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Rob Niedermayer

Rob Niedermayer  #20

Center
NUMBER: 20 BIRTHDATE: December 28, 1974
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Cassiar, BC, Canada
WEIGHT: 203 DRAFTED: FLA / 1993 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (5th overall)
Brother of Scott WHL East First All-Star Team (1993) Missed majority of 1997-98 due to thumb (November 26, 1997 vs. Boston) and head (March 19, 1998 vs. Buffalo) injuries. Traded to Calgary by Florida with Philadelphia's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Calgary selected Andrei Medvedev) in 2001 Entry Draft for Valeri Bure and Jason Wiemer, June 23, 2001. Traded to Anaheim by Calgary for Mike Commodore and Jean-Francois Damphousse, March 11, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Ferencvaros (Hungary), January 17, 2005. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, September 25, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, July 7, 2010.
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[He's] real confident with the puck now, getting it off his stick quick and no second-guessing. We need that. He's such a good guy in the room. He works so hard. That's the big thing. For not a big man, he just fights for every puck and when he scores, the guys appreciate that even more.

— Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice on Mathieu Perreault, who scored two goals in win against Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday