Niedermayer played for the Panthers from 1993-2001. Drafted fifth overall by the Florida Panthers in the 1993 Entry Draft, Rob Niedermayer would become a household name = in South Florida, playing eight years of hockey here.
He joined the Panthers immediately after the draft and quickly became a leading point scorer for the team, his career-high season came in the 1995-96 season, when he amassed a total of 61 points and helped the Cats on their improbable journey to the Stanley Cup Final.
Unfortunately injuries derailed Rob’s career afterwards, specifically concussions in the following years made him unable to reach the same level of play ever again in a Panthers jersey.
Nonetheless, Rob remained an accomplished forward that helped Anaheim win the Stanley Cup in 2007 are helping to lure his brother Future HOFer Scott Niedermayer to the Ducks
He stats with the Cats…..518 GP (No. 5 on club’s all-time list), 101 Goals (No. 6), 165 Assists (No. 5), 266 Points (No. 5), 435 PIM (No. 8).
Rob will play the 2011-12 season overseas with Lugano in Switzerland, according to Darren Dreger.
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