John Nyberg

by Austin Wallace on October 14, 2015

Nyberg courtesy of PuckSnack

 

John Nyberg

Shoots: L

Height: 6-2

Weight: 190

Born: 1996-07-14

Hometown: Ljungby, SWE

Drafted: 2014 by Dallas Stars 165th overall

 

Observations:

 

September 2015 – Dallas went very defenseman heavy in the 2014 NHL draft. Case in point: John Nyberg. He was the fifth of six defensemen selected by Dallas on day two. At the time he was drafted, Stars amateur scout Rickard Oquist had this to say “He’s a two-way defenseman. He has some offensive tools, can move the puck, good first pass and has a bomb for a shot. He’s pretty good on the power play and has put up decent points in the Under-18 league this year. Really excited about him.”

Nyberg was a well travelled man last season playing for four teams across three different leagues. Nyberg spent about half the season with the Frolunda J20 program playing 25 games and amassing seven goals and 10 assists in the regular season and added one goal and one assist in eight playoff games. As a result of his strong play he also spent to the big club in the SHL, playing 17 games and putting up one assist. He had limited success while dressing mostly as the seventh defenseman, averaging just under eight minutes per game. Lastly he played 13 games on loan split between Mora IK and IK Oskarshamn in the Allsvenskan posting one assist. Like I said, well travelled. Nyberg will begin the season again on loan to Oskarshamn in the Allsvenskan in an effort to give him a healthy amount of playing time. He has the size needed for an NHL defenseman but will need to add a bit of mass and strength. - Brad Phillips

 

Fantasy Outlook: C

Has some potential as an offensively inclined defenseman who sees some time on the powerplay. At least 3-4 years away

 

Footage:

Nyberg with a strong play at the blue line to hold the zone, leading to a goal. Starting at 1:05

 

 

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