Niklas Nordgren

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Niklas Nordgren
Born (1979-06-28) June 28, 1979 (age 37)
Örnsköldsvik, SWE
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Modo Hockey
Timrå IK
Carolina Hurricanes
Pittsburgh Penguins
Rapperswil-Jona Lakers
Kloten Flyers
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 195th overall, 1997
Carolina Hurricanes
Playing career 1998–2015

Niklas Nordgren (born June 28, 1979 in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden) is a Swedish former professional ice hockey forward who began and finished his career playing for Modo Hockey in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL).

Playing career[edit]

Nordgren was drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes in Round 8, 195th overall at the 1997 NHL Entry Draft, but remained in Sweden and made his Swedish Elitserien debut with Modo Hockey in 1998–99. Nordgren became a regular in the Elite League with Timrå IK in 2001–02 and played four seasons there.

Nordgren made the transition to North America in 2005–06, and split time between Carolina and their AHL affiliate Lowell before being traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins with Krystofer Kolanos and a 2007 2nd-round pick at the March 9th trade deadline for forward Mark Recchi.

On May 10, 2006, Nordgren signed a deal with the Rapperswil-Jona Lakers, based in Switzerland, where he would play the next five seasons.

After a season stint in returning to the SHL with Timrå IK, Nordgren signed for his original club Modo during the 2013-14 season on November 27, 2013.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996–97 Modo Hockey J20 22 14 6 20
1996–97 Modo Hockey SEL 5 0 0 0 0
1997–98 Modo Hockey J20 28 15 15 30 52
1998–99 Modo Hockey SEL 7 0 0 0 2
1998–99 Modo Hockey J20 1 0 0 0 2
1998–99 Örnsköldsviks SK Div. 1 25 9 5 14 22
1999–00 IF Sundsvall Hockey Swe.1 37 21 11 32 58
2000–01 IF Sundsvall Hockey Swe.1 35 22 19 41 57
2001–02 Timrå IK SEL 49 8 6 14 16
2002–03 Timrå IK SEL 47 20 23 43 40 10 1 4 5 4
2003–04 Timrå IK SEL 46 13 15 28 44 10 4 1 5 32
2004–05 Timrå IK SEL 46 19 17 36 71 7 0 2 2 6
2005–06 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 43 4 2 6 30
2005–06 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 8 6 4 10 10
2005–06 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 15 0 0 0 4
2006–07 Rapperswil-Jona Lakers NLA 41 17 13 30 74 6 1 1 2 10
2007–08 Rapperswil-Jona Lakers NLA 49 20 31 51 131 5 5 1 6 16
2008–09 Rapperswil-Jona Lakers NLA 49 25 28 53 86
2009–10 Rapperswil-Jona Lakers NLA 39 6 19 25 8
2010–11 Rapperswil-Jona Lakers NLA 46 14 25 39 44
2011–12 Kloten Flyers NLA 14 4 5 9 14 3 1 1 2 8
2012–13 Timrå IK SEL 43 8 20 28 30
2013–14 Modo Hockey SHL 28 1 8 9 28 2 1 0 1 0
2014–15 Modo Hockey SHL 51 8 10 18 18
NHL totals 58 4 2 6 34
SHL totals 322 77 99 176 249 29 6 7 13 42
NLA totals 238 86 121 207 357 14 7 3 10 34

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nordgren signs on with Modo" (in Swedish). Modo Hockey. 2013-11-27. Retrieved 2013-11-27. 

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