February 16, 1984 |
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)|
Undrafted, Nilstorp's youth team was the Malmö Redhawks. After helping Rögle BK gain promotion to the then Swedish Elite League and later capturing a Championship title with Färjestads BK, on June 5, 2012, Nihlstorp signed a one year, two-way contract with the Dallas Stars. In the 2012–13 season, Nilstorp made his NHL debut with the Stars, appearing in 5 games for 1 win.
In his second season within the Stars organization, Nilstorp failed to establish a NHL roster spot however he helped lead affiliate, the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League (AHL), to their first Calder Cup Championship in the 2013–14 season.
Two days after capturing the Calder Cup, Nilstorp opted to return to Sweden in search of a first choice goaltending role on a two-year contract with Växjö Lakers of the SHL on June 23, 2014. Following his two-year stint with Växjö, he returned to the Malmö Redhawks for the 2016–17 season.
Awards and honors
|SHL Champion||2011, 2015|
|Calder Cup Champion||2014|
- "Dallas Stars' Nilstorp leads AHL prospects into second round". rantsports.com. 2013-05-07. Retrieved 2013-05-07.
- "Nilstorp ready for Vaxjo Lakers" (in Swedish). Växjö Lakers. 2014-06-23. Retrieved 2014-06-23.
- "Cristopher Nihlstorp flyttar hem till Malmö Redhawks". Malmö Redhawks. Retrieved 2016-06-01.
- Cristopher Nihlstorp career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Cristopher Nihlstorp's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
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