New York Islanders‘ 1st round pick of the 2010 draft (#5 overall), Swiss-born Nino Niederreiter(25) has been sent down to start the season with their AHL affiliate Bridgeport Sound Tigers on a two-week conditioning stint. He was injured in the NHL preseason.
He looks all set to play at the top level in 2011/2012 and put up some points. He’s a big power forward at 6’2″ 205 lbs. and looks every bit of that. In 5 AHL games he has 2 goals and an assist.