Niklas Nordgren (ice hockey, born 2000)

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Niklas Nordgren
Born (2000-05-04) 4 May 2000 (age 18)
Helsinki, Finland
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Right wing
Shoots Right
Liiga team HIFK
NHL Draft 74th overall, 2018
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 2017–present
Medal record
Representing  Finland
Men's ice hockey
World U18 Championships
Gold medal – first place 2018 Russia

Niklas Nordgren (born 4 May 2000) is a Finnish ice hockey player who plays as a right wing for HIFK. He represented Finland in the 2018 IIHF World U18 Championships where he won the gold medal, scoring the game-winning goal in the Gold Medal game on a shorthanded breakaway with Jesperi Kotkaniemi's assistance.[1]

Nordgren was projected as a top eligible draft pick for the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, and was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the third round, 74th overall.[1]