Height: 6' 2", Weight: 209 pounds
Born: 9.10.66 Oshawa, Ontario
|How he arrived: Traded by the Dallas Stars with Jamie Langenbrunner for Jason Arnott, Randy
McKay, and Devils' 1st round pick in the 2002 E.D., 3.19.02
How he left: Signed as a free agent with the Toronto Maple Leafs, 9.9.03
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
I'm in disbelief right now. The year I started following hockey on a regular basis, Nieuwendyk was just a rookie with
the Flames. And a standout one at that. (Calder Trophy winner that year.)
And after that, 2 Stanley Cups, 492 goals, and 16 seasons later, he landed in New Jersey. He wasn't the 40/50-goal
scorer he was in his younger days when he finally came to Jersey thanks to the style that he played leading to a number
of injuries over the years, but he made a good contribution first in the short time he was with the team right after the
trade, then the following season, as well, in winning his third Cup. And yes, your math is correct. He did score goal
#500 as a Devil, on January 17, 2003 against the Carolina Hurricanes.
He played for the Leafs for only one season after leaving the Devils. When play resumed after the lockout, he was
locked up with the Florida Panthers and played for them for a season and a half before announcing his retirement due
to chronic back problems.
He went back in the Stars' organization as their GM in 2009, and served in that capacity for four seasons. After a year
off, he took on his current job as a pro scout for the Carolina Hurricanes.
|Entry Draft: 1985 Second Round Pick (27th overall) by the
|Playoff Statistics with the Franchise