Kent Nilsson

Position: C ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 6-1 (185 cm) ▪ Weight: 195 lbs. (88 kg)

Born: August 31, 1956 in Nynashamn, Sweden
Draft: Atlanta, 4th round (64th overall), 1976 NHL Amateur


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Fine Details ▪ Last updated Apr 26, 2015 6:25 PM

NHL/WHA Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Assists Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1977-78 21 WNJ WHA 80 42 65 107 27 8 24 18 0 212 19.8 Kaplan-1
1978-79 22 WNJ WHA 78 39 68 107 1 8 31 8 0 279 14.0 Deneau-1
1979-80 23 ATF NHL 80 40 53 93 -3 10 26 14 0 3 31 22 0 217 18.4 AS-6
1980-81 24 CGY NHL 80 49 82 131 15 26 29 20 0 8 50 32 0 217 22.6 AS-4,Byng-4,Hart-8
1981-82 25 CGY NHL 41 26 29 55 -20 8 13 13 0 0 13 16 0 103 25.2
1982-83 26 CGY NHL 80 46 58 104 5 10 26 16 4 6 39 18 1 217 21.2 Byng-3
1983-84 27 CGY NHL 67 31 49 80 -24 22 15 7 9 5 21 26 2 181 17.1 Hart-12
1984-85 28 CGY NHL 77 37 62 99 -4 14 25 9 3 3 27 31 4 201 18.4 Byng-5
1985-86 29 MNS NHL 61 16 44 60 4 10 8 8 0 2 22 21 1 122 13.1
1986-87 30 TOT NHL 61 18 45 63 12 16 9 9 0 1 35 10 0 114 15.8
1986-87 30 MNS NHL 44 13 33 46 2 12 5 8 0 1 25 8 0 89 14.6
1986-87 30 EDM NHL 17 5 12 17 10 4 4 1 0 0 10 2 0 25 20.0
1994-95 38 EDM NHL 6 1 0 1 -5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50.0
6 yrs CGY,ATF NHL 425 229 333 562 -31 90 134 79 16 25 181 145 7 1136 20.2
2 yrs MNS NHL 105 29 77 106 6 22 13 16 0 3 47 29 1 211 13.7
2 yrs EDM NHL 23 6 12 18 5 4 4 2 0 0 10 2 0 27 22.2
2 yrs WNJ WHA 158 81 133 214 28 16 55 26 0 491 16.5
Career NHL 553 264 422 686 -20 116 151 97 16 28 238 176 8 1374 19.2
Career WHA 158 81 133 214 28 16 55 26 0 491 16.5

NHL/WHA Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP GC G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
1977-78 21 WNJ WHA 80 41 0.53 0.81 1.34 0.51 0.10 2.65 27 Kaplan-1
1978-79 22 WNJ WHA 78 40 0.50 0.87 1.37 0.51 0.10 3.58 1 Deneau-1
1979-80 23 ATF NHL 80 37 0.50 0.66 1.16 0.46 0.13 2.71 33 45 78 30 118 44 77 0 -3 7.3 1.0 8.2 AS-6
1980-81 24 CGY NHL 80 49 0.61 1.03 1.64 0.61 0.33 2.71 37 64 101 38 164 68 81 0 15 9.5 1.4 10.9 AS-4,Byng-4,Hart-8
1981-82 25 CGY NHL 41 22 0.63 0.71 1.34 0.53 0.20 2.51 19 21 40 16 68 38 50 0 -20 3.7 0.0 3.8
1982-83 26 CGY NHL 80 42 0.58 0.73 1.30 0.53 0.13 2.71 37 47 84 33 149 57 109 22 5 7.8 1.1 8.9 Byng-3
1983-84 27 CGY NHL 67 30 0.46 0.73 1.19 0.45 0.33 2.70 24 39 63 24 104 51 100 23 -24 5.1 0.2 5.3 Hart-12
1984-85 28 CGY NHL 77 37 0.48 0.81 1.29 0.48 0.18 2.61 29 49 78 29 129 58 103 28 -4 6.5 0.5 7.0 Byng-5
1985-86 29 MNS NHL 61 21 0.26 0.72 0.98 0.34 0.16 2.00 12 35 47 16 94 52 41 3 4 2.8 0.9 3.7
1986-87 30 TOT NHL 61 22 0.30 0.74 1.03 0.37 0.26 1.87 15 38 53 19 93 33 54 6 12 3.7 0.9 4.7
1986-87 30 MNS NHL 44 16 0.30 0.75 1.05 0.37 0.27 2.02 11 28 39 14 67 29 41 5 2 2.8 0.6 3.3
1986-87 30 EDM NHL 17 6 0.29 0.71 1.00 0.35 0.24 1.47 4 10 14 5 26 4 13 1 10 1.0 0.4 1.4
1994-95 38 EDM NHL 6 1 0.17 0.00 0.17 0.09 0.00 0.33 2 0 2 1 1 1 5 0 -5 0.0 -0.1 -0.1
6 yrs CGY,ATF NHL 425 218 0.54 0.78 1.32 0.51 0.21 2.67 179 265 444 170 732 316 520 73 -31 39.9 4.3 44.1
2 yrs MNS NHL 105 37 0.28 0.73 1.01 0.35 0.21 2.01 23 63 86 30 161 81 82 8 6 5.6 1.4 7.0
2 yrs EDM NHL 23 7 0.26 0.52 0.78 0.28 0.17 1.17 6 10 16 6 27 5 18 1 5 0.9 0.3 1.2
2 yrs WNJ WHA 158 81 0.51 0.84 1.35 0.51 0.10 3.11 28
Career NHL 553 261 0.48 0.76 1.24 0.47 0.21 2.48 208 338 546 206 920 402 620 82 -20 46.4 6.0 52.4
Career WHA 158 81 0.51 0.84 1.35 0.51 0.10 3.11 28

