|NUMBER:||14||BIRTHDATE:||October 31, 1982 (AGE 31)|
|HEIGHT:||5' 11"||BIRTHPLACE:||Kladno, Czech Republic|
|WEIGHT:||196||DRAFTED:||MTL / 2001 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Left||ROUND:||3rd (71st overall)|
Recorded 2 points (1-1-2) and 5 shots on Oct. 22 vs. EDM… Totaled 3 points (1-2-3) and a +2 differential on Oct. 24 vs. ANA… Led the team in Oct. in goals (6), powerplay goals (3, tied with R. Bourque) and points (11, tied with P.K. Subban)… Led the NHL with 3 winning goals in Oct. (tied with 3 others)… Scored a goal and won 16 of his 21 face-offs (76%) on Nov. 23 vs. PIT… Recorded 2 points (1-1-2) and a +2 differential on Nov. 29 at WSH… Registered 2 points (1-1-2) on Dec. 7 vs. BUF… Had 5 shots on Dec. 17 vs. PHX and on Dec. 19 at STL… Produced 2 assists, 5 shots and a +2 differential on Jan. 4 vs. OTT… Harvested 11 shots on Jan. 11 vs. CHI… Recorded 2 goals and a +2 differential on Jan. 16 at OTT… Led the team in Jan. with 2 shorthanded goals… Suited up for Czech Republic at the Olympic Games in Sochi…
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.