Former University of Maine men's ice hockey junior forward Gustav Nyquist (Malmo, Sweden) was named to the AHCA Men's Division I All-America Second Team on Friday, April 8. It was just one of many honors that the standout has received during his career. The All-American teams were announced Friday night at the Frozen Four.
It is the 39th time in Maine history that a player has been named an All-American. Nyquist was named a First Team All-American in 2010. He becomes the eighth player in Maine history to be named a two-time All-American. Jean Yves Roy was a three-time All-American, while David Capuano, Keith Carney, Chris Imes, Michel Léveillé, Jim Montgomery and Jeff Tory join Nyquist as two-time All-Americans.
Nyquist was named to the 2011 Hockey East First Team and was named one of the 10 finalists for the 2011 Hobey Baker Award, which was presented on Friday night to Miami's Andy Miele. He also earned a spot on the 2010–2011 New England Men's Division I All-Star Team.
Nyquist led Maine in scoring for the third straight season with 18 goals and 33 assists for 51 points. He had six power play goals, two short-handed tallies and a pair of game-winners. Nyquist saw action in 113 career games for the Black Bears. He scored 50 goals and added 94 assists for 144 points. He finishes tied for 17th on Maine's all-time scoring list.
Among his career highlights are: 2010 Hobey Baker Hat Trick, 2010 First Team RBK Hockey / AHCA Men's Division I All-American, 2010 All-College Hockey News First Team, 2010 CollegeHockey247.com All-American, 2010 Inside College Hockey All-America First Team, Runner-Up for 2010 Hockey East Player of the Year, 2010 Hockey East All-Tournament Team, ESPN The Magazine / COSIDA District I Academic All-District Second Team.
Nyquist also excels in the classroom. An economics major, he has been named a Maine Scholar-Athlete Award winner twice in his career. He was a finalist for the 2011 M Club Dean Smith Award, presented annually to the top male and female student-athletes at Maine. He has also been named to the Hockey East Academic Honor Roll.