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Nilsson, 22, appeared in 37 regular season games with Frolunda HC of the Swedish Hockey League this past season, where he registered seven points (1-6-7) and 34 penalty minutes. He also registered a goal and an assist (1-1-2) in seven playoff games. In 2014.15, the 6’0”, 183-pound defenceman tallied six points (1-5-6) in 44 games as a member of the AHL Toronto Marlies.

 

A native of Tyreso, Sweden, Nilsson was originally selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the fourth round, 100th overall, at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

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3 minutes ago, canuckledraggin said:

 

He looks like a defensive Mike Peca. Kid hits above his weight. I see a trend developing with Jim Bennings team.  

1:21....holy $hit. 

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Hellz yea JB! At least one of these low profile moves will turn out big for this club. When is the last time we seen the nucks do this much work in signing these types of players? Great work. A swedish defenceman who hits, well played sir

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2 hours ago, canuckledraggin said:

 

He looks like a defensive Mike Peca. Kid hits above his weight. I see a trend developing with Jim Bennings team.  

Looks like his defensive game is strong as well. Just from the above highlight package it looks like he reads the defensive side of the game at a high level, and times his reads and hits well in order overcome his smaller  stature. He can skate and make the first pass too which is another positive. If he can work on his puck skills and offensive zone impact then we could have something here. Let's hope this kid finds his game under Travis Green so in couple years time he can step in and be a well rounded defencemen with noticeable offensive zone impact. He certainly has the tools for it.

 

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Woah! That was some pretty impressive footage of him. Super physical and he's shifty for a dman. Might be more than just ahl depth...

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I am always suprised when non North Americans are physical players.

 

Most euros still have the soft label and it is harder to be a physical player on international ice compared to the smaller NHL size rinks.

 

Plays bigger than his size looks like a younger more physical Biega. Once he puts on some muscle he should be able to lay the body in the minors.

 

D depth on Utica starting to look better now.

 

Subban, Stecher, Neil, Nilsson, Olson etc

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Have always thought Nilsson has been great when I have happened to see him play. Very reliable, unflashy type of defender who can lay the body and has a good defensive game. 

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6 hours ago, Chip Kelly said:

I am always suprised when non North Americans are physical players.

 

Most euros still have the soft label and it is harder to be a physical player on international ice compared to the smaller NHL size rinks.

 

Plays bigger than his size looks like a younger more physical Biega. Once he puts on some muscle he should be able to lay the body in the minors.

 

D depth on Utica starting to look better now.

 

Subban, Stecher, Neil, Nilsson, Olson etc

How in the heck did we get this guy for free?  Did we draft him?  Just from the high lite real it's easy to see he's a very good (and highly skilled) player.  His head is ALWAYS up, even through contact.  He's the same as Tanev, in that regard.  They can visualize and process the play more quickly, so they appear to be ahead of they other players.  This kid will surprise in camp, and be pushing for a spot.  

We seriously got this guy for free?  No other teams wanted him?  That's crazy!  

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34 minutes ago, hatedkid666 said:

Our dcore is just going to murder people 

 

25 minutes ago, AV's Coin said:

Had a few hits on Gaudreau. Hope to see that again soon.

Is he a right handed version of that Krug guy JB found for Boston?  

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Making up for the lost second rounders, good find.

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1 hour ago, Alflives said:

 

Is he a right handed version of that Krug guy JB found for Boston?  

No ...that was Forsling that we gave away for Clendening still mad about that. However Nilsson looks pretty solid. I really like those double turns when he skating back carrying the puck fakes one way and digs in hard in the other pivot

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cue the hype train, like that Mackenzie signing had. Oh no more hitting us ferlund, the guy can't even crack the AHL. This is what I call a blunder signing, its freaking pointless and I said it before and I will say it again. Why can't Benning ever sign a player with skill for his projects? 

 

instead of the same old 6th pairings, or career 4th liners.

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8 minutes ago, desiboynux4lifee******* said:

cue the hype train, like that Mackenzie signing had. Oh no more hitting us ferlund, the guy can't even crack the AHL. This is what I call a blunder signing, its freaking pointless and I said it before and I will say it again. Why can't Benning ever sign a player with skill for his projects

 

instead of the same old 6th pairings, or career 4th liners.

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Don't expect you to know who these defensemen are - but they're Canucks.

I can tell you however that neither of them are Derek MacKenzie.;)

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