|Assets:||Owns a very projectable frame and plenty of lineup versatility, mainly due to his polished two-way game. Can kill penalties and play both winger and center.|
|Flaws:||The jury is still out on his long-range scoring upside. Also, he needs to add more bulk in order to withstand the rigors of the National Hockey League.|
|Career Potential:||Versatile two-way forward with a little upside.|
|9/29/2014||Assigned to the Rockford IceHogs (AHL).|
|4/02/2014||Recalled from the Rockford IceHogs (AHL).|
|12/07/2013||Assigned to Rockford (AHL).|
|12/04/2013||Recalled from Rockford (AHL).|
|10/20/2013||Assigned to Rockford (AHL).|
|3/16/2013||Re-assigned to Rockford (AHL).|
|9/15/2012||Returned to his junior team (AIK IF-Sweden).|
|5/29/2012||Signed by the Chicago Blackhawks to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|6/26/2010||Drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 3rd round (90th overall) in 2010.|
Joakim Nordstrom getting a great opportunity | 05/06/2014 4:55 PM
NewsJoakim Nordstrom will play in his fourth straight postseason game on Tuesday.
ImpactIt's a big opportunity for Nordstrom, given that he only had 16 contests worth of NHL experience going into the 2014 playoffs. He's playing alongside Brandon Saad and Marcus Kruger on the third line. Playing with Kruger in particular is helpful for Nordstrom as he used to play for Kruger's father and with his brother. "He's easy to play with and obviously he's helping me out, explaining if I don't understand or things like that. That makes it easy for me," Nordstrom said of Kruger. "He makes other players better, too, so he's a great player to play with."
Nordstrom may be in for Shaw Sunday | 05/04/2014 1:36 PM
NewsUpdating earlier posts, it may be Joakim Nordstrom who plays in place of the injured Andrew Shaw and not Kris Versteeg.
Tracey Myers Twitter
ImpactWe will update you if we find out any more info before puck drop at 3:00 pm.
Joakim Nordstrom in for Kris Versteeg | 04/27/2014 3:08 PM
NewsThe Chicago Blackhawks made a bit of a surprising lineup change for Game 6 against the St. Louis Blues, replacing Kris Versteeg with Joakim Nordstrom.
Tracey Myers on Twitter
ImpactIt may or may not be the right move in reality, but from a fantasy perspective, it's expected to be a minus. While Versteeg has his flaws, he also has more offensive potential (at this point) than Nordstrom.
Hawks bring up Joakim Nordstrom | 04/02/2014 1:16 PM
NewsJoakim Nordstrom has been recalled by Chicago.
Mark Lazerus on Twitter
ImpactHe joined the Blackhawks for practice on Wednesday. Nordstrom has 17 goals and 33 points in 58 games with Rockford of the AHL this season. He has also appeared in 10 matches with Chicago.
Hawks reassign Joakim Nordstrom to AHL | 12/07/2013 3:11 PM
NewsJoakim Nordstrom has been returned to the minors.
ImpactHe was recalled on Wednesday and played on Thursday and Friday. Nordstrom earned an assist against Minnesota to give him two points in 10 NHL games this campaign.
Blackhawks promote Joakim Nordstrom | 12/04/2013 1:08 PM
NewsJoakim Nordstrom has been called up by the Chicago Blackhawks.
ImpactNordstrom has six points and 12 penalty minutes in 15 AHL games this season. He also has a goal in eight contests with Chicago in 2013-14.
Hawks assign Joakim Nordstrom to AHL | 10/21/2013 9:45 AM
NewsJoakim Nordstrom was demoted to the minors on Sunday.
ImpactIn eight games with the Blackhawks, he contributed one goal, 10 shots and 12 hits. Nordstrom cracked Chicago's roster out of training camp and Chicago utilized him as a penalty killer during his tenure with the team.
Joakim Nordstrom likley to make Hawks | 09/28/2013 12:36 PM
NewsLongshot Joakim Nordstrom is on the verge of earning a roster spot with the Blackhawks.
ImpactHe came out of nowhere to impress the Hawks' coaching staff and will likely be a prominent fixture on the Chicago penalty-killing unit. Nordstrom is not much of a scorer. Last season he registered a mere three points in 11 games in the AHL. His numbers in Sweden are not that much better.
Joakim Nordstrom hanging around at camp | 09/26/2013 11:18 AM
NewsJoakim Nordstrom has even surprised himself that he's still at Chicago's training camp.
Impact"I like his speed, (he's a) young guy (with) good instincts on both sides of the puck," coach Joel Quenneville said Wednesday. "I thought he did a good job penalty killing. He and Marcus (Kruger) had some nice little chemistry. (Nordstrom) has really progressed for where he was a year ago. He looks like he's made a big jump." The Hawks may be looking at him as a possible replacement for Michael Frolik, who was traded to Winnipeg in the off-season.
|Swe Jr.||Total||Swe Jr.||32||8||9||17||-||55||-||-||-||-||-||0.53|
|Penalty Minutes||2||2013-14 (Chi)|
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