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2010 NHL Draft Profile: Nick Bjugstad

Friday, 06.18.2010 / 3:39 PM ET / 2010 NHL Draft
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2010 NHL Draft Profile: Nick Bjugstad
Leading up to the 2010 draft, Flordiapanthers.com will be highlighting some of the top prospects to look out for. At number 3, the Panthers have a lot of players to choose from. What direction and who will they pick?

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NICK BJUGSTAD
#13 North American Skater
Blaine, HIGH-MN
 
Position: Center Shoots: Right
Height: 6'4 Weight: 188
Born: 7/17/92 Born In: Minneapolis, MN
   
THE SHINNY:
The top ranked high school player, Nick Bjugstad has earned that ranking after winning Minnesota's Mr. Hockey Award (most outstanding high school senior).

Bjugstad was an offensive dynamo, scoring 29 goals and 60 points in just 25 games for Blaine. He will attend the University of Minnesota in the fall (one year ahead of schedule).

NHL Central Scouting's Jack Barzee: “He's further along and more polished than (Boston's Blake) Wheeler. He's also a better skater than David Backes was at the same age (17). The only difference is Backes was thicker, but the ingredients are there. He wants the puck and wants to make plays. He's a blue-collar type kid who works his tail off."

Blaine head coach Dave Aus: “Nick is a top level player who will become an outstanding professional some day. His greatest strengths are his shot, his vision and his unbelievable humbleness. He is an even better person, than he is a hockey player. He will be a popular player to fans and a great pro.”
 QUICK HITS


NHL Team:
Minnesota Wild
NHL Player: Mikko Koivu
Shootout Move: "Bouchard 360"
Movie: Dumb & Dumber
Website: youtube.com
Pump-Up Song: "Thunderstruck" by ACDC
Activity Away From The Rink: Tennis


STATS:
Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM
2008-09 Blaine HIGH-MN 29 10 17 27 0
2009-10 Blaine HIGH-MN 25 29 31 60 24

NEWS:
Bjugstad Growing On And Off The Ice
(5.03.10) There's a lot to like about Minnesota scholastic standout Nick Bjugstad.

For starters, the 6-foot-3 3/4, 188-pound Blaine High School junior happens to be the top-rated schoolboy skater -- No. 13 -- on NHL Central Scouting's final ranking of North American skaters for the 2010 Entry Draft, to be held June 25-26 in Los Angeles.

He's athletically gifted, strong-willed and the prototypical captain. On top of that, he's getting bigger and better.

Bjugstad wins Minnesota Mr. Hockey Award
(3.15.10) There's little doubt Blaine (Minn.) High School forward Nick Bjugstad will be the highest U.S. scholastic player drafted when the NHL holds its annual selection process at Staples Center in Los Angeles on June 25-26.

Those odds increased March 14 when Bjugstad became the only player from Blaine ever to win the Mr. Hockey Award as the most outstanding high school senior in the state of Minnesota. The award, selected by a panel of NHL scouts, NCAA Division I coaches and media members from around the state, was presented to Bjugstad at the RiverCentre in St. Paul.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 79 27 39 23 66
J. Jokinen 81 18 42 25 60
A. Barkov 66 28 31 18 59
J. Huberdeau 76 20 39 17 59
V. Trocheck 76 25 28 15 53
R. Smith 82 25 25 19 50
A. Ekblad 78 15 21 18 36
N. Bjugstad 67 15 19 -8 34
B. Campbell 82 6 25 31 31
B. Pirri 52 11 13 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 35 19 6 .922 2.35
A. Montoya 12 7 3 .919 2.18

 
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