Nathan Oystrick (D)
2011-12: Registered a goal and third-star honors 11/12 vs. Providence…Recorded his second multi-point game of the season with a goal and an assist 11/9 @ Manchester…Netted two goals and was named second-star 10/19 vs. Manchester… registered an assist in his Pirates debut 10/8 @ Bridgeport. 2010-11: His first goal of the season stood as the game-winner on 10/10/10 vs. Milwaukee. Recorded three straight multi-point games from 10/10 to 10/15. Registered at least one point in each of the first five games of the season (3G, 4A). Recalled by St. Louis (NHL) on 10/27. Made his Blues’ debut on 10/30, recording an assist in a 4-3 win over Atlanta. He was reassigned to Peoria the next day (10/31). Recalled by St. Louis again on 11/3. Appeared in six games for St. Louis registering an assist and nine PIM before being sent back to Peoria on 11/19. Scored the game-winning goal in a shootout, firing a slapshot past Rockford’s Alec Richards on 11/21/10. Recorded four points (1g, 3a) in four games from 11/21 to 11/28. Registered his first career four-point game (2g, 2a) on 12/5/10 in a 5-4 shootout loss vs. Milwaukee. Notched his 50th pro goal on 1/5/11 vs. San Antonio, along with two assists in the game. Scored the game-winning goal in overtime on 1/8/11 at Oklahoma City. Oystrick was selected to represent the Rivermen as part of the Western Conference All-Star team, along with Jake Allen and T.J. Hensick, at the 2011 AHL All-Star Classic in Hershey, Pa. He registered an assist along with a plus-three rating in the game. Appeared in his 300th professional game on 1/22/11 at Toronto. Scored a goal in his first return to Chicago in a 4-2 loss to the Wolves on 2/5. Recorded his 100th professional assist on 2/21 at Rockford. Notched his 50th career AHL goal on 3/5 vs. Chicago. Recalled to St. Louis on an emergency basis on 3/15. Scored his first goal with St. Louis and his fifth career NHL goal on 3/16 in a 2-1 loss to Anaheim. Appeared in two games with the Blues before being reassigned to Peoria on 3/18. 2009-10: Traded to the Anaheim Ducks (NHL) for Evgeny Artyukhin on 3/1/10. Made his Anaheim debut on 4/2/10. Played three games with Anaheim recording two penalty minutes before being assigned back to AHL Chicago on 4/10/10. Helped Chicago finish first in the Western division regular season standings. Appeared in 14 playoff games registering two points, eight assists, 10 points and 8 PIM. 2008-09: Made his NHL debut on 10/14/08 vs. Minnesota. Collected his first NHL point (assist) on 11/25/08 vs. Toronto. Scored his first NHL goal a day later vs. Washington. 2007-08: One of three players to appear in all 80 regular season games with AHL Chicago. Tied a career high in goals scored with 15. Ranked second among Chicago defensemen and 13th among league defensemen in points with 43. Helped Chicago become 2008 AHL Calder Cup champions. Appeared in 24 playoff games recording a career-high 11 post-season points (3 goals, 8 assists). 2006-07: Participated in every regular season game with Chicago in his AHL rookie season. Named to AHL All-Rookie Team and AHL Second All-Star Team. NCAA: Named “Most Valuable Player” his senior season. Set highs in goals (9) and points (29). Named to “CCHA Second Team All-Stars”. Ranked second on team in scoring and first among defensemen. Received the “Tom Laidlaw Best Defenseman Award” as a sophomore, junior and senior. Named a team captain three consecutive years from 2004-06.