|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
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The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.