Nick Bjugstad

Arizona Coyotes logo
Age 30 Jul 17, 1992
Minneapolis USA
Center shoots right
6'6" 198 cm
215 lbs 98 kg
ELC Signing Age 20
Waivers Signing Age 20
UFA Year 2020
Agent Ben Hankinson
Draft Year 2010
Drafted Overall 19
Draft Round 1
Draft Team Florida Panthers logo

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Transaction History
Nov 28, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Nick Bjugstad | Bjugstad provided an assist and went plus-2 in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Minnesota Wild.
Nov 24, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Nick Bjugstad | Bjugstad scored a goal on two shots, logged three hits, blocked three shots and went plus-2 in Wednesday's 4-0 win over the Carolina Hurricanes.
Nov 21, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Nick Bjugstad | Bjugstad recorded two goals on three shots along with one helper in the Arizona Coyotes' 4-3 shootout loss to the Nashville Predators on Monday.
Nov 3, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Nick Bjugstad | Bjugstad posted an assist, two shots on goal and two hits in Thursday's 7-2 loss to the Dallas Stars.
Oct 30, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Nick Bjugstad | Bjugstad scored a goal on three shots and added five hits in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the New York Rangers.
Oct 17, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Nick Bjugstad | Bjugstad notched an assist, three hits and a plus-2 rating in Monday's 4-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Oct 16, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Nick Bjugstad | Bjugstad produced an assist, six hits and two PIM in Saturday's 6-3 loss to the Boston Bruins.
Jul 13, 2022 Arizona Coyotes | Nick Bjugstad | Bjugstad penned a one-year, $900,000 contract with Arizona on Wednesday.
Apr 24, 2022 Minnesota Wild | Nick Bjugstad | Bjugstad scored a power-play goal and added eight hits in Sunday's 5-4 overtime win over the Nashville Predators.
Apr 3, 2022 Minnesota Wild | Nick Bjugstad | Bjugstad notched an assist and two hits in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Washington Capitals.
Feb 27, 2022 Minnesota Wild | Nick Bjugstad | Bjugstad scored a goal on two shots in Saturday's 7-3 loss to the Calgary Flames.
Feb 20, 2022 Minnesota Wild | Nick Bjugstad | Bjugstad notched an assist, two hits, two PIM and a plus-3 rating in Sunday's 7-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers.
Feb 20, 2022 Minnesota Wild | Nick Bjugstad | Bjugstad (upper body) is in Sunday's lineup against the Edmonton Oilers, per the NHL's media site.
Feb 18, 2022 Minnesota Wild | Nick Bjugstad | Bjugstad (upper body) was removed from injured reserve but is unlikely to play Friday against the Florida Panthers.
Feb 18, 2022 Minnesota Wild | Nick Bjugstad | Bjugstad (upper body) has been medically cleared to return but will not play Friday against visiting Florida, Jessi Pierce of NHL.com reports.
Feb 12, 2022 Minnesota Wild | Nick Bjugstad | Bjugstad (upper body) participated in practice Saturday, per Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Feb 7, 2022 Minnesota Wild | Nick Bjugstad | Bjugstad (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Monday.
Jan 6, 2022 Minnesota Wild | Nick Bjugstad | Bjugstad (upper body) is expected to miss at least six weeks, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Jan 6, 2022 Minnesota Wild | Nick Bjugstad | Bjugstad (upper body) has been ruled out for an extended period, per Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Jan 5, 2022 Minnesota Wild | Nick Bjugstad | Bjugstad suffered an injury in practice, reports Michael Russo of The Athletic on Wednesday.
Dec 12, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Nick Bjugstad | Bjugstad scored a goal on four shots and went plus-2 in Sunday's 6-4 loss to the Minnesota Wild.
Nov 29, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Nick Bjugstad | Bjugstad scored a goal on two shots versus Tampa Bay on Sunday.
Nov 7, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Nick Bjugstad | Bjugstad scored a goal on four shots in Sunday's 5-2 win over the New York Islanders.
Oct 24, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Nick Bjugstad | Bjugstad scored a goal on three shots in Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Nashville Predators.
Jul 5, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Nick Bjugstad | Bjugstad signed a one-year, $900,000 extension with Minnesota on Monday.
May 26, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Nick Bjugstad | Bjugstad scored a goal on three shots and added three hits in Wednesday's 3-0 win over the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 6.
May 7, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Nick Bjugstad | Bjugstad recorded an assist, two shots on goal and two hits in Friday's 4-3 overtime win over the Anaheim Ducks.
Apr 23, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Nick Bjugstad | Bjugstad (upper body) has been cleared to play, but he won't be in the lineup for Friday's game versus LA, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Apr 17, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Nick Bjugstad | Bjugstad (upper body) is expected to travel with the Minnesota Wild for the team's upcoming four-game road trip, Jessi Pierce of The Athletic reports.
Apr 16, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Nick Bjugstad | Bjugstad (upper body) skated on his own Thursday, Jessi Pierce of The Athletic reports.
Apr 14, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Nick Bjugstad | Bjugstad (upper body) won't be available for Wednesday's game against the Arizona Coyotes.
Apr 9, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Nick Bjugstad | Bjugstad (upper body) didn't make the trip to St. Louis for Minnesota's back-to-back set against the St. Louis Blues on Friday and Saturday, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Apr 7, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Nick Bjugstad | Bjugstad (upper body) won't play Wednesday versus the Colorado Avalanche, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Apr 6, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Nick Bjugstad | Bjugstad (upper body) is considered questionable for Wednesday's clash with Colorado, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Apr 5, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Nick Bjugstad | Bjugstad registered a goal and an assist and added five PIM with two hits in Monday's 5-4 loss to Colorado.
Mar 22, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Nick Bjugstad | Bjugstad scored a goal on three shots and added a pair of hits Monday in a 2-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks.
Mar 5, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Nick Bjugstad | Bjugstad scored a goal and went plus-2 in Friday's 5-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes.
Feb 26, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Nick Bjugstad | Bjugstad scored a goal on two shots in Friday's 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings.
Feb 24, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Nick Bjugstad | Bjugstad notched an assist and went plus-2 in Wednesday's 6-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche.
Feb 13, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Nick Bjugstad | Bjugstad has been activated off the NHL's COVID-19 protocols list.
Feb 3, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Nick Bjugstad | Bjugstad was placed in the league's COVID-19 protocol Wednesday, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Jan 28, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Nick Bjugstad | Bjugstad scored a goal on four shots in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings. He added four shots and two PIM.
Jan 24, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Nick Bjugstad | Bjugstad scored a goal and went plus-2 in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the San Jose Sharks.
Jan 22, 2021 Minnesota Wild | Nick Bjugstad | Bjugstad posted an assist, two shots on goal and two blocked shots in Friday's 4-1 win over the San Jose Sharks.
Dec 30, 2020 Minnesota Wild | Nick Bjugstad | Bjugstad (back) is healthy ahead of the Minnesota Wild's upcoming training camp, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Sep 11, 2020 TRADE ANALYSIS
The Minnesota Wild acquired Nick Bjugstad from the Pittsburgh Penguins for a conditional 2021 7th Round Pick
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Mar 5, 2020 Pittsburgh Penguins | Activated C Nick Bjugstad from injured reserve.
Oct 8, 2019 Pittsburgh Penguins | Placed C Nick Bjugstad on IR.
Feb 1, 2019 Pittsburgh Penguins | Acquired C Nick Bjugstad and C Jared McCann from the Florida Panthers for C Derick Brassard, LW Riley Sheahan, a 2019 second-round draft pick and two 2019 fourth-round draft picks.
Jan 13, 2019 Florida Panthers | Activated C Nick Bjugstad from injured reserve.
Jan 26, 2017 Florida Panthers | Activated C Nick Bjugstad from injured reserve.
Jan 7, 2017 Florida Panthers | Placed C Nick Bjugstad on IR.
Nov 21, 2016 Florida Panthers | Activated C Nick Bjugstad from injured reserve.
Oct 6, 2016 Florida Panthers | Placed C Nick Bjugstad on IR.
Dec 31, 2014 Florida Panthers | Re-signed C Nick Bjugstad to a six-year, $24.6 million contract.
Oct 14, 2013 Florida Panthers | Activated C Nick Bjugstad from injured reserve.
Sep 30, 2013 Florida Panthers | Placed C Nick Bjugstad on IR.
Apr 3, 2013 Florida Panthers | Signed C Nick Bjugstad to an entry-level contract.
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2022-2023 Regular Season Stats

