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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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