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Nick Bjugstad

25-Year-Old Center – Florida Panthers

2017-18 NHL Stats

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2017-18 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

A 2010 first-round pick, Bjugstadís career has been derailed by injuries recently, as heís missed 43 games over the past two seasons. At his best, the 6-foot-6 center is a force to be reckoned with, as heís virtually immovable in front of the net and in possession of quality...

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SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 6"   WT: 218   DOB: 7/17/1992   BORN: Minneapolis, Minnesota   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #19 Overall in 2010   Show ContractHide Contract

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Nick Bjugstad Contract Information:

Signed six-year, $24.6 contract extension with the Panthers in December 2014.

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Bjugstad scored Florida's only goal in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Devils.

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Nick Bjugstad NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2012-13 20 NHL FLA 11 1 0 1 -8 2 17 5.9 0 0 15:13 0 0 0 0:59 17 2
2013-14 21 NHL FLA 76 16 22 38 -14 16 185 8.6 4 1 16:13 0 3 3 2:09 117 23
2014-15 22 NHL FLA 72 24 19 43 -7 38 207 11.6 3 0 16:35 7 5 12 2:19 148 29
2015-16 23 NHL FLA 67 15 19 34 -8 41 171 8.8 3 0 15:31 6 9 15 2:35 87 28
2016-17 24 NHL FLA 54 7 7 14 -19 22 91 7.7 1 0 13:09 1 2 3 1:25 72 9
2017-18 25 NHL FLA 20 4 5 9 0 4 54 7.4 0 0 14:03 0 2 2 2:01 23 4

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Nick Bjugstad – Playing Time Overview

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2017-18 Time On Ice Stats

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Average Time On Ice

On average, Nick Bjugstad was on the ice for 14:03.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Nick Bjugstad was on the ice for 2:01 during power plays.

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Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Nick Bjugstad was on the ice for 0:02 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2015-16 15:31 2:35 0:09
2016-17 13:09 1:25 0:02
2017-18 14:03 2:01 0:02

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2017-18 NHL Game Log   Nick Bjugstad
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Nov 19 ANA@ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 14:47 2:49
Nov 18 LOS@LOS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 15:06 1:17
Nov 16 SAN@SAN 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 2 1 12:53 0:50
Nov 14 DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 15:03 3:09
Nov 11 NJD@NJD 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 1 1 14:52 1:26
Nov 10 BUF@BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 0 13:25 2:45
Nov 7 CAR@CAR 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 0 12:39 0:25
Nov 4 NYR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 0 14:38 0:54
Nov 2 CLM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 14:27 0:46
Oct 30 TAM 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 14:52 1:44
Oct 28 DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 0 17:28 4:10
Oct 26 ANA 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 14:24 1:20
Oct 24 MON@MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 1 14:56 1:55
Oct 21 WAS@WAS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 13:39 1:47
Oct 20 PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 11:13 1:40
Oct 17 PHI@PHI 0 1 1 -2 2 0 1 0 4 0.0 0 0 15:27 2:53
Oct 14 PIT@PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 13:10 3:17
Oct 12 STL 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 1 11:54 2:28
Oct 7 TAM 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 0 11:32 1:30
Oct 6 TAM@TAM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 14:28 3:13

Nick Bjugstad: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Bjugstad collected a helper in Thursday's blowout win over the Ducks.

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Bjugstad scored a goal and added an assist in Thursday's home win against the Blues.

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Bjugstad collected a goal and an assist Saturday, helping the Panthers edge the Lightning 5-4 at home.

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Bjugstad skated as the third-line right winger at practice Monday morning, the Sun Sentinel reports.

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Bjugstad will represent Team USA at the 2017 IIHF World Championship in Germany this May, NHL.com reports.

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Bjugstad only recorded 9:51 of ice time in Friday night's 4-3 shootout win over the Rangers.

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Bjugstad scored a power-play goal during Friday's loss to Calgary.

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Bjugstad found twine twice in a 6-5 overtime win over the Sharks on Wednesday.

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Bjugstad has been moved to the Panthers' top line ahead of Tuesday's game against the Senators, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

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Bjugstad (groin) will return Thursday night versus the Lightning, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.

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Bjugstad (groin) will be sidelined for at least two weeks, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.

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Bjugstad (lower body) was moved to injured reserve Saturday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017-18

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2016-17

Bjugstad took a step back last season, managing nine fewer goals than the year before en route to a pedestrian 34 points in 67 games. While heís still just 24 years old, the 6-foot-6 centerman was significantly outplayed by a pair of even younger pivots on his own team in Aleksander Barkov and Vincent Trocheck. Bjugstadís 13 power-play goals over the past two campaigns indicate that heís dangerous with the man advantage, but he could struggle at even strength, as heís unlikely to supplant either Barkov or Trocheck on the top two lines and remains a work in progress defensively. If he canít win a bigger role, itís hard to expect more than about 40 points.

2015-16

Bjugstad was the top goal scorer on the Panthers in 2014-15, despite being shut down in late March with a back injury that required surgery. The 72 games were enough for Bjugstad to come through with a break out, scoring 24 goals and adding 19 assists while manning the Cats' top line and power-play unit. With the man advantage, Bjugstad was particularly effective, scoring a team-high seven goals and adding five assists. The power forward (heís listed at 6-foot-6 and 218 pounds) has quickly learned to use his size like Kyle Okposo -- another former Minnesota Golden Gopher -- to get to the net and light the lamp. If his recovery from the back procedure is on schedule, Bjugstad should slot back as a center man in the teamís top six and continue to build on the production he supplied last season.

2014-15

Would you have guessed that Bjugstad was Panthers' leading scorer in 2013-14? The fact he had only 38 points makes it a difficult trivia question to get right, but don't dismiss the young pivot -- Bjugstad put up strong shot (185) and hit (117) totals in addition to a respectable point total for a 22-year-old in his first full season. The Panthers have improved their depth, which should benefit Bjugstad. With a small improvement in his shot total and shooting percentage, Bjugstadís production could climb nicely. He could be a sneaky sleeper in fantasy leagues this year, as South Florida sometimes gets overlooked for talent.

2013-14

Bjugstad played 11 games with the Panthers after his season ended at the University of Minnesota, but managed to notch just one goal. The Panthers are relying on the 19th overall pick from the 2010 draft to turn into the hulking power forward he's supposed to be this season, but only time will tell if he's worth fantasy consideration. If his production doesn't pick up, he doesn't warrant a second glance, but his numbers with the Gophers (21/15/36 in 40 games last year) suggest that he has the potential to be the top-line center of the future in Sunrise, Florida.

2010-11

Florida scooped up Bjugstad, one of the best American prospects in the 2010 NHL Entry draft, with their 19th overall pick. At 18 years young, this kid has a quick motor strapped to his feet and his 6-4 frame is a warning for the opposition to get out of his way or pay the price. However, the highest competition he's dealt with so far are high school skaters. Bjugstad is headed for much greater competition at the University of Minnesota in 2010-11.