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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 WSH 52 39 9 4 171 117 82
2 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 NYI 52 28 18 6 145 129 62
5 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 BOS 53 28 19 6 153 146 62
8 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
11 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 52 23 20 9 122 137 55
14 BUF 54 21 27 6 124 146 48
15 CBJ 55 21 28 6 137 170 48
16 TOR 52 19 24 9 120 144 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 51 17 21 14 38
J. Jokinen 54 11 27 12 38
J. Huberdeau 54 10 28 12 38
V. Trocheck 54 17 18 3 35
A. Barkov 43 16 19 13 35
R. Smith 54 18 16 12 34
B. Pirri 50 11 13 -4 24
A. Ekblad 50 10 13 20 23
B. Campbell 54 5 17 20 22
N. Bjugstad 39 9 10 -1 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 24 13 5 .928 2.17
A. Montoya 8 3 1 .929 2.01

 
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