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Nick Bjugstad

2.85 million USD (2015)

NHL team
Florida Panthers

Ice hockey player

National team
United States

1.98 m


Playing career

98 kg

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July 17, 1992 (age 31) Blaine, Minnesota, U.S. (

NHL Draft
19th overall, 2010 Florida Panthers

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University of Minnesota

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Nicholas Jay Bjugstad (born July 17, 1992) is an American professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted by the Panthers in the first round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, 19th overall.


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Playing career

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During the summer of 2008, Bjugstad turned down an invitation to train with the USA Hockey National Team Development Program out of a sense of loyalty to his high school teammates. Bjugstad finished his high school career with Blaine High School in 2010 after helping to bring the school to three consecutive Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournaments. He was named Mr. Hockey in 2009–10. While in high school, Bjugstad accelerated his schooling by taking summer classes and online courses, enabling him to graduate a year earlier than expected.

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Bjugstad began his collegiate career at the University of Minnesota in 2010 playing for the Golden Gophers, where he totaled 54 goals and 44 assists during his three years while the team won two WCHA championships.

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Bjugstad left the Gophers after his junior season, signing a three-year entry-level deal with the Florida Panthers on April 3, 2013. He immediately joined the last-placed Panthers end to the 2012–13 season, and scored his first NHL goal against Anders Lindbäck in Florida's season finale victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on April 27, 2013. Bjugstad led the Panthers in points with 38, and third in goals with 16, during 2013–14, his first full-length season in the NHL, where he spent the majority of the season on the team's first line. On December 31, 2014, Bjugstad signed a six-year contract extension with the Panthers worth $24.6 million.

Personal life

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Bjugstad's father, Mike, played Division-III hockey at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, while his uncle, Scott, played at the University of Minnesota before going on to play in the NHL, where he spent a portion of his professional career with the Minnesota North Stars.

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During the 2013–14 season, Bjugstad finished his class work to graduate with a degree in Business Marketing from the University of Minnesota.


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