Edmonton Oilers
Robert Nilsson
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RobertNilsson
POSITION: Right Wing
HEIGHT: 5' 11"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 185
BIRTHDATE: 10/01/1985
BIRTHPLACE: Calgary, AB, CAN
DRAFTED: NYI: 2003-15 overall
Last Game: Apr. 10/09 vs Calgary (0-0-0, 0 PIM, +1, 12:35)br>NY Islanders 1st choice, 15th overall, in 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
Career Oilers Stats: 139 GP 20-51-71 52 PIM
Career NHL Stats: 192 GP 26-65-91 78 PIM
Career Hat Tricks: 0 Career Penalty Shots: 0
Season Highs: Goals - 1, 9x, Last - Mar. 14 vs COL; Assists - 3, Mar. 19 at COL; Points - 3, Mar. 19 at COL (0-3-3); PIM - 2, 13x, Last - Mar. 24 vs DET
Multiple Games: Goals - 0; Assists - 0; Points - 2
Shootout Goals-Attempts: 2008-09: 2-5; Career: 6-12 (2 SDG)br>- Scored 9-20-29 with 26 PIM & was +1in 64 GP.
- Scored 0-3-3 at COL (Mar. 19) for a single-game career-high in both assists and points.
- Had a two-game scoring streak (0-4-4; Mar. 19-20) ended at MIN (Mar. 22).
- Had a two-game goal scoring streak (2-0-2; Mar. 12-14) ended vs STL (Mar. 17).
- Had a four-game assist & point scoring streak (0-4-4; Feb. 5-11) ended at LAK (Feb. 14).
- The four-game assist streak equals his career-high (twice, last Mar. 2-9/08).
- Scored shootout deciding goal & assisted on Sheldon Souray's goal in 2-1 road win at STL (Feb. 5) & had assists at DET (Feb. 7), at MIN (Feb. 8) & vs MTL (Feb. 11).
- Scored points (1-7-8) in 7 of 10 games (Jan. 27-Feb. 16).
- Had a three-game scoring streak (1-3-4; Jan. 27-Feb. 1) ended vs CHI (Feb. 3).
- Activated from NHL IRL on Jan. 20 after missing 5 games (Jan. 11-18) due to a concussion.
- Played his 100th career Oilers game vs Chicago (Dec. 16).
- Played 150th NHL game and scored 50th assist at STL (Nov. 29).

2007-08 HIGHLIGHTS: Had single-season career-highs in games, goals, assists, points & finished 6th in scoring with 10-31-41 in 71 GP in first full season with Oilers…led Oilers in plus/minus at +8 & had 22 PIM…was 3rd in assists…scored points in 33 of 71 GP & was plus or even in 57 of 71 GP…had a career-high eight-game scoring streak with 2-7-9 from Nov. 30-Dec. 13…the streak was the 2nd longest by an Oiler on the season; had a seven-game scoring streak (2-6-8) from Feb. 24-Mar. 9…5th on Oilers with eight multiple-point games…was 4 for 7 in the shootout, scoring one GWG vs. Detroit (Feb. 26)…scored 1st career Oilers assist at Detroit (Oct. 8) & played in 100th career NHL game vs. San Jose (Jan. 29)…had three game-winning assists, including two on Andrew Cogliano’s OT GWGs vs. Columbus & Chicago (Mar. 7-9)…played in 5 games with Springfield Falcons, scoring 2-2-4 & 4 PIM; recalled from AHL affiliate on Oct. 31…member of Team Sweden at 2008 IIHF World Championship tournament in Halifax & Quebec City, scoring 2-4-6 in 9 GP.

2006-07: Began season with the NY Islanders’ organization and finished as a member of the Edmonton Oilers…started his second professional season in Bridgeport (AHL) and scored 12-34-46 with 34 PIM and was -2 in 50 games for the Sound Tigers before being traded to the Oilers on Feb. 27…was assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton following the trade and played 19 games for the Penguins, scoring 6-14-20 with 14 PIM…was recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Mar. 14 and made his Oilers debut vs. Minnesota (Mar. 15), scoring his 1st Oilers goal…with his appearance as an Oiler, became the first father-son combination to play with the Oilers as his father, Kent, played with Edmonton in 1986-87 & 1994-95...combined to score 18-48-66 with 48 PIM in 69 games in the AHL with Bridgeport and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton…finished tied for 2nd in scoring on Bridgeport with 46 points in 50 games…led Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in playoff scoring, netting 3-12-15 with 8 PIM in 11 games.

2005-06: Made his NHL debut with NY Islanders…scored 6-14-20 with 26 PIM in 53 GP…played first career NHL game with NY Islanders in a 6-4 loss at Buffalo (Oct. 5)…scored first career NHL point with an assist in a 5-3 win at Washington (Oct. 13)…netted first career NHL goal against Martin Biron  in a 6-4 loss vs. the Sabres (Oct. 29)...registered three multiple-point games, including a career-high three point game (1-2-3) vs. Washington (Apr. 8)…had career-high five shots on goal vs. Buffalo (Oct. 29)…had a career-high four-game assist and point scoring streak (1-4-5) from March 19-25/06…also saw playing time with Bridgeport, scoring 8-20-28 in 29 games in the AHL…added 1-4-5 in 7 Calder Cup playoff games.

EUROPE: Played five seasons in Europe before coming to North America…played with Leksand at the U-18, junior and senior levels from 2000-01 to 2003-04…made Swedish Elitserien debut with Leksand in 2002-03, scoring 8-13-21 in 41 games…skated for both Leksan and Fribourg (Switzerland) in 2003-04…moved to Djurgardens IF Stockholm in 2004-05.

INTERNATIONAL: Scored 2-4-6 with 2 PIM & was +4 in 9 GP at 2008 IIHF World Championships, helping Sweden to a 4th place finish.

BACKGROUND: NY Islanders 1st choice, 15th overall, in 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

FIRST NHL GAME: Oct. 5, 2005 vs. Buffalo.

FIRST NHL GOAL: Oct. 29, 2005 vs. Buffalo (Martin Biron).