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Sunday, March 24, 2013

TTM Success: Bob Nystrom

  Bobby Nystrom scored the biggest goal in the history of the New York Islanders.  In overtime of game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals, Nystrom scored the Stanley Cup winning goal on a John Tonelli pass.  Nystrom, a career-long New York Islander, played 900 games over fourteen seasons.  He played another 157 play-off games, netting 83 points and four Stanley Cup rings.  Nystorm was known for his excellent work ethic and the Islanders annually give out the Bob Nystrom award.  The 2012 winner was Matt Martin.  One of Nystrom's greatest honours was on April 1st, 1995, when the Islanders retired his number 23.  Nystrom was the first Swedish  born player to score a Stnaley Cup winning goal.  Nystrom was born in Stockholm, Sweden, but moved to Canada at age four.  His Cup winning goal did make teammates Stefan Persson and Anders Kallur, the first Swedish trained players to win a Stanley.

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