Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Hockey Spy’s 2010 NHL Entry Draft Preview – Nino “El Nino” Niederreiter

"El Nino" - Detailed "Full Potential" Profile featured on The Hockey Writers:

IIHF World Junior Championship - Sweden v Switzerland - Bronze Medal Game

Nino Niederreiter (Click on name for up- to- date stats)
Position: LW
Age: 17
Date of birth: September 08, 1992
Place of birth: Chur, Switzerland
Ht: 6-2 Wt: 203
Shoots: L
Current team: Portland Winterhawks, WHL
NHL Status: Draft Eligible 2010
Niederreiter should easily exceed Michel Riesen (14th overall  1997) as the highest Swiss player ever drafted. While destined to be perhaps the greatest player ever to hail from Switzerland, beyond that “El Nino” is simply an extremely talented forward when stacked against the best the world of hockey has to offer – period.
Size. Skill. Strength. Skating. Shot. Creativity. Passion. Desire. Maturity. Great hands. Defensive accountability.
These characteristics all add up to a complete forward destined for greatness.

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