Nick Bjugstad Wiki, Nick Bjugstad Biography
Nick Bjugstad Wiki: Nicholas Jay Bjugstad born July 17, 1992, is an American professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted by the Panthers in the first round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, 19th overall.
|Nick Bjugstad Born||July 17, 1992
Blaine, Minnesota, U.S.
|Nick Bjugstad Height||6 ft 6 in (198 cm)|
|Nick Bjugstad Weight||218 lb (99 kg; 15 st 8 lb)|
|Nick Bjugstad Position||Center|
|Nick Bjugstad Shoots||Right|
|Nick Bjugstad NHL team
Nick Bjugstad Former teams
During the summer of 2008, Nick Bjugstad turned down an invitation to training with the USA Hockey National Team Development Program out of a sense of loyalty to his high school teammates. Nick Bjugstad finished his high school career with Blaine High School in 2010 after helping to bring the school to three consecutive Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournaments. He was named Mr Hockey in 2009–10. While in high school, Nick Bjugstadaccelerated his schooling by taking summer classes and online courses, enabling him to graduate a year earlier than expected.
Nick Bjugstad began his collegiate career at the University of Minnesota in 2010 playing for the Golden Gophers, where he totalled 54 goals and 44 assists during his three years while the team won two WCHA championships.
Nick Bjugstad left the Gophers after his junior season, signing a three-year entry-level deal with the Florida Panthers on April 3, 2013. He immediately joined the last-placed Panthers end to the 2012–13 season and scored his first NHL goal against Anders Lindbäck in Florida’s season finale victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on April 27, 2013. Nick Bjugstad led the Panthers in points with 38, and third in goals with 16, during 2013–14, his first full-length season in the NHL, where he spent the majority of the season on the team’s first line. On December 31, 2014, Nick Bjugstad signed a six-year contract extension with the Panthers worth $24.6 million.
Nick Bjugstad‘s 2016–17 season was riddled with injuries including a broken hand, and a lower-body injury that contributed to him setting a new career low in points since his rookie year.
Nick Bjugstad rebounded from his disappointing previous season by setting career highs in points, assists, and games played during his 2017–18 campaign. Nick Bjugstad recorded his first career hat trick in the NHL on March 6, 2018, against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
On February 1st, 2019, Nick Bjugstad, along with teammate Jared McCann, was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Derick Brassard, Riley Sheahan, a 2nd round pick, and two 4th round pick.
Nick Bjugstad‘s father, Mike, played Division-III hockey at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, while his uncle, Scott, played at the University of Minnesota before going on to play in the NHL, where he spent a portion of his professional career with the Minnesota North Stars. Scott and Nick have both played for the Pittsburgh Penguins; Scott played 24 games with the team during the 1988-89 season and scored three goals.
During the 2013–14 season, Nick Bjugstad finished his class work to graduate with a degree in Business Marketing from the University of Minnesota.
Penguins trade with Nick Bjugstad
Elliotte Friedman has also updated it, Florida also picks up a second 4th round pick from Pittsburgh. So the complete trade looks to be:
Pittsburgh receives: Nick Bjugstad, Jared McCann
Florida receivers: Derick Brassard, Riley Sheahan, 2nd round pick 2019, two 4th round picks 2019 (PIT and MIN)