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Eric Nystrom
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Eric Nystrom  #24

NUMBER: 24 BIRTHDATE: February 14, 1983  (AGE 31)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Syosset, NY, United States
WEIGHT: 193 DRAFTED: CGY / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (10th overall)

- Tied a career high in points (21).

- Finished the season with the second-highest goal total of his career (15).

- Ranked second on the team and first among team forwards with 154 hits.

- Tallied his 100th career point with his goal on March 10 at Ottawa.

- Posted his first career hat trick with a four-goal performance on Jan. 24 at Calgary. He is the first player in club history to score four goals in a game.

- Converted his first career penalty shot on Oct. 8 vs. Minnesota to post his first goal in a Preds sweater.

- His father, Bob, has his No. 23 retired by the Islanders. The elder Nystrom was known as “Mr. Islander” in the early 1980s after recording the 1980 Stanley Cup-clinching goal at 7:11 of OT in Game 6 vs. the Flyers. It was the first Stanley Cup in club history and first of four straight for the Isles.

- On Twitter: @enystrom23





 

Son of Bob CCHA All-Rookie Team (2002) Missed majority of 2006-07 due to pre-season shoulder injury. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 1, 2010. Traded to Dallas by Minnesota for future considerations, October 12, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Stavanger (Norway), November 30, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, July 5, 2013.
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We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.

— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp