Tom Nilsson

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Tom Nilsson
Born (1993-08-19) August 19, 1993 (age 22)
Tyresö, Sweden
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
SHL team
Former teams
Frölunda HC
Toronto Marlies
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 for Frölunda HC in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). 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]

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
SHL totals 50 2 2 4 22 7 0 0 0 2

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2011 Sweden WJC18 2nd 6 0 1 1 6
2013 Sweden WJC 2nd 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. 

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