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by George Malik on 06/28/13 at 11:30 AM ET
From the Red Wings' PR department:
GUSTAV NYQUIST NAMED RED WINGS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR BY THE DETROIT SPORTS BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION
… Skilled Swedish Forward Appeared in 22 Games for Detroit During 2012-13 Season …
Detroit, MI… Detroit Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist has been named the 2012-13 Red Wings Rookie of the Year by the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association (DSBA). Nyquist, 23, skated in 22 games for Detroit during the shortened 2012-13 season, collecting six points (3G-3A-6P), six PIM and an ‘even’ rating. He also appeared in all 14 postseason games for the Red Wings, notching five points (2G-3A-5P), a +3 rating and tallied his first career playoff goal in overtime of Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Anaheim Ducks.
“I’m really excited to be chosen as the DSBA Rookie of the Year,” said Nyquist. “There were a lot of candidates this year because so many young guys were called up and ended up playing pretty significant roles. When you look at some of the past winners of the award like Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg, Marcel Dionne, Glenn Hall and Terry Sawchuk, it’s really a great honor.”
A native of Halmstad, Sweden, Nyquist was originally selected by the Red Wings in the fourth round (121st overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. The 5’11”, 185-lb. forward led Grand Rapids in scoring this season with 60 points (23G-37A-60P) and tied for second on the team with 23 goals in just 58 games played. In 2011-12, Nyquist set the Griffins’ rookie scoring record after registering 58 points (22G-36A-58P) in 56 games. Prior to joining the Griffins at the end of the 2010-11 season, Nyquist played three seasons at the University of Maine (NCAA, Hockey East), amassing 144 points (50G-94A-113P) in 113 collegiate appearances. Nyquist will be honored by the DSBA prior to a Red Wings home game during the 2013-14 season.
The DSBA Red Wings Rookie of the Year Award dates back to the 1948-49 NHL season. Previous recipients of the award include current Red Wings Henrik Zetterberg, Pavel Datsyuk, Johan Franzen, Niklas Kronwall, Jimmy Howard, Jonathan Ericsson, Jakub Kindl and Cory Emmerton.
Previous DSBA Red Wings Rookie of the Year Award Winners
2011-12 – Cory Emmerton 1979-80 - Mike Foligno 1963-64 - Pit Martin
2010-11 – Jakub Kindl 1978-79 - Willie Huber 1962-63 - Doug Barkley
2009-10 - Jimmy Howard 1977-78 - Dale McCourt 1961-62 - Bruce MacGregor
2008-09 - Jonathan Ericsson 1976-77 - Jim Nahrgang 1960-61 - Hank Bassen
2007-08 - Derek Meech 1975-76 - Michel Bergeron 1959-60 - Murray Oliver
2006-07 - Jiri Hudler 1974-75 - Bill Lochead 1958-59 - Len Lunde
2005-06 - Johan Franzen 1973-74 - Bill Hogaboam 1957-58 - Don Poile
2004-05 - None awarded 1972-73 - Henry Boucha 1956-57 - Billy Dea
2003-04 - Niklas Kronwall 1971-72 - Marcel Dionne 1955-56 - Glenn Hall
2002-03 - Henrik Zetterberg 1970-71 - Tom Webster 1954-55 - None awarded
2001-02 - Pavel Datsyuk 1969-70 - Al Karlander 1953-54 - Bill Dineen
2000-01 - None awarded 1968-69 - Paul Popiel 1952-53 - Marcel Bonin
1999-00 - Jiri Fischer 1967-68 - Gary Jarrett/Roy Edwards 1951-52 - Glen Skov
1982-98 - None awarded 1966-67 - None awarded 1950-51 - Terry Sawchuk
1980-81 - John Barrett 1965-66 - Bert Marshall 1949-50 - Steve Black
1964-65 - Roger Crozier 1948-49 - Max McNab
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