assist Mar. 5 at ATL...Recorded first point (goal) as a Panther Mar. 5 at ATL...Made his Panthers debut Mar. 1 at CAR, registering 18:45 of ice time with two shots...Acquired via trade with CAR on Feb. 28...Tallied ten goals and 16 assists with 12 PIM in 58 games with Carolina this season.
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.