NHL/WHA Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1977-78 21 WNJ WHA 9 2 8 10 2 10 0
1978-79 22 WNJ WHA 10 3 11 14 -1 4 0
1979-80 23 ATF NHL 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
1980-81 24 CGY NHL 14 3 9 12 2 3 0 0 0
1981-82 25 CGY NHL 3 0 3 3 2 0 0 0 0
1982-83 26 CGY NHL 9 1 11 12 2 0 1 0 0
1984-85 28 CGY NHL 3 0 1 1 -2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0.0
1985-86 29 MNS NHL 5 1 4 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 10 10.0
1986-87 30 EDM NHL SC 21 6 13 19 11 6 4 2 0 0 46 13.0
Career NHL 1 59 11 41 52 11 14 8 3 0 0 62 11.3
Career WHA 19 5 19 24 1 14 0

Other Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1973-74 17 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden 8 1 2 3 4
1973-74 17 Sweden EJC-A 5 8 7 15 2
1974-75 18 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden 28 13 12 25 14
1974-75 18 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden-Q 6 7 3 10 4
1974-75 18 Sweden WJC-A 6 3 3 6
1974-75 18 Sweden EJC-A 5 5 5 10 0
1975-76 19 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden 36 28 26 54 10
1975-76 19 Sweden Nat-Tm 5 0 0 0 0
1975-76 19 Sweden WJC-A 4 1 3 4 2
1976-77 20 AIK Solna Sweden 36 30 19 49 18
1981-82 25 Sweden Can-Cup 5 0 2 2 4
1984-85 28 Sweden Can-Cup 8 3 8 11 4
1984-85 28 Sweden WEC-A 8 6 5 11 6
1987-88 31 Sweden Can-Cup 6 0 4 4 4
1987-88 31 HC Bolzano Italy 35 60 72 132 48
1987-88 31 SC Langnau Swiss 2 2 0 2
1988-89 32 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden 35 21 21 42 36
1988-89 32 Sweden WEC-A 10 3 11 14 0
1989-90 33 EHC Kloten Swiss 36 21 19 40
1989-90 33 Sweden WEC-A 10 10 2 12 6
1990-91 34 EHC Kloten Swiss 33 37 39 76
1991-92 35 EHC Kloten Swiss 17 11 14 25 8
1992-93 36 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden 40 11 20 31 20
1993-94 37 EC Graz Alpenliga 30 15 33 48
1993-94 37 EC Graz Austria 27 8 9 17
1994-95 38 Valerengen IF Oslo Norway 6 1 1 2 8
1995-96 39 Nynashamns IF Sweden-3 2 2 3 5 6
1997-98 41 CH Majadahonda Spain 6 8 12 20
Career 1 Season Alpenliga 30 15 33 48
Career 1 Season Austria 27 8 9 17
Career 3 Seasons Can-Cup 19 3 14 17 12
Career 2 Seasons EJC-A 10 13 12 25 2
Career 1 Season Italy 35 60 72 132 48
Career 1 Season Nat-Tm 5 0 0 0 0
Career 1 Season Norway 6 1 1 2 8
Career 1 Season Spain 6 8 12 20
Career 6 Seasons Sweden 183 104 100 204 102
Career 1 Season Sweden-3 2 2 3 5 6
Career 1 Season Sweden-Q 6 7 3 10 4
Career 4 Seasons Swiss 88 71 72 143 8
Career 3 Seasons WEC-A 28 19 18 37 12
Career 2 Seasons WJC-A 10 4 6 10 2

