Gustav Nyquist

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Gustav Nyquist
Gustav Nyquist 2011.jpg
Nyquist playing for the University of Maine
Born (1989-09-01) September 1, 1989 (age 24)
Halmstad,[1] Sweden
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Detroit Red Wings
Grand Rapids Griffins
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 121st overall, 2008
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 2011–present

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.

Playing career[edit]

Amateur[edit]

Nyquist played in the Malmö organization and represented Scania in the 2006 TV-pucken tournament, where Scania finished second to Gothenburg.

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.[2] Nyquist was a Hobey Baker Award finalist in 2010.[3] 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.[4]

Professional[edit]

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 a pass from Jamie Tardif.

Gustav made his NHL debut with the Detroit Red Wings on November 1, 2011, in a game against the Minnesota Wild.[1] He scored his first career NHL goal on a pass from Pavel Datsyuk on March 26, 2012 against Steve Mason of the Columbus Blue Jackets.[5]

Nyquist made his NHL playoff debut on April 13, 2012, against the Nashville Predators. Nyquist was re-called from Grand Rapids after Red Wings C 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.[6]

On August 20, 2013, the Detroit Red Wings re-signed Nyquist to a two-year, $1.9 million contract.[7] On February 2, 2014, Nyquist registered his first career hat-trick in a game against the Washington Capitals.[8]

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.[9] 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.[10]

International play[edit]

Nyquist was selected as a replacement for Johan Franzén to represent Sweden at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, where he won a silver medal.[11]

Medal record
Competitor for  Sweden
Ice hockey
Winter Olympics
Silver 2014 Sochi

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 Malmö J20 42 21 23 44 57 4 2 2 4 6
2007–08 Malmö J20 24 11 20 31 20 7 5 5 10 6
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
NHL totals 40 4 9 13 8 18 2 3 5 2
NCAA totals 113 50 94 144 68

Awards and achievements[edit]

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