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HURRICANES AGREE TO TERMS WITH NIKLAS NORDGREN

Wednesday, 08.24.2005 / 3:34 PM ET / News
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HURRICANES AGREE TO TERMS WITH NIKLAS NORDGREN
Carolina’s 1997 eighth-round selection was fifth in Swedish league in goals in 2004-05

RALEIGH, NC – Jason Karmanos, Vice President and Assistant General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, announced today that the Hurricanes have agreed to terms with left wing Niklas Nordgren (NIHK-las NORHD-grehn) on a one-year contract that will pay him $450,000 in the NHL or $50,000 in the American Hockey League. He also received a signing bonus of $25,000.

“Niklas had an excellent season in the Swedish Elite League playing with and against a number of NHL players,” said Karmanos. “He will attend training camp in Raleigh and, like every player in camp, be given a chance to make our team.”

Nordgren, 26, spent the 2004-05 season with Timra IK of the Swedish Elite League (SEL), finishing second behind league-leading teammate Henrik Zetterberg in scoring for Timra with 36 points (19g, 17a). Nordgren (5’11’’, 200 lbs) was tied for first on his team, and fifth in the SEL in goals (19). A native of Ornskoldsvik, Sweden, Nordgren tallied nine power-play goals and 71 penalty minutes for Timra in 2004-05, and had a plus/minus rating of plus-16. Timra, which included former Hurricane Kent Manderville along with current NHL players Zetterberg, Fredrik Modin, Jonathan Hedstrom, Aki Berg and Miikka Kiprusoff, finished third in the SEL.

Nordgren was Carolina’s seventh pick, 195th overall, in the eighth round of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. He has played his entire career in Sweden, tallying 121 points (60g, 61a) in 195 career games in the Swedish Elite League with Timra and Modo Hockey Ornskoldsvik. His top scoring output came in the 2002-03 season, when he finished third in the SEL in scoring with 43 points (20g, 23a) in 47 games for Timra.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
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2 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
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13 NJD 77 31 33 13 170 197 75
14 CAR 76 28 37 11 176 208 67
15 TOR 78 29 43 6 204 249 64
16 BUF 77 22 47 8 152 258 52

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 71 22 28 -12 50
J. Faulk 76 15 32 -19 47
E. Lindholm 75 16 21 -20 37
J. Skinner 71 18 13 -22 31
V. Rask 74 11 20 -13 31
N. Gerbe 72 9 17 -13 26
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. McClement 76 7 13 -5 20
J. Staal 40 4 16 -6 20
J. Liles 51 2 17 -8 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 20 22 5 .909 2.43
A. Khudobin 8 15 6 .904 2.60