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Nick Bjugstad
Bjugstad Panthers 2017.jpg
Born July 17 1992 (1992-07-17) (age 24),
Blaine, Minnesota, U.S.
Height
Weight
6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
240 lb (109 kg; 17 st 2 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Right
NHL team Florida Panthers
Ntl. team Flag of the United States United States of America
NHL Draft 19th overall, 2010
Florida Panthers
Playing career 2013–present


Nicholas Jay Bjugstad (born July 17, 1992) is an American professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted by the Panthers in the first round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, 19th overall.

Playing careerEdit

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Bjugstad left the Gophers after his junior season, signing a three-year entry-level deal with the Florida Panthers on April 3, 2013.[1] He immediately joined the last-placed Panthers end to the 2012–13 season, and scored his first NHL goal against Anders Lindbäck in Florida's season finale victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on April 27, 2013.[2] Bjugstad led the Panthers in points with 38, and third in goals with 16, during 2013–14, his first full-length season in the NHL, where he spent the majority of the season on the team's first line. On December 31, 2014, Bjugstad signed a six-year contract extension with the Panthers worth $24.6 million.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Bjugstad's father, Mike, played Division-III hockey at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, while his uncle, Scott, played at the University of Minnesota before going on to play in the NHL, where he spent a portion of his professional career with the Minnesota North Stars.[4]

During the 2013–14 season, Bjugstad finished his class work to graduate with a degree in Business Marketing from the University of Minnesota.[5]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Blaine High School MNHS 16 10 17 27
2008–09 Blaine High School MNHS 25 26 25 51 20
2009–10 Blaine High School MNHS 25 29 31 60 24 5 6 3 9 2
2010–11 University of Minnesota WCHA 29 8 12 20 51
2011–12 University of Minnesota WCHA 40 25 17 42 28
2012–13 University of Minnesota WCHA 40 21 15 36 28
2012–13 Florida Panthers NHL 11 1 0 1 2
2013–14 Florida Panthers NHL 76 16 22 38 16
2014–15 Florida Panthers NHL 72 24 19 43 38
2015–16 Florida Panthers NHL 67 15 19 34 41 5 2 2 4 2
2016-17 Florida Panthers NHL 54 7 7 14 22
NHL totals 280 63 67 130 119 5 2 2 4 2
Medal record
Competitor for Flag of the United States USA
Ice hockey
Ice Hockey World Championships
Bronze 2013 Sweden/Finland
World Junior Championships
Bronze 2011 USA

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2011 United States WJC Bronze medal icon 6 2 2 4 0
2012 United States WJC 7th 6 4 2 6 0
2013 United States WC Bronze medal icon 10 0 2 2 0
Junior totals 12 6 4 10 0
Senior totals 10 0 2 2 0

Awards and honorsEdit

Award Year
Minnesota Mr. Hockey 2009–10
All-WCHA First Team 2011–12
AHCA West Second-Team All-American 2011–12
All-WCHA Third Team 2012–13

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Panthers sign Nick Bjugstad to Entry-Level contract". Florida Panthers (2013-04-03). Retrieved on 2013-04-03.
  2. "St. Louis on verge of title; Lightning lose finale". National Hockey League (2013-04-27). Retrieved on 2013-04-27.
  3. "Panthers sign Center Nick Bjugstad to 6-year deal". ESPN (2014-12-31). Retrieved on 2014-12-31.
  4. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named stprofile
  5. Golden nugs May 19, 2014. thedailygopher.com (2014-05-19). Retrieved on 2014-05-19.

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Nick Leddy
Minnesota Mr. Hockey
2009–10
Succeeded by
Kyle Rau
Preceded by
Erik Gudbranson
Florida Panthers first round draft pick
2010
Succeeded by
Quinton Howden

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