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Nino Niederreiter
North American Skater
Portland, WHL
Final Rank:  12 Midterm Rank:  14
Position:  Right Wing Shoots:  Left
Height:  6' 2" Weight:  201
Born:  September 8, 1992    
Birthplace:  Chur, CHE
Drafted:  NYI (1st Round / 5th Overall) - Player Page
• Niederreiter led Portland with 36 goals (36-24--60) in the 2009-10 season, becoming the first Winterhawk with 30-plus goals since 2004-05. His goal total was second among all Western Hockey League rookies and his six game-winning goals tied for the league lead among rookies. For his efforts he was selected to the WHL Western Conference Second All-Star team.

• He continued his strong play into the playoffs leading Portland with eight goals and finishing second with 16 points (8-8--8) in 13 games. After his team was eliminated from the playoffs, Neiderreiter made Switzerland’s entry in the 2010 IIHF World Championship in Germany.

• He also represented Switzerland at the 2010 World Junior Championship, leading the team with 10 points in seven games (6-4--10) and earning a spot on the tournament all-star team alongside forwards Jordan Eberle (Canada) and Derek Stepan (U.S). He had two goals, including the game-winner, in Switzerland’s 3-2 defeat over Russia helping his team reach the semi-finals against Canada.

• For most of the 2009-10 season, Niederreiter played on a line with 2010 draft prospects Ryan Johansen (No. 10 ranked) and Bradley Ross (No. 59 ranked). In total, the Portland Winterhawks have five draft-eligible players ranked in the top 90 North American skaters.

• He got started in hockey because his best friend, Leandro Profico, got him to watch his first hockey game and to skate for the first time. He played nine years of his minor hockey for EHC Chur and then played three years for HC Davos before playing in the Western Hockey League.

FAVORITES


NHL Team: Chicago Blackhawks
NHL Player: Ilya Kovalchuk and Vincent Lecavalier
Shootout move: “Every time is different, but I like forehand and backhand”
Goal celebration: “Just put the hands in the air”
Video Game: NHL ‘10
Movie: Cool Runnings, I Can Do Bad All by Myself
TV Show: Jerry Springer
Cartoon: Hey Arnold
Website: facebook.com, youtube.com
Pump-up song: “Elements of Live” by DJ Tiesto
Restaurant: Moxies
Activity away from the rink: Bowling and hanging out with friends
Breakfast food: Toast and Nutella
Superhero: Roger Federer

 Statistics
Season
Team
League
GP
G
A
P
PIM
2008-2009
DAVOS JR.
SWISS-JR.
30
20
14
34
44
2009-2010
PORTLAND
WHL
65
36
24
60
68




SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
K. Okposo 71 27 42 -9 69
J. Tavares 59 24 42 -6 66
F. Nielsen 80 25 33 -11 58
J. Bailey 77 8 30 -8 38
B. Nelson 72 14 12 -10 26
M. Grabner 64 12 14 -10 26
T. Hickey 82 4 18 5 22
C. Clutterbuck 73 12 7 -9 19
C. McDonald 70 8 10 -22 18
R. Strome 37 7 11 -1 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
E. Nabokov 15 14 8 .905 2.74
K. Poulin 11 16 1 .891 3.29

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