Nick Oslund

Hometown:

Burnsville Minnesota

Currently Playing In:

NCAA

Birthday:

1987-11-15

Position:

RW

Eligible for draft:

2006

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2006

Height:

6-3

Acquired:

7th round (191st overall), 2006

Weight:

195 lbs.

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History

2005-06: Oslund was a finalist for Minnesota’s Mr. Hockey award thanks to 22 goals and 29 assists for 51 points in 25 games at Burnsville High School.

2006-07: Oslund spent a year in the USHL before matriculating at St. Cloud. In 56 games with the Tri-City Storm, the winger scored 7 goals, 14 assists for 21 points. He registered 1 assist in 9 playoff games.

2007-08: In his freshman season at St. Cloud State, Oslund potted 4 goals and finished with 5 points in 38 games.

2008-09: Oslund appeared in 35 games as a sophomore, scoring 4 goals and 3 assists for 7 points.

2009-10: As a junior at St. Cloud, Oslund scored 4 goals, 5 assists for 9 points in 43 games.

Talent Analysis
The 6-3, 195-lb forward loves to hit and has the size to make it hurt. Oslund has skill to add to the mix as well. Though he is still a raw talent, and needs to work on stick skills and puck control, his skating is excellent and his size and competitive nature make a formidable opponent.

Oslund is a raw talent and the Red Wings consider him a long-term project. He is a punishing forward and is strong and quick on his skates. Oslund is a potential third or fourth line role player in the NHL.

Future
Projects as a checking player. He will be a senior at St. Cloud State for the 2010-11 year.