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Kent
Nilsson
Kent Nilsson
Kent
Nilsson
position: Center
Drafted: Atlanta
Round: 4th
Draft Year: 1976
Overall: 64th
Born: 08/31/1956
Birthplace: Nynashamn, SWE
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Last 5 GamesGAP+/-PIMPPSHGW
CareerGPGAP+/-PIMPP
Regular553264422686-2011697
Playoffs59114152143
Career Notes
Lou Kaplan Trophy (Rookie of the Year WHA) (1978) Paul Deneau Trophy (Most Gentlemanly Player WHA) (1979) Swedish World All-Star Team (1985, 1989, 1990) Swedish Player of the Year (1989) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1980, 1981) Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg (WHA), July 29, 1977. Reclaimed by Atlanta from Winnipeg prior to Expansion Draft, June 9, 1979. Transferred to Calgary after Atlanta franchise relocated, June 24, 1980. Traded to Minnesota by Calgary with Calgary's 3rd round choice (Brad Turner) in 1986 Entry Draft for Minnesota's 2nd round choice (Joe Nieuwendyk) in 1985 Entry Draft and 2nd round choice (Stephane Matteau) in 1987 Entry Draft, June 15, 1985. Traded to Edmonton by Minnesota for cash, March 2, 1987. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, January 26, 1995.