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Eric Nystrom
Eric Nystrom
Left Wing
(NIGH-struhm, AIR-ihk)
Number: 24
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 200
Shoots: Left
Born: Feb 14, 1983
Birthplace: Syosset, NY, United States
Drafted: CGY / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (10th overall)
Eric Nystrom (AIR-ihk, NIGH-struhm) is entering his sixth full NHL season and his second with the Stars after being acquired via trade from Minnesota on Oct. 12, 2011. Nystrom, 29, has skated in 360 NHL games, scoring 39 goals and 33 assists for 72 points. The 6-foot-1, 193-pound forward from Syosset, New York, skated in 74 games for Dallas and registered a career- high 21 points (16 goals (career-high) and 5 assists). Eric is the son of New York Islanders legend, Bob Nystrom, who scored the Stanley Cup-winning goal for the team in 1980.

  • Lists cooking as one of his hobbies
  • Says his best dish to cook is either ribs (homemade BBQ sauce is the key) or his crispy skin wild Alaskan salmon
  • Worked as a golf caddie for his first job
  • His father, Bob Nystrom, played in the NHL for 14 years with NY Islanders and helped the team claim four Stanley Cup titles
  • Would like to coach Michigan hockey if he wasn’t playing in the NHL
  • Lists a New York strip as his favorite meal
  • Goodfellas is his favorite movie
  • Other than hockey, Michigan football is his favorite sport
  • Middle name is Thore
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