Nathan Oystrick

Nathan Oystrick

Hometown:

Regina SK

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1982-02-17

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2001

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

Atlanta's 7th round, 198th overall in the 2002 Entry draft

Weight:

195 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • B

History

Oystrick had a breakout year with Northern Michigan in 2003-04 as a sophomore as he benefited from more ice time. The two-way defenseman had 8 goals, 28 assists, was +5 with 98 penalty minutes in 39 games. He made the CCHA Second Team All-Stars. He was second in team scoring and first among defensemen.

In 2002-03, he was fourth among Northern Michigan defensemen, was fifth among the team’s freshmen and seventh among the club’s underclassmen in scoring.

Read Hockey’s Future’s 2004 interview with Oystrick here.

Attended first prospect camp in 2004.

Signed to an NHL contract in 2006 and assigned to the Chicago Wolves.  In December 2006, Oystrick talked about how it was going having turned pro.

2006-07: Had a very good offensive year as a rookie with the Wolves, making the All-Rookie team.

Talent Analysis

Strengths: Oystrick is an offensive-minded defenseman. He's a good skater, passer, pinches on offense and is comfortable carrying the puck. Oystrick hits well and will fight if necessary.  Good slapshot, and good puck movement.

Weaknesses: At 5'11, he's not tall, but he's solid.  Skating and decision-making could possibly hold him back.  Mental game can be vastly improved.

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