Nathan Oystrick

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Nathan Oystrick
Born (1982-12-17) December 17, 1982 (age 32)
Regina, SK, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 221 lb (100 kg; 15 st 11 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
ECHL team
Former teams
Elmira Jackals
Atlanta Thrashers
Anaheim Ducks
St. Louis Blues
Lev Praha
NHL Draft 198th overall, 2002
Atlanta Thrashers
Playing career 2006–present

Nathan Oystrick (born December 17, 1982) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Elmira Jackals of the ECHL. Oystrick has previously played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Atlanta Thrashers, Anaheim Ducks and St. Louis Blues. He was originally drafted by the Thrashers in the seventh round, 198th overall, at the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Oystrick was drafted 198th overall in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft by the Atlanta Thrashers. On March 1, 2010, Oystrick, along with a conditional pick, was traded to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for forward Evgeny Artyukhin.[1] Oystrick played in three games with the Ducks to end the 2009–10 season before he was bought-out from the remainder of his contract on June 30, 2010.[2]

On July 11, 2010, as a free agent, Oystrick signed a one-year contract with the St. Louis Blues.[3]

Oystrick began the 2010–11 season with the Blues' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen, but on November 3, the Blues recalled him from Peoria.[4]

Oystrick signed a one-year contract as a free agent with the Phoenix Coyotes on July 6, 2011.[5] In the 2011–12 season, Oysrick falied to make the Coyotes out of training camp and was reassigned to the team's affiliate, the Portland Pirates, for the duration of the year, scoring 43 points in 60 games.

On June 2, 2012, Oystrick signed a one-year contract with Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) side Lev Praha.[6]

On November 13, 2014, Oystrick returned to North America, signing a professional try-out contract with the Springfield Falcons of the AHL in the 2014–15 season. With an eye to his post-playing career, in the following season, Oystrick signed a one-year contract in a playing and assistant coach role with the Elmira Jackals of the ECHL, an affiliate of the Ottawa Senators on July 9, 2015.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 South Surrey Eagles BCHL 60 9 35 44 224
2001–02 South Surrey Eagles BCHL 50 15 42 57 148
2002–03 Northern Michigan University CCHA 34 2 10 12 26
2003–04 Northern Michigan University CCHA 39 8 20 28 98
2004–05 Northern Michigan University CCHA 40 7 13 20 87
2005–06 Northern Michigan University CCHA 38 9 20 29 58
2005–06 Chicago Wolves AHL 2 0 1 1 4
2006–07 Chicago Wolves AHL 80 15 32 47 105 15 0 6 6 16
2007–08 Chicago Wolves AHL 80 15 28 43 112 24 3 8 11 35
2008–09 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 53 4 8 12 50
2009–10 Chicago Wolves AHL 43 7 16 23 96 14 2 8 10 8
2009–10 Anaheim Ducks NHL 3 0 0 0 2
2010–11 Peoria Rivermen AHL 61 15 30 45 125 4 1 1 2 7
2010–11 St. Louis Blues NHL 9 1 2 3 9
2011–12 Portland Pirates AHL 60 11 32 43 107
2012–13 Lev Praha KHL 43 3 6 9 42 4 0 3 3 2
2013–14 Lev Praha KHL 43 2 14 16 36 22 4 7 11 10
2014–15 Springfield Falcons AHL 12 1 3 4 4
NHL totals 65 5 10 15 61

Awards and achievements[edit]

Award Year
All-CCHA Second Team 2003–04
All-CCHA First Team 2004–05
CCHA Best Defensive Defenseman 2004–05
AHCA West Second-Team All-American 2005–06
AHL All Rookie Team 2006–07
AHL Second All-Star Team 2006–07

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thrashers land Artyukhin from Ducks". NHL. 2010-03-01. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  2. ^ "Anaheim Ducks buy out contract of defenceman Nathan Oystrick". Winnipeg Free Press. 2010-06-30. Retrieved 2010-07-01. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Rivermen defense unit adds All-Star, toughness". pjstar.com. 2010-07-11. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  4. ^ "Blues place Colaiacovo on IR". The Sports Network. 2010-11-03. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 
  5. ^ "Coyotes add Oystrick, Arsene, Watkins on one-year contracts". The Sports Network. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "HC Lev Praha obtain NHL defenseman Oystrick" (in Czech). HC Lev. 2012-06-02. Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  7. ^ "Jackals add NHL experience in Nathan Oystrick". Elmira Jackals. 2015-07-09. Retrieved 2015-07-09. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Doug Andress
CCHA Best Defensive Defenseman
2004–05
Succeeded by
Andy Greene