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Gustav Nyquist | Winger

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/1/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 183
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Detroit is looking for Gustav Nyquist and Tomas Tatar to elevate their games now and in the future.
The talented wingers are expected to be focal points of the offense again and some are already calling them the eventual successors of aging stars Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg. "It's a challenge, but it's something me and Tats want to do eventually," said Nyquist. "We've had great role models to look up to, the leadership — Pav and Hank lead and are everyday players and that's something both of us strive to be. That's another step hopefully we can move closer to this year and take on a bigger role." Nyquist received a four-year contract in the summer after getting close to the 30-goal mark for a second consecutive season. Sep 21 - 10:56 AM

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Red Wings GM Ken Holland was happy that he and Gustav Nyquist were able to agree on a new four-year contract.

"We're very happy to have Gustav locked up for four more years," general manager Ken Holland said. "He's quickly become an important part of our team, and is a critical piece to the Red Wings' future. He is just now entering the prime of his career." Nyquist had filed for salary arbitration, but the two sides will now avoid that entire process.
Jul 11 - 9:45 AM

Gustav Nyquist has signed a four-year, $19 million contract with the Detroit Red Wings.

Nyquist was a restricted free agent and had filed for salary arbitration. That seems like a pretty reasonable price for him given that he's scored 28 and 27 goals in 2013-14 and 2014-15 respectively. Last season, he also had 27 assists while playing a full 82 contests. We wouldn't count on the 25-year-old taking another big leap forward, but even if he just treads water, he won't look out of place at a cap hit of $4.75 million annually.
Jul 10 - 3:04 PM

Detroit Red Wings RFA forward Gustav Nyquist filed for salary arbitration on Friday.

Nyquist had a career year for the Red Wings in 2014-15, scoring 27 goals and 54 points which ranked second and fourth respectively on the team. The 25-year-old just finished a two-year contract that dinged the cap at $950K, Detroit meanwhile has about $4.2M in cap space and a few key other RFA's yet to sign. Nyquist put up 55 goals and 102 points in just a 139 games over this past contract, so arbitration figures to be kind to him should the two sides fail to reach an agreement first.
Source: NHLPA
Jul 5 - 7:10 PM

Gustav Nyquist is a key restricted free agent for the Red Wings this summer.

In his first full season with Detroit, he finished second on the team with 27 goals and fourth with 54 points. The Wings also owe new deals to fellow restricted free agents Tomas Jurco, Joakim Andersson, Teemu Pulkkinen, Landon Ferraro and Brendan Smith.
Jun 24 - 11:40 AM

Gustav Nyquist won TSN's play-of-the-year showdown.

He won over 60 percent of the vote to beat Anaheim's Ryan Kesler in the final round of the bracket-style tournament. A member of the Detroit Red Wings has won this title for three years in a row. Nyquist's entry was his overtime goal against Ottawa on December 27th when he circled the offensive zone with the puck on his stick for nearly 28 seconds before scoring.
Jun 18 - 11:01 AM

Gustav Nyquist broke a 12-game playoff scoring drought with his marker in Game 4 against the Lightning Thursday night.

It was quite the drought stemming back to last season for the talented winger. If Detroit is going to connitnue its playoff run, Nyquist is going to have to be an offensive factor.
Apr 25 - 10:20 AM

Gustav Nyquist scored his first goal of the playoffs in Thursday night's Game 4 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Nyquist had 27 goals and 54 points during the regular season, and now has two in four post-season games. Nyquist is already better off than last year, when he was held pointless by the Bruins in five games. The 25-year-old's goal was not enough to spur Detroit, as the Wings blew a late lead and let Tampa tie the series 2-2.
Apr 23 - 11:19 PM

Gustav Nyquist scored for the Red Wings in their 3-2 shootout win against the Wild on Saturday night.

Nyquist scored his 26th goal of the season while on the power play in the second period. He has three goals and four points over his past five games. Overall, he has 53 points. Riley Sheahan got the other goal.
Apr 4 - 10:42 PM

Gustav Nyquist scored his 25th goal of the season Tuesday, but the Red Wings dropped a 2-1 shootout decision to the Senators.

Nyquist hasn't produced the fireworks he did last season when he register 28 goals in just 57 contests, but his second consecutive 25-goal campaign is impressive nonetheless. Justin Abdelkader drew the lone assist on the Detroit tally.
Mar 31 - 10:48 PM

Gustav Nyquist scored a goal and an assist as the Detroit Red Wings beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 on Saturday.

Nyquist now has 24 goals and 27 assists for 51 points in 74 games this season. He has career-highs in assists and points and could be even better in 2015-16.
Mar 28 - 5:12 PM

Gustav Nyquist scored for the first time in seven games on Sunday versus Boston.

He was credited with six shots in 18:56 of ice time in Detroit's 5-3 defeat. Nquist has 22 goals and 45 points in 64 games this campaign.
Mar 9 - 10:46 AM

Gustav Nyquist needs to improve his play at even strength.

"Nyquist is a real good player, he's scored a lot this year on the power play, not as much on even strength," coach Mike Babcock said. "For him to be at the highest point of his game, he has to be on pucks more. He has to be more tenacious. The more retrieval races you win, the more you have the puck and the more you're on offense and the more goals you're going to score." He has scored 12 of his 21 goals this season on the power play and he has a minus-9 rating. Nyquist has been playing on the third line lately.
Mar 5 - 4:12 PM

Gustav Nyquist practiced on the third line on Tuesday.

That's the result of Detroit acquiring Erik Cole, who skated alongside Henrik Zetterberg and Justin Abdelkader. Meanwhile, Nyquist practiced with Riley Sheahan and Stephen Weiss. Zetterberg is recovering from a concussion though and is questionable for Wednesday's game, so the practice lines might not end up being the ones used.
Mar 3 - 4:50 PM

Gustav Nyquist scored his 20th goal of the season in Saturday's win in over the Islanders.

Nyquist scored 28 goals in just 57 games for Detroit last season, and he is on pace to reach the 30-goal mark this season. The 25-year-old has collected at least one point in five of his last six games, and he has eight points during that stretch.
Feb 1 - 11:41 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Pavel Datsyuk
2Brad Richards
3Dylan Larkin
4Darren Helm
5Riley Sheahan
6Luke Glendening
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Tomas Tatar
3Teemu Pulkkinen
4Drew Miller
RW1Gustav Nyquist
2Justin Abdelkader
3Johan Franzen
4Tomas Jurco
5Joakim Andersson
6Landon Ferraro
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Mike Green
3Danny DeKeyser
4Kyle Quincey
5Brendan Smith
6Jonathan Ericsson
7Jakub Kindl
8Alexey Marchenko
G1Jimmy Howard
2Petr Mrazek