Nico Sturm

Minnesota Wild
Photo courtesy of clarksonathletics.com

Fantasy Summary

A 200-foot center who is reliable at both ends of the rink. While Sturm won’t be a leading scorer, his offensive production shows promise and he has bottom-six potential.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.0
NHL Certainty 7.5
Country GER
Position C
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth May 3, 1995
Height 6‘3”
Weight 207 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

July 2019 – The young German center has signed a one year, two-way deal worth $874,125 for the upcoming season. Sturm is in tough to secure a spot on the Wild’s opening night roster but is likely among the first call-ups from Iowa if he doesn’t make the Wild. Tony Ferrari

April 2019 – The 23-year-old center from Clarkson University was a coveted NCAA free agent who chose to sign with the Wild. He was both a Hobey Baker award finalist and ECAC division’s Best Defensive Forward this season. The fact that Sturm is 23, his entry level deal was limited to a single season which can be burned by having him on the roster for the remainder of the year. Sturm will likely get game action in some or all of Minnesota’s final three games, giving him a leg up on showing what he can do to secure a roster spot next season. He is a big, skilled center who plays a solid two-way game which will fit well in Minnesota’s lineup. He possesses underrated hands and playmaking ability. Sturm is likely to compete for a job on the Wild next season. He could make an immediate impact on both ends of the ice, although the offence will need time to catch up. Tony Ferrari 


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2007-2008 Augsburger EV U16 Schüler-BL 28 8 14 22 16 |          
 2008-2009 Augsburger EV U16 Schüler-BL 26 12 23 35 10 |          
 2009-2010 ESV Kaufbeuren U16 Schüler-BL 30 26 28 54 40 |          
 2010-2011 ESV Kaufbeuren U16 Schüler-BL 28 24 39 63 26 |          
  ESV Kaufbeuren U18 Jugend-BL 14 0 7 7 4 | Playoffs 2 0 1 1
 2011-2012 ESV Kaufbeuren U18 DNL 31 3 4 7 33 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0
  HC Landsberg U18 Jugend-BL 4 8 3 11 6 |          
 2012-2013 ESV Kaufbeuren U18 DNL 33 11 22 33 22 |          
  Germany U18 (all) International-Jr 10 3 3 6 2 |          
 2013-2014 ESV Kaufbeuren U18 DNL 24 13 21 34 20 |          
  Corpus Christi IceRays NAHL 21 1 2 3 2 |          
  Germany U20 (all) International-Jr 3 0 0 0 0 |          
 2014-2015 Austin Bruins NAHL 53 11 30 41 28 | Playoffs 13 7 6 13
  Germany U20 WJC-20 6 0 0 0 12 |          
  Germany U20 (all) International-Jr 7 0 0 0 12 |          
 2015-2016 Tri-City Storm USHL 57 14 25 39 47 | Playoffs 5 3 3 6
 2016-2017 Clarkson Univ. NCAA 39 8 13 21 37 |          
 2017-2018 Clarkson Univ. NCAA 40 14 23 37 14 |          
 2018-2019 Clarkson Univ. NCAA 39 14 31 45 29 |          
  Minnesota Wild NHL 2 0 0 0 0 |          
 2019-2020 Iowa Wild AHL 4 1 1 2 2 |          

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