|NUMBER:||23||BIRTHDATE:||May 4, 1979|
|HEIGHT:||6' 4"||BIRTHPLACE:||Almonte, ON, Canada|
|WEIGHT:||210||DRAFTED:||CHI / 1998 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Left||ROUND:||6th (156th overall)|
CAREER: Member of the 2007 Stanley Cup champion Anaheim Ducks...Has appeared in 310 career NHL games for ANA (142), SJS (132), STL (25) and DET (11)...Signed by DET to a one-year contract on Jan. 22, 2013
2012-13: Appeared in his 300th career game on 1/22 vs DAL, his first game in a DET uniform...Played in two games for Norfolk (AHL), registering one assist and two PIM
2011-12: Skated in 25 games for STL...Collected 7 points (2-5-7) and 10 PIM...Injured his ankle on 10/28 at CGY and missed a majority of the season...Appeared in one postseason game for STL
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.