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Nigel Dawes
Nigel Dawes
Left Wing
Number: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 200
Shoots: Left
Born: Feb 9, 1985
Birthplace: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Acquired: From NY Rangers with Petr Prucha and Dmitri Kalinin in exchange for Derek Morris, Mar. 4, 2009
Drafted: NYR / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 5th (149th overall)
2007-08 SEASON
Tied for second in the NHL among rookies in game-winning goals (four) … Led the team in plus/minus rating (plus-11), ranked second in shootout game-deciding goals (two), and tied for third in game-winning goals (four) … Notched the game-winning goal at 16:54 of the third period and delivered a season-high, seven hits on Mar. 27 vs. the Devils … Notched the game-deciding goal in a 2-1 shootout win at New Jersey on Mar. 19 … Notched the game-deciding goal in the shootout, Mar. 9 vs. the Bruins … Tallied two assists on Mar. 6 at Long Island … Collected two assists and posted a plus-two rating on Feb. 28 at Carolina … Registered his first NHL assist on Nov. 8 in a 4-2 victory vs. Pittsburgh … Tallied a career-high, two goals, including his first career game-winning goal and first career power-play goal, in a 2-0 victory over New Jersey on Oct. 25 … Made his 2007-08 season debut on Oct. 18 at Atlanta after being recalled from Hartford (AHL) on Oct. 17 … Skated in 20 games with Hartford (AHL) this season, notching 14 goals and 20 assists for 34 points and a plus eight rating … Named the AHL Player of the Week for the week ending December 9, registering three goals and five assists for eight points in three games over the span.

CAREER NOTES
Appeared in eight games with the Rangers, registering one goal … Notched his first career NHL goal/point on Oct. 21 at Toronto … Made NHL debut on Oct. 5 vs. Washington …Was named winner of the 2006 Lars-Erik Sjoberg Award (Best Rookie of the Rangers Training Camp), along with Brandon Dubinsky, as voted by select New York media.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER
Appeared in several international contests for Canada. 2004: Represented Team Canada at the 2004 World Junior Championships in Finland where he notched 11 points (six goals, five assists) in six games, helping Team Canada capture the silver medal … Led all tournament players with six goals ...Named Team Canada’s player of the game after notching three points (two goals, one assist) in the gold medal
game vs. Team USA. 2005: Appeared in six games for Team Canada at the 2005 World Junior Championships, registering two goals and four assists, while helping the club capture the gold medal.

PERSONAL
Lists Joe Sakic as his hockey idol ... Most memorable hockey moment was winning the 2005 World Junior Championship and his first NHL game ... His favorite sport other than hockey is tennis ... Enjoys music by the Red Hot Chili Peppers ... The Usual Suspects and Cool Runnings are his two favorite movies, and Entourage is his favorite television show ... Single.
 
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