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Kent Åke Nilsson - Born August 31, 1956 in Nynäshamn, Sweden is a Swedish retired ice Hockey centre and scout.

- IIHF European Junior Champion 1974 with Team Sweden.

- IIHF World Junior Championships Bronze Medal Winner 1975, 1980 with Team Sweden.

- Lou Kaplan Trophy Winner (WHA Rookie of the Year) 1978 with Winnipeg Jets.

- Paul Daneau Trophy Winner (WHA Most Gentlemanly Player) 1979 with Winnipeg Jets.

- Avco World Trophy / Avco Cup Champion 1978, 1979 with Winnipeg Jets.

- Stanley Cup Champion 1987 with Edmonton Oilers
- Clarence S. Campbell Bowl Champion 1987 with Edmonton Oilers.

- 1984 Canada Cup Silver Medal (runner-up) with Team Sweden.

- 1990 Men's Ice Hockey World Championships Silver Medal Winner.

Nilsson made his NHL debut with Atlanta Flames on October 10, 1979 vs Quebec Nordiques, also scoring his 1st NHL goal vs Göran Högosta at 6:09 of 2nd period at Quebec Coliseum in a 5-3 Atlanta win.

Nilsson scored his 1st NHL hat-trick vs John Davidson and Steve Baker of New York Rangers on January 6, 1980 at Madison Square Garden in a 5-5 tie.

Nilsson played in 553 regular season NHL games, scoring 264 goals (28 GWG / 1 OTG), 422 assists with 116 penalty minutes and 59 NHL playoff games, scoring 11 goals, 41 assists with 14 penalty minutes.

Nilsson played in 158 regular season WHA games, scoring 81 goals, 133 assists with 16 penalty minutes and 19 WHA playoff games, scoring 5 goals, 19 assists with 14 penalty minutes.

Nilsson played for Sweden 67 times, 20 as a junior, scoring 17 goals, 18 assists and 47 as a senior, scoring 22 goals, 32 assists.

Guldpucken / The Golden Puck Winner 1989 with Djurgårdens IF.

Kent Nilsson was inducted into the IIHF Hall of Fame in 2006.

Kent Nilsson was a inaugural member of the World Hockey Association Hall of Fame in 2010.

Kent Nilsson was inducted into the Swedish Hockey Hall of Fame in 2012.

Nilsson holds the NHL record for most points in a single NHL season by a Swedish player with 131 (49 goals, 82 assists) with Calgary Flames during the 1980-81 NHL season.

Nilsson holds the NHL record for the quickest goal scored during a season-opening game, at ten seconds in, while playing for the Minnesota North Stars versus the Quebec Nordiques on October 11, 1986.


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