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Nino Niederreiter | Winger | #22

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/8/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 211
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (5) / NYI
Contract: view contract details

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Negotiations with Nino Niederreiter's agent, Andre Rufener, are expected to begin after the expansion draft.
"[GM Chuck Fletcher] has to know first which player he's going to lose, what trades he's possibly going to make, so I have full understanding of that," said Rufener. "Neither Nino or me were counting on talking before expansion. For us, this is just a totally normal process. We're excited and looking forward to see how this is going to pan out. We're very positive and relaxed about it." Niederreiter isn't paying attention to the trade rumors and he is waiting to see what the Wild have to offer. He also has arbitration rights if talks aren't going well. Jun 14 - 1:47 PM

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A new contract for Nino Niederreiter doesn't appear to be imminent.

Minnesota has not started contract talks with Niederreiter yet. He can become a restricted free agent in July and he has arbitration rights. Niederreiter produced personal bests in 2016-17 with 25 goals and 57 points in 82 games.
Jun 7 - 6:32 PM

Other teams have calling the Wild about Nino Niederreiter, but GM Chuck Fletcher wants to keep him on the team.

"We're going to try to find a way to keep them both here," Fletcher said of RFAs Niederreiter and Mikael Granlund. "Certainly there are ways to do it, but you can't control everything. We need the cap ceiling, we need to know what will happen with expansion, there are other opportunities out there to improve our team. [Granlund and Niederreiter] are two more decisions we have to make within the context of a lot of other decisions that we'll have to make. It's challenging. There's obstacles. But it's actually exciting. There will be opportunities here to consider things that maybe we normally haven't considered the last couple summers. It's energizing." Niederreiter and Granlund are both eligible for arbitration, but that probably wouldn't be the best course of action because a two-year contract would take them to unrestricted free agency.
May 17 - 11:55 AM

Nino Niederreiter will be a restricted free agent this summer.

GM Chuck Fletcher described Niederreiter as a streaky goal scorer and that's a fair assessment. The 24-year-old winger had his best NHL season in 2016-17 with 25 goals and 57 points in 82 contests. It will be interesting to see what kind of a deal Niederreiter gets in the off-season.
Apr 27 - 9:48 AM

Nino Niederreiter generated a goal and an assist Thursday night.

He recorded both points in the third period to help Minnesota post a 4-3 win over Colorado. Niederreiter has five goals and three assists in the last six matches, which includes five points in the past two. He has recorded a career-high 25 goals this season and he has 57 points.
Apr 7 - 11:34 AM

Nino Niederreiter picked up two goals and an assist in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Carolina Hurricanes.

Niederreiter scored a goal and an assist in a wild six-goal first period. He then added his second tally of the game to make it 5-3 for his team at the 14:18 mark of the third period. The Wild forward now has four goals in his last four contests. He's up to 24 goals and 55 points in 80 contests. The victory allowed the Wild to lock up second place in the Central Division. They're guaranteed to have home-ice advantage in the opening round.
Apr 4 - 11:13 PM

Nino Niederreiter scored two goals in a 5-1 win over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday.

Niederreiter received a beautiful between the legs pass from Eric Staal before beating Craig Anderson for his 22nd goal of the year. His two goals mark the first goals Niederreiter has scored since the 27th of February against the Los Angeles Kings. It's no coincidence his production has tailed off as the Wild have deteriorated as a team. If the Wild hope to make a long playoff run, they'll need El Nino firing on all cylinders. He is now up to 52 points in 77 games this season.
Mar 30 - 10:49 PM

Nino Niederreiter has potted one goal in the past 14 games.

He also has contributed just two assists in the last nine contests. "Since he got his 20th goal, he's been pressing a little bit," coach Bruce Boudreau said. "I just know when he's a little more aggressive and getting involved, he's really effective."
Mar 18 - 10:55 AM

Nino Niederreiter snapped his five-game point drought during Sunday's 4-2 loss to Chicago.

The talented winger did so with his 28th assist of the season, giving him 48 points over 67 games so far this season.
Mar 12 - 3:38 PM

Nino Niederreiter will not be disciplined for his collision with Patrick Sharp on Thursday.

Niederreiter's skates collided with Sharp's in at a perpendicular angle, which sent the unsuspecting Sharps head-over-heals. Though Stars' coach Lindy Ruff called the hit "dirty", it appears that the Department of Player Safety at the very least didn't find (enough) cause for punishment. Check out the gif embedded in the article below.
Feb 17 - 3:11 PM

Nino Niederreiter lifted his point streak to four games during Sunday's 6-3 win over the Red Wings.

Over those for games he has posted four goals and six points. For the season Niederreiter has 19 goals and 42 points in 55 games.
Feb 12 - 7:08 PM

Nino Niederreiter scored a goal in Friday's 2-1 shootout win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Niederreiter opened the scoring with a power play goal at the 14:31 mark of the second period. Mikael Granlund and Jason Pominville picked up the assists on Minnesota's only goal, while Mikko Koivu scored the winner in the shootout. Niederreiter is up to 18 goals and 23 assists in 53 games this season. He's racked up five points in his last three contests.
Feb 10 - 11:02 PM

Nino Niederreiter earned two assists in a 4-3 overtime loss to Chicago on Wednesday night.

He has produced four points in the last two games. Niederreiter has already matched his personal high of 23 assists, which he established last season, and he is close to surpassing the 43 points he scored in 2015-16 as well. The 24-year-old winger has racked up 40 points through 53 contests this year.
Feb 9 - 9:11 AM

Nino Niederreiter popped in a pair of goals in Tuesday's 4-2 win over Winnipeg.

He skated with Charlie Coyle and Jason Pominville in the contest and the trio enjoyed a great night. Pominville had four points, including two markers, in the match, while Coyle accounted for three assists. Niederreiter has 17 goals and 38 points in 52 games this campaign.
Feb 8 - 11:18 AM

Nino Niederreiter scored a goal and two assists in Thursday's 5-1 win over the St. Louis Blues.

Both of his assists came in the second period, as he set up goals by Tyler Graovac and Mikko Koivu. Niederreiter's goal early in the third period made it 4-1 for Minnesota. The Wild forward finished the game with a plus-2 rating and four shots on goal in 13:09 of ice time. He has 15 goals and 36 points in 48 games this season.
Jan 26 - 10:47 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Eric Staal
2Mikko Koivu
3Martin Hanzal
4Joel Eriksson Ek
LW1Zach Parise
2Mikael Granlund
3Jason Zucker
4Ryan Carter
RW1Nino Niederreiter
2Jason Pominville
3Charlie Coyle
4Chris Stewart
5Ryan White
D1Ryan Suter
2Jared Spurgeon
3Matt Dumba
4Jonas Brodin
5Marco Scandella
6Christian Folin
7Nate Prosser
8Victor Bartley
9Mike Reilly
G1Devan Dubnyk
2Darcy Kuemper
3Alex Stalock