Nyquist looks to step up
Detroit Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist is delighted that he was able to come to terms on a new two-year contract long before the start of training camp next month.
"I'm real excited to know that I'll be a part of the organization for two more years," Nyquist said.
"I've learned so much from all the guys there over the last couple of years, so it's a great feeling for sure."
After a stellar playoff skating on Detroit's third line alongside Joakim Andersson
and the now-departed Damien Brunner, Nyquist is hoping to step up into an even more prominent role with the team this season.
"We had a lot of young guys last year that developed throughout the year and it was a real good learning experience for us all," said Nyquist, who also helped the Grand Rapids Griffins win the AHL Calder Cup. "For us to be around the guys - especially in the playoffs - they all know what it takes to win.."
Nyquist is equally excited by Detroit's move to the Eastern Conference, as well as the offseason acquisition of veteran forwards Daniel Alfredsson and Stephen Weiss.
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