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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 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 77 23 31 -13 54
J. Faulk 82 15 34 -19 49
E. Lindholm 81 17 22 -23 39
V. Rask 80 11 22 -14 33
J. Skinner 77 18 13 -24 31
N. Gerbe 78 10 18 -14 28
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. Staal 46 6 18 -6 24
J. Liles 57 2 20 -9 22
J. McClement 82 7 14 -7 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 22 24 5 .910 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 17 6 .900 2.72