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How Bruins Swiss Army Knife showed even more versatility

How Bruins Swiss Army Knife showed even more versatility
Published On: Tue, Dec 04
Jun 22, 2016; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron walks the red carpet with Stephanie Bertrand during the 2016 NHL Awards at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Mandatory Credit: Joshua Dahl-USA TODAY Sports

Since signing with the Bruins forward Joakim Nordstrom has done a little bit of everything, earning himself the nickname a€œSwiss Army Knife.a€

(As an aside the Stockholm, Sweden native said hea€™s fine with the nickname; after all, he said, Swedes are constantly mistaken for Swiss in North America.)

The 26-year-old, who signed a two-year contract worth $1 million per season July 1, has played on every forward line, played center and wing, been an important penalty killer and even had a cup of coffee on the power play.

In the Bruins last game, a 4-2 loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday, he even added the role of fighter to his resume. But dona€™t expect him to drop the glove more regularly now.

a€œI dona€™t know wea€™ll see, I dona€™t think therea€™s too much to say,a€ Nordstrom told a€œIa€™m maybe not cut out for fighting.a€

Nordstrom, who now has two NHL fighting majors to his credit, was reacting to Luke Witkowskia€™s bone-crushing, open-ice hit on David Krejci in the second period Saturday. As soon as he got on the ice, Nordstrom challenged Witkowski and then made sure to protect himself against a player who had six fights in the NHL last season and once had 204 penalty minutes in an AHL season.

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