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Nino Niederreiter | Winger

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (22) / 9/8/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 209
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Minnesota has inked Nino Niederreiter to a three-year, $8 million contract.
"I'm glad it's over and I'm part of the Wild family again," Niederreiter said. "I think it's all about now. The season's coming up and I think I found a way to score goals in the league and felt I got better and better as last season went on, so now I'm very happy to focus and not worry about the contract situation. Now I just want to go out there and play and really, really work on things." He notched 14 goals and 36 points, along with 175 hits, in 81 games last season during his first year with the Wild. Sep 11 - 5:45 PM

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Nino Niederreiter's agent, Andre Rufener, believes that his client is close to re-signing with the Minnesota Wild.

Niederreiter is a restricted free agent and recently turned down a lucrative offer from a KHL club. "We are close [to a contract with the Wild], and I really hope and I truly believe that we can get it done," Rufener said. "It's in our best interest to get it done before camp [Sept. 18], so that's what we're trying to do." The contracts Niederreiter and the Wild have been discussing have ranged from two-to-six years, so it will be interesting to see what he ends up with. He had 14 goals and 36 points in 81 games in 2013-14.
Sep 10 - 9:04 AM

Nino Niederreiter's agent said his client has turned down a "huge" offer from a KHL club.

Niederreiter is a restricted free agent and a recent report suggested that a sizable gap remains between him and the Minnesota Wild. However, progress has been made in the negotiations and there's still hope that he'll re-sign before the start of training camp. Meanwhile, the KHL has also emerged as a possible destination for fellow Wild RFA Darcy Kuemper.
Sep 9 - 12:57 PM

According to Michael Russo of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune, the Wild and Nino Niederreiter are "a ways apart" in their contract talks.

However, there's still hope that a deal can be reached by the time players report for training camp next Thursday. Minnesota feels they have depth to fill in for Niederreiter's absence if his negotiations linger. It could open the door for a player like Jason Zucker, who started the 2013-14 season in the minors after a disappointing camp. It's believed that the Wild are looking at a contract between two-to-four years.
Sep 8 - 5:44 PM

GM Chuck Fletcher feels he has to get Nino Niederreiter's contract done right with some key restricted free agents in need of deals next summer.

Mikael Granlund, Charlie Coyle, Erik Haula, Jonas Brodin and Marco Scandella are among that group. Fletcher feels Niederreiter's deal could affect the others. It's possible that Niederreiter could miss the start of training camp, but Minnesota feels there will be plenty of competition to act as insurance.
Sep 1 - 4:53 PM

There haven't been any contract talks between Minnesota and Nino Niederreiter lately.

Wild GM Chuck Fletcher plans to reach out to his restricted free agents (Niederreiter and Darcy Kuemper) in the near future. "We're over a month 'til camp," he said. "We'll keep plugging along."
Aug 15 - 6:24 PM

Forward Nino Niederreiter and the Minnesota Wild have yet to reach an agreement on a contract for the restricted free agent.

The gritty forward is one year away from reaching unrestricted free agency, but both sides appear interested in signing a deal that keeps the player in Minnesota for multiple years. Wild GM Chuck Fletcher said Friday that the team had been engaging in ongoing discussions with Niederreiter's representatives and there is hope a new contract will be reached soon.
Aug 2 - 8:06 AM

The representatives for Nino Niederreiter and the Minnesota Wild have started to talk about a contract extension.

Niederreiter is eligible for unrestricted free agency at the end of the 2014-15 season so the Wild want to lock him up. Niederreiter is only 21 and was selected with the fifth pick of the 2010 draft by the New York Islanders who got rid of him too quickly as he was traded to the Wild during the 2013 off-season in exchange for Cal Clutterbuck and a third round pick (Eamon McAdam). Niederreiter scored 14 goals and 36 points this past season and added three goals and six points in the playoffs. Stay tuned.
Jun 7 - 8:33 AM

Although the Minnesota Wild have been great at home in the playoffs, the flip side is that they've struggled on the road.

With Game 5 in Chicago, the Wild will need to find a way to reverse that trend. "We just have to make sure we go out with the same attitude and don't be afraid to make plays," Niederreiter said. "Usually on the road, we play a little hesitant, almost like we're waiting until something happens. We have to make sure we go out there and make it happen." Niederreiter pointed in Game 5 against Colorado as an example of a game where they went in with the wrong attitude. Niederreiter felt they were overconfident after taking Games 3 and 4. They ended up losing Game 5 in overtime.
May 11 - 9:17 AM

Nino Niederreiter will play on the Wild's top line on Tuesday.

Niederreiter has been held off the scoresheet for two straight games after stepping up in Game 7 of the first round with two goals and an assist. Mikko Koivu and Charlie Coyle will play alongside Niederreiter.
Source: NHL.com
May 6 - 3:44 PM

Nino Niederreiter scored two goals and registered an assist in Minnesota's 5-4 overtime win over Colorado in Game 7 Wednesday night.

Niederreiter scored his first NHL playoff goals and they were more than important, as they got the Wild into the second round of the playoffs. He now has four points in seven postseason games. Dany Heatley also had a strong game with a goal and two assists, while Kyle Brodziak added three helpers in the victory. Mikko Koivu and Jared Spurgeon also scored for the Wild.
May 1 - 3:08 AM

Nino Niederreiter is projected to take Matt Cooke's spot on a line with Erik Haula and Justin Fontaine.

Cooke is expected to be suspended for his knee-on-knee hit to Tyson Barrie. Niederreiter has an assist in three playoff games.
Apr 23 - 3:04 PM

Nino Niederreiter had a goal and an assist in Minnesota's 4-2 win over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night.

He had a goal and an assist in his previous 13 contests. Niederreiter has 14 goals, 36 points and 172 hits in 80 games this season.
Apr 11 - 9:49 AM

Nino Niederreiter (upper body) returned to action on Saturday.

Niederreiter suffered the upper body injury on Monday against the Kings and missed only one game before his return Saturday. He had a couple of hits but otherwise was held off the scoresheet in a 4-0 win over Pittsburgh. He has had a good first season with the Wild as he has 13 goals and 34 points in 77 games with a plus-10 rating. Look for more of the same next season for the native of Switzerland.
Apr 6 - 2:35 AM

Nino Niederreiter (upper body) skated Thursday morning, but he won't play in Chicago.

"It'd be silly on our part to rush him back. This time of year, let's make sure we give him a chance to fully heal and get ready for the next one," coach Mike Yeo said. "We don't want him to come back for one period and then lose him for three weeks here. Let's just make sure we approach this with a bit of caution toward making sure we have him back and healthy for good." Niederreiter got his bell rung on a hit against Los Angeles on Monday, but he hasn't experienced any ill effects since then. Still, the Wild are being cautious with his recovery.
Apr 3 - 6:14 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Mikko Koivu
2Mikael Granlund
3Erik Haula
4Kyle Brodziak
5Jordan Schroeder
LW1Zach Parise
2Matt Cooke
3Jason Zucker
RW1Thomas Vanek
2Jason Pominville
3Charlie Coyle
4Nino Niederreiter
5Stephane Veilleux
D1Ryan Suter
2Jonas Brodin
3Jared Spurgeon
4Marco Scandella
5Keith Ballard
6Nate Prosser
7Jonathon Blum
8Christian Folin
G1Niklas Backstrom
2Josh Harding
3Darcy Kuemper