New York Islanders, NHL
- 4X Stanley Cup Champion with the New York Islanders (1980-1983)
- Selected to the 1977 NHL All-Star Game
- Scored the winning goal to defeat the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1980 Stanley Cup Playoffs
- Inspired the New York Islander “Bob Nystrom Award”
Bob Nystrom is a former right winger for the New York Islanders. He played with the Islanders for 14 seasons from 1972 to 1986. Bob was claimed 33rd overall by the Islanders in 1972 and began playing in the NHL in March of 1973. During his first full season, Bob tallied 41 points as a rookie, earning him Rookie of the Year considerations. Bob became one of the steadiest two way forwards in the league and collected over 20 goals in each of his first five seasons. His career high came in 1977-78 after he scored 30 goals earning him an All-Star Game selection. As one of the hardest working and most talented members of the Islanders, Bob, nicknamed “Thor” by his teammates, is best known as one of the all-time best clutch players in NHL Stanley Cup playoff history. He tallied 39 goals and 83 points in 157 playoff games over the course of his career. However, it his knack for sudden death overtime winners that sets him apart. Bob ended playoff overtime games four times in his career, most notably on May 24, 1980 in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals against the Philadelphia Flyers. Bob scored the game winner at 7:11 of overtime to secure the first Stanley Cup in franchise history, the first of four total for Bob.
Originally from Stockholm, Sweden, Bob was raised in Canada where he played for two seasons with the Calgary Centennials of the WCJHL before being drafted. At the Islander’s last home game of the 1985-86 season, Bob dressed for the game in order to make it his 900th game played, the third most in Islander history. Bob was a throwback to old time hockey players, he netted 235 goals (38 Game Winning Goals) and 278 assists for a total of 513 points during his career. Bob is sixth on the Islander all-time playoff-scoring list with 39 goals and 44 assists for a total of 83 points. Since retiring, Bob served as assistant coach, radio analyst, Director of Corporate Affairs, Director of Special Projects, Director of Community Relations, Director of Amateur Hockey Development and Alumni Relations and Director of Corporate Relations for the Islanders over a 16 year period. On April 1, 1995, the Islanders retired #23 and beginning in 1991, the Bob Nystrom Award is presented to the player on the team “who best exemplifies leadership, hustle and dedication.” In 2003, Bob was inducted into the Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame and the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.
Video Message$99Get a Personal Video Greeting from Bob Nystrom! He will record a birthday or congratulatory greeting, surprise message for your event, or a client and employee motivational message. You can even save and share the recording afterwards!
NOTE: This request will take 2 business days to process. Your credit card will be charged automatically once the video has been recorded by the Pro.
Appearance$1,500Hire Bob Nystrom to make an appearance at your next event! Bob Nystrom’s appearance will be the perfect way to promote your business or organization. (Up to 60 minutes). Autograph show pricing may vary.
Q&A$1,500Bob will share his story with up to 20 people. Your small group of friends, students, coworkers, or event attendees will be inspired by Bob’s path to success.
Lunch or Dinner$2,000Bob will join you and your small group of up to 10 people at lunch or dinner. You choose the restaurant and you choose what you want to talk about. Bob will share stories from his career. Note: for larger parties, please see appearance fee below.
Attend a Game$4,000Have an extra seat at the game? Bob will join you and your guests and share insight on the game. Discuss Bob's career with the Islanders and his trajectory in becoming a four-time Stanley Cup champion.
Round of Golf$4,000Bob will complete your foursome for a round of golf. He'll be the perfect fourth for your Sunday outing, and will spice up the round with tales from his time in the pros.
* Booking this talent outside of the booking region may result in additional costs. Thuzio Pros are subject to availability.
Sport Hockey League NHL Team
- New York Islanders (1972-1986)
Position Right Wing