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Nick Bjugstad | Center | #27

Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/17/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 218
College: University of Minnesota
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (19) / FLA
Contract: view contract details

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Nick Bjugstad scored a goal and registered an assist in the Panthers' 3-0 win against Boston Thursday night.
Bjugstad has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last eight games. Vincent Trocheck and Aaron Ekblad each found the back of the net for the Panthers. Evgenii Dadonov got two assists for Florida, which gives him 54 points in 60 games in 2017-18. Mar 15 - 10:47 PM

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Nick Bjugstad extended his point streak to five consecutive games on Thursday night.

Bjugstad has four goals in his last two outings and eight points during his recent scoring spree. He has piled up 17 of his 39 points this season in his past 17 appearances.
Mar 9 - 10:00 AM

Nick Bjugstad scored a hat trick in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Bjugstad's goals cut the Panthers' deficits to 2-1, 3-2 and 4-3 before Vincent Trocheck finally tied the game at four. Unfortunately for Florida, Brayden Point netted the game-winning goal in the extra frame. Bjugstad finished the game with a plus-3 rating, seven shots on goal and two hits in 19:05 of ice time. The 25-year-old has 14 goals and 38 points in 64 games this season. Bjugstad has seven points during a four-game point streak.
Mar 6 - 11:34 PM

Nick Bjugstad is shifting from being a goal scorer to more of a playmaker.

Bjugstad set his career-high in goals scored back in 2014-15 with 24. This season he's been held to 11 markers, but he has a career-high in assists with 23. He's been playing alongside to great offensive threats in Aleksander Barkov and Evgenii Dadonov and has settled into more of a complimentary role on that unit. That has served him particularly well lately as he has two goals and 12 points in his last 14 contests. "The goals haven’t really been coming," Bjugstad said. "Got to find ways to generate stuff and obviously, when you play with Barkov and Dadonov, they find ways to get open. You got to look for that pass."
Mar 4 - 8:19 AM

The Florida Panthers are riding a five-game winning streak right now.

The Panthers are one point behind Carolina for the final Wild Card Spot in the East and they have three games in hand. "A spark has been lit here and we’re meshing well," forward Nick Bjugstad said. "There’s no stopping here. Obviously, we still have a lot of games to play and we can’t rely on other teams to help us out. It’s got to be us. It’s going to be a fun run here. "Losing, winning, you can’t get too high, too low. We’ve said that before. I think at the beginning of the year, we’d get almost too excited when we’d win. If we’d lose, it was just dead in here. You got to find a happy medium." The Panthers control their own destiny.
Mar 3 - 10:03 AM

Nick Bjugstad picked up the game-winning goal in Wednesday's 4-3 win at Vancouver and he also chipped in with an assist.

The Minnesota-born Bjugstad posted his first multi-point outing since Dec. 28, a span of 16 contests, and it was the first time he has lit the lamp since Dec. 19 in Arizona. Despite some erratic play of late, he is on pace to come close to the career-high 43 points he posted back during the 2014-15 campaign.
Feb 15 - 3:45 AM

Nick Bjugstad picked up a couple of assists in a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

Bjugstad helped open the scoring by picking up an assist on Jared McCann's opening goal 6:43 into the first period. His second assist came on Jonathan Huberdeau's 13th of the season to put the Panthers up 3-0 in the second period. Bjugstad is now up to 20 points in 37 games this season, with five points in his last five games.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 10:16:00 PM

Nick Bjugstad contributed an assist in Florida's 1-0 win against Ottawa on Saturday.

Bjugstad has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last four contests. He has nine goals and 18 points in 36 contests this season. That already puts him above his 2016-17 totals of seven goals and 14 points in 54 games.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 06:10:00 AM

Nick Bjugstad posted a goal with a plus-1 rating, two hits and a minor penalty in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss in Chicago.

The Twin Cities native has stepped up his production skating alongside Aleksander Barkov and Jonathan Huberdeau on Florida's top line, posting three goals with an assist over his past six outings. Bjugstad is trending in the right direction, but he'll need to continue producing regularly over at least a few more games before he re-emerges as a recommend fantasy option outside of deeper pools.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 11:31:00 PM

Nick Bjugstad is projected to start Monday's game on the top line.

Bjugstad had a goal in Saturday's 3-2 overtime loss to Carolina, while skating alongside Jonathan Huberdeau and Aleksander Barkov. He has notched six goals and 12 points in 26 contests this year.
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 01:43:00 PM

Nick Bjugstad scored a goal in Wednesday's 2-1 shootout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Bjugstad's goal at the 15:16 mark of the second period gave the Panthers a 1-0 lead at the time. He also added the game-winner in the fourth round of the shootout. He now has five goals and five assists in 21 games this season. Three of those goals have come in his last six games.
Wed, Nov 22, 2017 11:25:00 PM

Nick Bjugstad found the back of the net in Thursday's 2-0 win over the San Jose Sharks.

Bjugstad has scored two of his four goals this year in his last three outings. He has produced nine points through 18 games.
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 09:49:00 AM

Nick Bjugstad scored the Panthers' lone goal in a 2-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night.

Bjugstad was held pointless in his last four games before scoring in Saturday night's encounter against New Jersey. His totals now improve to three goals, five assists and eight points in 16 games this season.
Sat, Nov 11, 2017 11:16:00 PM

Nick Bjugstad skated alongside Vincent Trocheck and Connor Brickley during Monday's practice.

Trocheck has played with Radim Vrbata and Jamie McGinn for most of the season, but they are projected to play with Jared McCann. "Trocheck played well, but I think I would need his line to have a little more [offensive] zone possession time," coach Bob Boughner said. "And Bjugstad is playing really well. So, hopefully he can complement that line and they can spend a little more time in the zone." Bjugstad accounted for two goals and two assists in the first three games of the year, but he only has three helpers in his last 10 outings.
Tue, Nov 7, 2017 10:11:00 AM

Nick Bjugstad notched a goal and an assist in a 5-2 win over St. Louis on Thursday night.

Bjugstad has four points in three games this season thanks to a pair of multi-point performances. He only had 14 points in 54 outings last year due to injuries, but it's been a strong start to 2017-18 for the 25-year-old forward.
Fri, Oct 13, 2017 08:35:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Aleksander Barkov
2Vincent Trocheck
3Nick Bjugstad
4Jared McCann
5Derek MacKenzie
LW1Jonathan Huberdeau
2Denis Malgin
3Jamie McGinn
4Connor Brickley
5Frank Vatrano
RW1Evgenii Dadonov
2Radim Vrbata
3Colton Sceviour
4Micheal Haley
5Maxim Mamin
D1Aaron Ekblad
2Keith Yandle
3Mike Matheson
4Alex Petrovic
5Mark Pysyk
6MacKenzie Weegar
7Ian McCoshen
G1Roberto Luongo
2James Reimer