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Chris Nielsen

Chris Nielsen  #22

Right Wing
NUMBER: 22 BIRTHDATE: February 16, 1980
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Moshi, Tanzania
WEIGHT: 214 DRAFTED: NYI / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 2nd   (36th overall)
Traded to Columbus by NY Islanders for Columbus' 4th (later traded to Anaheim Anaheim selected Jonas Ronnqvist) and 9th (Dmitri Altarev) round choices in 2000 Entry Draft, May 11, 2000. Traded to Atlanta by Columbus with Petteri Nummelin for Tomi Kallio and Pauli Levokari, December 2, 2002. Traded to Vancouver by Atlanta with Chris Herperger for Jeff Farkas, January 20, 2003. Signed as a free agent by San Antonio (AHL), October 21, 2004.
Quote of the Day

That's today's game. That's one of the things you have to deal with when you're a championship team. Guys are going to earn more money based on their performance and what they've achieved, [and] deservedly so. [Saad] falls into that category.

— Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville on Brandon Saad, who was traded by Chicago to the Columbus Blue Jackets this offseason