|NUMBER:||12||BIRTHDATE:||January 10, 1985|
|HEIGHT:||5' 11"||BIRTHPLACE:||Calgary, AB, Canada|
|WEIGHT:||185||DRAFTED:||NYI / 2003 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Left||ROUND:||1st (15th overall)|
2009/10 Notes: Finished the season with 27 points (11G, 16A), -17 and 12 PIM in 60 GP...had three multi-point games...played in his first game of the season and added an assist on Oct. 6 vs. DAL...played in his 200th career NHL game on Oct. 29 vs DET...injured Nov. 8 at COL with concussion...returned from injury and scored a goal (GWG) on Dec. 3 @ DET...had an assist on Dec. 5 @ DAL...posted an assist and scored on the shootout on Dec. 7 @ FLA...recorded his 100th career NHL point on Dec. 11 @ STL...scored 2 goals and led team with 6 shots on Dec. 17 vs. NAS...scored the only Oilers goal on Dec. 23 @ MIN...scored the lone Oilers goal on Jan. 2 @ SJS...had 2 assists on Jan. 22 vs. DAL...scored a goal and added an assist on Mar. 15 @ CBJ
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.