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|1981 NHL DRAFT PICK|
No. 191 overall by Detroit Red Wings
August 20, 1962
Height: 6-0 Weight: 200
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Hometown: Lulea, Sweden
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
World Junior Championships: 1981 (gold medal)
Championships: 1980 (bronze medal)
Miscellaneous: Not selected in 1980 NHL Entry Draft despite being
eligible. ... Played on first Swedish team to win gold medal at World Junior
Championships in 1981.
| Debut: October 8, 1987 (St. Louis at
Numbers: 27 (St. Louis); 6
Stanley Cup: Never won.
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
||St. Louis, Vancouver||236
|CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS|
AWARDS AND HONORS
DRAFT RE-ENTRY: 1987 (St. Louis, No. 59
overall in Round 3)
Vancouver Playoffs Goals Leader: 1989 (3, tie)
Vancouver Records: Most assists in one period (3 in second period vs.
Calgary on Dec. 16, 1988, shares record)
Miscellaneous: Missed part of 1987 preseason with separated shoulder,
suffered at St. Louis' training camp in September 1987. ... Missed part of
1989-90 season with back spasms, suffered in November 1989. ... Missed part
of 1990-91 season with twisted ankle, suffered in Vancouver's Oct. 17, 1990,
game vs. St. Louis. ... Played first NHL game against Vancouver and his last in a Vancouver uniform.
Gavle, Lulea (Sweden); Vasteras, Stockholm Djurgarden (Sweden); Rauma
(Finland); Zurich (Switzerland); Klagenfurt (Austria); Stockholm Hammarby (Sweden);
Nottingham (Great Britain)|
World Championships: 1986
(silver), 1987 (gold), 1995 (silver)
World Junior Championships: 1982
AWARDS AND HONORS
Coaching Career: Named Stockholm Djurgarden
(Sweden) assistant coach prior to 2002-03 season and held position into
Miscellaneous: Was named Sweden's top defenseman
at 1987 World Championships. ... Worked as a firefighter and ambulance
driver during off-seasons of playing days in Sweden before entering NHL in
1987. ... Came out of retirement during 2003-04 season to play for
injury-depleted Stockholm Djurgarden (Sweden) team that he was coaching.
Personal: Cousin of former NHL player Anders Eldebrink.
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
|DRAFT RE-ENTRY: Detroit never signed Nordmark,
who remained in Sweden. His draft rights lapsed after the 1983-84 season,
and he became eligible to re-enter the draft. He was selected by St. Louis
in the third round of the 1987 NHL Entry Draft.||
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