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Daniel Winnik
Daniel Winnik
Left Wing
Number: 34
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 207
Shoots: Left
Born: Mar 6, 1985  (Age 29)
Birthplace: Toronto, ON, Canada
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Drafted: PHX / 2004 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 9th (265th overall)
2010-11 SEASON
Appeared in a career-high 80 games during his first season with the Avalanche, tying Matt Duchene for the team lead…Equaled his career high in goals (11), assists (15) and points (26), all three marks he set as a rookie with Phoenix in 2007-08…Led Colorado in short-handed points (3) and short-handed goals (2-tied)…Set a career high with 167 shots…Ranked first on the Avalanche in total short-handed minutes (218:51), averaging 2:44 per game…Tied his personal best with two assists on Oct. 30 vs. Columbus…Was held out on Dec. 19 vs. Montreal due to illness…Tallied his first career short-handed goal on Dec. 31 at Calgary and first career power-play marker on Feb. 14 vs. Calgary…Scored the tying goal with 3.3 seconds left in regulation to force overtime on March 22 vs. Columbus.

CAREER
2009-10

Appeared in 74 games for the Phoenix Coyotes, tallying 19 points (4g/15a) with a +1 plus/ minus rating…Led all Coyotes forwards with 54 blocked shots and was second on the club in takeaways with 30…Was also among the team leaders in shorthanded time-on-ice, averaging 3:04 per game (third most on the squad)…Phoenix was 4-0 when he scored a goal…Compiled a career-high four-game point streak from Oct. 26-31 (1g/4a). PLAYOFFS: Skated in all seven postseason games for Phoenix (0g/0a)…Made his Stanley Cup playoff debut in Game 1 of the WCQF against Detroit on April 14.

2008-09
Skated in 49 games for the Coyotes, registering seven points (3g/4a) and 63 penalty minutes…Finished +1 for the season and was plus or even in 39 of his 49 games… Assigned to San Antonio (AHL) for a conditioning assignment on Jan. 1…Appeared in five games for San Antonio before being recalled to Phoenix on Jan. 11…Logged a career-high 17 PIM on Oct. 11 against Columbus…Missed five games due to injury, Nov. 18-26…Recorded a career-high three points (2g/1a) and was +3 on Feb. 14 vs. Calgary.

2007-08
Appeared in 79 games during his rookie season with Phoenix, recording 11 goals and 15 assists for 26 points…Was one of four Coyotes rookies to tally 20 or more points (Peter Mueller 54, Martin Hanzal 35, Daniel Carcillo 24)…Finished tied for first among NHL rookies in short-handed assists (2) and tied for second in SH points (2)…Was ninth among league rookies in shots (122), tied for 13th in both games played and goals, and finished 17th in points…Scored the game-winning goal in his NHL debut, a 3-2 season-opening victory against St. Louis on Oct. 4 in Phoenix…Picked up his first NHL assist on Oct. 11 at Nashville…Registered his first multi-point game (1g/1a) on Nov. 24 vs. Toronto… Had a goal and an assist in a career-high 23:13 of ice time on March 18 at Edmonton.

2006-07
Appeared in 66 games with San Antonio (AHL), recording 21 points (9g/12a)…Also played in five games for the Phoenix RoadRunners (ECHL).

2005-06
Was named a Hockey East Second Team All-Star as a junior at the University of New Hampshire…Collected 41 points (15g/26a) in 39 games for the Wildcats, finishing tied for fifth in the league in scoring…Shared the team lead in assists and was tied for second in points…Named Hockey East Player of the Month for November…Scored a goal in his professional debut for San Antonio (AHL) on April 6 vs. Milwaukee…Appeared in seven games for the Rampage (1g/1a).

2004-05
Tallied 18 goals and 40 points (18g/22a) in 42 games for New Hampshire…Shared the team lead in plus/minus (+17)…Named to the NCAA Northeast Regional All-Tournament Team after registering two goals and one assist in two games.

2003-04
Appeared in 37 games as a freshman at New Hampshire (4g/10a).

2002-03
Ranked 12th in the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OPJHL) in scoring with 53 points (20g/33a) in 47 games for Wexford.

PERSONAL
Spends his summers in Ontario…Participates in the Avalanche Player Clinics for youth hockey players…His superstition is to always put his left skate on first.

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