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Rob Niedermayer
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  • Sport: Hockey
  • Nationality: Canada Canada
  • Birth date: 1974-12-28 (39 years)
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Rob Niedermayer is a Canadian winger on the Buffalo Sabres.

Niedermayer, whose older brother Scott also plays for the Ducks, was drafted 5th overall by the Florida Panthers in 1993. He jumped right into the NHL, and helped lead the Panthers to the Stanley Cup in 1996. The best season in his career was with Florida that year, when he scored 26 goals and 61 points. While he initially showed promise as a high-profile NHL scorer, he suffered a number of concussions, and has turned into one of the top defensive forwards in the game. He was dealt to Calgary in 2001, where he played two seasons before being traded to Anaheim. He won his first Stanley Cup with Anaheim in 2007. Niedermayer had a good season with Anaheim in 2008-09, scoring 14 goals and 21 points, although he posted a career low -17 rating. He was not re-signed by the Ducks, and signed with the Devils in the 2009 offseason. Interestingly, his older brother Scott spent a number of years playing with New Jersey earlier in his career. Niedermayer had another productive season in New Jersey, scoring 10 goals and 22 points for the Devils, but was not re-signed as the Devils had to make cap space for Ilya Kovalchuk. He signed with the Sabres as a UFA in the 2010 offseason.

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