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Born December 28, 1974 (1974-12-28) (age 35),
Cassiar, BC, CAN
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
204 lb (93 kg; 14 st 8 lb)
Position Right wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
F. teams
New Jersey Devils
Florida Panthers
Calgary Flames
Anaheim Ducks
Ntl. team  Canada
NHL Draft 5th overall, 1993
Florida Panthers
Playing career 1993 – present

Robert W. Niedermayer, Jr.[1] (born December 28, 1974) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who currently plays for the New Jersey Devils . He formerly played for the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League. He is the younger brother of the Ducks defenceman Scott Niedermayer and cousin of Edmonton Oilers defenceman Jason Strudwick.

Although Rob Niedermayer and his brother Scott Niedermayer were born in Edmonton, Alberta , they grew up living in Cranbrook, British Columbia.

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Playing career

Niedermayer was drafted 5th overall by the Florida Panthers in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft. At the time he was playing for the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Hockey League (WHL). He started his NHL career right away, without playing a game in the minors. During the 1996 NHL season he set career highs in goals, assists, and points in the regular season. In the playoffs, the Panthers went on an improbable playoff drive to the Stanley Cup Finals, before being swept in four games by the Colorado Avalanche. Niedermayer was hurt by concussions in the next years and has never been able to achieve the same level of scoring ability again. His NHL role soon turned into a defensive forward.

On July 23, 2001, Niedermayer was traded from the Florida Panthers to the Calgary Flames with a draft pick for Valeri Bure and Jason Wiemer. He did not last long in Calgary, and at the 2003 trading deadline he was traded to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. That same year he helped the Anaheim Ducks make an improbable run to the Stanley Cup Finals, his second such run. But again, Niedermayer's team lost, although this time it was in seven games to his brother's team, the New Jersey Devils. Rob and Scott became the first set of brothers to play against each other in the Stanley Cup Final since Ken and Terry Reardon did it in 1946.

In the summer of 2005, Rob's brother Scott was signed by the Mighty Ducks, and for the first time in their NHL careers, the two brothers were playing on the same team.

Rob Niedermayer warming up during the 2007 playoffs

Rob Niedermayer and his brother Scott won the Stanley Cup together as members of the Anaheim Ducks defeating the Ottawa Senators four games to one in 2007. Rob and Scott are first brothers to win the Stanley Cup together since Duane and Brent Sutter won the Stanley Cup in 1982, and 1983. In a break from tradition, Scott, who had won three Stanley Cups with the New Jersey Devils, handed the Cup to Rob after taking his lap around the Honda Center ice. Custom dictates that the alternate captain who has waited the longest to win the Cup (in the Ducks' case, Chris Pronger) get to skate the Cup after the captain takes his lap.

Rob married Jessica Bentall, daughter of Barney Bentall, on July 14 2007, who gave birth to Brooke on April 25, 2008.

On September 25, 2009, Niedermayer was signed by the New Jersey Devils, a team his brother Scott had previously played on.

Transactions

He scored his first goal as a Devil on 10/5/09 against the NY Rangers.

Awards and achievements

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1990–91 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 71 24 26 50 8 12 3 7 10 2
1991–92 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 71 32 46 78 77 4 2 3 5 2
1992–93 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 52 43 34 77 67
1993–94 Florida Panthers NHL 65 9 17 26 51
1994–95 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 13 9 15 24 14
1994–95 Florida Panthers NHL 48 4 6 10 36
1995–96 Florida Panthers NHL 82 26 35 61 107 22 5 3 8 12
1996–97 Florida Panthers NHL 60 14 24 38 54 5 2 1 3 6
1997–98 Florida Panthers NHL 33 8 7 15 41
1998–99 Florida Panthers NHL 82 18 33 51 50
1999–00 Florida Panthers NHL 81 10 23 33 46
2000–01 Florida Panthers NHL 67 12 20 32 50 4 1 0 1 6
2001–02 Calgary Flames NHL 57 6 14 20 49
2002–03 Calgary Flames NHL 54 8 10 18 42
2002–03 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 12 2 2 4 15 21 3 7 10 18
2003–04 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 55 12 16 28 34
2004–05 Ferencvárosi TC HUN 5 2 1 3 14
2005–06 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 76 15 24 39 89 16 1 3 4 10
2006–07 Anaheim Ducks NHL 82 5 11 16 77 21 5 5 10 39
2007–08 Anaheim Ducks NHL 78 8 8 16 54 2 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Anaheim Ducks NHL 79 14 7 21 42 13 0 3 3 12
NHL totals 1011 171 257 428 837 104 17 22 39 103

See also

References

  • 2005 NHL Official Guide & Record Book ISBN 0-920445-91-8

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Preceded by
None
Florida Panthers first round draft pick
1993
Succeeded by
Ed Jovanovski
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