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Eric Nystrom

Eric Nystrom  #24

NUMBER: 24 BIRTHDATE: February 14, 1983  (AGE 32)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Syosset, NY, United States
WEIGHT: 200 DRAFTED: CGY / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (10th overall)
2015-16 Season Highlights * Has two goals in his last 11 games. 2014-15 Season Highlights * Played in his 500th career NHL game on Nov. 6 versus Dallas. Golden Nuggets * Nashville is undefeated (10-0-0) when he scores a goal (since last season). Team has not lost since March 28, 2014. * Was a golf caddie as his first job. * Considers a wolverine to be his spirit animal. * 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.
Quote of the Day

Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
World Cup of Hockey 2016