Nick Bjugstad
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes logo 20 4 5 9 6 4
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Career Stats
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60 Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2007-2008 Blaine High USHS-MN 24 6 14 20 10 Playoffs 3 2 1 3 0
2008-2009 Blaine High USHS-MN 25 26 25 51 20 Playoffs 3 1 2 3 0
2008-2009 Blaine High MN State 3 4 0 4 4 Playoffs 3 1 2 3 0
2008-2009 USA U17 (all) International-Jr 4 1 0 1 0
Draft Yr 2009-2010 Blaine High USHS-MN 25 29 31 60 24 Playoffs 5 6 3 9 0
Draft Yr 2009-2010 U.S. National U18 Team USDP 4 0 0 0 0
Draft Yr 2009-2010 Team Twin Cities Orthopedics UMHSEHL 23 13 8 21 18
Draft Yr 2009-2010 Blaine High MN State 2 0 0 0 0 Playoffs 5 6 3 9 0
2010-2011 Univ. of Minnesota NCAA 29 8 12 20 51
2010-2011 USA U20 WJC-20 6 2 2 4 0
2011-2012 Univ. of Minnesota NCAA 40 25 17 42 28
2011-2012 USA U20 WJC-20 6 4 2 6 0
2012-2013 Univ. of Minnesota NCAA 40 21 15 36 28
2012-2013 Florida Panthers NHL 11 1 0 1 2 155 18.18 34.22 -4.43 40.27 -5.26 0.39 0.39
2012-2013 USA WC 10 0 2 2 0
2013-2014 Florida Panthers NHL 76 16 22 38 16 992 46.74 49.34 -0.26 48.85 -0.65 0.91 2.00
2014-2015 Florida Panthers NHL 72 24 19 43 38 924 50.00 51.03 -0.95 49.85 -1.08 0.84 1.75
2015-2016 Florida Panthers NHL 67 15 19 34 41 823 44.62 51.30 3.33 49.80 0.76 0.66 1.24 Playoffs 5 2 2 4 0
2016-2017 Florida Panthers NHL 54 7 7 14 22 610 32.56 38.75 -10.75 45.24 -6.44 0.49 0.98
2016-2017 USA WC 8 1 3 4 4
2017-2018 Florida Panthers NHL 82 19 30 49 41 1,075 54.29 51.19 4.04 52.02 3.60 1.00 2.29
2018-2019 Florida Panthers NHL 32 5 7 12 16 392 55.56 45.58 -4.65 51.49 0.42 0.61 1.38
2018-2019 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 32 9 5 14 14 442 58.33 57.34 6.74 52.18 2.85 0.95 1.36 Playoffs 4 0 0 0 0
2019-2020 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 13 1 1 2 8 134 62.50 49.60 -8.90 49.40 -7.30 0.45 1.35
2020-2021 Minnesota Wild NHL 44 6 11 17 17 459 59.40 55.20 4.10 46.30 -0.10 0.65 1.83 Playoffs 6 1 0 1 0
2021-2022 Minnesota Wild NHL 57 7 6 13 20 565 46.30 50.60 -3.20 48.30 -3.30 0.64 1.17
2022-2023 Arizona Coyotes NHL 20 4 5 9 4
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Active Contract

