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Nykänen, Jorma (- )
Born in Finland.
Honours : Elected to the Finnish Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in 1988 (leader).
Nykoluk, Mike (1934- )
Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Right-wing. When he was appointed in 1972, he became the first assistant coach in the NHL.
Club Career (playing) :
Played for Toronto Maple Leafs & Rochester Americans 1956-57, Rochester Americans 1957-58 and Hershey Bears 1958-72.
Club Career (coaching) : Coached Philadelphia Flyers 1972-76 (assistant), New York Rangers 1978-79 (assistant) and Toronto Maple Leafs 1980-84.
Honours : Won the Les Cunningham Plaque in 1966-67.
AHL All-Star First Team in 1968.
AHL All-Star Second Team in 1967.
Jersey/Shirt numbers worn : 24 27
Nyberg, Johan (1962- )
Born in Jönköping, Sweden. Played hockey in the youth team at HV 71 and recalls seeing the London Lions play a tour match in his home rink in the early 1970s. An avid hockey supporter, he follows HV 71 but as an international hockey fan he has strong memories of three matches "the Poland win over the USSR in the World Championships of 1976 - the Team USA gold at the Olympics in Lake Placid in 1980 and when VEU Feldkirch became EHL champions in 1998". He says, "Such moments make hockey to the greatest sport in the world." He works for Husqvarna AB who are world leaders in professional chain saws and have a large customer base in the USA and Canada. The Swedish Consultant for the A to Z Encyclopaedia of Ice Hockey, he has made a significant contribution to the overall project.
Nyköpings (IK Nyköpings Hockey 90)
Nylander, Michael (1972- )
Born in Stockholm, Sweden. Centre. Hartford Whalers 4th pick (59th overall) in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft.
International Career : Played for Sweden (Junior) 1989-92. Played for Sweden in the 1992, 1993, 1996, 1999 & 2000 World Championships Pool A, the 1998 & 2002 Olympics and the 1996 World Cup of Hockey.
Club Career : Played for Hartford Whalers & Springfield Indians 1992-93, Hartford Whalers & Springfield Indians & Calgary Flames 1993-94, Calgary Flames 1994-96, HC Lugano 1996-97, Calgary Flames 199798, Calgary Flames & Tampa Bay Lightning 1998-99, Tampa Bay Lightning & Chicago Blackhawks 1999-00, Chicago Blackhawks 2000-03, Washington Capitals & Boston Bruins 2003-04 and New York Rangers 2004- .
Medals : Won European Championship (Junior) gold 1989-90.
Won World Championship (Junior) silver in 1991-92.
Honours : World Championship Best Forward Award 1997 (Pool A).
World Championship (Junior) Best Forward Award 1992 (Pool A).
Nylund, Gary (1963- )
Born in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. Defenceman.
International Career :
Played for Canada (Junior) in 1981-82.
Club Career : Played for Portland Winter Hawks 1978-82, Toronto Maple Leafs 1982-86, Chicago Blackhawks 1986-88, Chicago Blackhawks & New York Islanders 1988-89, New York Islanders 1989-91 and New York Islanders & Capital District Islanders 1991-93.
Medals :
Won World Championship (Junior) gold in 1982.
Nynex Arena
Former name of the Manchester Evening News Arena
Nyrop, Bill (1952-1996)
Born in Washington DC, USA. Defenceman.
International Career : Played for the USA in the 1976 Canada Cup.
Club Career : Played for Nova Scotia Voyageurs 1974-75, Montreal Canadiens & Nova Scotia Voyageurs 1975-76, Montreal Canadiens 1976-78, Minnesota North Stars 1980-82 and Kolner EC 1982-83.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1976, 1977 & 1978.
Nystrom, Bob (1952- )
Born in Stockholm, Sweden. Right-wing.
Club Career : Played for New York Islanders 1972-86.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1980, 1981, 1982 & 1983.
Honours : His number 23 jersey has been retired by New York Islanders.
Nystrom, Karen (- )
International Career : Played for Canada (Women) in the 1998 Olympics.
Medals : Won Olympic silver in 1998.

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