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Position Centre
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
183 lb (83 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Edmonton Oilers
New York Islanders
Nationality Swedish
Born January 10 1985 (1985-01-10) (age 25),
Calgary, AB, CAN
NHL Draft 15th overall, 2003
New York Islanders
Pro Career 2005 – present

Robert Åke Nilsson (born January 10, 1985 in Calgary, Alberta) is a Swedish professional player currently playing for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League.

Playing career

He was born in Canada while his father Kent Nilsson played in the NHL, but has spent most of his life in Sweden. He represented Sweden at the 2003, 2004 and 2005 World Junior Championships. He was drafted by the Islanders with the 15th overall pick in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

He scored his first NHL goal on October 29, 2005, against the Buffalo Sabres.

Nilsson started the 2005–06 season with the Islanders, but he struggled to adjust to the NHL style of play and was sent down to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, the Islanders' AHL team. After scoring 28 points (8 goals, 20 assists) in 29 games for the Tigers, Nilsson was recalled to finish the year with the Islanders. At one point, Robert played on the top line with team captain Alexei Yashin and close friend Sean Bergenheim.

On February 27, 2007, he was dealt to the Edmonton Oilers with Ryan O'Marra and the Islanders' 1st round pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft for Ryan Smyth.

He scored his first goal as an Oiler on March 15, 2007.

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 Leksands IF SEL 41 8 13 21 10 5 0 1 1 2
2003–04 Leksands IF SEL 34 2 4 6 6 -- -- -- -- --
2003–04 Fribourg-Gottéron NLA 7 1 3 4 2 4 1 0 1 2
2004–05 Djurgårdens IF SEL 23 2 4 6 6 3 0 0 0 0
2005–06 New York Islanders NHL 53 6 14 20 26 -- -- -- -- --
2005–06 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 29 8 20 28 12 7 1 4 5 0
2006–07 Edmonton Oilers NHL 4 1 0 1 4 -- -- -- -- --
2006–07 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 50 12 34 46 34 -- -- -- -- --
2006–07 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 19 6 14 20 14 11 3 12 15 8
2007–08 Edmonton Oilers NHL 71 10 31 41 22 -- -- -- -- --
2007–08 Springfield Falcons AHL 5 2 2 4 4 -- -- -- -- --
2008–09 Edmonton Oilers NHL 64 9 20 29 26 -- -- -- -- --
NHL totals 192 26 65 91 88 -- -- -- -- --

External links

  • Robert Nilsson at TSN.ca
  • Robert Nilsson's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
New York Islanders first-round draft picks
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