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Joakim Nordstrom
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Born February 25, 1992 (1992-02-25) (age 25)
Tyresö, Sweden
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 174 lb (79 kg; 12 st 6 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Carolina Hurricanes
AIK
Chicago Blackhawks
NHL Draft 90th overall, 2010
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 2010–present

Joakim Nordstrom (born February 25, 1992) is a Swedish professional ice hockey centre currently playing for the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing CareerEdit

Joakim was selected by the Blackhawks in the third round (90th overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. On September 23, 2010, he made his SHL debut against Södertälje SK.

On May 29, 2012, Joakim signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Blackhawks on May 29, 2012, but he remained with AIK for the 2012–13 season.

On October 1, 2013, he made his NHL debut with the Blackhawks and on October 11, 2013, he scored his first NHL goal against Kevin Poulin of the New York Islanders.

During the 2014–15 NHL season, Joakim played a career-high 38 regular season games and played in three playoff games with the Blackhawks. While playing with the Rockford IceHogs, he was named the team captain and had 9 goals & 7 assists in 23 games with the team.

On March 13, 2015, he was suspended for two games for boarding against Arizona Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson in a game the previous night.

On September 2, 2015, Joakim signed a one-year contract to remain with the Blackhawks, but on September 11, 2015, he was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes along with Kris Versteeg and a third-round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 AIK J20 28 6 9 15 53
2009–10 AIK Swe.1 2 0 0 0 0
2010–11 AIK J20 25 9 11 20 36
2010–11 AIK SEL 11 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
2011–12 AIK SEL 47 3 3 6 4 10 1 2 3 2
2012–13 AIK SEL 43 5 4 9 29
2012–13 Rockford IceHogs AHL 11 0 3 3 12
2013–14 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 16 1 2 3 2 7 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Rockford IceHogs AHL 58 17 16 33 21
2014–15 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 38 0 3 3 4 3 0 0 0 0
2014–15 Rockford IceHogs AHL 23 9 7 16 19
2015–16 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 71 10 14 24 12
2015–16 Charlotte Checkers AHL 2 1 0 1 0
2016–17 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 7 5 12 17
SHL totals 101 8 8 16 33 11 1 2 3 2
NHL totals 207 18 24 42 35 10 0 0 0 0

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2010 Sweden WJC18 Template:Sica 6 0 2 2 6
2012 Sweden WJC Template:Goca 6 4 1 5 0
Junior totals 21 5 4 9 6

International PlayEdit

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold 2012 Calgary
IIHF World U18 Championships
Silver 2010 Minsk

Personal LifeEdit

Joakim is the brother of Dennis Nordstrom.

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