|BIRTHDATE:||May 17, 1989 (AGE 24)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 1"||BIRTHPLACE:||Plattsburgh, NY, United States|
Was assigned to Albany (AHL) Dec. 13...Was recalled from Albany Dec. 12; posted 1a and 34 PIM in 23 contests at time of recall...2009-10: Spent last of four-plus seasons with Kitchener (OHL); served as captain the last two seasons....Tallied 6g-21a-27pts in 58 games; all scoring totals represented career highs...Skated in 20 playoff contests, adding 4g-9a-13pts, as team lost in Conference Finals to future Albany teammates A. Henrique and H. Young of Windsor...Played in 2009 OHL All-Star Game...Ranger teammates included former Devil draft pick M. Halischuk...Career OHL totals showed 11g-71a-82pts and 277 PIM in 235 games; added 5g-12a-17pts and 37 PIM in 37 playoff tilts.
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.