Minnesota Wild 7th year right wing Nino Neiderreiter(22) gets a new 5-year $5.25 AAV deal after playing his 2nd full 82 game calendar scoring a new career high 25 goals, 32 assists and 57 points with a +17 rating.

In his rookie year, he skated 55 games with draft squad New York Islanders but only connected for one goal.

He was reassigned to play his entire sophomore campaign with affiliate Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

After a full season in the minors he was shipped north before the start of 2012/2013.

It would be his last non-NHL appearance.

In his new surroundings he picked up the pace as was always expected of the high draft selection.

Through 4 seasons with his new team he’s been a 20+ goals and assists guy on three occasions, taking it up a notch on helpers in 2016/2017.

The 24-year old power forward will turn 25 before the next year begins and should keep turning up the stats.

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Nino Niederreiter (25)


New York Islanders‘ 1st round pick of the 2010 draft (#5 overall), Swiss-born Nino Niederreiter(25) has been sent down to start the season with their AHL affiliate Bridgeport Sound Tigers on a two-week conditioning stint.

He was injured in the NHL preseason.

Last year he played 9 games with the big club (1 goal, 1 assist) until being sent to his only one-year junior club Portland Winterhawks of the WHL.

He looked all set to play at the top level in 2011/2012 and put up some points.

He’s a big power forward at 6’2″ 205 lbs. and looks every bit of that.

In 5 AHL games he has 2 goals and an assist.

11/14: Niederreiter comes back to the Isles after his 3-game conditioning stint but found himself to be a healthy scratch for the team’s last three games.