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Daniel Winnik  #26

NUMBER: 26 BIRTHDATE: March 6, 1985  (AGE 30)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Toronto, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 207 DRAFTED: PHX / 2004 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 9th   (265th overall)
Ranks 2nd among all NHL forwards averaging 3:15 of shorthanded time on ice per game. Has 2 points in his last 3 games (1G-1A). His 30 PTS (8G-22A) tie a career high set last season. Pittsburgh is 3-0-1 when he records a point this season. Leads all PIT forwards with a plus-17 and 59 blocked shots. Scored his first goal with PIT (GWG) Mar. 21 at ARI. Recorded an assist in his PIT debut Mar. 1 vs. CBJ. Acquired from TOR on Feb. 25 for Zach Sill, a 2015 4th-round pick and a 2016 2nd-round pick. Had 25 PTS (7G-18A) in 58 GP with the Maple Leafs. Tied a career high with 3 PTS (1G-2A) in his 500th career game Oct. 31, 2014 at CBJ. Established career highs in assists (24) and points (30) in 2013-14 with Anaheim. Played 3 seasons at the University of New Hampshire from 2003-06, where he recorded 95 PTS (37G-58A) in 119 games. Career Info: Highs: G: 2 A: 3 P: 3 SHOOTOUT NUMBERS w/PIT: 0 G, 0 Att, 0.0 Pct REGULAR-SEASON NUMBERS w/PIT: 13GP 1G-4A-5PTS PPG: 2 SHG: 5
Hockey East Second All-Star Team (2006) Traded to Colorado by Phoenix for Colorado's 4th round choice (Rhett Holland) in 2012 Entry Draft, June 28, 2010. Traded to San Jose by Colorado with T.J. Galiardi and Anaheim's 7th round choice (previously acquired, San Jose selected Emil Galimov) in 2013 Entry Draft for Jamie McGinn, Michael Sgarbossa and Mike Connolly, February 27, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, July 20, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, July 28, 2014.
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It was a big dream. [Messi] is probably the best athlete out there, so it's a big honor, for [Kuznetzov] as well. It's maybe a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the best player in soccer right now. I'm a big Barcelona fan and Messi fan, so it's huge. You can take [Michael] Jordan, [Mark] Messier, [Wayne] Gretzky, those kinds of [people]. It's an honor to meet. It's nice to be in that position.

— Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin told told Monumental Network after meeting soccer star Lionel Messi prior to Argentina's practice at Fed Ex Field in Landover, Md. on Friday