30-Year-Old Left Wing – Nashville Predators
Eric Nystrom Contract Information:
Signed a four-year, $10 million contract with Nashville in July 2013.
Nystrom, who was recently bumped up to the Preds' first line with Mike Fisher and Viktor Stalberg, skated 20:10 during Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Rangers. He finished the game with no points, but had four shots on goal and seven hits.
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Age is determined on October 1st of each season.
|Dec 10||at NYR||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||4||0.0||7||1||20:10||0:08|
|Dec 7||at WAS||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||2||50.0||3||0||16:23||0:00|
|Nov 27||at CLS||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0.0||5||0||15:30||0:15|
|Nov 21||at TOR||Did Not Play|
|Nov 19||at DET||Did Not Play|
|Nov 16||CHI||Did Not Play|
|Nov 15||at PIT||0||0||0||0||5||0||0||0||0||0.0||1||0||8:39||0:00|
|Nov 12||at NYI||0||0||0||-1||0||0||0||0||3||0.0||2||0||17:08||0:00|
|Nov 10||at NJ||0||0||0||-1||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||3||0||15:07||0:20|
|Nov 8||at WPG||0||0||0||-1||0||0||0||0||2||0.0||3||0||16:31||0:00|
|Nov 6||at COL||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||1||1||18:02||0:00|
|Nov 2||at LA||1||0||1||2||0||0||0||0||3||33.3||7||1||20:37||0:00|
|Oct 31||at PHO||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||5||20.0||8||0||19:32||0:00|
|Oct 22||at MIN||0||0||0||-1||5||0||0||0||1||0.0||4||1||15:53||0:00|
|Oct 20||at WPG||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||1||3||33.3||4||2||12:46||0:15|
|Oct 19||at MON||0||0||0||-1||2||0||0||0||2||0.0||1||0||12:51||0:23|
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|Oct 4||at COL||0||0||0||-1||4||0||0||0||1||0.0||1||0||16:19||0:03|
|Oct 3||at STL||0||1||1||1||10||0||0||0||3||0.0||3||0||12:06||0:00|
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Nystrom managed to score 16 goals for Dallas last year after being acquired solely to ensure the Stars wouldn't fall beneath the salary cap floor. It's nothing more than a fluke, of course, and his pace slowed considerably as the season waned. He's a typical third/fourth line option, capable of chipping in five to eight goals, but not much more.
Simply put, the gritty Nystrom is not a fantasy-friendly option. He lacks a scoring touch and earns his $1.4 million per year helping out with hits and the defensive side of the hockey equation.
Nystrom wasn't a big scorer with the Flames (19 points last season), but was a gritty player (much like his father) that turned into a crowd favorite. He's unlikely to increase his points with the Wild's mediocre offense and he's probably not going to be as strong a source of penalty minutes (for leagues using them as a positive category) with his new club either.
Nystrom hasn't shown much on the offensive side of the puck in his short NHL career but he is a solid defensive forward who has earned his place on the Flames roster. He has a chance to break 100 penalty minutes this year but that is about all he will offer. Leave him alone in fantasy leagues unless you play in a very deep format that values penalty minutes.
Nystrom struggled through injuries last season, playing in only 44 games with the Flames and scoring 10 points. He will be a fixture on one of the bottom two lines for Calgary, as the first-round pick has not shown as much offensive power as the Flames may have thought.
Nystrom is still one of Calgary's favorite prospects despite missing most of last season with a shoulder injury. He should compete for a spot in the Flames lineup in the preseason, and could be a good fantasy player in a year or two.
Nystrom spent nearly all of 2005-06 in the minors, but did get called up to the Flames for two games. Calgary's lineup seems set for 2006-07, so Nystrom looks like he'll spend another year in AHL Omaha.
Nystrom who graduates from the college ranks has a great shot a making the squad and could be a great sleeper pick. He's a strong, two-way player who has some offensive potential. A season in the minors would also be valuable getting both power play and penalty killing experience and to play on a top line every day.