July 17, 1992 |
Blaine, Minnesota, USA
|Height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Weight||215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)|
|NHL team||Florida Panthers|
|National team||United States|
|NHL Draft||19th overall, 2010
|Competitor for USA|
|Ice Hockey World Championships|
|World Junior Championships|
Nick Bjugstad (born July 17, 1992) is an American professional ice hockey forward who currently plays for the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League. He was drafted by the Panthers in the first round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft (19th overall).
Bjugstad was a junior at Minnesota; he finished his high school career with Blaine High School in 2010. During the summer of 2008, Bjugstad turned down an invitation to train with the USA Hockey National Team Development Program out of a sense of loyalty to his high school teammates. He was named Minnesota Mr. Hockey in 2009–10. While in high school, Bjugstad accelerated his schooling by taking summer classes and online courses, enabling him to graduate a year earlier than expected.
Bjugstad left the Gophers after his junior season, signing a three-year entry-level deal with the Panthers on April 3, 2013. He immediately joined the last-placed Panthers end to the 2012–13 season, and scored his first NHL goal against Anders Lindbäck in Florida's season finale victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on April 27, 2013.
Regular season and playoffs
|2009–10||U.S. National Development Team||USDP||4||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||University of Minnesota||WCHA||29||8||12||20||51||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||University of Minnesota||WCHA||40||25||17||42||28||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||University of Minnesota||WCHA||40||21||15||36||28||—||—||—||—||—|
|Junior International totals||12||6||4||10||0|
- "2010 NHL Entry Draft". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2010-06-28.
- LaVaque, David (2009-10-14). "Blaine junior's goals within reach". Star Tribune. Retrieved 2010-06-30.
- Morreale, Mike G. (2010-03-15). "Bjugstad wins Minnesota Mr. Hockey Award". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2010-06-30.
- "Panthers sign Nick Bjugstad to Entry-Level contract". Florida Panthers. 2013-04-03. Retrieved 2013-04-03.
- "St. Louis on verge of title; Lightning lose finale". National Hockey League. 2013-04-27. Retrieved 2013-04-27.
- Nick Bjugstad's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Nick Bjugstad's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
|Minnesota Mr. Hockey
|Florida Panthers first round draft pick