Cristopher Nilstorp

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Cristopher Nilstorp
Born (1984-02-16) February 16, 1984 (age 30)
Malmö, Sweden
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Right
SHL team
Former teams
Växjö Lakers
Malmö Redhawks
Rögle BK
Färjestads BK
Dallas Stars
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2003–present

Cristopher Nilstorp (born February 16, 1984) is a Swedish professional ice hockey goaltender. He is currently playing for the Växjö Lakers in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL).

Undrafted, Nilstorp's youth team was the Malmö Redhawks. After helping Rögle BK gain promotion to the then Swedish Elite League and later capturing a Championship title with Färjestads BK, on June 5, 2012, Nihlstorp signed a one year, two-way contract with the Dallas Stars.[1] In the 2012–13 season, Nilstorp made his NHL debut with the Stars, appearing in 5 games for 1 win.

In his second season within the Stars organization, Nilstorp failed to establish a NHL roster spot however he helped lead affiliate, the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League (AHL), to their first Calder Cup Championship in the 2013–14 season.

Two day's after capturing the Calder Cup, Nilstorp opted to return to Sweden in search of a first choice goaltending role on a two-year contract with Växjö Lakers of the SHL on June 23, 2014.[2]

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
Calder Cup Champion 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dallas Stars' Nilstorp leads AHL prospects into second round". rantsports.com. 2013-05-07. Retrieved 2013-05-07. 
  2. ^ "Nilstorp ready for Vaxjo Lakers" (in Swedish). Växjö Lakers. 2014-06-23. Retrieved 2014-06-23. 

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