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Eric Nystrom  #24

NUMBER: 24 BIRTHDATE: February 14, 1983  (AGE 32)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Syosset, NY, United States
WEIGHT: 193 DRAFTED: CGY / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (10th overall)
-Is out four weeks with a lower-body injury sustained on March 3. -The Preds are 7-0-0 when he scores a goal. -Played in his 500th career NHL game on Nov. 6 vs. Dallas. -His father, Bob, has his No. 23 retired by the Islanders. The elder Nystrom was known as Mr. Islander in the early 1980s after recording the 1980 Stanley Cup-clinching goal at 7:11 of OT in Game 6 vs. the Flyers. It was the first Stanley Cup in club history and first of four straight for the Isles. -On Twitter: @enystrom23
Son of Bob CCHA All-Rookie Team (2002) Missed majority of 2006-07 due to pre-season shoulder injury. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 1, 2010. Traded to Dallas by Minnesota for future considerations, October 12, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Stavanger (Norway), November 30, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, July 5, 2013.
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It was a big dream. [Messi] is probably the best athlete out there, so it's a big honor, for [Kuznetzov] as well. It's maybe a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the best player in soccer right now. I'm a big Barcelona fan and Messi fan, so it's huge. You can take [Michael] Jordan, [Mark] Messier, [Wayne] Gretzky, those kinds of [people]. It's an honor to meet. It's nice to be in that position.

— Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin told told Monumental Network after meeting soccer star Lionel Messi prior to Argentina's practice at Fed Ex Field in Landover, Md. on Friday