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Nicklas Grossmann

(1985 - )

Nicklas Grossmann (born January 22, 1985, in Stockholm, Sweden) is a professional hockey player, currently on the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League.

Grossmann’s professional career began in the Swedish Elite League during the 2003–04 season with Södertälje SK as a right wing. However, Grossman only notched two career points in the SEL, both assists, over two seasons. Even so, he was drafted by Dallas in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft in the second round with the 56th overall pick.

Grossmann’s professional debut in North America came on October 8, 2005, with Iowa. It was then that Grossmann was converted to a regular defenceman, a move that led to Grossman being named Iowa’s Most Improved Player after his rookie season. Grossmann is one of the few Jewish players in the NHL.

Grossmann scored his first career NHL goal in a Western Conference Finals game against The Detroit Red Wings on a power play. In May of 2008, Grossman was given a new 2 year approx. $2M deal to stay with the Dallas Stars.

In February 2012, Grossmann was traded to the Philadelphia FLyers.

Sources: Wikipedia