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Robert Nilsson

Robert Nilsson  #12

Center
NUMBER: 12 BIRTHDATE: January 10, 1985
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Calgary, AB, Canada
WEIGHT: 185 DRAFTED: NYI / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (15th overall)

2009/10 Notes: Finished the season with 27 points (11G, 16A), -17 and 12 PIM in 60 GP...had three multi-point games...played in his first game of the season and added an assist on Oct. 6 vs. DAL...played in his 200th career NHL game on Oct. 29 vs DET...injured Nov. 8 at COL with concussion...returned from injury and scored a goal (GWG) on Dec. 3 @ DET...had an assist on Dec. 5 @ DAL...posted an assist and scored on the shootout on Dec. 7 @ FLA...recorded his 100th career NHL point on Dec. 11 @ STL...scored 2 goals and led team with 6 shots on Dec. 17 vs. NAS...scored the only Oilers goal on Dec. 23 @ MIN...scored the lone Oilers goal on Jan. 2 @ SJS...had 2 assists on Jan. 22 vs. DAL...scored a goal and added an assist on Mar. 15 @ CBJ

Traded to Edmonton by NY Islanders with Ryan O'Marra and NY Islanders' 1st round choice (Alex Plante) in 2007 Entry Draft for Ryan Smyth, February 27, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Ufa (KHL), July 26, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Novgorod (KHL), October 31, 2011.
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This is a big year for us in a lot of ways. You can see Garth and management really trying to find that solution to get us into the playoffs and consistently have that. The pressure is great. You have to enjoy it. It just means there's a great opportunity ahead of you.

— Islanders captain John Tavares