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#14 - Ulf Nilsson

Ulf Gosta Nilsson
Position: Center
Born May 11, 1950 in Nynashamn, Sweden
Height: 5' 11" Weight: 176
Signed as a free agent, May 3, 1974.
Centerman Ulf Nilsson signed with the Jets in early May 1974 along with fellow countryman Anders Hedberg and the pair combined with Bobby Hull to form the “Hot Line”, which became one of the best lines in hockey history. Nilsson played the role of playmaker between the two sharpshooters and tallied 100 points or more in each of his four seasons with the Jets. He was an integral part of two AVCO Cup championship teams, a four-time All-Star, and he was the most valuable player in the 1976 playoffs. Following the 1977-1978 season, both he and Hedberg left the Jets to sign lucrative contracts with the New York Rangers, but Nilsson's career in New York was cut short by injuries.


Scoring Statistics

Regular Season
SeasonGPGAPtsPIM+/-PPSHShots
1974-197578269412079 70147
1975-1976783876114846573152
1976-1977713985124895783 
1977-1978733789126894173180
Totals:300140344484341 299479
Playoffs
SeasonGPGAPtsPIM+/-PPSHShots
1975-19761371926615   
1976-19772062127335   
1977-1978911314125   
Totals:4214536751 000