NHL AWARDS                Non-NHL Awards


All-Star Game:
Stanley Cup Finals (Lost): 1984
N.Y. Islanders Records: Most playoff overtime goals (4)
N.Y. Islanders Goals Leader: 1974-75 (27 goals)
N.Y. Islanders Playoffs Goals Leader: 1978 (3 goals)
1972-73: Played on first New York Islanders team.
Coaching Career: Named N.Y. Islanders assistant coach upon his retirement in August 1986 and remained in that position through 1987-88 season. Did not enjoy the coaching experience.
Management Career: Named N.Y. Islanders Director of Corporate Affairs in 1988 and remained in that position through 1988-89 season. .... Named N.Y. Islanders Director of Special Projects in 1989 and remained in that position through 1990-91 season. ... Named N.Y. Islanders Director of Community Relations in 1991 and remained in that position through 1991-92 season. ... Named N.Y. Islanders Director of Amateur Hockey Development & Alumni Relations in 1992 and remained in that position through 1996-97 season. ... Named N.Y. Islanders Director of Corporate Relations in 1997 and remained in that position through 2001-02 season.
Miscellaneous: Set N.Y. Islanders record (since broken) with 25 penalty minutes in game on Nov. 14, 1973, at Detroit. ... Shared a popular booster club, called the Dynamic Duo Fan Club, with Kamloop Rockets  teammate Garry Howatt throughout the 1970s. .... Became first player in N.Y. Islanders history to record natural hat trick when he achieved feat on Jan. 31, 1974, in Los Angeles. ... Played on line with Garry Howatt and Ed Westfall in 1973-74. ... Played on line with Andre Howatt and Andre St. Laurent in 1974-75. ... Missed part of 1979-80 season with separated shoulder. ... Scored goal at 7:11 of overtime to win N.Y. Islanders' first Stanley Cup in Game 6 vs. Philadelphia on May 22, 1980. ... Played on "Banana Line" with Wayne Merrick and John Tonelli. ... Was N.Y. Islanders' leader in career games through his first 13 seasons with team. ... Missed part of 1981-82 season with groin injury. ... Missed part of 1983-84 season with damaged ligaments in left wrist. ... Missed part of 1984 playoffs with bruised knee. ... Missed most of 1984 training camp while recovering from wrist surgery. ... Missed most of 1984-85 season with broken bone in hand. ... Is tied for third on all-time NHL list with four overtime goals in Stanley Cup playoffs. ... Missed part of 1985-86 season with back injury. ... Suffered two tears of retina in left eye when accidentally high-sticked by teammate Gerald Diduck during a game of "keep-away" following a Sunday afternoon practice on Jan. 5, 1986. The injury required surgery on Jan. 15, 1986, and ended his playing career. He did, however, play one more game on April 5, 1986, when he was put into the starting lineup against New Jersey and left the ice after the opening faceoff, enabling him to finish his career with 900 games played.... In 1991, N.Y. Islanders began presenting the Bob Nystrom Award to player on team "who best exemplifies leadership, hustle and dedication." ... N.Y. Islanders retired his No. 23 on April 1, 1995.



WHA Draft Pick:
1972 (by Miami)
Miscellaneous: Was invited to play for Sweden in 1976 Canada Cup, but declined offer  ... Competed in ABC-TV's Superstars competition in 1981 and won his preliminary-round group. ... Avid tennis player in off-seasons during his playing days. ... Was active in March of Dimes charity during his playing days. ... Was vice-president of a Long Island direct marketing company and also sold commercial real estate during his playing days. ... Went into insurance business after retirement and became executive vice president HRH, a major property casualty insurance company. ... Was first athlete inducted to the Hinton, Alberta, Sports Wall of Fame. Avid tri-athlete, golfer and mountain climber in retirement.
Personal: Full name is Thore Robert Nystrom. ... Born in Sweden but moved with his family to Hinton, Alberta, when he was 4 years old. ...