The only players that I know is from Norwegian descent is Dustin Byfuglien, Paul Gaustad, Erik Gudbrandson, Travis Moen, Nick Bjugstad and Ryan Johansen.
Former players that I know is part Norwegian is Glenn Anderson, Brian Skrudland and Cliff Ronning.
Add Isles prospect Aaron Ness to that list. I'm sure Brady Skjei must be of Norwegian descent too. Other possibles are Erik Christensen, Scott Clemmensen and Travis Erstad.
Although his surname isn't, Jack Skille is also Norwegian and that's why he chose to play in Norway during the lockout
Last edited by IslesNorway: 02-22-2013 at 02:58 AM.
Pyatt --> France ("pye" = french syllable)
Stepan, Girardi, Del Zotto --> Italy
Staal, Kreider --> Germany ("Stahl" is "steel" in german, the "-er" ending is typical, "Kreide" means "chalk")
Callahan, McDonagh, Boyle --> Ireland
Mashinter --> Scotland?
I think it's more interesting to try to find a name you definitely can't place or find a clear Heritage for. Niclas Grossman (is he and the name jewish/swedish or not) Jacob Josefsson (is he jewish/Swedish or not). Getzlaf, Strome and Sheldon Souray, other ex. of names Im not sure of where they come from.