Pro Hockey: Former IceHogs captain Joakim Nordstrom seeks second Stanley Cup
ROCKFORD – Former Rockford IceHogs captain Joakim Nordstrom is playing for his second Stanley Cup as a member of the Boston Bruins.
Nordstrom won his first cup in 2015 with the Chicago Blackhawks. The 27-year-old started the championship campaign with the IceHogs and went on to skate in 41 games with Chicago. The Stockholm, Sweden native appeared in three postseason contents, helping Chicago win the Stanley Cup in six games over the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Overall, Nordstrom logged 52 points (26g, 26a) and a plus-10 rating in 92 career games with the IceHogs from 2012-15. He set career-high marks with his 17 goals, 16 assists and 33 points during the 2013-14 season and followed that impressive campaign by netting three game-winning goals in just 23 contests in 2014-15. The forward combined to shoot a solid 18.1 percent during his full AHL career with 27 goals on 149 shots.
This year, Nordstrom has delivered his second-best point total of his NHL career with Boston. The forward has tallied 12 points on seven goals and five assists while skating in all but 12 games with the Bruins during the regular season. He has also appeared in 16 of 17 playoff games with Boston during the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs, picking up two goals and two assists during the Bruins’ dominant run to the Stanley Cup Finals. Nordstrom also posted his first multi-point effort of his NHL playoff career with a marker and helper on April 23 vs. Toronto.
Boston now awaits the winner of the Western Conference Finals series between San Jose and St. Louis.