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Monday, October 10, 2011

Oct 10--Bob Nystom

Bob Nystrom

Selected by New York Islanders round 3 #33 overall 1972 NHL Amateur Draft.

The quintessential money player, Bob Nystrom was a scrappy right-winger who had a propensity for scoring key goals and overtime winners. He was a scrappy competitor who battled hard in the corners and in front of the net during his 900 games with the New York Islanders. Nystrom retired in 1986 after trying to battle back from an eye injury.
The Islanders retired his No. 23 on April 1, 1995, although three other players had worn it after Nystrom.
Nystrom embraced the Long Island community like few others, contributing to various charities in the area and promoting the local businesses whenever possible. By virtue of these distinctions, and coupled with the most famous goal in team history, Nystrom was nicknamed "Mr. Islander."

1972-1986N.Y. Islanders9002352785131,248
1975-1985N.Y. Islanders157394483236

The above blue ink signed cards received IP at one of the NHL SloPitch Tournaments. The blue sharpie signed card received IP at the 2002 NHL Draft in Toronto. His son Eric was selected 10th overall by the Calgary Flames. 

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