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NHL PLAYER, Gustav Nyquist

BIOGRAPHY

Born Sep 01, 1989 -- Halmstad, Sweden
Selected by Detroit Red Wings round 4 #121 overall 2008 NHL Entry Draft

Nyquist began his hockey career in the Malmö organization and represented Scania in the 2006 TV-pucken tournament, where Scania finished second to Gothenburg. He then went on to play three seasons for the Maine Black Bears of the Hockey East in the NCAA. He led the team in points all of his three seasons and was the NCAA regular-season scoring leader in 2009–10. Nyquist was a Hobey Baker Award finalist in 2010. Nyquist left the Black Bears after his junior year, signing a two-year entry-level contract with the Detroit Red Wings on March 25, 2011.  

Nyquist made his AHL debut with the Grand Rapids Griffins on March 25, 2011, in a game against the Texas Stars. In his second AHL game on March 26, also against the Texas Stars, he scored his first AHL goal on a pass from Jamie Tardif.  

Gustav made his NHL debut with the Detroit Red Wings on November 1, 2011, in a game against the Minnesota Wild. He scored his first career NHL goal on a pass from Pavel Datsyuk on March 26, 2012 against Steve Mason of the Columbus Blue Jackets. He made his NHL playoff debut on April 13, 2012, against the Nashville Predators. Nyquist was re-called from Grand Rapids after Red Wings C Darren Helm suffered a deep gash to his right forearm in Game 1, when he was cut by the skate blade of Alexander Radulov, leading to season-ending surgery.   In Game 2 of the 2013 NHL Playoffs, Nyquist scored a game-winning overtime goal against the Anaheim Ducks to even the series at 1–1. Nyquist scored the first goal in Game 3 of the 2013 Western Conference Semifinals against the Chicago Blackhawks.   

On August 20, 2013, the Detroit Red Wings re-signed Nyquist to a two-year, $1.9 million contract. On February 2, 2014, Nyquist registered his first career hat-trick in a game against the Washington Capitals.  

On March 24, 2014, Nyquist was named NHL's First Star of the Week. Nyquist led all players with six goals and tied for the League lead with seven points in four games, to help the Red Wings earn seven of a possible eight points. Nyquist was named the NHL Second Star of the Month for March. Nyquist finished the month with the second-most goals, 12, and was tied for fifth with 18 points to help the Red Wings post a 7–6–2 record and move into the first wild card spot in the Eastern Conference. Nyquist scored in nine of 15 games, including a six-game goal streak, the longest by a Red Wing since 2010. Nyquist registered three two-goal games in March, and posted a career-high four point night on March 7.  

NEWS

Schultz and Nyquist shine in wild preseason encounter September 21, 2017

Justin Schultz tallied the overtime winner while Gustav Nyquist registered 4 points, as the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Detroit Red Wings 6-5 last night. The now two-time, Stanley Cup-winning defenseman also added an assist in the contest, as well 5 shots on net and a team-leading 23:06 of ice-time. As for Nyquist, the Swedish star was the best player for the losing side, scoring two goals and adding two assists in the defeat.

For more on last night’s game, check out the sportsnet.ca story here

Nyquist named 2nd star in Red Wings romp October 06, 2016

Gustav Nyquist scored a goal and added two assists last night, as the Detroit Red wings cruised to a 5-2, preseason win over the Pittsburg Penguins. The 27-year-old winger also added 3 shots on net, and went on to be named the second star of the contest. The Swedish star is coming off of a season that saw him tally 17 goals and 26 assists.

For more on last night’s game, keep reading the tsn.ca recap here

Nyquist, DeKeyser key in Red Wings win January 15, 2016

Danny DeKeyser scored the winning goal in overtime and Gustav Nyquist chipped in with a goal and an assist, as the Detroit Red Wings defeated the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 last night. The goal was DeKeyser’s 4th of the year, which ties a personal high he set in 2013-14. Nyquist, meanwhile, set the table for the eventual overtime winner, scoring a goal late in the third period to tie the score, 2-2.

For more on last night’s game, check out the nhl.com recap here

Nyquist, Abdelkader score in convincing victory December 04, 2015

Gustav Nyquist and Justin Abdelkader both netted goals in a dominating first period by the Detroit Red Wings last night, en route to a 5-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes. Nyquist has been on a mini-streak of late, recording 5 points (2 goals, 3 assists) in his last four games. As for Abdelkader, the goal was his 3rd in the last two games, and 8th of the season.

For more on Detroit’s win, check out the nhl.com article here

Young Wings’ stars give team optimistic outlook August 20, 2015

Sharpshooting winger Gustav Nyquist and up-and-coming goalie Petr Mrazek are two of the biggest reasons why the Detroit Red Wings have high hopes for the future.  The Swedish-born forward has progressed nicely since breaking in with the club in 2013-14, and has scored an impressive 55 goals over his first 2 full seasons. Mrazek meanwhile, rose to the occasion in 2014-15, posting excellent number in both the regular season and the playoffs. He finished the year as the team’s No. 1 goalie.

For more on Nyquist and Mrazek, keep reading the nhl.com story here

Nyquist signs contract extension with Detroit July 27, 2015

The Detroit Red Wings and Gustav Nyquist came to terms on a new contract earlier this month, with the offensive dynamo inking a four-year, $19 million US deal.  The 25-year-old forward has been one of the best players on the Red Wings squad over the past two seasons, leading the team in goals (55) during that period. The Red Wings drafted the Swedish-born rising star 121st overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

For more on Nyquist, keep reading the cbc.ca story here

Nyquist helps orchestrate Wings’ comeback January 19, 2015

Gustav Nyquist scored a goal and added an assist last night, as the Detroit Red Wings came from behind to beat the Buffalo Sabres, 6-4. Down 3-0, the Swedish-born star cued the comeback early in the second period, scoring a power play marker to cut into the Sabres’ lead. He would later follow that up with the primary assist on the game’s winning goal, and went on to be named the 2nd star of the match. In his last six matches, Nyquist has tallied three goals and five assists.

For more on last night’s game, keep reading the nhl.com story here

Nyquist becoming an NHL star September 23, 2014

After bursting onto the scene in 2013-14 with the Detroit Red Wings, 25-year-old Gustav Nyquist is looking forward to the challenges of being a marked man this year. With the Red Wings struggling with numerous injuries last season, the Swedish dynamo took charge of the offense, scoring an incredible 28 goals in 57 games.  Though opposing defenses may not afford him the same liberties this season, Nyquist has proven to himself and his teammates that he has the skills and mental toughness to be a real star in the league.

For more on Nyquist, keep reading the nhl.com article here