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NICK BJUGSTAD RUMORS

Panthers rookie Nick Bjugstad enjoyed a Wild ride to NHL

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Nick Bjugstad will never forget that night in April 2003. The Minnesota Wild, his favorite team, were in the midst of a Game 7 overtime battle against the Colorado Avalanche, trying to capture their first playoff series victory. Tucked away in bed on a school night, the 10-year-old Bjugstad listened intently for a sign. Anything to indicate an outcome. "I...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Nick Bjugstad starts slowly for Florida Panthers

Power forward Nick Bjugstad’s transition to the NHL hasn’t gone smoothly.In his first 10 games for the Florida Panthers, the 6-foot-6 Bjugstad scored no points and earned a minus-9 rating. He was the 19th overall pick in the 2010 NHL Draft. The Panthers signed Bjugstad after his third season at the University of Minnesota, where he scored 46 goals the in 80 games the past two...
Via Fox - The Hockey Guy
April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Gophers' Bjugstad signs with Florida Panthers

MINNEAPOLIS One day after losing its top defenseman to the NHL, the Gophers lost their top goal scorer. Junior Nick Bjugstad signed an entry-level contract with the Florida Panthers on Wednesday, becoming the second University of Minnesota player to leave school early in as many days. Defenseman Nate Schmidt signed with the Washington Capitals on Tuesday. Bjugstad, a junior from...
Via Fox Sports North
April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Minnesota F Nick Bjugstad scores awesome goal against Boston College

Minnesota Golden Gophers forward Nick Bjugstad scored this awesome goal against Boston College on Sunday Night.  He’s got a great set of hands, and did a great job using his body to shield the puck.  Bjugstad was drafted 19th overall by the Florida Panthers, and based on his development, he looks like he could have a bright future in the NHL.  This year he has 15 points through...
Via Diehardsport
December 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Bjugstad named WCHA player of the week

MINNEAPOLIS Gophers junior forward Nick Bjugstad was named the Red Baron WCHA Offensive Player of the Week after scoring the game-winning goals in both of Minnesotas wins over Michigan State. Bjugstad had a goal and an assist in Minnesotas 5-1 victory Friday night at Mariucci Arena. He followed that up with a first-period goal in Saturdays series finale that put the Gophers up...
Via Fox Sports North
October 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Bjugstad will return for Gophers hockey

MINNEAPOLIS The wait is over for the University of Minnesota hockey team. The reigning Western Collegiate Hockey Conference champion Gophers will have second-team All-American center Nick Bjugstad in the lineup when they open the 2012-13 season on Oct. 12. The team announced Thursday that Bjugstad a first-round NHL draft pick of the Florida Panthers in 2010 has decided against...
Via Fox Sports North
July 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Another $925,000.00 Question – Does Nick Bjugstad sign the Florida Panthers?

I’ve been monitoring the Twitter traffic the past couple of weeks and one of the main topics of discussion amongst Gopher fans is; will Golden Gopher forward Nick Bjugstad sign an entry level contract with the Florida Panthers? From everything that I have read, it appears that Bjugstad wowed them in South Florida this past week and was a man among boys. Bjugstad "if"...
Via Goon's World
July 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Budish, Bjugstad and Rau formidible for UM

MINNEAPOLIS Two are former Minnesota Mr. Hockey winners, the third might have been able to take home the same trophy if it weren't for an injury. All three players were selected in the top three rounds of the NHL draft and were among the top high school recruits in the country their senior seasons. Each of them could have ended up in various parts of the country, but Zach...
Via Fox Sports North
February 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Rau, Bjugstad impress at World Juniors

It was not the result they had hoped for: Nick Bjugstad and Kyle Rau will be heading home from the World Junior Hockey Championships in Calgary earlier than expected after Team USA completes its regulation games. The current leaders of the offensive attack at the University of Minnesota have found some success against lower-seeded teams, but like most of the American team their...
Via Fox Sports North
January 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Bjugstad, Rau named to Team USA

A pair of Minnesota Gophers were named to the 2012 U.S. National Junior Team roster today. Underclassmen Nick Bjugstad and Kyle Rau will represent the Gophers at the international event, Dec. 26-Jan. 5, in Calgary and Edmonton in Canada. Bjugstad and Rau were two of 28 players who arrived at Team U.S.A.'s camp in Alberta on Dec. 17. Bjugstad helped lead the U.S. to a bronze medal...
Via Fox Sports North
December 22, 2011  |  Discuss
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