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Offensively talented winger with boom or bust potential


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October 2020- Nordgren is listed on the HIFK roster but has yet to see any game action this season. The 2018 third-round pick is progressing nicely but is still a few years away from seriously contending for an NHL job. Tony Carr

December 2018 – Nordgren has been named to team Finland’s preliminary roster for the upcoming world junior hockey championships. Nordgren will have to work hard to make this team with the Finnish depth at forward, but given his skill level, don’t be surprised if he does. Tony Carr

June 2018 – Nordgren has been known for his playmaking abilities more than anything else but at the U18 World Championship tournament, he led the tournament with eight goals in seven games. He also added two assists for a total of 10 points which was third best in the tournament. Nordgren earned a spot on the tournament All-Star Team and won a gold medal with Team Finland.  Jokke Nevalainen

March 2018 – Niklas Nordgren had a great start to his professional career when he scored three goals on his professional debut in a Champions Hockey League game. He hasn’t had the same kind of success in Liiga but his offensive production in the Finnish junior league has been amazing. Nordgren is a very talented offensive winger who works hard and understands his defensive responsibilities so that he’s not a liability defensively. He seems to be more of a playmaker than a goal-scorer but also has an excellent wrist shot. Nordgren has very soft hands and great vision but the one thing holding him back is skating which is especially worrisome for a small player like him. If he can improve his skating or find other ways to produce offensively at higher levels, he could be a gamble that pays off big time in fantasy hockey leagues.  Jokke Nevalainen

Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 5.5
Country FIN
Position RW
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth May 4, 2000
Height 5‘9”
Weight 170 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 3; Overall: 74


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 HIFK U16U16 SM-sarja10 8 311 6|Playoffs4 1 12
 2015-2016 HIFK U16U16 SM-sarja0 0 00 0|Playoffs5 6 511
  Finland U16 (all)International-Jr8 4 812 5|        
  HIFK U18U18 SM-sarja44 23 2144 16|Playoffs2 1 23
  Finland U16 YOG6 4 48 5|        
 2016-2017 HIFK U18U18 SM-sarja9 7 815 22|Playoffs2 0 00
  HIFK U20U20 SM-sarja40 13 2639 32|Playoffs7 7 29
  Finland U17WHC-1