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Eric Nystrom

Eric Nystrom  #24

NUMBER: 24 BIRTHDATE: February 14, 1983  (AGE 32)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Syosset, NY, United States
WEIGHT: 200 DRAFTED: CGY / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (10th overall)
2015-16 Season Highlights * Has two goals in his last eight games. 2014-15 Season Highlights * Played in his 500th career NHL game on Nov. 6 versus Dallas. Golden Nuggets * Nashville is undefeated (10-0-0) when he scores a goal (since last season). Team has not lost since March 28, 2014. * Was a golf caddie as his first job. * Considers a wolverine to be his spirit animal. * 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.
Quote of the Day

It's a big milestone for me and I'm happy to help my team with lots of good teammates. It's fun.

— Detroit's Pavel Datsyuk, who on Wednesday became the ninth Russian-born player, and ninth Red Wings player, to score 300 NHL goals
World Cup of Hockey 2016