Nygren

 

Magnus Nygren, D

Shoots: R

Height: 6-1

Weight: 192

Born: 1990-06-07

Hometown: Karlstad, Sweden

Drafted: 2011 by Montreal, 113th overall

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

November 2013 - Despite some early success in the AHL Nygren has been loaned to Sweden for the remainder of the season. He could come back next year but with Nathan Beaulieu and Jarred Tinordi ahead of him on the depth chart his NHL future could be in question if he does not have the patience to play in the minor leagues. Eric Daoust

 

November 2013 - Nygren is off to a strong start to his AHL career with eight points in 13 contests. The Canadiens have an excess of defensemen on their main roster so Nygren is unlikely to see any time in the NHL this year. Eric Daoust

 

September 2013 - After getting a long look at the Canadiens' training camp Nygren was demoted to the AHL's Hamilton Bulldogs. He showed good puck-moving ability in preseason games. Eric Daoust

 

May 2013 - Nygren has agreed to a two-year entry-level contract with the Canadiens and will sign when a new transfer agreement is finalized after the World Championship. Eric Daoust

 

March 2013 - Nygren has really come into his own this season, finishing fourth in SEL scoring among defensemen. He will likely remain in Sweden for one more year, but the situation is worth monitoring. Could be a hidden gem if you took a flier on him now. Dobber

 

July 2012 - Magnus Nygren is an offensive defenseman who owns a hard, accurate shot and excels on the power play. Nygren has scored 11 goals and added 22 assists in 81 games with Färjestad of the Swedish Elite League over the last two years. This past season, he put up 18 points in 50 games while only averaging approximately 12:19 of ice time. In addition, he has also excelled in the playoffs, particularly in 2011 when he put up 10 points in 14 games to help Färjestad capture the Le Mat Trophy as Elitserien champions. While he has shown good offensive ability at the highest level, it should be noted that Nygren was 21 years old when he was drafted by Montreal in 2011, giving him three extra years of development over most of his fellow draftees. Evan Hotham

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: C+

 

Improving offensive potential, and may be only two years away. Worth watching.

 

Footage:

 

Nygren scores a goal against Eisbären Berlin:

 

 

 

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