Robert W. Niedermayer junior ( born December 28, 1974 in Cassiar, British Columbia ) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who plays for HC Lugano of the National League A in the position of right winger since July 2011. His older brother Scott Niedermayer was also a professional hockey player.
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Rob Niedermayer was NHL Entry Draft, selected in 1993 in the first round in fifth position of the Florida Panthers. At that time he played for the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Hockey League. He began his NHL career without ever having played in a minor league. Niedermayer was injured after his best season ( 1995/96, 61 scorer points) and could never surpass this until now. Its role is confined himself increasingly on the defensive a striker.
On 23 July 2001 Niedermayer was transferred together with a draft pick from Florida to the Calgary Flames in exchange for Valeri Bure and Jason Wiemer. He did not stay long, just before the end of the transfer window, he joined the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in 2003. With them he reached the Stanley Cup final. For him, it was the second time, but again Niedermayer's team lost - albeit barely - in the seventh game of the series against the New Jersey Devils, for whose team played Rob's brother Scott Niedermayer.
During the NHL lockout in 2004/05, he completed five games for the TC Ferencvaros Budapest in Hungary.
In the summer of 2005, his brother Scott was taken by the Ducks under contract. From then played the Niedermayer's the first time in their NHL career together in a team. This season, they reached the Conference Finals and were subject to there with the Edmonton Oilers 4-1. The following year the two brothers won the Stanley Cup with the Anaheim Ducks. They were the first successful pair of brothers since Brent and Duane Sutter, who won in 1983 with the New York Islanders the trophy.
Shortly before the start of the 2009/10 season he signed as a free agent contract with the New Jersey Devils. The Canadians scored 22 points scorer and left New Jersey after a year towards Buffalo and signed a one-year contract with the Buffalo Sabres.
On July 2, 2011 Niedermayer received a contract for one year at HC Lugano of the National League A.
Niedermayer represented his native country at the Junior World Cup 1993 and the 1999 World Championships and 2004. During the World Youth Championship 1993, he contributed two assists for the gold medal winning Canadian selection at. At the World Championship in 2004, the striker scored two goals and four assists for Canada contributed to winning the world championship. In the final against Sweden, he scored the equalizing goal to 3:3 and gave the template that Matt Cooke recovered for a 5-3 winner.
Awards and achievements
Represented Canada at:
- World Youth Championship 1993
- 1999 World Cup
- World Cup 2004
( Key to Career statistics: Sp or GP = Games Played, T or G = goals scored, V or A = achieved assists; Pts or Pts = scored points scorer, SM or PIM = received penalty minutes, / - = Plus / Minus balance sheet; PP = scored majority gates; SH = scored shorthanded goals, GW = achieved victory gates; Play-downs/Relegation 1 )