Joakim Nordström

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Joakim Nordström
Nordström Joakim AIK 2011 1.jpg
Nordström during his time with AIK in August 2011
Born (1992-02-25) February 25, 1992 (age 27)
Tyresö, Sweden
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 174 lb (79 kg; 12 st 6 lb)
Position Centre
Catches Left
NHL team
Former teams
Carolina Hurricanes
AIK IF
Chicago Blackhawks
NHL Draft 90th overall, 2010
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 2010–present

Joakim Nordström (born February 25, 1992) is a Swedish professional ice hockey centre. He is currently playing for Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has also played in the NHL for the Chicago Blackhawks and in the Elitserien (SEL) for AIK IF.

Career[change | change source]

He debuted in the SEL on 23 September 2010 in a game against Södertälje SK.[1] He was drafted 90th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.[2] On January 5, 2012, he won the gold medal with Sweden during the 2012 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

On May 29, 2012, he was signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Blackhawks but remained with AIK for the 2012–13 season.[3]

On March 13, 2015, Nordström was suspended for two games for boarding after hitting Arizona Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson.[4]

On June 15, 2015, he won the Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks after they defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in six games.[5]

On September 11, 2015, Nordström was traded along with Kris Versteeg to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for a 3rd round draft pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Nordström and Versteeg were traded because the Blackhawks had to make cap space for Marcus Kruger.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Hockeyligan.se - Statistik". SHL. Retrieved 2013-09-23.
  2. "Blackhawks select Joakim Nordstrom in third round of 2010 NHL Entry Draft". Chicago Blackhawks. Retrieved 2013-09-23.
  3. "Blackhawks agree to terms with four". Chicago Blackhawks. Retrieved 2013-09-23.
  4. "Chicago's Nordstrom banned two games for boarding". NHL. Retrieved 2013-09-23.
  5. "Blackhawks win Stanley Cup, defeat Lightning". NHL. Retrieved 2015-10-19.
  6. "Canes Acquire Versteeg, Nordstrom from Hawks". Carolina Hurricanes. Retrieved 2015-10-19.

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