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Robert Nilsson

  • Position
    LW
  • Height
    5'10" / 178 cm
  • Weight
    183 lbs / 83 kg
  • Shoots
    L
  • Status
    Retired

Robert Nilsson was a winger known as one of Sweden's top prospects as a youngster. He was a great skater blessed with terrific stickhandling ability and on-ice vision. In the end, concussion woes put a stop to his career.
- Erik K. Piri, Elite Prospects

Brother: Anders Nilsson
Father Kent Nilsson
Cousin: Niklas Persson
Father in law: Nikolai Khabibulin

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2000-01 Leksands IF J18 J18 Allsvenskan 4 6 3 9 6 |
Leksands IF J20 SuperElit 18 11 25 36 20 | Playoffs 5 3 3 6 6
Sweden U16 (all) International-Jr 6 5 2 7 2 |
Sweden U17 (all) International-Jr 4 3 3 6 4 |
Sweden U18 WJC-18 6 2 0 2 0 1 |
2001-02 Leksands IF J18 J18 Allsvenskan 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 4 0 5 5 8
Leksands IF J20 SuperElit 21 13 18 31 24 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0
Leksands IF Allsvenskan 14 1 4 5 8 4 |
Sweden U18 WJC-18 8 2 3 5 8 0 |
Sweden U18 (all) International-Jr 19 5 6 11 14 |
2002-03 Leksands IF J18 J18 Allsvenskan 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 2 1 1 2 2
Leksands IF SHL 41 8 13 21 10 11 | Playoffs 5 0 1 1 2 -1
Sweden U20 WJC-20 6 4 2 6 4 2 |
2003-04 Leksands IF J20 SuperElit 4 2 8 10 4 |
Leksands IF SHL 34 2 4 6 6 -5 |
HC Fribourg-Gottéron NLA 7 1 3 4 2 | Playoffs 4 1 0 1 2
Sweden U20 WJC-20 6 2 5 7 6 2 |
Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 11 2 8 10 8 |
2004-05 Djurgårdens IF J20 SuperElit 8 8 4 12 12 |
Djurgårdens IF SHL 23 2 4 6 6 0 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0 -1
Hammarby IF Allsvenskan 7 0 4 4 4 2 |
Almtuna IS Allsvenskan 3 0 1 1 2 -1 |
Sweden U20 WJC-20 6 1 3 4 8 4 |
Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 14 7 6 13 12 |
2005-06 New York Islanders NHL 53 6 14 20 26 -6 |
Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 29 8 20 28 12 -1 | Playoffs 7 1 4 5 0 -3
2006-07 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 50 12 34 46 34 -2 |
Edmonton Oilers NHL 4 1 0 1 4 -1 |
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 19 6 14 20 14 -2 | Playoffs 11 3 12 15 8 3
2007-08 Edmonton Oilers NHL 71 10 31 41 22 8 |
Springfield Falcons AHL 5 2 2 4 4 4 |
Sweden WC 9 2 4 6 6 4 |
Sweden (all) International 14 3 6 9 6 1 |
2008-09 Edmonton Oilers NHL 64 9 20 29 26 1 |
2009-10 Edmonton Oilers NHL 60 11 16 27 12 -17 |
2010-11 Salavat Yulaev Ufa KHL 41 5 22 27 28 6 | Playoffs 21 3 7 10 2 9
Sweden WC 9 1 6 7 0 5 |
Sweden (all) International 16 6 9 15 4 4 |
2011-12 Salavat Yulaev Ufa KHL 15 0 5 5 6 -3 |
Toros Neftekamsk VHL 2 1 3 4 0 -2 |
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod KHL 35 12 12 24 30 -4 | Playoffs 13 2 6 8 2 1
2012-13 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod KHL 17 5 7 12 2 -2 |
2013-14 ZSC Lions NLA 31 10 24 34 12 8 | Playoffs 18 2 2 4 4 -3
2014-15 ZSC Lions NLA 44 11 20 31 18 7 | Playoffs 18 5 8 13 4 -1
2015-16 ZSC Lions NLA 48 12 40 52 16 22 | Playoffs 4 1 1 2 0 -1
2016-17 ZSC Lions NLA 46 14 37 51 14 30 | Playoffs 1 0 1 1 0 0
2017-18 ZSC Lions NLA 21 7 19 26 0 9 |
Sweden (all) International 2 0 1 1 0 -1 |
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2000-01 Stockholm 1 “A” TV-Pucken 8 3 15 18 6 |
2007-08 Sweden EHT 3 0 1 1 0 -2 |
2010-11 Sweden EHT 7 5 3 8 4 -1 |
2013-14 ZSC Lions ET 4 1 1 2 6 |
2014-15 ZSC Lions Champions HL 5 2 4 6 8 3 |
ZSC Lions Swiss Cup 3 1 1 2 0 |
2015-16 ZSC Lions Champions HL 6 0 7 7 4 2 |
ZSC Lions Swiss Cup 5 1 5 6 0 |
2016-17 ZSC Lions Champions HL 9 2 5 7 2 0 |
ZSC Lions Swiss Cup 1 1 0 1 0 |
2017-18 ZSC Lions Champions HL 8 1 9 10 0 6 |
ZSC Lions Swiss Cup 2 1 3 4 0 |
Sweden EHT 2 0 1 1 0 -1 |
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 103 28 70 98 0.95 64 -1 | 18 4 16 20 1.11 8 0
Allsvenskan 24 1 9 10 0.42 14 5 |
Champions HL 28 5 25 30 1.07 14 11 |
EHT 12 5 5 10 0.83 4 -4 |
ET 4 1 1 2 0.50 6 0 |
International 32 9 16 25 0.78 10 4 |
International-Jr 54 22 25 47 0.87 40 |
J18 Allsvenskan 4 6 3 9 2.25 6 | 6 1 6 7 1.17 10
KHL 108 22 46 68 0.63 66 -3 | 34 5 13 18 0.53 4 10
NHL 252 37 81 118 0.47 90 -15 |
NLA 197 55 143 198 1.01 62 76 | 45 9 12 21 0.47 10 -5
SHL 98 12 21 33 0.34 22 6 | 8 0 1 1 0.13 2 -2
SuperElit 51 34 55 89 1.75 60 | 6 3 3 6 1.00 6
Swiss Cup 11 4 9 13 1.18 0 0 |
TV-Pucken 8 3 15 18 2.25 6 0 |
VHL 2 1 3 4 2.00 0 -2 |
WC 18 3 10 13 0.72 6 9 |
WJC-18 14 4 3 7 0.50 8 1 |
WJC-20 18 7 10 17 0.94 18 8 |
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
12/20/2019
12/20/2019 Confirmed ZSC Retired
10/20/2017
10/20/2017 Extension ZSC ZSC
09/30/2014
09/30/2014 Extension ZSC ZSC
01/08/2013
01/08/2013 Confirmed Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod ZSC
11/30/2012
11/30/2012 Confirmed Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod Unknown
05/02/2012
05/02/2012 Extension Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
10/31/2011
10/31/2011 Confirmed Salavat Yulaev Ufa Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
07/26/2010
07/26/2010 Confirmed Edmonton Oilers Salavat Yulaev Ufa
Player Biography and Trivia

Cult/Star player for Bridgeport Sound Tigers

Cult/Star player for Leksands IF

Cult/Star player for Leksands IF J20

Cult/Star player for ZSC

Career transactions
- 2019-12-20 • Announced his retirement
- 2013-01-08 • Signed by ZSC (for 2013-14)
- 2012-11-30 • Released 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
- 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 by the New York Islanders

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