|Born||July 17, 1992,|
Blaine, Minnesota, U.S.
|6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
240 lb (110 kg; 17 st 2 lb)
|NHL team||Florida Panthers|
|Ntl. team||United States of America|
|NHL Draft||19th overall, 2010|
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.
Bjugstad began his collegiate career at the | wha_draft_year = | wha_ in 2010 playing for the art = | career_end = | halloffame = | websi, where he totaled 54 goals and 44 assists during his three years while the team won two who curr championships.
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.
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.
During the 2013–14 season, Bjugstad finished his class work to graduate with a degree in Business Marketing from the University of Minnesota.
Regular season and playoffs
|2007–08||Blaine High School||MNHS||16||10||17||27||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Blaine High School||MNHS||25||26||25||51||20||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||Blaine High School||MNHS||25||29||31||60||24||5||6||3||9||2|
|2010–11||University of Minnesota||WCHA||29||8||12||20||51||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||University of Minnesota||WCHA||40||25||17||42||28||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||University of Minnesota||WCHA||40||21||15||36||28||—||—||—||—||—|
|Competitor for USA|
|Ice Hockey World Championships|
|World Junior Championships|
Awards and honors
|Minnesota Mr. Hockey||2009–10|
|All-WCHA First Team||2011–12|
|AHCA West Second-Team All-American||2011–12|
|All-WCHA Third Team||2012–13|
- "Panthers sign Nick Bjugstad to Entry-Level contract". Florida Panthers (2013-04-03). Retrieved on 2013-04-03.
- "St. Louis on verge of title; Lightning lose finale". National Hockey League (2013-04-27). Retrieved on 2013-04-27.
- "Panthers sign Center Nick Bjugstad to 6-year deal". ESPN (2014-12-31). Retrieved on 2014-12-31.
- Cite error: Invalid
<ref>tag; no text was provided for refs named
- Golden nugs May 19, 2014. thedailygopher.com (2014-05-19). Retrieved on 2014-05-19.
- Nick Bjugstad's career stats at Eliteprospects.com
- Nick Bjugstad's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
|Minnesota Mr. Hockey
|Florida Panthers first round draft pick