|NUMBER:||2||BIRTHDATE:||May 13, 1983 (AGE 30)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 3"||BIRTHPLACE:||Grand Ledge, MI, United States|
|WEIGHT:||234||DRAFTED:||EDM / 2002 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Right||ROUND:||2nd (44th overall)|
Notes: Assist Feb. 26 vs. COL...Seven hits Feb. 6 vs. CBJ...Six hits Feb. 3 vs. CHI...Six hits Feb. 1 vs. PHI...Five hits and four blocked shots Jan. 27 at SJ...Seven hits Dec. 30 at CHI...Five hits Dec. 28 at NSH...Five hits Dec. 19 vs. SJ...Assist Dec. 17 vs. EDM...Assist Dec. 15 at CHI...Activated from IR Dec. 10 (missed 15 games)...Placed on IR Nov. 13 (retro to Nov. 2) with upper-body injury...Two points (1-1=2), eight hits and four blocked shots Oct. 19 vs. DAL...Five hits Oct. 13 at FLA...Five hits Oct. 7 vs. NYR...Goal, Four hits and four blocked shots Oct. 4 at WPG.
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.