Q&A: New Wild F Nick Bjugstad on coming home and back rehab

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The Wild acquired Blaine native and forward Nick Bjugstad in a recent trade with Pittsburgh.

Our Darren ‘Doogie’ Wolfson caught up with Bjugstad this week to talk about coming home, his summer back surgery, his position flexibility, and more.

***Click the video box on this page to watch our chat with Bjugstad***

Bjugstad, 28, played three seasons of college hockey at the University of Minnesota and was the 19th overall pick in the first round of the 2010 NHL Draft. In 439 career NHL games with Florida and Pittsburgh, he’s collected 207 points.

Bjugstad had spinal surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester in May. He only played 13 games last season for Pittsburgh.

Bjugstad is entering the final year of his contract.