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NINO NIEDERREITER RUMORS

Wild open to giving Niederreiter more than bridge contract

Nino Niederreiter was never able to firmly establish himself with the New York Islanders, but he was given a new opportunity after the Minnesota Wild acquired him last summer and so far he’s taken advantage of it. He scored 14 goals and 36 points in 81 games last season. He’ll try to build off of that in 2014-15, but first he has to agree to a new contract now that his entry...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Niederreiter becomes building block in Minnesota

Chuck Fletcher's development of the Minnesota Wild over the past two seasons hasn't been any great secret. Since taking over as the team's general manager, Fletcher has tried to build up the organization's talent base with a focus on the team's prospects. Fletcher essentially summarized the objective of every NHL team when he discussed the improvement this past...
Via Fox Sports North
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Niederreiter reaching higher echelon with Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Before most games, Wild right wing Nino Niederreiter sits alone in the stands, taping his stick and centering himself mentally. Whether he's in the Xcel Energy Center or abroad, the Swiss youngster nicknamed after a weather system heads for the same spot -- 10 rows up, 15 seats in. There, he sits, mulling over his previous performance and gazing into what&...
Via Fox Sports North
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Nino Niederreiter’s OT Goal Pushes Wild Past Avalanche In Game 7 (Video)

The Minnesota Wild pulled off the biggest upset of the Stanley Cup playoffs Wednesday night, toppling the Colorado Avalanche 5-4 in Game 7 on the back of an overtime goal by 21-year-old Nino Niederreiter. After being held to just one point (an assist) through the first six games of the Western Conference quarterfinal series, the Swiss winger came up huge in the clincher. Niederreiter...
Via NESN.com
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Nino Niederreiter and the Wild stun the Avs in Game 7, make fans cry.

Nino Niederreiter had never scored a playoff goal in his career. He left Game 7 with two goals, one that he will never forget as he scored in overtime to push the Wild on to round 2.   The Wild Bench reacts:   The Wild erased four Colorado leads. Colorado fans did not take the lose that great:    
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild F Nino Niederreiter impresses in preseason debut

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Nino Niederreiter made a strong first impression with his new team. Niederreiter, the 21-year-old Minnesota Wild forward acquired this offseason from the Islanders, scored the Wild's only goal in Tuesday's 3-1 preseason loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. But even when he wasn't burying the puck in the back of the net, the 6-foot-2, 208-pound Niederreiter...
Via Fox Sports North
September 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Nino Niederreiter ready for fresh start with Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild had done their due diligence on Nino Niederreiter entering the 2010 NHL Draft, enticed by the Swiss forward's size and skill. Niederreiter ended up being selected fifth overall by the New York Islanders four spots, before Minnesota picked Mikael Granlund. It took another three years, but Niederreiter finally learned what it would be like...
Via Fox Sports North
September 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Nino Niederreiter unhappy with Islanders, requests trade

According to Katie Strang of ESPN New York, 2010 fifth-overall pick Nino Niederreiter has seen enough of the Islanders. #Isles Nino Niederreiter's camp is seeking a trade from the Islanders, a source tells ESPNNY. Unhappy with current situation — Katie Strang (@KatieStrangESPN) January 22, 2013 Niederreiter has been the most consistent point producer for the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Nino Niederreiter Is The Worst Position Player By GVT

Goals versus threshold is Tom Awad’s quick and dirty attempt to value all players with a single number.  Its biggest weakness is the fact that goaltenders are easier to evaluate than position players and as a result goalies dominate the top and bottom of any goals versus threshold rankings.  This overrates goaltenders and downgrades position players.  On the worst players...
Via Kukla's Korner
August 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Isles Scratch Niederreiter; New York Media Shrugs Collective Shoulders

The Islanders are taking on the Pittsburgh Penguins at the CONSOL Energy Center tonight and are doing so without the services of 2010 fifth overall selection, Nino Niederreiter, for the second straight game. No Niederreiter isn't hurt, but rather wasting away the first year of his entry-level contract up here in the luxury box with us healthy scratches. This isn't new to...
Via Tonight's Healthy Scratches
March 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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