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Nick Bjugstad | Center

Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 7/17/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 215
College: University of Minnesota
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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

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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

Nick Bjugstad notched a goal and an assist in Florida's 6-3 loss to Columbus.

Bjugstad has four points in his last three games. He'll get an increased role with the Panthers for the remainder of the season, so we should learn a lot about what kind of player he can be. Shawn Matthias registered a goal and a helper as well in the match. Sean Bergenheim had Florida's goal in the loss.
Mar 1 - 5:00 PM

Nick Bjugstad will probably center Florida's top line with Aleksander Barkov sidelined by a knee injury.

Look for him to play between Sean Bergenheim and Brad Boyes when the Panthers return to action on Thursday night when they host the Washington Capitals. Bjugstad has 13 goals and 23 points in 52 games this season.
Feb 24 - 10:33 AM

Nick Bjugstad potted a goal in Florida’s 5-1 loss to Carolina on Friday night.

It was his 13th marker of the season, snapping a three game pointless drought and giving him 23 points through 52 games so far.
Feb 7 - 9:42 PM

Nick Bjugstad's goal wasn't enough in the Panthers' 2-1 overtime loss to the Devils on Saturday night.

The 21-year-old's goal was his first since Dec. 28, a span of five games without one. He has nine goals and 16 points this year. Tomas Fleischmann and Scottie Upshall set up the goal.
Jan 11 - 10:27 PM

Nick Bjugstad centered the Panthers' top line during Saturday morning's skate.

He skated between Tomas Fleischmann and Jonathan Huberdeau, while Aleksander Barkov centered Brad Boyes and Sean Bergenheim. The Panthers have been very impressed with Bjugstad's play. We suggest you keep an eye on him.

Nick Bjugstad found the net for Florida in the Panthers' 2-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday.

Bjugstad has 13 points, a +3 rating, eight PIM and 57 SOG in 28 games this season. He was the 19th pick of the 2010 NHL Draft. He has played 39 games at the NHL level, including 28 this season.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 09:38:00 PM

Nick Bjugstad potted his fifth goal of the year in Tuesday's shootout win versus Detroit.

He has 12 points in 26 games. The 21-year-old is still finding his way in the NHL, so he doesn't have any value in standard leagues yet, but he has plenty of potential which he showed in his goal against the Wings.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 07:19:00 AM

Nick Bjugstad is doing a pretty good job of filling the Panthers' second-line center position.

He's registered 10 points in 20 games this season and his confidence is growing as his ice time and responsibilites increase. "He's been good," Panther interim coach Peter Horachek said. "He's a big body. He wasn't scheduled or [we] didn't think that a young kid in his first year would step right in in a top-two center line role, but he's a big, strong guy who's done well and continued to play fairly well." As we've advised in the past, keep an eye on Bjugstad.
Sat, Nov 30, 2013 09:58:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Aleksander Barkov
2Nick Bjugstad
3Dave Bolland
4Derek MacKenzie
5Brandon 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