|BIRTHDATE:||July 8, 1982 (AGE 31)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 2"||BIRTHPLACE:||Rochester, MN, United States|
|WEIGHT:||205||DRAFTED:||ATL / 2001 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Left||ROUND:||5th (135th overall)|
2011-12: Activated from IR, returned to ROC (2/8)... Placed on injured reserve (12/19)... 3:12 TOI, left game early with lower body injury @ PIT (12/17)... Healthy scratch vs. TOR (12/16)... Recalled from ROC (12/16)... Returned to ROC (12/11)... 9:11 TOI in season debut vs. NYR (12/10)... Recalled from ROC (12/10)... 17 points (8+9) in 25 games with the Rochester Americans (AHL)... Games missed due to injury: 21 – lower body (12/20-2/8).
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.