|NUMBER:||28||BIRTHDATE:||March 28, 1984|
|HEIGHT:||6' 6"||BIRTHPLACE:||New York City, NY, United States|
|WEIGHT:||221||DRAFTED:||NYR / 2003 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Right||ROUND:||1st (12th overall)|
Played in first career NHL game Feb. 27 vs. NJD, registering 9:31 of ice time with three hits...Recalled from Rochester (AHL) on Feb. 27...Tallied four goals and two assists with 38 PIM in 35 AHL games this season split between Rockford (25 GP) and Rochester (10 GP) at time of recall...Acquired via trade with CHI on Feb. 9
You forget how good [Nieuwendyk] was. You hear the points and stuff and you almost forget until they kind of walk you through his career, and that was really cool for me. I might have felt it a little more than some of the other guys because he was one of my favorites growing up, but that was very cool and I'm honored to have been a part of it. I had chills the entire ceremony.