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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 notched a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to Detroit.
He scored his 16th goal of the season to match his total from a year ago and he has 29 points in 45 games in 2014-15. Bjugstad amassed eight shots on goal versus the Red Wings to help him snap a seven-game goalless slump. Jan 28 - 9:43 AM

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Nick Bjugstad scored a goal and added an assist in Sunday's 4-3 loss to Washington.

Bjugstad picked up an assist on Dylan Olsen's second period goal, which gave the Panthers' a 2-1 lead. His goal cut the Capitals' lead to 4-3 with just under two minutes left in the game. The 22-year-old now has 15 goals and 24 points in 37 games this season. The Panthers have lost 10 straight games in Washington.
Jan 4 - 5:53 PM

Nick Bjugstad is happy to have his new contract completed.

"Thankfully, we could get the deal done halfway through the season rather than wait," Bjugstad said Wednesday. "I didn't want to deal with any of that." He would've been a restricted free agent in the summer. He agreed to a six-year deal worth $24.6 million on Tuesday night and the deal was announced by the club on Wednesday. Bjugstad leads the Panthers in scoring with 13 goals and 21 points in 35 matches.
Jan 1 - 10:32 AM

It has been reported that Nick Bjugstad has signed a six-year deal with the Florida Panthers that will pay him $4.1 million annually.

It has been a big night for Bjugstad who also scored the lone goal for the Panthers in a 2-1 SO loss to Montreal on Tuesday. He was set to become a restricted free agent at season's end. The young American has a team-high 13 goals on the season.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 12:16:00 AM

Nick Bjugstad was the only goal scorer for the Panthers in a 2-1 shootout defeat at the hands of the Canadiens Tuesday.

The young American center has now registered a team-leading 13 goals on the season and he leads the club in overall scoring for the second straight year. Bjugstad has now recorded a point in two consecutive games after failing to do so in five straight prior to that.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 10:44:00 PM

Nick Bjugstad is in a mild scoring slump as the Panthers head into Sunday evening's game against the Maple Leafs.

Bjugstad, who has had a bit of a breakout season, has not registered a point in five games. It is the second time this campaign he has gone through such a stretch. Besides these two pointless periods, Bjugstad has been terrific this year and we fully expect him to resume his scoring ways.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 09:51:00 AM

The Florida Panthers have an opportunity to jump back into a potential playoff spot with a win over Philadelphia on Thursday.

The Panthers are one point behind the Boston Bruins for the final playoff spot, but they do have three games in hand on the B's. "We know where we're at," center Nick Bjugstad said. "Definitely know and we're getting points, inching our way up the standings. Every game is a huge game for us. We want to keep working our way up, getting out of the wild-card spot and be secure. But obviously it's a long season. It's still early." Holding on to a playoff spot in December doesn't mean anything. The Panthers will have to continue playing well if they hope to make it to the post-season this spring.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 05:37:00 PM

Nick Bjugstad picked up an assist in Friday's 3-2 shootout win over Detroit on Friday.

Bjugstad has now picked up at least one point in each of Florida's last four games. After a slow start to the season, the 22-year-old has really upped his offensive production of late. Bjugstad had seven points in his last four games. The former first round pick has 12 goals and 19 points in 27 games this season. If he's still available in your league, it's time to pick him up.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 10:46:00 PM

Center Nick Bjugstad registered his 12th goal of the season in the Florida Panthers' 4-2 loss to the Blues in St. Louis Monday night.

Bjugstad has been on fire. He has all 12 of his goals in his last 16 games. The 22-year-old speedster has clearly become a top-caliber fantasy player. Also scoring for Florida Monday was Aaron Ekblad, his fifth of the season. Ekblad's goal tied the game at 2-2 at 14:54 of the third period but the Blues picked up two goals (one into an empty net) late in the period.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 10:54:00 PM

Nick Bjugstad scored the game-winning goal in Florida's 3-2 win over Buffalo on Saturday.

The 22-year-old has 11 goals in his last 15 games. The Panthers drafted Bjugstad in the first round in 2010, and he's really turned into a quality player this season. Overall, Bjugstad has 17 points in 25 games for the Panthers this year. He won't be able to keep up this offensive pace, but he should still put up solid numbers the rest of the way.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 10:18:00 AM

If you haven't noticed, Nick Bjugstad has been the Panthers' best forward so far this season.

He has scored 10 goals in Florida's last 14 games and leads the Cats in scoring with 15 points. Bjugstad has also meshed nicely on a line with Tomas Fleischmann and Jonathan Huberdeau. If the talented pivot is available in your pool, we recommend you pick him up right away before one of your competitors pounces on him.
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 10:22:00 AM

Nick Bjugstad scored a pair and added an assist in Thursday night's loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Bjugstad had just one point in his previous five games, a lacklustre follow up to his four-game point streak where he tallied five goals and three assists in mid-November. The 22-year-old found a way to produce again though and helped the Panthers earn a point in their shootout loss.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 10:39:00 PM

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.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 11:09:00 PM

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.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 12:35:00 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.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 09:28:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Nick Bjugstad
2Aleksander Barkov
3Dave Bolland
4Brandon Pirri
5Derek MacKenzie
LW1Jussi Jokinen
2Jonathan Huberdeau
3Tomas Fleischmann
4Sean Bergenheim
RW1Brad Boyes
2Scottie Upshall
3Jimmy Hayes
4Tomas Kopecky
5Shawn Thornton
D1Aaron Ekblad
2Brian Campbell
3Dmitry Kulikov
4Erik Gudbranson
5Willie Mitchell
6Alex Petrovic
G1Roberto Luongo
2Al Montoya