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Sweden Kent Nilsson
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Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Chris DeSousa 5 6 2 8
2. Trevor Mingoia 5 0 8 8
3. Austin Ortega 4 4 3 7
4. Marcel Noebels 4 3 4 7
5. Kris Foucault 4 3 4 7
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
C
Age
65
Height
6'0" / 184 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
187 lbs / 85 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Status
Retired
Highlights
1-time World Championship Silver Medal 1
1-time Italy Champion 1
1-time NHL Stanley Cup Champion 1
1-time SHL Champion 1
2-time WHA Avco World Trophy 2

Sons: Robert Nilsson, Anders Nilsson

One of the most underrated players in NHL history. Nilsson ranks 10th all-time in both points per game (1.241) and shooting percentage (19.2%). He won back-to-back WHA Avco Cups in 1978 and 79 after scoring 107 points in each season. He made his NHL debut with the Flames in 1979-80 and scored 93 points. The following year, Nilsson set multiple records with 131 points, including the Flames single-season points record and the NHL's single-season points record for Swedish players. He later won a Stanley Cup with the Oilers in 1987 and began playing overseas until 1994-95 when he returned to the NHL with 1 goal in 6 games. He retired with 264 goals and 686 points in 553 games.

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Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1973-74 Djurgårdens IF Division 1 22 9 8 17 6 |
Sweden U18 EJC-19 5 8 7 15 2 |
1974-75 Djurgårdens IF Division 1 28 13 12 25 14 |
Sweden U18 EJC-19 5 5 5 10 0 |
Sweden U20 WJC-20 5 4 2 6 - |
1975-76 Djurgårdens IF Elitserien 36 28 25 53 10 |
Sweden U20 WJC-20 4 1 3 4 2 |
Sweden (all) International 6 0 1 1 0 |
1976-77 AIK Elitserien 36 30 17 47 18 |
Sweden (all) International 8 3 1 4 - |
Sweden B (all) International 4 4 - - - |
1977-78 Winnipeg Jets WHA 80 42 65 107 8 27 | Playoffs 9 2 8 10 10 2
1978-79 Winnipeg Jets WHA 78 39 68 107 8 1 | Playoffs 10 3 11 14 4 -1
1979-80 Atlanta Flames NHL 80 40 53 93 10 -3 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0 2
1980-81 Calgary Flames NHL 80 49 82 131 26 15 | Playoffs 14 3 9 12 2
1981-82 Calgary Flames NHL 41 26 29 55 8 -20 | Playoffs 3 0 3 3 2
Sweden CC 5 0 2 2 4 |
Sweden (all) International 6 5 1 6 - |
1982-83 Calgary Flames NHL 80 46 58 104 10 5 | Playoffs 9 1 11 12 2
1983-84 Calgary Flames NHL 67 31 49 80 22 -24 |
1984-85 Calgary Flames NHL 77 37 62 99 14 -4 | Playoffs 3 0 1 1 0
Sweden CC 8 3 8 11 4 0 |
Sweden WC 8 6 5 11 6 |
Sweden (all) International 21 11 16 27 12 |
1985-86 Minnesota North Stars NHL 61 16 44 60 10 4 | Playoffs 5 1 4 5 0
1986-87 Minnesota North Stars NHL 44 13 33 46 12 2 |
Edmonton Oilers NHL 17 5 12 17 4 10 | Playoffs 21 6 13 19 6
1987-88 HC Lugano NLA 2 2 0 2 4 |
HC Bolzano Italy 35 60 72 132 48 | Playoffs 8 14 14 28 10
Sweden CC 6 0 4 4 0 3 |
Sweden (all) International 13 3 5 8 4 |
1988-89 Djurgårdens IF Elitserien 35 21 20 41 36 | Playoffs 1 0 1 1 0
Sweden WC 10 3 11 14 0 |
Sweden (all) International 21 10 18 28 2 |
1989-90 EHC Kloten NLA 33 21 21 42 14 | Playoffs 5 5 5 10 2
Sweden WC 10 10 2 12 6 |
Sweden (all) International 15 12 7 19 12 |
Sweden B (all) International 1 2 1 3 - |
1990-91 EHC Kloten NLA 34 37 40 77 30 | Playoffs 7 4 8 12 18
1991-92 EHC Kloten NLA 17 11 14 25 8 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 2
1992-93 Djurgårdens IF Elitserien 40 11 20 31 20 | Playoffs 6 2 3 5 0
1993-94 EC Graz Austria 57 23 42 65 - |
1994-95 Vålerenga Norway 6 1 1 2 8 |
