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Nick Bjugstad | Center

Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 7/17/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 218
College: University of Minnesota
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Nick Bjugstad scored the only goal in Florida's 1-0 win over Carolina on Wednesday.
Bjugstad's goal 21 seconds into the game held up the whole way. The 22-year-old has caught fire recently. He has registered nine points in his last six games for Florida. Brandon Pirri and Jonathan Huberdeau picked up the assists on the goal. Bjugstad now has eight goals and 12 points in 20 games this season. Nov 26 - 11:09 PM

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Nick Bjugstad is excited for Monday's game against the Minnesota Wild.

He's looking forward to facing off against former University of Minnesota teammate Erik Haula. "I definitely had this one marked on the calendar," Bjugstad said. "There's a little rivalry with me and Haula, so I'm sure we'll know when one another is on the ice. We were roommates in college, so we'll have fun with it." Bjugstad has been rolling lately with five goals and three assists in his past four games.
Nov 24 - 12:35 PM

Nick Bjugstad scored another goal in Florida's shootout lost to Nashville.

Bjugstad has five goals and eight points in his last four games. The 22-year-old started the season with only one assist in his first 10 games, but has really caught fire since. The Panthers don't really have a go-to offensive star, so Bjugstad should continue to get opportunities to put the puck in the net.
Nov 23 - 9:28 AM

Nick Bjugstad scored two goals in regulation and added the shootout winner in Florida's 3-2 win over San Jose.

Bjugstad had a night to remember against the Sharks. The 22-year-old gave the Panthers a 1-0 and 2-1 lead in the game. With the shootout tied at one, Bjugstad beat Antti Niemi to give Florida the win. After a very slow start to the season, he now has four goals and seven points in his last three games. The Panthers don't score many goals so it will be difficult for Bjugstad to keep putting up points.
Nov 21 - 1:34 AM

Nick Bjugstad scored two goals and added two assists in Florida’s 6-2 win over Anaheim on Sunday.

Bjugstad collected three of his four points in the second period. The 22-year-old accumulated more points tonight than he had all season (3). Vincent Trocheck, Brad Boyes (twice), and Jonathan Huberdeau also scored for the Panthers. Bjugstad has good upside but he’s unlikely to produce much offense this season. Florida is 2-0-1 in their last three games.
Nov 16 - 11:01 PM

Nick Bjugstad scored his first goal of the year in Florida's 2-1 loss to Philadelphia on Thursday night.

Bjugstad now has two points through 11 games this season. Jimmy Hayes and Dmitry Kulikov both picked up their second assists of the season on the goal.
Nov 6 - 10:09 PM

Nick Bjugstad doesn't have a goal in his first seven games of the 2014-15 campaign.

He has registered just one assist over that span, but coach Gerard Gallant isn't concerned. "Nick has been a great player for us. He's probably hit five or six goalposts, he's played real well and it's just some tough luck right now," Gallant said. "You go through those things. The good thing is we're playing pretty good hockey and we know Nick is going to score, the other guys are going to score goals, it's just a matter of time." He's been credited with 21 shots on goal.
Oct 30 - 10:53 AM

Nick Bjugstad had an assist in Florida's 4-3 overtime win over Colorado on Tuesday night.

It was his first point in six games this year. The rookie center led the Panthers in scoring last season with 38 points in 76 contests. Bjugstad was credited with six shots in Tuesday's win, so the goals should start coming eventually as well.
Oct 22 - 8:43 AM

Nick Bjugstad is the first rookie to lead the Florida Panthers in scoring.

Bjugstad had 16 goals and 22 assists in 76 games this season. His 38 points is also the lowest total of a team leader in an 82-game season. He "beat" Scott Pellerin, who led Minnesota with 39 points in 2000-01. "I did what I could do this season and it is what it is as far as the record goes," said Bjugstad.
Apr 13 - 10:36 AM

If Nick Bjugstad does not register a point Saturday night the Panthers will set a dubious team record.

Bjugstad leads the Panthers in scoring with 38 points, a total that would be the lowest point total of a team leader in NHL history. Minnesota's Scott Pellerin, who led the North Stars in scoring with 39 points in 2000-01, currently holds the mark. Bjugstad is a promising young player. But the fact he leads his team in scoring with 38 points is a testament to how weak his supporting cast truly is.
Apr 12 - 10:38 AM

Nick Bjugstad starred for the Panthers in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Maple Leafs.

He registered two goals to snap a 20-game drought and added an assist in the contest. Bjugstad is one of many young Panthers gaining valuable NHL experience in what has otherwise been a lost season. He has registered 38 points in 75 games to-date. Brandon Pirri and Brad Boyes also found the back of the net for Florida in the victory.
Apr 10 - 11:48 PM

Nick Bjugstad's ice time was reduced to 13:55 in Monday's loss to New Jersey and he stayed off the top line in Tuesday's defeat versus the Islanders.

"The reasoning comes down to play. It wasn't very good," interim coach Peter Horachek said. "He turned the pucks over at the wrong time and wrong place. He's a young player who makes mistakes at times. When you're trying to get yourself back into the game, you got to go with the guys who are going." Bjugstad isn't fretting about the demotion and he said he will continue to work at improving. He is tied for the team lead in points with 35 in 71 matches.
Apr 3 - 10:37 AM

Nick Bjugstad picked up two assists in Monday's 6-3 loss to New Jersey.

He earned an assist on shorthanded goal by Dmitry Kulikov and he helped set up Brad Boyes' 20th marker of the year. Bjugstad hasn't scored a goal since Mar. 1, but he has nine assists during that 16-game span. He has 35 points in 70 matches, which has him tied for the team lead.
Apr 1 - 8:01 AM

Nick Bjugstad registered two assists in Florida's 5-4 loss to Tampa Bay on Thursday night.

He has picked up five helpers during a four-game scoring streak. Bjugstad has been enjoying his most productive stretch of the year with eight points in eight games after the Olympic break.
Mar 14 - 9:07 AM

Nick Bjugstad has a goal and four assists in six games following the Olympic break.

He has been centering Florida's top line with Aleksander Barkov sidelined with a knee injury. Bjugstad has notched 14 goals and 28 points in 58 games this campaign.
Mar 11 - 8:33 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Aleksander Barkov
2Nick Bjugstad
3Dave Bolland
4Vincent Trocheck
5Derek MacKenzie
6Brandon Pirri
LW1Jussi Jokinen
2Jonathan Huberdeau
3Tomas Fleischmann
4Sean Bergenheim
RW1Brad Boyes
2Scottie Upshall
3Tomas Kopecky
4Shawn Thornton
5Jimmy Hayes
D1Brian Campbell
2Dmitry Kulikov
3Erik Gudbranson
4Willie Mitchell
5Dylan Olsen
6Aaron Ekblad
7Colby Robak
G1Roberto Luongo
2Al Montoya
3Dan Ellis