Nino Niederreiter RW MIN 4 Days

Niederreiter scored his 15th goal of the season in Tuesday's win over Edmonton.

It was his first goal in 17 games. After a hot start to the season, Niederreiter had registered just four assists in a 17-game stretch. Hopefully this outing ends his slump.

Nino Niederreiter RW MIN 23 Days

Niederreiter picked up a power-play assist and attempted three shots in Thursday's loss to the Blackhawks.

The 22-year-old hasn't tallied a goal since Dec. 16, and has two points in his 10 games since then. Niederreiter currently finds himself outside of a top-six role and probably isn't worth keeping around in most formats until he notices some sort of hot streak.

Nino Niederreiter RW MIN 2 Months

Niederreiter registered five shots on goal and scored on a penalty shot Tuesday in a 5-3 loss to Chicago.

The goal -- his 14th of the year -- was a thing of beauty, as El Nino totally dominated Antti Raanta one-on-one after being taken down on a breakaway. He's got goals in consecutive games now and three of the last four, but has just three assists on the season and hasn't recorded one since Nov. 20.

Nino Niederreiter RW MIN 2 Months

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 2 Months

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 3 Months

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 3 Months

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 3 Months

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 4 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 5 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.