Joakim Nordström

Matt Donohue

2015-12-10

 

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Joakim Nordström, C

Shoots: L

Height: 6-1

Weight: 189

Born: 1992-02-25

Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden

Drafted 2010 by Chicago Blackhawks, 90th overall

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

December 2015 – Nordström was shipped from Chicago to Carolina in September with teammate Kris Versteeg. To this point, he has provided five points in 17 games with his new club, spending time mostly in a middle six forward role. After recovering from an early season concussion, it appears the young winger seems to be finding his footing with his new team a bit more. He has three points in his last five games.  Kevin LeBlanc
 

March 2015 – Through 31 games with the Blackhawks in 2014-15, Nordstrom has no goals and just two assists. This inconsistency and overall lack of production has led to him bouncing between the big club and the farm throughout the season. Despite recently being limited to a fourth line role, Nordstrom has gained the trust of Coach Quenneville, averaging more than a minute of ice time on the PK per game in March. Nordstrom’s offensive game is still developing, but it is a good sign for his fantasy prospects that he is carving out a role on one of the best teams in the league. It will be interesting to see if he holds on to this role when we start playing for keeps in April. Matt Donohue

 

November 2014 – Despite a promising finish to the 2013-14 season that saw Nordstrom appear in seven playoff games with the Blackhawks, he was one of the final cuts