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Dallas Stars sign G Christopher Nihlstorp Karlsson

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06-05-2012, 02:38 PM
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Dallas Stars sign G Christopher Nihlstorp Karlsson

Dallas signs Goaltender Christopher Nihlstorp Karlsson

http://stars.nhl.com/club/news.htm?i...id=DL|DAL|home

"The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has signed free agent goaltender Christopher Nihlstorp (pronounced kneel-storp) to a one year, two-way contract.

Nihlstorp, 28, has played the last four seasons in the Swedish Elite League (SEL), including the last two for Farjestad BK. Last season Nihlstorp posted a .923 save percentage (SV%), a 2.04 goals against average (GAA) and five shutouts in 54 appearances with the club.

“Christopher has been a successful goaltender in the Swedish Elite League,” said Dallas Stars General Manager Joe Nieuwendyk. “Aside from providing depth and stability for our system, we believe that he will have a chance to challenge for an NHL job at some point.”

The 6-foot-3, 192-pound native of Malmo, Sweden helped backstop Farjestad to the 2011 Le Mat Trophy, which is earned annually by the champions of the Swedish Elite League. During the 2011 SEL playoffs, Nihlstorp posted a .944 SV% and a 1.60 GAA in nine appearances."

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Anyone named Nihlstorp has to be a baller.

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Cristopher what ?! I hope he cuts his name to Nihlstorp.

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Cristopher what ?! I hope he cuts his name to Nihlstorp.
I think he already did. I never knew him as 'Nihlstorp Karlsson', and he's been in the SEL for a few years now...

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Player profile for those not already familiar with him:

http://eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=2367

It says there 'aka Christopher Nihlstorp Karlsson', but it has always been just 'Nihlstorp' on his SEL jerseys iirc, so expect the same in Dallas/Texas. Anyways good signing, might be good enough for a backup-role in the NHL.


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Already did. I never knew him as 'Nihlstorp Karlsson'.
eliteprospects.com listed him under both names.

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Not a fan of teams being forced to one year contracts. This is a type of guy you'd love to give at least a 2 year deal.

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May your SEL goaltender be better than the other SEL goaltender that I can think of...

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Karlsson?

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Bye bye Bachman

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May your SEL goaltender be better than the other SEL goaltender that I can think of...
..Whom we were runners-up for.

In Gus's defense, though, he's had a pretty rough go personally since inking the deal with Toronto.

I'm not even sure if he sticks around for another year, might head back home this summer.

Interested in this Nihlstorp guy, though. Let's see how he does at camp.

And yes, if Bachman's RFA negotiations turn sour, maybe we've got ourselves an all-Scandinavian goalie tandem for next season.

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I've never heard anyone refer to him as "Karlsson", so you could drop it. It's just Nihlstorp. I think he'll do fine in the AHL.

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