Chart: The Nick Bjugstad file
- October 10, 2012 - 8:21 PM
The Nick Bjugstad file
• Height: 6-6
• Weight: 220
• Position: Center
• Year: Junior • Age: 20
• Hometown: Blaine
• Drafted: Florida Panthers (19th overall, 2010)
Team-high 25 goals (most goals scored by a Gopher since Ryan Potulny scored 38 in 2005-06), 42 points and a team-best .579 faceoff winning percentage in 40 games as a sophomore.
2010 Minnesota Mr. Hockey; 2011-12 All-WCHA first team; 2012-13 Preseason Player of the Year by the WCHA coaches.
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Lettered in tennis his last year at Blaine, going 18-0 with doubles partner Ryan Carney (they were called the "Twin Towers") before having to miss the section competition because of the NHL draft combine in Toronto.
"I hope to God one day he leads the National Hockey League in scoring and helps bring a Cup to South Florida, but I don't care how many points he scores and how many championships he wins and how many millions he puts in the bank, I know for a fact he'll always be good ol' humble Nick Bjugstad."
-- Brian Skrudland, Florida Panthers director of player development
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