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RELEASE: Oilers sign Joakim Nygard to entry-level contract

The 6-foot-0, 179-pound forward posted 35 points (21G, 14A), 20 penalty minutes and a plus-15 plus-minus rating this past season

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - The Edmonton Oilers have signed undrafted free agent Joakim Nygard to a one-year entry-level contract, starting in the 2019-20 season.

Nygard, 26, has just completed his seventh season in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL), all with Farjestad BK.

The 6'0", 179-pound forward posted 35 points (21G, 14A), 20 penalty minutes and a +15 plus-minus rating this past season. Nygard ranked second league-wide with 21 goals and fifth in shots on net (153). He added ten points (5G, 5A) in 14 playoff games.

A native of Stockholm, Sweden, Nygard has appeared in 18 games with the Swedish National Team, including 11 games in 2018-19, posting five points (3G, 2A), six penalty minutes and an even plus-minus rating.

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