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Nigel Dawes

Nigel Dawes  #34

Left Wing
NUMBER: 34 BIRTHDATE: February 9, 1985
HEIGHT: 5' 9" BIRTHPLACE: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
WEIGHT: 200 DRAFTED: NYR / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 5th   (149th overall)

2010-11: scored the game-deciding shootout goal in a 5-4 victory at ANA on Oct. 15… Competed in his 200th career NHL game vs. WSH on Oct. 8… Scored his 1st point of the season (assist) on Jan. 20 vs. TBL… Acquired by MTL with Brent Sopel on Feb. 24 from ATL for Ben Maxwell and a draft pick… Was leading the Bulldogs when recalled with 54 points (33-21-54) in 55 games… Was also leading the team and the AHL with 33 goals… 9 of his goals have been tallied on the power play and 1 while shorthanded… Displayed a +7 plus/minus differential, collected 169 shots on goal and served 17 penalty minutes… Played his 1st career game with the Canadiens, becoming the 11th player in team history to wear #34, on March 17 vs. TBL.

WHL West Second All-Star Team (2003) WHL West First All-Star Team (2004, 2005) AHL Second All-Star Team (2011) Traded to Phoenix by NY Rangers with Dmitri Kalinin and Petr Prucha for Derek Morris, March 4, 2009. Claimed on waivers by Calgary, July 15, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Atlanta, September 13, 2010. Traded to Montreal by Atlanta with Brent Sopel for Ben Maxwell and Montreal's 4th round choice (later traded back to Montreal - Montreal selected Olivier Archambault) in 2011 Entry Draft, February 24, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Astana (KHL), May 31, 2011.
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With this being the last year [at the Coliseum], we'd love to try to get back to the dance like we did against Pittsburgh and prove ourselves and go even further. It's an important year.

— New York Islanders coach Jack Capuano