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ROBERT NILSSON  Sweden  / Canada

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BIRTHYEAR 1985-01-10 BIRTHPLACECalgary, AB, CAN
AGE 31 NATION Sweden / Canada
POSITION LW/RW SHOOTS L
HEIGHT 178 cm / 5'10" WEIGHT 87 kg / 192 lbs
YOUTH TEAM EHC Kloten CONTRACT 17/18
NHL DRAFT 2003 round 1 #15 overall by New York Islanders
SOCIAL Nilsson Zorro goal 
HIGHLIGHTS
1-time World Championship Silver Medal 1
1-time KHL Gagarin Cup Champion 1
1-time NLA Champion 1


Nilsson is a speedy winger with great hands, playmaking ability, and vision. Isn't very big, but doesn't shy away from physical play. Could improve his defensive game, and work harder more often.
Elite Prospects, 2008

Father: Kent Nilsson
Brother: Anders Nilsson
Cousin: Niklas Persson

© Photo: Robert Hradil

CAREER STATISTICS Use/Embed statistics RSS feed
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/-      POST GP G A TP PIM +/- 
 2000-01 Leksands IF J18 J18 Allsvenskan 4 6 396 |            
  Leksands IF J20 SuperElit 18 11 253620 | Playoffs 5 3 366  
  Sweden U16 (all) International-Jr 6 5 272 |            
  Sweden U17 (all) International-Jr 4 3 364 |            
  Sweden U18 WJC-18 6 2 020 1 |            
 2001-02 Leksands IF J18 J18 Allsvenskan 0 0 000 | Playoffs 4 0 558  
  Leksands IF J20 SuperElit 21 13 183124 | Playoffs 1 0 000  
  Leksands IF Allsvenskan 14 1 458 4 |            
  Sweden U18 WJC-18 8 2 358 0 |            
  Sweden U18 (all) International-Jr 19 5 61114 |            
 2002-03 Leksands IF J18 J18 Allsvenskan 0 0 000 | Playoffs 2 1 122  
  Leksands IF SHL 41 8 132110 11 | Playoffs 5 0 112 -1 
  Sweden U20 WJC-20 6 4 264 2 |            
 2003-04 Leksands IF J20 SuperElit 4 2 8104 |            
  Leksands IF SHL 34 2 466 -5 |            
  HC Fribourg-Gottéron NLA 7 1 342 | Playoffs 4 1 012  
  Sweden U20 WJC-20 6 2 576 2 |            
  Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 11 2 8108 |            
 2004-05 Djurgårdens IF J20 SuperElit 8 8 41212 |            
  Djurgårdens IF SHL 23 2 466 0 | Playoffs 3 0 000 -1 
  Hammarby IF Allsvenskan 7 0 444 2 |            
  Almtuna IS Allsvenskan 3 0 112 -1 |            
  Sweden U20 WJC-20 6 1 348 4 |            
  Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 14 7 61312 |            
 2005-06 New York Islanders NHL 53 6 142026 -6 |            
  Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 29 8 202812 -1 | Playoffs 7 1 450 -3 
 2006-07 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 50 12 344634 -2 |            
  Edmonton Oilers NHL 4 1 014 -1 |            
  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 19 6 142014 -2 | Playoffs 11 3 12158
 2007-08 Edmonton Oilers NHL 71 10 314122 8 |            
  Springfield Falcons AHL 5 2 244 4 |            
  Sweden EHT 3 0 110 -2 |            
  Sweden WC 9 2 466 4 |            
  Sweden (all) International 14 3 696 1 |            
 2008-09 Edmonton Oilers NHL 64 9 202926 1 |            
 2009-10 Edmonton Oilers NHL 60 11 162712 -17 |            
 2010-11 Salavat Yulaev Ufa KHL 41 5 222728 6 | Playoffs 21 3 7102
  Sweden EHT 7 5 384 -1 |            
  Sweden WC 9 1 670 5 |            
  Sweden (all) International 16 6 9154 4 |            
 2011-12 Salavat Yulaev Ufa KHL 15 0 556 -3 |            
  Toros Neftekamsk VHL 2 1 340 -2 |            
  Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod KHL 35 12 122430 -4 | Playoffs 13 2 682
 2012-13 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod KHL 17 5 7122 -2 |            
 2013-14 ZSC Lions NLA 31 10 243412 8 | Playoffs 18 2 244 -3 
 2014-15 ZSC Lions NLA 44 11 203118 7 | Playoffs 18 5 8134 -1 
 2015-16 ZSC Lions NLA 48 12 405216 22 | Playoffs 4 1 120 -1 
 2016-17 ZSC Lions NLA - - --- |            
 
 TOURNAMENT STATISTICS
 2000-01 Stockholm 1  TV-Pucken 8 3 15186 |            
 2013-14 ZSC Lions ET 4 1 126 |            
 2014-15 ZSC Lions Champions HL 5 2 468 3 |            
  ZSC Lions Swiss Cup 3 1 120 |            
 2015-16 ZSC Lions Champions HL 6 0 774 2 |            
  ZSC Lions Swiss Cup 5 1 560 |            


