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Jim Niekamp
Jim Niekamp
Defenseman
Number: 20
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 185
Shoots: Right
Born: Mar 11, 1946
Birthplace: Detroit, MI, United States
Defenseman Jim Niekamp played 29 games for the Detroit Red Wings in the early 70s. He played a rugged style that resulted in more than his share of penalty minutes but he was also capable of moving the puck up to his forwards with consistency.

The native of Detroit, Michigan, played junior in Quebec with the St. Jerome Alouettes then played a few games with the OHA's Hamilton Red Wings in 1965-66. He was the property of his hometown Wings but spent four years in the minors before spending 24 games with the parent club in 1970-71. After only getting into five contests the next season, Niekamp left for the WHA. The hard-nosed blueliner played two seasons with the Los Angeles Sharks then four with the Phoenix Roadrunners before retiring in 1978.

Courtesy of the Hockey all of Fame

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 77 17 49 -6 66
P. Datsyuk 63 26 39 12 65
T. Tatar 82 29 27 6 56
G. Nyquist 82 27 27 -11 54
J. Abdelkader 71 23 21 3 44
N. Kronwall 80 9 35 -4 44
R. Sheahan 79 13 23 -3 36
D. Helm 75 15 18 7 33
D. DeKeyser 80 2 29 11 31
S. Weiss 52 9 16 -2 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Howard 23 13 11 .910 2.44
P. Mrazek 16 9 2 .918 2.38

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