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Joakim Nordström, C

Shoots: L

Height: 6-1

Weight: 160

Born: 1992-02-25

Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden

Drafted 2010 by Chicago Blackhawks, 90th overall





June 2014 – After recording just one goal in eight games to begin his NHL career, the Blackhawks sent him down to Rockford in October for more seasoning. The move paid dividends as Nordstrom finished third on the team with 17 goals despite playing in only 58 games. This performance earned him a promotion to the big club in April, where he played in seven playoff games during the Blackhawks run to the Western Conference Final. Despite averaging just eight and a half minutes of ice time in those games, the experience gained should prove to be invaluable. With a number of prospects knocking on the door, Nordstrom should have the inside track for a roster spot in 2014-15 based on his performance this spring. Matt Donohue


October 2013- Nordstrom is a skilled two-way center who has spent the last three seasons with AIK of the Swedish Hockey League. He is embarking on his first full season in North America though he did see 11 games with the Blackhawks’ AHL affiliate in Rockford at the end of the 2012-13 campaign. Nordstrom possesses a good hockey IQ, vision, and versatility as he can play center or either wing. His ultimate offensive upside is still unknown, but he made the Blackhawks roster based on a very strong training camp. Nordstrom has taken over the role left open by the departure of Michael Frolik to begin the season. Rex Doty



Fantasy Outlook: D+

Nordstrom will open the season in Chicago centering the Blackhawks’ fourth line and killing penalties. In Chicago, he will need to unseat some very talented players to earn a top six role.





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