Signing Team Arizona Coyotes logo
Signing Date July 13, 2022
Signing Status UFA
Agent Ben Hankinson
Standard Contract | 1 Years $900,000 1.09% of cap space
2022-2023
Cap Hit $900,000
UFA
AAV $900,000
Performance Bonuses $0
Base Salary $900,000
Signing Bonuses $0
Total Salary $900,000
Minors Salary $900,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Buy It Out

Contract History

Signing Team Minnesota Wild logo
Signing Date July 5, 2021
Signing Status UFA
Agent Ben Hankinson
Standard Contract | 1 Years $900,000 1.10% of cap space
2021-2022
Cap Hit $900,000
UFA
AAV $900,000
Performance Bonuses $0
Base Salary $900,000
Signing Bonuses $0
Total Salary $900,000
Minors Salary $900,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team Florida Panthers logo
Signing Date December 31, 2014
Signing Status RFA
Agent Ben Hankinson
Standard Contract | 6 Years $24,600,000 5.74% of cap space
2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Cap Hit $4,100,000 $4,100,000 $4,100,000 $4,100,000 $4,100,000 $4,100,000
UFA
AAV $4,100,000 $4,100,000 $4,100,000 $4,100,000 $4,100,000 $4,100,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $2,850,000 $3,350,000 $3,850,000 $4,300,000 $5,000,000 $5,250,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total Salary $2,850,000 $3,350,000 $3,850,000 $4,300,000 $5,000,000 $5,250,000
Minors Salary $2,850,000 $3,350,000 $3,850,000 $4,300,000 $5,000,000 $5,250,000
Clauses M-NTC
UFA Year
* Retained 50% of contract was retained by Pittsburgh Penguins in trade to Minnesota Wild
Signing Team Florida Panthers logo
Signing Date April 3, 2013
Entry Level Contract | 3 Years $3,300,000 1.50% of cap space
2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015
Cap Hit $900,000 $900,000 $900,000
RFA
AAV $1,100,000 $1,100,000 $1,100,000
Performance Bonuses $200,000 $200,000 $200,000
Base Salary $810,000 $810,000 $810,000
Signing Bonuses $90,000 $90,000 $90,000
Total Salary $900,000 $900,000 $900,000
Minors Salary $67,500 $67,500 $67,500
Clauses
UFA Year