Nyquist playing for the University of Maine
September 1, 1989 |
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
|NHL team||Detroit Red Wings|
|NHL Draft||121st overall, 2008
Detroit Red Wings
Gustav 'Gus' Nyquist (born September 1, 1989) is a Swedish ice hockey player, who is currently playing for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL). Nyquist was drafted 121st overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
Nyquist played three seasons for the Maine Black Bears of the Hockey East in the NCAA. He led the team in points all of his three seasons and was the NCAA regular-season scoring leader in 2009–10. Nyquist was a Hobey Baker Award finalist in 2010. Nyquist left the Black Bears after his junior year, signing a two-year entry-level contract with the Detroit Red Wings on March 25, 2011.
Nyquist made his AHL debut with the Grand Rapids Griffins on March 25, 2011, in a game against the Texas Stars. In his second AHL game on March 26, also against the Texas Stars, he scored his first AHL goal on an assist from Jamie Tardif.
Gustav made his NHL debut with the Detroit Red Wings on November 1, 2011, in a game against the Minnesota Wild. On March 26, 2012, he scored his first career NHL goal against Steve Mason of the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Nyquist made his NHL playoff debut on April 13, 2012, against the Nashville Predators. Nyquist was re-called from Grand Rapids after Darren Helm suffered a deep gash to his right forearm in Game 1, when he was cut by the skate blade of Alexander Radulov, leading to season-ending surgery.
In Game 2 of the 2013 NHL Playoffs, Nyquist scored a game-winning overtime goal against the Anaheim Ducks to even the series at 1–1. Nyquist scored the first goal in Game 3 of the 2013 Western Conference Semifinals against the Chicago Blackhawks.
On August 20, 2013, the Detroit Red Wings re-signed Nyquist to a two-year, $1.9 million contract. On February 2, 2014, Nyquist registered his first career hat-trick in a game against the Washington Capitals.
During the 2012–13 season, in his second professional season, Nyquist recorded three goals and three assists in 22 regular season games for the Red Wings. During the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Nyquist recorded two goals and three assists in 14 playoff games. Nyquist was the leading-scorer for Grand Rapids Griffins, recording 23 goals and 37 assists in 60 regular season games. After the Red Wings were eliminated from the playoffs, Nyquist joined the Griffins during the 2013 Calder Cup playoffs. He recorded two goals and five assists in 10 AHL playoff games, to help lead the Griffins to the Calder Cup.
On March 24, 2014, Nyquist was named NHL's First Star of the Week. Nyquist led all players with six goals and tied for the League lead with seven points in four games, to help the Red Wings earn seven of a possible eight points. Nyquist was named the NHL Second Star of the Month for March. Nyquist finished the month with the second-most goals, 12, and was tied for fifth with 18 points to help the Red Wings post a 7–6–2 record and move into the first wild card spot in the Eastern Conference. Nyquist scored in nine of 15 games, including a six-game goal streak, the longest by a Red Wing since 2010. Nyquist registered three two-goal games in March, and posted a career-high four point night on March 7.
Nyquist finished the 2013–14 season with a team-leading 28 goals, and 20 assists in 57 games for the Red Wings. He also led all NHL skaters with 23 goals from January 20 until the end of the regular season. With six game-winning goals, he became the youngest player to lead the Red Wings in that statistic since a 24-year-old Sergei Fedorov led the Red Wings with 10 in 1993–94.
On October 15, 2014, Nyquist played in his 100th career NHL game. Nyquist became the first Red Wings' player to score 35 or more goals in his first 100 career NHL games since Vyacheslav Kozlov recorded 37 goals for Detroit between the 1991–92 and 1993–94 seasons.
|Competitor for Sweden|
Regular season and playoffs
|2008–09||University of Maine||HE||38||13||19||32||28||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||University of Maine||HE||39||19||42||61||20||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||University of Maine||HE||36||18||33||51||20||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||8||1||3||4||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||56||22||36||58||18||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||18||1||6||7||2||4||0||0||0||0|
|2012–13||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||58||23||37||60||34||10||2||5||7||19|
|2012–13||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||22||3||3||6||6||14||2||3||5||2|
|2013–14||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||15||7||14||21||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||57||28||20||48||10||5||0||0||0||0|
Awards and achievements
- 2008–09: All-Hockey East Rookie Team
- 2009–10: Hobey Baker Award Finalist
- 2009–10: AHCA East First-Team All-American
- 2009–10: All-Hockey East First Team
- 2010: Hockey East All-Tournament Team
- 2010–11: All-Hockey East First Team
- 2010–11: AHCA East Second-Team All-American
- 2011–12: AHL All-Rookie Team
- 2012–13: AHL First All-Star Team
- 2012–13: Named "Detroit Red Wings Rookie of the Year" in 2013 by the Detroit Sports Broadcasters' Association
- 2013–14: NHL Second Star of the Month in March
- "Halmstadkille gör NHL-debut" (in Swedish). hallandsposten.se. November 1, 2011.
- "Hockey East Announces 2010 All-Rookie Team".
- Butler, Geoffrion, Nyquist are Hobey Baker finalists
- Nyquist signed to entry-level deal
- "Columbus Blue Jackets at Detroit Red Wings game summary".
- Red Wings shut down Blackhawks to win Game 3
- Wings reach agreement with Nyquist
- Gustav Nyquist nets hat trick versus Capitals
- Gustav Nyquist
- Nyquist named NHL First Star of the week NHL.com, March 24, 2014
- Nyquist named 'Second Star' of month NHL.com, April 1, 2014
- By The Numbers: Gustav Nyquist NHL.com, August 4, 2014
- Notes: Nyquist reaches new heights NHL.com, October 16, 2014
- Nyquist to replace Franzen in Olympics NHL.com, February 3, 2014
- "Hockey East Announces 2008–09 All-Rookie Team".
- "Wisconsin's Blake Geoffrion wins Hobey Baker Award".
- "UNH'S Butler, Maine's Nyquist Headline Hockey East All-Star Selections".
- "2013-14 Hockey East Media Guide".
- Hockey East First-Team All-Stars
- AHL All-Rookie Team
- AHL First All-Star Team
- Gustav Nyquist named Red Wings rookie of the year