After being drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in 2008, Gustav Nyquist spent seven seasons wearing the winged wheel.
Naturally, the Halmstad, Sweden native settled in the Motor City during his tenure with the Wings, purchasing a 5,111-square-foot home in the exclusive Bloomfield Village area of Michigan. The forward is now ready to skate away from his Bloomfield Township home, which is on the market for $2.25 million.
In February, the rebuilding Red Wings traded Nyquist to San Jose to help the Sharks with their playoff push. After the season ended, Nyquist became a free agent and opted not to re-up in the San Francisco Bay Area. He instead agreed to a new four-year, $22 million contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
The trade was a tough call for the Red Wings to make, seeing how much Nyquist was beloved by teammates and fans.
“It’s part of where we are right now, part of the business side of hockey,” Nyquist’s linemate Dylan Larkin told the Detroit News. “I’m going to miss him a lot. He’s a great teammate, great worker, and I had great chemistry with him. He’s going to help that team a lot.”
The hard-working Swede left a huge impact in the Motor City—in fact, the 2016 Kentucky Derby winner was a thoroughbred named Nyquist, so named because the horse’s owner is a huge Wings fan.
Nyquist recorded 11 points in 20 playoff games to help San Jose reach the Western Conference final against eventual Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis.
You can see why Nyquist may be feeling bittersweet about leaving Michigan, seeing as his brick Colonial home is as tranquil and relaxed as the game of hockey is frantic and intense. Finished with custom woodwork and flooded with natural light, the house maintains a warm, family-friendly feel despite its many luxury features.
Highlights include a rec room and separate exercise room, a library, mudroom, and three-car garage. The luxurious master suite has its own sitting area, a decadent marble bath, and a jaw-dropping, walk-in closet. Cindy Kahn is the listing agent.
Nyquist’s new deal will keep him in Ohio for a bit, so we’ll see if he’s able to find a place with nearly as much balance between high-end amenities and cozy home life anywhere near Columbus. At any rate, his impact in Michigan will always be felt.
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