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02-22-2012, 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Chinstrap View Post
I'm pretty sure that the Staal brothers are part Dutch (by ancestry) and Neidermayer is a Dutch last name. And after the success of players such as Anze Kopitar, Thomas Vanek, Cristobal Huet and Yutaka Fukufuji, it seems that being from a non-tradition hockey country is no longer a deterrant from making the NHL.
Scott and Rob Niedermayer have german ancestors.

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