December 17, 1982 |
Regina, SK, CAN
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||221 lb (100 kg; 15 st 11 lb)|
|Played for||Atlanta Thrashers
St. Louis Blues
|NHL Draft||198th overall, 2002
Nathan Oystrick (born December 17, 1982) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman. 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.
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. 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.
Oystrick signed a one-year contract as a free agent with the Phoenix Coyotes on July 6, 2011. In the 2011–12 season, Oysrick failed 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 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 Buffalo Sabres on July 9, 2015.
In the followings off-season, Oystrick opted to end his professional playing career after 10 seasons, agreeing to an assistant coaching role to remain in the ECHL with the Atlanta Gladiators on July 30, 2016.
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||St. Louis Blues||NHL||9||1||2||3||9||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and achievements
|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|
- "Thrashers land Artyukhin from Ducks". NHL. 2010-03-01. Retrieved 2010-03-01.
- "Anaheim Ducks buy out contract of defenceman Nathan Oystrick". Winnipeg Free Press. 2010-06-30. Retrieved 2010-07-01.[dead link]
- "Rivermen defense unit adds All-Star, toughness". pjstar.com. 2010-07-11. Retrieved 2010-07-12.
- "Blues place Colaiacovo on IR". The Sports Network. 2010-11-03. Retrieved 2010-11-03.
- "Coyotes add Oystrick, Arsene, Watkins on one-year contracts". The Sports Network. Retrieved 7 July 2011.
- "HC Lev Praha obtain NHL defenseman Oystrick" (in Czech). HC Lev. 2012-06-02. Retrieved 2012-06-26.
- "Jackals add NHL experience in Nathan Oystrick". Elmira Jackals. 2015-07-09. Retrieved 2015-07-09.
- "Oystrick announces retirement". Twitter. 2016-07-30. Retrieved 2016-07-30.
|Awards and achievements|
|CCHA Best Defensive Defenseman