Florida Panthers
Florida Panthers
Nick Bjugstad
HEIGHT: 6' 6"
BIRTHDATE: 07/17/1992
AGE: 24
BIRTHPLACE: Minneapolis, MN, USA
DRAFTED: FLA: 2010-19 overall
Completed third NHL season, third with Florida...Led the team in goals, power play goals, and shots on goal...Scored his 24th goal of the season Mar. 7 vs. NYI...Recorded 20th goal of the season Feb. 15 vs. STL...Goals in consecutive games Feb. 10 - Feb. 12...Recorded a goal Feb. 5 vs. LAK...Recorded two assists Feb. 3 at NYI...Had two-point game (0-2—2) Jan. 27 vs. DET....Scored game winning
shootout goal in 20-round shootout Dec. 16 vs. WSH...Recorded points in four consecutive games Dec. 4-12 (4-3—7), including a four-game goal streak Dec. 4-8...Recorded three points (2-1--3) Dec. 4 vs. CBJ...Notched fastest opening goal of the season for Florida at :21 Nov. 26 vs. CAR...Registered points in four consecutive games (4-3-7) Nov. 16-22...Recorded a goal Nov. 22 at NSH... Scored two goals and
the shootout game winner Nov. 20 at SJS...Recorded career high four points (2-2-4) Nov. 16 at ANA...Played in 100th NHL game on Nov.
11 vs. SJS...Scored first goal of the season Nov. 6 at PHI...Recorded his first point of the season (assist) with six shots Oct. 21 at COL.

 Completed his second NHL season, second with Florida...Led the team in points with 38 (16-22-38)...Recorded first two-goal game and first three-point game of his career Apr. 10 vs. TOR...Registered two assists Mar. 13 at TBL...Recorded a career high four game point streak (0-5-5; Mar. 7-13)...Recorded first multi-point game of NHL career (1-1-2) Mar. 1 at CBJ...Netted a goal Dec. 5 vs. WPG...Scored a goal Nov. 27 vs. NYR...Had three-game point streak (0-3-3: Nov. 15-19)...Had three-game point scoring streak (1-2-3; Nov. 7-10)...Recorded first NHL assist on Oct. 17 vs. BOS...Scored first goal of the season Oct. 27 vs. TBL.

Completed his first NHL season, first with Florida...Played 11 games...Scored his first career goal Apr. 27 at TBL (16:54)...Signed Entry-Level Contract with Florida on Apr. 3...Named to the All-WCHA Third Team and an All-America candidate...Minnesota’s leading goal  scorer with 21 goals...also had 15 assists and 36 total points...9 of his 21 goals came on the power play and had three game winners...named the WCHA Offensive Player of the Week on October 16th for the weekend of 10/12-13 after tallying three points including the game-winning goals both nights...

Named to the All-WCHA First Team...National Player of the Month for November after recording 13 points and nine goals...WCHA Offensive Player of the Week for Nov. 22...Set a career high in goals (25), assists (17) and points (42) while playing in 40 games...led team in goals and tied for fifth in the nation with 25...Scored most goals scored by a Gopher since Ryan Potulny had 38 in 2005-06... Recorded 21 of his points (9-12-21) in 16 road games...Had a point in 13 of 16 road games and had five multiple-point games on the road...Tied for second on the team in power-play goals (8) and was third in plus-minus rating (+23)...Led team in shooting percentage (17.2%)...team was 20-6-1 when he had a point...Led team (of players who have taken more than 70 faceoffs) with a 57.9% success rate...Had a season-high six-game point streak (7-4-11) from Nov. 12-Dec. 2.

Skated in 29 games and had 20 points (8-12-20) during his freshman season...Received the Frank Pond Rookie of the Year award...Tied for sixth on the team in points (20)...Registered 19 (8-11-19) of his 20 points in WCHA games...Recorded sixteen points (6-10-16) in his final 16 games of the season...Tied for first on the team (Nate Condon) among freshmen in goals (8) and was second among freshmen in assists (12)...Led team with two shorthanded goals...registered a point in 15 of 29 games and team was 8-4-3 when he had a point...Had three multiple-point games
and two multiple-goal games...Third on the team in faceoff attempts (355) and wins (170). Played his high school hockey at Blaine...Earned three varsity letters for the Bengals...Won 2010 Minnesota Mr. Hockey Award, given to the state’s most outstanding senior high school hockey player.

Represented the United States at the 2013 World Championship.
Played for the United States at the 2012 World Junior Championship...Tied for first on Team USA with four goals and tied for second with six points...Scored the game-winning goal
against Denmark (12/26) and had a hat trick against Latvia (1/3).
Represented the United States at the 2011 World Junior Championship posting four points (2-2-4) in six games.

Attended the University of Minnesota (2010-13)...Named 2010 Minnesota Mr. Hockey... His Uncle Scott Bjugstad played 317 NHL games for the Minnesota North Stars, Pittsburgh Penguins and Los Angeles Kings.