Kent Nilsson
KentNilsson
position: Center
Shoots:
birthdate: 08/31/1956
hometown: Nynashamn, SWE
DRAFTED: AFM: 1976-64 overall
  • CAREER STATS
regular
GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG
553 264 422 686 -20 116 97 16 28
playoffs
GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG
59 11 41 52 14 3 0 0
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.