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Eric Nystrom
Eric Nystrom
Left Wing
Number: 23
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 200
Shoots: Left
Born: Feb 14, 1983
Birthplace: Syosset, NY, United States
Acquired: Signed by Minnesota as a free agent, July 1, 2010.
Drafted: CGY / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (10th overall)
Has collected 51 points (23-28=51) and 221 PIM in 286 games in parts of five seasons with Calgary and Minnesota…Owns six multi-point games and five GWG…Son of former NHL player Bob Nystrom.

Registered 12 points (4-8=12) and 30 PIM while being one of three Wild players to play in every game (Brunette, Zanon)...Tied for 2nd on team with 169 hits...Recorded three points (1-2=3) in four-game stretch (3/29-4/3)...Recorded points in consecutive games (3/29-3/31)...Logged season-high 18:19 of ice time vs. EDM (2/22)...Tallied pair of assists and +2 rating at EDM (1/18)...Notched first goal with Wild at FLA (11/14)... Recorded assist on GWG at CBJ (11/6) for first point with Wild...Collected team-high six hits vs. SJ (11/2)...Posted season-high four shots vs. CHI (10/30)...Registered team-high six hits at CAR (10/8).

Produced career highs in goals (11), assists (8), points (19) and games played (82)…Averaged career-high 13:11 TOI…Ranked fourth on Flames with 117 hits…Had a season-high five hits vs. SJ (4/6)…Played in 200th career game at COL (4/2)...Tallied the GWG vs. SJ (3/19)…Set a career high three-game goal scoring streak (3/17-21)…Logged a season high 19:40 TOI at COL (12/13)…Tied a career-high with two goals vs. MTL (10/6).


Scored 10 points (5-5=10) and 89 PIM in 76 games…Logged career-high 21:14 in ice time vs. EDM (4/11)…Tallied GWG vs. DAL (3/18)…Skated in 100th career game vs. CBJ (2/24)...Scored shorthanded, GWG vs. MIN (12/29)...Played in all six postseason games and collected four points (2-2=4)…Scored his first career playoff goal vs. CHI (4/20)...Registered his first career multi-point playoff game with GWG and two assists, to go along with a team-high five hits vs. CHI (4/22).

Tallied ten points (3-7=10) and 48 PIM in 44 games with Calgary…Picked up his first two NHL assists and first multi-point game at EDM (11/17)…Netted his first career goal and had a team-high three blocked shots vs. NSH (10/30)…Missed six games with broken jaw and three games with head injury…Played in his first career playoff game at SJ (4/9)…Appeared in all seven Calgary playoff games as he averaged 7:38 TOI and recorded two PIM.

Played in 12 games for Omaha recording two goals…Recorded GWG vs. Syracuse (11/11)…Missed 68 regular season games with a shoulder injury…Suited up for five playoff games vs. Iowa.

Second on Omaha in rookie scoring with 33 points (15-18=33) in 78 contests...Scored his first pro goal vs. San Antonio (11/17)...Set team record for fastest goal to start a game when he scored 49 seconds into the first period vs. Manitoba (3/3)…Appeared in two games with the Calgary Flames and made his NHL debut at COL (10/10).

Played four seasons at the University of Michigan (CCHA) posting 111 points (56-55=111) and 149 PIM in 160 games...Served as team captain with Michigan ...Wolverines finished first in the CCHA three times during his tenure (2004-05, 2002-03 and 2001-02)…Named to the 2002 CCHA All-Rookie Team.

Appeared in six games for the U.S. at the 2010 World Championship…Recorded three points (1-2=3) in seven games as the U.S. finished fourth at 2003 World Junior Championship…Skated in seven games for the U.S. at the 2002 World Junior Championship…Tallied six points (3-3=6) in six games for the U.S. at the 2001 World Under-18 Championship.

Signed by Minnesota as a free agent, July 1, 2010; Selected by Calgary in the first round (10th overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.

Eric Thore Nystrom is unmarried and lives in Santa Monica, Calif. and Long Island, NY during the offseason with his four dogs, Uggs, Bangs, Mini and Jake…Nickname is “Ny”…Lists cooking as one of his hobbies…Worked as a golf caddie for his first job…His father, Bob Nystrom, played in the NHL for 14 years with NYI and helped the team claim four Stanley Cup titles…Would most like to meet Gordon Ramsay…Says the snow is his favorite part about Minnesota…Would like to coach Michigan hockey if he wasn’t playing in the NHL…Listens to any music teammate Kyle Brodziak chooses before games…Possesses hidden chef skills…Lists a New York strip as his favorite meal…Goodfellas is his favorite movie, while “Kitchen Nightmares” is his favorite television show…Other than hockey, Michigan football is his favorite
sport…Tweets @enystrom23 …Involved in Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids.
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