Edmonton Oilers NHL 6 1 0 1 0 -5 |
1995-96 Nynäshamns IF Division 2 2 2 3 5 6 |
1996-97 EC Stuttgart Germany3 1 0 0 0 0 |
1997-98 S.A.D. Majadahonda Spain 6 8 12 20 - | Playoffs 2 3 8 11 -
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1976-77 Sweden Izvestia Trophy - 2 0 2 - |
1988-89 HC Davos Spengler Cup - 6 2 8 - |
1989-90 HC Davos Spengler Cup - - - - - |
1990-91 EHC Kloten Spengler Cup - - - - - |
1991-92 HC Lugano Spengler Cup 5 1 2 3 4 |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
1992-93 Edmonton Oilers NHL Scout Amateur Scout
1993-94 Edmonton Oilers NHL Scout Amateur Scout
1994-95 Edmonton Oilers NHL Scout Amateur Scout
1995-96 Edmonton Oilers NHL Scout Amateur Scout
1996-97 Edmonton Oilers NHL Scout Amateur Scout
1997-98 Edmonton Oilers NHL Scout Amateur Scout
1998-99 Edmonton Oilers NHL Scout Amateur Scout
1999-00 Edmonton Oilers NHL Scout Amateur Scout
2000-01 Edmonton Oilers NHL Scout Amateur Scout
2001-02 Edmonton Oilers NHL Scout Amateur Scout
2002-03 Edmonton Oilers NHL Scout Amateur Scout
2003-04 Edmonton Oilers NHL Scout Amateur Scout
2005-06 Edmonton Oilers NHL Scout Amateur Scout
2006-07 Edmonton Oilers NHL Scout Amateur Scout
2007-08 Edmonton Oilers NHL Scout Amateur Scout
2008-09 Edmonton Oilers NHL Scout Amateur Scout
2009-10 Edmonton Oilers NHL Scout Amateur Scout
2010-11 Florida Panthers NHL Scout Amateur Scout
2011-12 Florida Panthers NHL Scout European Scout
EC Salzburg EBEL Asst. Coach
2012-13 Florida Panthers NHL Scout European Scout
2013-14 Florida Panthers NHL Scout European Scout
2014-15 Florida Panthers NHL Scout European Scout
2015-16 Florida Panthers NHL Scout European Scout
2016-17 Florida Panthers NHL Scout European scout
2017-18 Florida Panthers NHL Scout European scout
2018-19 Florida Panthers NHL Scout European scout
2019-20 Florida Panthers NHL Scout European scout
Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
Austria 1 57 23 42 65 1.14 - - | 0
CC 3 19 3 14 17 0.89 8 3 | 0
Division 1 2 50 22 20 42 0.84 20 - | 0
Division 2 1 2 2 3 5 2.50 6 - | 0
EJC-19 2 10 13 12 25 2.50 2 - | 0
Germany3 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 - | 0
International 7 95 50 50 96 1.01 30 - | 0
Italy 1 35 60 72 132 3.77 48 - | 1 8 14 14 28 3.50 10 -
Izvestia Trophy 1 - 2 0 2 - - - | 0
NHL 9 553 264 422 686 1.24 116 -20 | 7 59 11 41 52 0.88 14 -
NLA (NL) 4 86 71 75 146 1.70 56 - | 3 14 9 13 22 1.57 22 -
Norway 1 6 1 1 2 0.33 8 - | 0
Elitserien (SHL) 4 147 90 82 172 1.17 84 - | 2 7 2 4 6 0.86 0 -
Spain 1 6 8 12 20 3.33 - - | 1 2 3 8 11 5.50 - -
Spengler Cup 4 5 7 4 11 2.20 4 - | 0
WC 3 28 19 18 37 1.32 12 - | 0
WHA 2 158 81 133 214 1.35 16 28 | 2 19 5 19 24 1.26 14 1
WJC-20 2 9 5 5 10 1.11 2 - | 0
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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Thomas Gradin (F) 1973-1989 8 AIK, Sweden, Sweden (all), Sweden U18, Sweden U20
Paul Reinhart (D) 1979-1985 6 Atlanta Flames, Calgary Flames
Reggie Lemelin (G) 1979-1985 6 Atlanta Flames, Calgary Flames
Thomas Eriksson (D) 1981-1993 6 Djurgårdens IF, Sweden, Sweden, Sweden (all)

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Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 1976, 1 #11 overall by Toronto Toros in the WHA Amateur Draft

Cult/Star player for Atlanta Flames

Cult/Star player for Calgary Flames

Cult/Star player for Djurgårdens IF

Cult/Star player for EC Graz

Cult/Star player for HC Bolzano

Cult/Star player for Kloten

Cult/Star player for S.A.D. Majadahonda

Cult/Star player for Sweden

Cult/Star player for Winnipeg Jets

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