NASHVILLE, TN (July 21, 2022) – Nashville Predators’ president of hockey operations/general manager David Boyle announced today that the team has signed a two-year, $8 million contract with Nino Niederretter.
Niederretter, 29 (9/9/92), scored 44 points (24g-20a) in 75 games with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2021-22, his 12th professional season. Niederreiter finished the year as the team’s third leading scorer and had the fifth most points among strikers, for the ninth time to cross the 25-point mark since his NHL debut against Dallas on October 9, 2010. As a veteran who also played for the New York Islanders and Minnesota Wild, the 6-foot striker scored Feet, 2, 218 lbs, 181 goals and 187 assists in 732 career games.
Prior to the Carolina acquisition, Neiderreiter spent six seasons with the Minnesota Wild and skied in 434 games with the team. While there, he scored 228 points (110g – 118a) while surpassing 30 points each year with the team and scored an eight consecutive best (7g-2a) during the 2017-18 season. During the 2016-2017 season, Niederretter had his career best in points (57), goals (25), and assists (32), making him the team’s third-best scorer. One goal behind a teammate again Michael Granlund. Niederreiter has appeared in the Stanley Cup playoffs every year since 2014, playing in 82 games and scoring 30 points (15g-15a). Most recently, he was a fit in 14 pre-season games for Carolina (4g-1a) and tied for second place among the team in playoff goals during the 2021-22 playoffs.
Originally drafted by the New York Islanders in the first round (fifth overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft, Niederreiter also skated in 80 AHL-level games with their affiliate Bridgeport Islanders. During his short stint with the team, he collected 54 points (31g-23a) and tied for 10th in the league in goals (28) during the 2012-13 season. Prior to being drafted, Niederreiter was a member of the WHL’s Portland Winterhawks with current Predator Ryan Johansson He scored 60 points (36g-24a) in 65 games, and led his team in goals during the 2009-10 season. The Swiss national has represented his country in nearly a dozen world championships at multiple levels, and has played many times alongside the Predators captain. roman joussi. The duo earned silver medals by playing together at the 2013 and 2018 World Championships.
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