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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

Because of the way they play and their skill set I don't think they're fourth-line players, so in my mind I'm looking at one of those guys I'll have to move over to the wing.

— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on his four-player battle for second-line center