Other Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1973-74 17 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden 14 8 6 14 2
1987-88 31 HC Bolzano Italy 8 14 14 28
1988-89 32 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden 1 0 1 1 0
1989-90 33 EHC Kloten Swiss 5 4 5 9
1990-91 34 EHC Kloten Swiss 8 3 8 11
1991-92 35 EHC Kloten Swiss 2 0 0 0 2
1992-93 36 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden 6 2 3 5 0
1997-98 41 CH Majadahonda Spain 2 3 8 11
Career 1 Season Italy 8 14 14 28
Career 1 Season Spain 2 3 8 11
Career 3 Seasons Sweden 21 10 10 20 2
Career 3 Seasons Swiss 15 7 13 20 2

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 9 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Kent Nilsson 10.9 8.9 8.2 7.0 5.3 4.7 3.8 3.7 -0.1
Frank Mahovlich 95.0 10.4 8.4 7.8 6.3 5.4 4.9 3.4 3.3 0.1
Petr Sykora 94.3 10.6 8.7 8.1 7.5 5.9 5.9 4.2 4.0 -0.4
Martin Havlat 90.8 9.6 9.5 7.8 7.1 5.8 5.0 4.7 3.0 2.1
Brendan Shanahan 90.7 10.7 9.5 8.9 5.9 5.7 5.6 4.4 3.4 0.3
Danny Gare 89.7 10.4 8.7 8.4 7.7 6.0 5.9 3.8 2.6 2.3
Ryan Getzlaf 89.1 10.5 9.2 8.4 7.2 7.0 6.1 4.3 4.2
Rick Tocchet 89.0 10.2 7.9 7.5 7.0 5.5 5.4 3.7 1.8 1.7
René Robert 88.2 9.0 8.8 8.1 7.4 6.9 5.1 4.4 1.5 -0.2
Yvan Cournoyer 88.1 10.4 10.0 8.6 7.2 6.5 3.9 2.4 0.7 0.7
Marc Savard 87.7 9.3 8.7 6.2 5.9 5.4 4.6 3.7 2.8 -0.1
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Kent Nilsson 10.9 8.9 8.2 7.0 5.3 4.7 3.8 3.7 -0.1
Ryan Getzlaf 89.1 10.5 9.2 8.4 7.2 7.0 6.1 4.3 4.2
Michael Ryder 87.4 8.9 8.1 7.4 6.0 5.9 4.4 4.2 3.7 3.0
Harry Oliver 87.0 9.6 6.2 5.5 5.0 3.2 3.0 2.9 2.7 0.7 0.7 -0.3
Barry Pederson 86.8 9.7 9.5 7.9 5.7 5.3 5.0 2.9 0.9 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.0
Jason Allison 86.6 11.3 9.9 7.9 7.7 4.7 3.1 2.9 2.1 0.1 0.1 -0.3
Sid Abel 86.2 9.2 7.3 7.3 6.2 4.3 4.2 4.2 3.6 3.2 0.4 0.0 0.0 -0.1 -0.2
Jimmy Carson 86.1 9.4 8.6 6.3 6.2 5.6 3.6 2.9 1.8 1.3 -0.1
Danny Gare 86.1 10.4 8.7 8.4 7.7 6.0 5.9 4.1 3.8 2.6 2.3 1.3 -0.2 -0.2
Jeff Carter 85.6 11.7 9.5 8.0 6.6 5.2 4.9 4.0 2.6
Mike Cammalleri 85.6 9.8 9.1 6.5 5.4 4.8 4.7 4.5 3.1 2.0 0.6

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

July 29, 1977: Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg (WHA), July 29, 1977.

June 9, 1979: Reclaimed by Atlanta from Winnipeg prior to Expansion Draft, June 9, 1979.

June 24, 1980: Transferred to Calgary after Atlanta franchise relocated, June 24, 1980.

June 15, 1985: Traded to Minnesota by Calgary with Calgary's 3rd round choice (Brad Turner) in 1986 Entry Draft for Minnesota's 2nd round choice (Joe Nieuwendyk) in 1985 Entry Draft and 2nd round choice (Stephane Matteau) in 1987 Entry Draft, June 15, 1985.

March 2, 1987: Traded to Edmonton by Minnesota for cash, March 2, 1987.

January 26, 1995: Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, January 26, 1995.

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