Tom Nilsson

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Tom Nilsson
Born (1993-08-19) August 19, 1993 (age 23)
Tyresö, Sweden
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Vancouver Canucks
Utica Comets (AHL)
Frölunda HC
NHL Draft 100th overall, 2011
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 2010–present

Tom Nilsson (born August 19, 1993) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman, currently playing under contract to the Vancouver Canucks in the National Hockey League (NHL). Nilsson was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs, 100th overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft while playing in the Swedish HockeyAllsvenskan with Mora IK.

Playing career[edit]

On March 19, 2013, Nilsson was signed to a three-year entry-level contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs.[1] He was loaned to further develop in the Swedish Hockey League with Frölunda HC for the 2013–14 season. After his first season in North America with the Maple Leafs AHL affiliate, the Toronto Marlies, Nilsson was traded approaching the final year of his contract, along with four other prospects, to the New York Islanders in exchange for Michael Grabner on September 17, 2015.[2]

On October 8, 2015, after an unsuccessful attempt to make the Islanders roster and little interest in continuing in the AHL, Nilsson was mutually released from contract with the Islanders.[3] He returned to Sweden and re-joined Frölunda HC into the 2015–16 season, on a three-year contract on October 9, 2015.[4]

After his first season in his return with Frölunda HC, in which he won the Swedish championship as well as the Champions Hockey League, Nilsson was again attracted by NHL interest and signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Vancouver Canucks on May 26, 2016.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Mora IK J20 3 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Mora IK J20 37 2 6 8 26
2010–11 Mora IK Allsv 3 0 0 0 0 10 0 1 1 8
2011–12 Mora IK J20 10 0 2 2 2 2 0 1 1 0
2011–12 Mora IK Allsv 44 4 6 10 45
2012–13 Mora IK J20 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 2 5 0
2012–13 Mora IK Allsv 42 1 3 4 18
2013–14 Frölunda HC SHL 50 2 2 4 22 7 0 0 0 2
2014–15 Toronto Marlies AHL 44 1 5 6 26 4 0 0 0 2
2015–16 Frölunda HC SHL 37 1 6 7 34 7 1 1 2 2
SHL totals 87 3 8 11 56 14 1 1 2 4

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2011 Sweden WJC18 2nd, silver medalist(s) 6 0 1 1 6
2013 Sweden WJC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 6 0 2 2 4
Junior totals 12 0 3 3 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leafs sign Sparks and Nilsson". Toronto Maple Leafs. 2013-03-19. Retrieved 2013-03-19. 
  2. ^ "Islanders acquire five players for Grabner". New York Islanders. 2015-09-17. Retrieved 2015-09-17. 
  3. ^ Bob McKenzie (2015-10-08). "Tom Nilsson clears waivers". Twitter. Retrieved 2015-10-08. 
  4. ^ "Welcome back, Tom" (in Swedish). Frölunda HC. 2015-10-09. Retrieved 2015-10-09. 
  5. ^ "Canucks sign Tom Nilsson". Vancouver Canucks. 2016-05-26. Retrieved 2016-05-26. 

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