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Rob Niedermayer

Rob Niedermayer  #20

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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)

Playoffs: Extended point streak to three games with first playoff goal since 2007 in Game 6 vs. PHI (4/24)… Registered an assist in Game 4 vs. PHI (4/20) and Game 5 at PHI (4/22)… Recorded one shot and one takeaway in 12:55 TOI in Game 3 vs. PHI (4/18)… Led BUF forwards in even strength TOI (11:25) in Game 2 @ PHI (4/16) and picked up an assist; went 9-for-13 (69%) on the draw… Registered 10:13 TOI  in Game 1 @ PHI (4/14); recorded one shot and two blocked shots.

Regular Season: Games missed due to injury: eight – knee (11/24-12/11)… Scored two goals vs. ATL (3/19)… Scored first goal of season at MIN (3/6)… Recorded two assists at PIT (2/4)… Recorded four assists in five games 11/10-11/17… Played 1,100th NHL game vs. VAN (11/15); became 149th player to reach this milestone… Registered two assists at NJD (10/23)… Won six of seven faceoffs vs. OTT (10/22)… Did not dress for three games as a healthy scratch.

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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We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.

— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp