Found August 08, 2012 on Nightmare on Helm Street:
We had so much fun talking about Tomas Jurco yesterday - I figured what the hay...let's do it again with a prospect that will be getting his first full-time gig (we think) with the big club all season.  #14 - Gustav Nyquist.A lot of people are excited about this soon-to-be 23 year old Swede - and they should be...though he only played in 18 regular season games with the Red Wings last season - spending most of that time with the fourth line - he still managed to register a goal and seven points.By the way - he even managed to share a team lead in points on the Grand Rapids Griffins despite playing in 20 less games than co-leader Tomas Tatar.Before joining the Griffins - Nyquist spent three seasons with the University of Maine Blackbears where he was twice named a Hockey East First Team All-Star and twice a finalist for the Hobey Baker.You ready for some video? I hope so. First - let's start with some Maine highlights...these ones happen to be from his Sophomore season:[y...
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