January 22, 1985 |
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||231 lb (105 kg; 16 st 7 lb)|
|NHL Draft||56th overall, 2004
Nicklas Grossmann (born January 22, 1985) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently an unrestricted free agent who last played for the Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Grossmann's professional career began in the Swedish Elite League during the 2003–04 season with Södertälje SK. 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.
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".
Regular season and playoffs
- "Stars trade Grossman to Flyers for two draft picks". The Sports Network. 2012-02-16. Retrieved 2012-02-16.
- "Flyer's Nicklas Grossmann finally admits never Grossman". Yahoo! Sports. 2012-03-06. Retrieved 2012-03-06.
- "Flyers acquire Sam Gagner from Arizona". Philadelphia Flyers. June 27, 2015. Retrieved June 27, 2015.
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