Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Robert Nilsson
Robert Nilsson was born January 10, 1985 in Calgary, Alberta. The first round, 15th overall selection of the New York Islanders in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Nilsson honed his skills in the SEL ans Swiss National League before making his North American debut in 2005-06.

A highly skilled forward, Nilsson, who is the son of former NHLer Kent Nilsson split his first season in North America between the AHL's Bridgeport Sound Tigers and Islanders.

In 2005-06 Nilsson would crack the Islander line-up however would struggle to adjust to the NHL style of play. He was sent back down to Bridgeport where he would tally up 28 points in 29 games before retuning with the Islanders on a top line with Captain Alexei Yashin.

Nilsson's tenure with the Islanders came to an end when he was dealt to the Edmonton Oilers with teammate Ryan O'Marra and a pair of draft picks in exchange for Ryan Smyth.

Aside from his World Junior experience, Nilsson represented his homeland at the 2008 World Championships.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2000-01 Leksands IF Jr. Swe-Jr. 23 14 28 42 26 2 0 0 0 2
2000-01 Leksands IF U18 Swe-U18 4 6 3 9 6 2 0 2 2 2
2000-01 Sweden WJ18-A 6 2 0 2 0 +1
2001-02 Leksands IF Jr. Swe-Jr. 21 13 18 31 24 5 0 5 5 8
2001-02 Leksands IF Sweden-2 14 1 4 5 8
2001-02 Sweden WJ18-A 8 2 3 5 8 0
2002-03 Leksands IF Sweden 41 8 13 21 10 5 0 1 1 2
2002-03 Leksands IF Jr. Swe-Jr. 2 1 1 2 2
2002-03 Sweden WJC-A 6 4 2 6 4
2003-04 Leksands IF Jr. Swe-Jr. 4 2 8 10 4
2003-04 Leksands IF Sweden 34 2 4 6 6
2003-04 HC Fribourg-Gotteron Swiss 7 1 3 4 2 4 1 0 1 2
2003-04 Sweden WJC-A 6 2 5 7 6
2004-05 Almtuna IS Uppsala Sweden-2 3 0 1 1 2
2004-05 Hammarby IF Stockholm Sweden-2 7 0 4 4 4
2004-05 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Jr. Swe-Jr. 8 8 4 12 12
2004-05 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden 23 2 4 6 6 3 0 0 0 0
2004-05 Sweden WJC-A 6 1 3 4 8
2005-06 New York Islanders NHL 53 6 14 20 26 -6
2005-06 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 29 8 20 28 12 -1 7 1 4 5 0
2006-07 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 50 12 34 46 34 -2
2006-07 Edmonton Oilers NHL 4 1 0 1 4 -1
2006-07 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 19 6 14 20 14 -2 11 3 12 15 8
2007-08 Edmonton Oilers NHL 71 10 31 41 22 +8
2007-08 Springfield Falcons AHL 5 2 2 4 4 +4
2007-08 Sweden WC-A 9 2 4 6 6 +4
2008-09 Edmonton Oilers NHL 64 9 20 29 26 +1
2009-10 Edmonton Oilers NHL 60 11 16 27 12 -17
2010-11 Salavat Yulayev Ufa KHL 41 5 22 27 28 21 3 7 10 2
2010-11 Sweden WC-A 9 1 6 7 0 +5
2011-12 Salavat Yulayev Ufa KHL 15 0 5 5 6
2011-12 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod KHL 35 12 12 24 30 13 2 6 8 2
2012-13 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod KHL 17 5 7 12 2
2013-14 ZSC Lions Zurich Swiss 31 10 24 34 12 18 2 2 4 4
2014-15 ZSC Lions Zurich Swiss 44 11 20 31 18 18 5 8 13 4
2015-16 ZSC Lions Zurich Swiss 48 12 40 52 16 4 1 1 2 0
2016-17 ZSC Lions Zurich Swiss 46 14 37 51 14 1 0 1 1 0
NHL Totals 252 37 81 118 90


Traded to Edmonton by NY Islanders with Ryan O'Marra and NY Islanders' 1st round pick (Alex Plante) in 2007 NHL 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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