Somewhat skilled technically with decent playmaking ability, but average or below average skating skills. However, Nilson plays with a lot of energy and is quite dynamic. He is a good physical player and has fine timing in his hits. Nilson works very hard on the ice and is responsible at both ends.
- 2010-10-05 • Re-signed to a four-year contract by Djurgården
- 2009-07-10 • Signed to a one-year contract by Djurgården
- 2008-09-19 • Signed to a one-year contract by Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
- 2008-06-27 • Bought out of his contract by the Calgary Flames
- 2007-06-01 • Signed to a two-year contract extension by the Calgary Flames
- 2004-03-08 • Traded to the Calgary Flames for a 2004 2nd round pick (David Booth)