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Nino Niederreiter

Left Wing

Sep 8, 1992
Chur , Switzerland
Regular Season
Season Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM
2010-11 Regular Season Portland Winterhawks 55 41 29 70 28 67
2009-10 Regular Season Portland Winterhawks 65 36 24 60 11 68
Total 120 77 53 130 39 135
Season Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM
2011 WHL Playoffs Portland Winterhawks 21 9 18 27 5 30
2010 WHL Playoffs Portland Winterhawks 13 8 8 16 1 16
Total 34 17 26 43 6 46

2010-11: After being taken fifth overall in the 2010 NHL Draft by the Islanders, opened the season in New York and played nine games, registering his first career NHL goal on Oct. 13 at Washington and first career NHL assist on Oct. 21 @ Tampa Bay…Returned to Portland after nine-game NHL stay and posted career-highs with 41 goals and 29 assists for 70 points in just 55 games…His 41 goals led the Winterhawks and tied for 12th in the WHL…His six game-winners tied for 16th…Had 20 multi-point games, including three four-point games and three three-point games…Notched two hat tricks: Feb. 19 vs. Chilliwack and Mar. 4 vs. Seattle…Scored 12 power play goals…Had a 10-game point streak from Feb. 26 – Mar. 19, totaling 20 points in that time…Had seven goals in the first three games of that point streak…Had four straight multi-point games from Nov. 13-20, with at least one goal in each…Went on to register 27 points in 21 playoff games, tying him for second both on the team and in the league…Opened the playoffs with an eight-game point streak through the four-game sweep of Everett in the first round and first four games of the second round series vs. Kelowna…Had 10 points in the sweep over Everett, with two two-point games and two three-point games…Had four assists in Game 4 against Kelowna…Played in the 2011 World Junior Championship for Switzerland, totaling four points in six games.

Career: Became the highest-drafted Swiss player of all-time, beating the previous high set by Michael Reisen (14th overall by Edmonton in 1997)… With Ryan Johansen going fourth, it was the first time in franchise history Portland had two players taken in the top-five of the same draft…Represented Switzerland at the 2010 World Championship…Also represented Switzerland at the 2010 World Junior Championship, leading them to the semis…Led the Swiss team with 10 points in seven games and was named to the tournament all-star team…In the quarterfinal against Russia, he scored the game-tying goal with under a minute to go, and the overtime winner…Named to the league’s Second All-Star Team…Led Portland with 36 goals in the 2009-10 season, and finished with 60 points…Led the team with eight goals in the playoffs, and finished second on the team with 16 points in the postseason…Had a goal and two assists in his WHL debut on Sept. 19/09 in Seattle…Registered his first hat trick on Nov. 24/09 vs. Regina…Winterhawks traded two Bantam Draft picks to Moose Jaw for the right to swap first round picks in the 2009 Import Draft to select Niederreiter.