Karen Nystrom

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Karen Nystrom
Born (1969-06-17) June 17, 1969 (age 47)
Scarborough, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight 139 lb (63 kg; 9 st 13 lb)
Position Forward
Shot Left

Hockey East
NWHL team
Toronto Red Wings
Newtonbrook Panthers
Brampton Thunder
National team  Canada
Playing career 1985–2003

Karen Nystrom (born June 17, 1969) was a member of the 1998 Canadian National women's team that participated in ice hockey at the 1998 Winter Olympics.

Playing career[edit]

Prior to joining the Canadian National women's team for the 1992 Women's World ice hockey championships, Nystrom participated in the Central Ontario Women's Hockey League. Nystrom competed for the Scarborough Firefighters (1985 to 1991) and the Toronto Redwings. Prior to the 1998 Olympics, Nystrom also played hockey for the Northeastern Huskies women's ice hockey program. She would play with the Brampton Thunder from 1997 to 2003. During the 2000–01 NWHL season, Nystrom played with the Brampton Thunder and finished fourth in league scoring with 48 points.[1]


Karen Nystrom was also a soccer player who competed for Scarborough United.[2] In 2006, Nystrom was hired as an assistant coach at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa, Ontario.[3] Prior to accepting the job, she had worked for over 10 years as a customer service manager for Nike Canada. In March 2009, she would become the head coach.

Career stats[edit]

Event Games played Goals Assists Points Penalty Minutes
1998 Olympics 6 1 0 1 2


Awards and honors[edit]

  • Won COWHL scoring title in 1991-92 (runner-up in 1990-91, 1992–93 and


  • COWHL All-Star Team every year from 1989 to 1997
  • OWHA champion with Scarborough Firefighters, 1991[5]


  1. ^ http://www.canoe.ca/HockeyNWHL/topscorers.html
  2. ^ Who's Who in Canadian Sport, Volume 5, p.328, Bob Ferguson, Fitzhenry and Whiteside Ltd., Markham, ON and Allston, MA, ISBN 1-55041-855-6
  3. ^ http://oua.ca/sports/hockey/whockey/home/index.html?article_id=5566
  4. ^ http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/ny/karen-nystrom-1.html
  5. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2010-06-09.