CAREER TOTALS
  GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/-    GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/- 
  Regular Season   Postseason
  AHL: 103 28 70 98 0.95 64  -1  | 18 4 16 20 1.11
  Allsvenskan: 24 1 9 10 0.42 14  |    
  Champions HL: 11 2 11 13 1.18 12  |    
  EHT: 10 5 4 9 0.90 -3  |    
  ET: 4 1 1 2 0.50 |    
  International: 30 9 15 24 0.80 10  |    
  International-Jr: 54 22 25 47 0.87 40  |    
  J18 Allsvenskan: 4 6 3 9 2.25 | 6 1 6 7 1.17 10   
  KHL: 108 22 46 68 0.63 66  -3  | 34 5 13 18 0.53 10 
  NHL: 252 37 81 118 0.47 90  -15  |    
  NLA: 130 34 87 121 0.93 48  37  | 44 9 11 20 0.45 10  -5 
  SHL: 98 12 21 33 0.34 22  | 8 0 1 1 0.13 -2 
  SuperElit: 51 34 55 89 1.75 60  | 6 3 3 6 1.00  
  Swiss Cup: 8 2 6 8 1.00 |    
  TV-Pucken: 8 3 15 18 2.25 |    
  VHL: 2 1 3 4 2.00 -2  |    
  WC: 18 3 10 13 0.72 |    
  WJC-18: 14 4 3 7 0.50 |    
  WJC-20: 18 7 10 17 0.94 18  |    



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASON AWARDS BY SEASON
2000-2001 J20 SM Silver Medal
  J20 SuperElit (Overall) Most Assists
  J20 SuperElit (Overall) Most Points
  TV-Pucken Best Forward (Sven Tumbas Stipendium)
  TV-Pucken Best Plus/Minus (+15)
  TV-Pucken Most Assists (15)
  TV-Pucken Most Points (18)
  TV-Pucken Silver Medal
2001-2002 Allsvenskan to Elitserien Promotion (Leksand)
  J20 SuperElit (Overall) Most Points by U17 Junior (31)
2002-2003 SHL Most Goals by Junior (8)
  SHL Rookie of the Year Nominee (1 of 4)
2006-2007 AHL Player of the Week (Nov. 19)
2010-2011 KHL Gagarin Cup Champion
  World Championship Silver Medal
2011-2012 KHL Forward of the Month (February)
2013-2014 NLA Champion (ZSC)
  NLA Championship Clinching Goal
2015-2016 Swiss Cup Winner (ZSC)
 AWARDS BY LEAGUE
- AHL Player of the Week 06/07
- Allsvenskan to Elitserien Promotion 01/02
- J20 SM Silver Medal 00/01
- J20 SuperElit (Overall) Most Assists 00/01
- J20 SuperElit (Overall) Most Points 00/01
- J20 SuperElit (Overall) Most Points by U17 Junior 01/02
- KHL Forward of the Month 11/12
- KHL Gagarin Cup Champion 10/11
- NLA Champion 13/14
- NLA Championship Clinching Goal 13/14
- SHL Most Goals by Junior 02/03
- SHL Rookie of the Year Nominee (1 of 4) 02/03
- Swiss Cup Winner 15/16
- TV-Pucken Best Forward (Sven Tumbas Stipendium) 00/01
- TV-Pucken Best Plus/Minus 00/01
- TV-Pucken Most Assists 00/01
- TV-Pucken Most Points 00/01
- TV-Pucken Silver Medal 00/01
- World Championship Silver Medal 10/11



TRANSACTIONS
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE  
2014-09-30 Extension ZSC ZSC 2 years 
2013-01-08 Confirmed Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod ZSC For 2013/14 - 3 years with NHL-out clause 
2012-11-30 Confirmed Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod Unknown Released 
2012-05-02 Extension Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
2011-10-31 Confirmed Salavat Yulaev Ufa Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
2010-07-26 Confirmed Edmonton Oilers Salavat Yulaev Ufa


PLAYER BIOGRAPHY AND TRIVIA
 
 
 
Cult/Star player for Leksands IF
Cult/Star player for Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Cult/Star player for Leksands IF J20
 
Career transactions
- 2013-01-08 • Signed to a three-year contract by ZSC (for next season)
- 2012-11-30 • Released by Torpedo Nizhny Nogorod
- 2012-05-02 • Re-signed to a one-year contract by Torpedo Nizhny Nogorod
- 2011-10-31 • Signed by Torpedo Nizhny Nogorod
- 2010-07-26 • Signed by Salavat Yulayev Ufa
- 2010-06-29 • Bought out by the Edmonton Oilers
- 2008-04-12 • Signed to a three-year contract extensiont by the Edmonton Oilers
- 2007-02-27 • Traded to the Edmonton Oilers w/ Ryan O'Marra & a 2007 1st round pick (Alex Plante) for Ryan Smyth
- 2005-08-30 • Signed to a three-year entry-level contract by the New York Islanders