|Detroit Red Wings|
|Written by Travis Watson|
May 2013- Nyquist Couldn’t have picked a better time to pot home his first career playoff goal, scoring in overtime to help even things up between the Red Wings and Ducks. Despite seeing less then 9 minutes of ice the dynamic Nyquist was still able to make a difference scoring just over a minute into the extra frame and with seconds left on the man-advantage. Goals like this is exactly what Red Wings management was expecting of Nyquist and they hope to see more of it as the playoffs progress. -Travis Watson
April 2013- On March 20th with the Red Wings sitting in 7th place in the Western Conference standings and in doubt of potentially missing the playoffs for the first time in 21 years they recalled their top prospect Gustav Nyquist to help fend off perennial foes Columbus, San Jose, Phoenix and Dallas. At the time Nyquist was leading the entire AHL in scoring with 60 points in 58 games played. With the aforementioned teams above breathing down their necks they looked to Nyquist to help shoulder some of the offensive burden that Datsyuk, Zetterberg and Franzen hold nightly. Although he hasn't put up staggering numbers his 3G-3A-6P and even rating in 22 games played was able to help Detroit secure the 7th seed on the final day of the regular season and set up an opening Round 1 date with the Anaheim Ducks. The Red Wings will continue to look to their youth with Nyquist included to inject some offence and help upset and knock off one of the surprises of the 2012/13 season Anaheim Ducks. Travis Watson
January 2013 – Surprisingly Detroit chose to allow Nyqvist to continue growth in the AHL rather than thrusting him into a lower line assignment. He has already received one recall for a game and that will likely to continue on an as needed basis. He is currently representing Grand Rapids in the AHL All-Star game. Jason Banks
December 2012 – Continues to lead the Griffins offence after another strong month, Grand Rapids seems only as strong as Nyqvist allows them to be. He is likely going to start in a third line role for the Wings and move forward from there. Jason Banks
November, 2012 - Nyquist is making the most of it as he bides his time in the AHL. The Swede is leading Grand Rapids in scoring and is currently fifth in the league with 15 points in 13 games and has contributed in all facets of the game. He has nothing left to prove in the AHL. Rich Dillon
February, 2012 – The speedy Swede is proving to be quite a steal from the Red Wings, who drafted Nyquist in the 4th-round in 2008. Detroit’s patience is about to pay off, as Nyquist is knocking on the NHL door. Biding his time in the AHL, Nyquist is showing the same offensive ability as he did in the college ranks. He had a strong training camp and may have made the team if the Wings weren't so deep. As it is he is top of the list in terms of call-ups. - Rich Dillon
Fantasy Outlook: A-
Nyquist is NHL-ready, with the skills to be a star forward in Detroit. The only concerns are his size, and opportunity. But the wait may finally be over.
Gustav Nyquist pre-season goal:
Fantasy Prospects Report Notes (Any FPR's released in the last 18 months will not be listed here):
2009 Fantasy Prospects Report:
First, it was Division 1 in Sweden. Then, it was the Russian lower leagues. Now, it's Swedes who commit to joining the NCAA. The Detroit Red Wings are the ultimate trend-setters, but it's proof there is talent to be found everywhere. Gustav Nyquist was an oft-injured center who nevertheless flashed both dazzling skill and a great two- way game with Malmo's J20 team during the 2007-08 season. The league's leading scorer when he went down, Nyquist thus missed every late-season event and the attention of every scout not named Hakan Andersson. Encouraged to come closer to Red Wings HQ, Nyquist joined the University of Maine, where he's quickly gained admirers on this side of the ocean. In 38 games with UM, the 5'11 Nyquist amassed a team-leading 32 points, enough to earn him a place on the Hockey East All-Rookie Team.
Upside: Datsyuk or Zetterberg, anyone? (35-50-85+, 60 PIM)
Certainty (NHLer; Upside): 60%; 30%
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|Last Updated on Friday, 03 May 2013 09:21|