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Report: Sens, Flames among teams interested in Swedish league's Joakim Nygard

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The Ottawa Senators and Calgary Flames are among the teams trying to lure Sweden's Joakim Nygard to the NHL, TSN's Darren Dreger reported during Thursday's "Insider Trading" segment.

Who is Nygard, exactly?

"He's a 26-year-old forward who's had a very good year in the Swedish Elite League playing with Farjestad," Dreger said. "His agent, Matt Keator, has been fielding interest from NHL clubs for several months now, to be frank. Of the teams interested: Ottawa, Calgary - they're both in on this guy hard."

Nygard's notched 21 goals and 14 assists this season and is drawing interest from scouts for his incredible speed, Dreger added.

As a 26-year-old, Nygard would have to agree on a one-year entry-level contract if he were to sign in the NHL.

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