|Written by Jason Banks|
May 2013- Nilstorp teamed with Jack Campbell to backstop the Texas Stars to the top-seed in the AHL's Western Conference. Nilstorp played in 39 games posting a record of 19-13-3, with a GAA of 2.38 and save percentage of .907. He was named the starter for the Calder Cup playoffs and responded with a dominate first round performance, posting a GAA of 0.96, an .963 save percentage, with a shutout. Rex Doty
February 2013 – Nilstorp is a 29-year-old import who has jumped on the scene with Dallas through their excellent overseas scouting program. He is tall, quick and very polished as a goaltender but his frame does not have much mass. He is a rock in the net, very dependable and has good shutdown ability. In the AHL,he has shown a seamless transition to North America with a 2.21 GAA and .913 SV% with four shutouts. He has also shown dominance in the shootout allowing only a pair of goals on 19 attempts for a .895 shootout save percentage (.750 is considered strong). Nilstorp gained an advantage early over Richard Bachman by playing through the lockout and actually won the backup job out of training camp, but due to an unfortunate groin strain, Bachman was able to regain the job and Nilstorp is back in Austin, Texas until the next opportunity arises. He has an ‘X’ factor that is rather rare at this time, he is a southpaw. Right catching goalies are rather difficult for shooters as they are extremely rare, at any given time, only a couple play in any given league year to year, which gives shooters an awkward look at the net. He is also a good puck mover with his experience.
Fantasy Outlook: C+
He has value in deep leagues as a backup goalie but could be a solid fill in everyday starter when needed.
Nilstorp somehow keeps the puck out:
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|Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 May 2013 17:48|