Niederreiter has been added to Team Switzerland's roster for the IIHF World Hockey Championship in Slovakia.
Niederreiter's NHL campaign ended on a sour note Thursday when the Hurricanes were eliminated from the playoffs by the Bruins, so he'll now head to Slovakia to try and help Team Switzerland capture gold on an international stage. The 26-year-old winger, who racked up 23 goals and 53 points in 82 games this season, will once again be a solid secondary option in all fantasy formats in 2019-20.
Niederreiter registered an assist, two PIM and two blocked shots in Friday's 5-2 win over the Islanders in Game 4.
After being limited to just one assist in seven games in the first round, Niederreiter had three points over four contests as the Hurricanes swept the Islanders. Niederreiter was a revelation with 14 goals and 16 assists over 36 games with the Hurricanes in the regular season after being traded from the Wild, but he's taken a step back in the postseason so far.
Niederreiter scored his first goal of the playoffs during Sunday's 2-1 win over the Islanders in Game 2.
His tally just over a minute into the third period proved to be the game-winner, as the 'Canes rallied from a 1-0 deficit after starting netminder Petr Mrazek left due to a lower-body injury. Should Mrazek miss additional time, the club could need a lot more offense from Niederreiter, who managed only two assists in seven games against the Caps in the first round, if it's going to maintain a 2-0 stranglehold on the series.
Niederreiter tallied a goal and four shots during Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Capitals.
Niederreiter continues his torrid pace since being acquired in a Jan. 17 trade with Minnesota, as this was his 13th goal and 26th point in just 31 games as a Hurricane. The Swiss winger has rekindled his offense with the Hurricanes and should be squarely on the radar when it comes time to draft your 2019-20 fantasy rosters.
Niederreiter notched an assist in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Sabres.
After falling out of favor in Minnesota, El Nino has certainly resurrected his career in Carolina. Now with 22 points in 25 games since his arrival in Raleigh back in January, Niederreiter is a huge reason why the Canes are in the hunt for a playoff spot for the first time in 10 seasons. He should continue to be a big contributor down the stretch, so enjoy the ride.
Niederreiter scored two goals, with one on the power play, in a 5-3 win over the Predators on Saturday.
This came after he took a minus-6 rating in Friday's 8-1 loss to the Jets. Niederreiter now has his fourth 20-goal season, and he's added 24 assists for 44 points in 68 games between the Wild and Hurricanes. With 21 of his points coming in 22 contests for the 'Canes, he's gained immense fantasy value since the trade.
Niederreiter assisted on two first-period goals in Friday's 5-2 win over the Blues.
Niederreiter set up goals by Justin Williams and Justin Faulk to help the Hurricanes erase an early deficit. The Swiss winger has fit in nicely with Sebastian Aho and Williams on the top line, recording 17 points in 18 contests since being traded from the Wild. If he's still available, he should be scooped up in most formats.
Niederreiter recorded a goal and a power-play assist in Thursday's 4-3 win over Florida.
Niederreiter scored nine goals in 46 games before getting traded from the Wild, and he now has just as many goals in 15 games with Carolina. With six assists as well, Niederreiter's on a point-per-game pace with the Hurricanes.
Niederreiter scored two goals in Friday's 3-1 win over the Oilers.
He also chipped in four shots, four PIM, a hit and a plus-1 rating. Niederreiter has a remarkable eight goals and 12 points in 12 games for the Hurricanes, showing instant chemistry with Sebastian Aho on the top line, and the fifth overall pick from the 2010 draft appears to finally be putting things together in the NHL.
Niederreiter notched his first assist as a Hurricane in Tuesday's 4-0 win over the Penguins, and saw a season-high 20:28 in ice time.
El Nino now has six points (including five goals) in seven games since being acquired him from Minnesota in January. He's also seeing monster minutes on the top line with Sebastian Aho and Justin Williams, which gives his fantasy value even more of a boost. Don't be afraid to jump on him if he's still floating around on your league's waiver wire.
Niederreiter scored a pair of goals, including one with the man advantage, on eight shots in a 5-2 victory against the Canucks on Wednesday.
His start with the Hurricanes couldn't have gone much better. He's played four games and scored four goals, notching two multi-goal games. Niederreiter is averaging more than four shots on net in those four games, too. He was averaging fewer than two shots on goal before getting traded from Minnesota to Carolina. In 50 games, he has 13 goals and 27 points with the Wild and Hurricanes this season.
