Athlete Profile

Joe Nieuwendyk
Centre
Born: Oshawa, Ont.
DOB: Sept. 10, 1966 (35). Height: 6-1, Weight: 205. Shoots: Left. NHL team: Dallas Stars.
International history: Played for Canada in 1998 Winter Olympics. A member of 1990 world championship team. Played five games for Canadian national team in 1986-87 season. Won a silver medal with Canada at 1986 world junior championships.
What he brings: Deft in the faceoff circle, Nieuwendyk is perennially among the league leaders in terms of winning percentage on the draws. Traditionally one of the league's most accomplished power-play players, he too has above-average speed, which gives him the ability to beat a defenceman on the outside.
Career highlights: Winner of two Stanley Cups, 1999 with Dallas and 1989 with Calgary. Won the 1989 Calder trophy as the NHL's rookie of the year. Played in four NHL all-star games. One of only a handful of players to score 50 goals in each of their first two NHL seasons.