Nino Niederreiter RW MIN 1 Day
Niederreiter scored his 10th goal of the season in Monday's win over Florida.
Niederreiter is on a hot streak with six goals in his last eight games. The Wild changed lines again with Niederreiter skating with Charlie Coyle and Erik Haula, but the lineup changes haven't slowed his scoring streak.
Nino Niederreiter RW MIN 6 Days
Niederreiter scored a power-play goal and added an assist in Thursday's win over the Flyers.
Nino's been red-hot lately, having racked up five goals and a helper in his last four games. Despite averaging just over 14 minutes of ice time per game, his nine goals are easily tops on the Wild.
Nino Niederreiter RW MIN 13 Days
Niederreiter scored an even-strength goal, a power-play goal and an empty-net goal for his first NHL hat trick in Thursday's win over Buffalo.
A sharp game from El Nino, who'd been cool over his last six, collecting just two points. With nine points in 15 games this year, he hasn't developed into a consistent scorer, but he's increased his pace a bit over last year's.
Nino Niederreiter RW MIN 22 Days
Niederreiter was the only man on the scoreboard for the Wild on Tuesday, potting a shorthanded goal on his only shot in a 4-1 loss to the Penguins. He finished the evening minus-2.
Nino's been finding his offensive stride lately after a cold start to the year, having collected a point in five of the last six games. The Swiss winger has a legitimate chance to exceed last year's 36 points this season, but he'll need to earn more consistent ice time -- he's averaging less than 14 minutes a game, though he skated a season-high 15:15 on Tuesday.
Nino Niederreiter RW MIN 29 Days
Niederreiter picked up an assist in Monday's loss to the Rangers.
Niederreiter has assists in back-to-back games to give him three points in seven contests on the season. That production isn't terrible, but those in shallower formats looking for offensive help at forward would be better served looking at other options until Niederreiter heats up a little more.
Nino Niederreiter RW MIN 2 Months
Niederreiter has a goal and seven shots on goal in Thursday's win over Colorado.
After a breakout season with 14 goals and 22 assists last year, it looks like El Nino is ready to improve this year.
Nino Niederreiter RW MIN 3 Months
Niederreiter signed a three-year contract with the Wild on Thursday, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
The new pact will confirm Niederreiter's availability for training camp while assuring he doesn't flee for the KHL. The 22-year-old still has a ways to go on the defensive end, but the former top-five draft pick has all the offensive skills in his toolbox to eventually settle in as a frontline scorer for the Wild. For the upcoming season, he'll likely settle for a second- or third-line role, where playing alongside a strong crop of forwards should make reaching the 40-point mark a reasonable expectation.
Nino Niederreiter RW MIN 3 Months
Niederreiter rejected an offer from a Kontinental Hockey League team in Russia and is close to re-signing with the Wild, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Niederreiter is a restricted free agent who hasn't reached terms on a new contract with the Wild. However, it sounds like a contract will get completed before training camp begins.
Nino Niederreiter RW MIN 6 Months
The representatives for Nino Niederreiter and the Minnesota Wild have started to talk about a contract extension.
Niederreiter is eligible for unrestricted free agency at the end of the 2014-15 season so the Wild want to lock him up. Niederreiter is only 21 and was selected with the fifth pick of the 2010 draft by the New York Islanders who got rid of him too quickly as he was traded to the Wild during the 2013 off-season in exchange for Cal Clutterbuck and a third round pick (Eamon McAdam). Niederreiter scored 14 goals and 36 points this past season and added three goals and six points in the playoffs. Stay tuned.
Nino Niederreiter RW MIN 7 Months
Although the Minnesota Wild have been great at home in the playoffs, the flip side is that they've struggled on the road.
With Game 5 in Chicago, the Wild will need to find a way to reverse that trend. "We just have to make sure we go out with the same attitude and don't be afraid to make plays," Niederreiter said. "Usually on the road, we play a little hesitant, almost like we're waiting until something happens. We have to make sure we go out there and make it happen." Niederreiter pointed in Game 5 against Colorado as an example of a game where they went in with the wrong attitude. Niederreiter felt they were overconfident after taking Games 3 and 4. They ended up losing Game 5 in overtime.