Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Eric Nystrom
Eric Nystrom was born February 14, 1983 in Syosset, NY. The first round, tenth overall selection of the Calgary Flames in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Nystrom is a graduate of the US Development Program and in the fall of 2001 enrolled at the University of Michigan.

A two-time member of Team USA's World Junior team (2002-2003), Nystrom went on to play four seasons at Michigan where he registered 111 points (56-55-111) before making his NHL debut with Calgary in 2005-06. Despite seeing his first NHL action in 2005-06, Nystrom, the son of former New York Islander, Bob, spent the majority of his first pro season with Omaha of the AHL.

In the summer of 2010, Nystrom would leave the Flames, signing as an unrestricted free agent with the Minnesota Wild.

After a year in the Wild's organizaton, Nystrom was traded to the Dallas Stars for future considerations and the condition that Minnesota retains half of his salary on their salary cap.

On July 5, 2015 the Nashville Predators signed Nystrom to a four year contract.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1998-99 Nassau Lions NYAHA
1999-00 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program NAHL 55 7 16 23 57 3 0 0 0 0
1999-00 United States 5-Nations 5 0 3 3 0
2000-01 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program U-18 43 10 12 22 52
2000-01 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program USHL 23 5 5 10 50
2000-01 United States WJ18-A 6 3 3 6 6 +5
2001-02 University of Michigan CCHA 40 18 13 31 42
2001-02 United States WJC-A 7 0 0 0 0 0
2002-03 University of Michigan CCHA 39 15 11 26 24
2002-03 United States WJC-A 7 1 2 3 2 +5
2003-04 University of Michigan CCHA 43 10 12 22 50
2004-05 University of Michigan CCHA 38 13 19 32 33
2005-06 Calgary Flames NHL 2 0 0 0 0 -1
2005-06 Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights AHL 78 15 18 33 37 -2
2006-07 Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights AHL 12 2 0 2 0 -3 5 0 0 0 2
2007-08 Calgary Flames NHL 44 3 7 10 48 -5 7 0 0 0 2
2007-08 Quad City Flames AHL 18 4 3 7 15 -1
2008-09 Calgary Flames NHL 76 5 5 10 89 -7 6 2 2 4 0
2009-10 Calgary Flames NHL 82 11 8 19 54 0
2009-10 United States WC-A 6 0 0 0 4 -1
2010-11 Minnesota Wild NHL 82 4 8 12 30 -16
2011-12 Houston Aeros AHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1
2011-12 Dallas Stars NHL 74 16 5 21 24 -10
2012-13 Stavanger Oilers Norway 6 4 10 14 6
2012-13 Dallas Stars NHL 48 7 4 11 61 -3
2013-14 Nashville Predators NHL 79 15 6 21 60 -25
2014-15 Nashville Predators NHL 60 7 5 12 15 0
2015-16 Nashville Predators NHL 46 7 0 7 20 -6 1 0 0 0 2
2015-16 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 2 1 0 1 0 -1
2016-17 Stavanger Oilers Norway 8 1 3 4 8 +3 14 4 8 12 55
NHL Totals 593 75 48 123 401 14 2 2 4 4


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. Signed as a free agent by Stavanger (Norway), January 20, 2017.
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