24-Year-Old Center – Carolina Hurricanes
Joakim Nordstrom Contract Information:
Nordstrom signed a two-year, $2.55 million extension in April of 2016, tying him to the club through the 2017-18 season.
Nordstrom appears on track to start Thursday's season opener against the Jets, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
The 22-year-old Swede showed enough promise last season to skate in 16 regular season games and lace them up in the playoffs during the series against the Wild. He has a shot this year at a fourth-line gig, but the Hawks will probably want him to spend more time in the AHL. He could get called up later in the season, but wait for him to show his mettle before you consider him waiver worthy.
Nordstrom, a third-round pick in the 2010 NHL Draft, spent most of his last four years in Sweden playing with AIK of the Swedish Elite League. He signed an entry-level contract with the Blackhawks in May 2012 and impressed the Chicago bosses enough to make the 2013-14 opening day roster.