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Canucks sign Tom Nilsson

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed defenceman Tom Nilsson to a one-year two-way contract.

Nilsson, 22, appeared in 37 regular season games with Frolunda HC of the Swedish Hockey League this past season, where he registered seven points (1-6-7) and 34 penalty minutes. He also registered a goal and an assist (1-1-2) in seven playoff games. In 2014.15, the 6’0”, 183-pound defenceman tallied six points (1-5-6) in 44 games as a member of the AHL Toronto Marlies.

A native of Tyreso, Sweden, Nilsson was originally selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the fourth round, 100th overall, at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

TOM NILLSON'S CAREER STATISTICS REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2010-11 Mora IK Swe-1 3 0 0 0 0
2011-12 Mora IK Swe-1 44 4 6 10 45
2012-13 Mora IK Swe-1 42 1 3 4 18
2013-14 Frolunda HC SweHL 50 2 2 4 22 7 0 0 0 2
2014-15 Toronto Marlies AHL 44 1 5 6 26 4 0 0 0 2
2015-16 Frolunda HC SweHL 37 1 6 7 34 7 1 1 2 2
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