Posts Tagged ‘Nino Niederreiter’

Jonas Hiller, Damien Brunner top Swiss hockey roster for Sochi Olympics

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Goaltender Jonas Hiller backstopped Team Switzerland at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Swiss’s goalie Jonas Hiller went 2-3 with a 2.47 GAA and a .918 save percentage in Vancouver. (Damian Strohmeyer/SI)

By Allan Muir

Has Sven Baertschi become Switzerland’s Bobby Ryan?

Probably not, but Baertschi, the Flames’ underachieving first-rounder — who is currently toiling in the AHL — was the most notable name missing from the 25-man Olympic roster that was released by the Swiss Ice Hockey Federation on Monday.

MUIR: USA’s All-Snubbed Team

The Sochi-bound group includes just eight NHL players: goalies Reto Berra (Calgary) and Jonas Hiller (Ducks); defensemen Raphael Diaz (Canadiens), Roman Josi (Predators), Mark Streit (Flyers) and Yannick Weber (Canucks); and forwards Damien Brunner (Devils) and Nino Niederreiter (Wild).

Here’s the rest of the roster:

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  • Published On Jan 06, 2014
  • Report: Nino Niederreiter Requests Trade From Islanders

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    Nino Niederreiter has requested a trade from the Islanders

    Once a highly-touted prospect, Nino Niederreiter wasn’t invited to training camp. (Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

    By Allan Muir

    Does anyone want to play for the New York Islanders anymore?

    Katie Strang of ESPN New York is reporting Nino Niederreiter, the team’s top prospect, is the latest to request a ticket to anywhere else in the league.

    From Strang:

    “The former first-round pick (5th overall, 2010) is unhappy with his current situation, the source said, and feels he would be best served playing somewhere other than with the Islanders organization. His agent informed Islanders general manager Garth Snow of the request last week, the source said, although Snow is not believed to be amenable to doing a deal — at least at the moment.”

    It’s safe to assume the 20-year-old winger was miffed after being passed over when the Isles sent out training camp invites, and if that is the case you can see where he’s coming from. He spent the majority of last season with the team and while he only scored once an finished a staggering minus-29, he had every reason to believe he was in their plans for 2013.

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  • Published On Jan 22, 2013