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Robert Nilsson

Robert Nilsson  #12

Center
NUMBER: 12 BIRTHDATE: January 10, 1985
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Calgary, AB, Canada
WEIGHT: 185 DRAFTED: NYI / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (15th overall)
Traded to Edmonton by NY Islanders with Ryan O'Marra and NY Islanders' 1st round choice (Alex Plante) in 2007 Entry Draft for Ryan Smyth, February 27, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Ufa (KHL), July 26, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Novgorod (KHL), October 31, 2011.
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I first met him when I was 19 years old and he coached me for 13 consecutive years. I don't know how many athletes who have had that pleasure. Al Arbour was a man that left us not only feeling like champions, but left us with a lot of great memories that we can carry on through life.

— Islanders Hall of Fame defenseman Denis Potvin on former coach Al Arbour, who passed away Friday at the age of 82