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#26 Nick Oslund
Pos: Right Wing
D.O.B.: 11/15/87
From: Savage, MN.
Height: 6'3
Weight: 210
Shoots: Right
Drafted: 2006 draft 7th rnd 191st overall by Detroit (NHL)
Acquired: Signed to PTO contract by Grand Rapids (AHL) 11/8/11
Plus: Great skater with size... Willing to play a physical game and has the tools to be a punishing hitter... Decent skill level for a checker... Competitive player will battle along the boards...
Minus: Inconsistent... While the skill is obvious, it has not translated into offense... Does not bring physical game all the time... Seems to have a hard time finding his role...
Organizational Comments: Red Wings Asst GM Jim Nill: Hes a big, strong power forward, Hes another one of those guys we dont have a lot of in our system, so its nice when you get those big, strong guys that can help play the other part of the game for us.
What GRC says: Fall 2011: A finalist for Minnesota HIgh School's coveted Mr. Hockey award, Oslund has not been able to match that success at the NCAA level with St Cloud State. Detroit gave him one more look at camp this year, and after being cut ended up in GR's camp. An aggressive skater with good size and speed, Oslund's game has never equaled the sum of his parts. If he can find his game in the pro ranks, he could see some time in Grand Rapids, but will likely ply his trade this season in Toledo (ECHL).
Role: Power Forward
Projection: AHL Banger


9/8/11 Invited to Training Camp by Detroit (NHL)
9/27/11 Released from Camp by Detroit (NHL)
9/27/11 Signed to ATO by Grand Rapids (AHL)
10/5/11 Released from ATO by Grand Rapids (AHL)
11/8/11 Signed to PTO by Grand Rapids (AHL)