Nicklas Grossmann

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Nicklas Grossmann
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Born (1985-01-22) January 22, 1985 (age 29)
Nacka, Sweden
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 231 lb (105 kg; 16 st 7 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Philadelphia Flyers
Södertälje SK
Dallas Stars
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 56th overall, 2004
Dallas Stars
Playing career 2003–present

Nicklas Grossmann (born January 22, 1985) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman who plays for the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Grossmann's professional career began in the Swedish Elite League during the 2003–04 season with Södertälje SK as a right wing. However, Grossmann only notched two career points in the SEL, both assists, over two seasons. Even so, he was drafted by the Dallas Stars in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft in the second round with the 56th overall pick.

Grossmann's professional debut in North America came on October 8, 2005, with Stars affililate the Iowa Stars. It was then that Grossmann was converted to a regular defenceman, a move that led to his being named Iowa's Most Improved Player after his rookie season.

Grossmann scored his first career NHL goal in a Western Conference Finals game against the Detroit Red Wings on a power play. In May 2008, he was given a new two-year deal of about $2 million to stay with the Dallas Stars.

Grossmann was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers on February 16, 2012, in exchange for a 2012 2nd-round pick and a 2013 3rd-round pick.[1]

Shortly after the trade on March 6, 2012, it was revealed that Grossmann had his name accidentally misspelled early in his pro career as "Grossman". He explained that he was young when the mistake was first made, and was so shy he never bothered to correct it. Thus all jerseys, trading cards, and rosters from his time in Elitserien with Södertälje SK and his NHL career with the Dallas Stars from the 2006-2012 seasons (as well as his first few games with the Flyers) have his name spelled incorrectly as "Grossman". [2]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Södertälje SK SEL 1 0 0 0 0
2004–05 Södertälje SK SEL 31 0 2 2 14 9 0 0 0 0
2005–06 Iowa Stars AHL 61 2 3 5 49 7 0 1 1 4
2006–07 Iowa Stars AHL 67 2 8 10 40 8 0 0 0 10
2006–07 Dallas Stars NHL 8 0 0 0 4
2007–08 Dallas Stars NHL 62 0 7 7 22 18 1 1 2 6
2007–08 Iowa Stars AHL 10 0 0 0 10
2008–09 Dallas Stars NHL 81 2 10 12 51
2009–10 Dallas Stars NHL 71 0 7 7 32
2010–11 Dallas Stars NHL 59 1 9 10 35
2011–12 Dallas Stars NHL 52 0 5 5 26
2011–12 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 22 0 6 6 10 9 0 1 1 8
2012–13 Södertälje SK Swe.1 4 0 1 1 4
2012–13 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 30 1 3 4 21
2013–14 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 78 1 13 14 55 4 0 0 0 2
NHL totals 463 5 60 65 256 31 1 2 3 16

International[edit]

Medal record
Competitor for Sweden Sweden
Ice hockey
World Championships
Silver 2011 Kosice
Bronze 2009 Switzerland
Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2005 Sweden WJC 6th 6 0 0 0 37
2009 Sweden WC Bronze medal icon.svg 9 0 1 1 4
2011 Sweden WC Silver medal icon.svg 2 0 0 0 4
Junior totals 6 0 0 0 37
Senior totals 11 0 1 1 8

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