Niederreiter recorded his first two points as a Hurricane in Sunday's 7-4 win over the Oilers, connecting with Sebastian Aho on two first period goals.
Coach Rod Brind'Amour shuffled his lines for this game, putting the recently acquired Niederreiter on the first line with Aho and Justin Williams, and the move paid immediate dividends as El Nino connected with Aho on his first tally just 28 seconds into the game. With just five points in 15 games prior to last week's trade, Niederreiter had basically fallen off most fantasy radars in recent weeks, but he should be a prime pickup candidate now. Go check your league's waiver wire to see if he's available.
Niederreiter was held off the scoresheet in Friday's 4-1 loss to the Senators, but fired four shots on goal in 16:57 of ice time in his Hurricanes debut, skating mainly on a line with Justin Williams and Greg McKegg.
Despite the quiet start, expectations for Niederreiter will be high in Raleigh, as he was a consistent scorer with the Wild over the past few seasons. He posted three consecutive 20-plus goal campaigns -- from 2014-15 to 2016-17 -- and fell just two goals shy of that mark last season. In comparison, there is no one currently on the Canes' roster who has three straight 20-goal seasons (although it won't be long before Sebastian Aho and Teuvo Teravainen record that feat), so Niederreiter provides his new team with an immediate offensive upgrade. In fantasy terms, El Nino now possesses significantly more upside, as the Canes will give him every opportunity to contribute offensively.
The Wild traded Niederreiter to the Hurricanes for Victor Rask on Thursday.
After a promising start to his career, Niederreiter has posted a pair of sluggish seasons for the Wild. The team opted to part ways with him as a result, receiving Rask -- who has also disappointed in 2018-19. Perhaps the change of scenery will unlock the potential Niederreiter displayed in 2016-17, when he knocked home a career-best 25 pucks and totaled a career-high 57 points. Niederreiter's contract runs through 2021-22, so he has plenty of hockey ahead in Raleigh.
Niederreiter scored a goal on the man advantage in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Red Wings.
Niederreiter scored his third power-play goal of the year and first since mid-November. The 26-year-old is once again stuck in a disappointing season on the offensive end with just 21 points in 44 games. He's currently registering just a 10.8 shooting percentage, his worst since the 2013-14 campaign.
Niederreiter emerged with a secondary assist in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Maple Leafs.
Niederreiter flicked the puck to Jordan Greenway, who was the primary facilitator on defenseman Jared Spurgeon's game-tying tally with 10:24 remaining in the second period. Make that 20 points (seven goals, 13 assists) for El Nino, as the Swiss national is starting to heat up again after enduring a six-game point drought leading up to New Year's Eve.
Niederreiter produced two goals, an assist, four shots and a plus-4 rating in Thursday's 5-1 win over Florida.
Talk about stuffing the stat sheet. Niederreiter scored his team's first two goals and assisted on Zach Parise's marker, which made it 4-1 early in the third. After lighting the lamp just three times in the first 28 games, Niederreiter's come alive with four tallies over a three-game goal streak.
Niederreiter recorded a goal and an assist in a 7-1 win over the Canadiens on Tuesday.
The Swiss winger has tallied three points over his last two games, and in 30 contests this season, Niederreiter's 2018-19 production remains above historical averages. Playing his sixth season as a member of the Wild, the 26-year-old was recently moved into a top-six role and has taken full advantage of the promotion. Niederreiter led his team with four shots on goal Tuesday night.
Niederreiter will work in the top six during Friday's game versus the Oilers, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Niederreiter receives a promotion from the bottom six since Mikko Koivu (lower body) will sit out. The 26-year-old has 13 points and a minus-10 rating in 28 games, but he'll be working with Eric Staal and Jason Zucker now, making him a worthy fantasy commodity.
Niederreiter was a minus-3 in 8:58 of ice time in Tuesday's loss to Arizona. He stayed on the fourth line despite scoring a goal and adding an assist in Friday's win. "Not taking anything away from Nino - he tries hard every game," head coach Bruce Boudreau told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "We just need that on a consistent basis."
After a slow start with just five assists and no goals in 12 games in October, Niederreiter has three goals and four assists in 12 games in November. However, it looks like he's still stuck in Boudreau's dog house.
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