|NUMBER:||9||BIRTHDATE:||April 3, 1987 (AGE 26)|
|HEIGHT:||5' 11"||BIRTHPLACE:||Newmarket, ON, Canada|
|WEIGHT:||191||DRAFTED:||PHI / 2005 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Right||ROUND:||1st (29th overall)|
Appeared in his 300th career NHL game on Dec. 9 at Ottawa.
Led Colorado in penalty minutes (36) at the time of his trade to Philadelphia
Recorded his first career "Gordie Howe hat trick" in Colorado's season opener on Oct. 2 vs. Anaheim.
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.