|(Credit: Colin Peddle)
"[Nill and White] wished me good luck and thanked me for the season," said Nilstorp last week, when he was still being coy about his future intentions. "I'm going home to relax for a bit... maybe I'll take a walk with my dog. Work on my English. I'm just really happy to go see my family."
Henrik Evertsson, sports manager of Vaxjo Lakers, had the following to say (via Google Translate):
"Cristopher is quite precisely what we have been looking for. He is an experienced and talented goalkeeper who has been involved and gained a lot. It feels really good and it really feels like we found right in our goalkeeper saves.After his time in North America, Nilstorp said that he will bring a lot back to Europe with him that he learned over here.
"I think Cristopher had had the chance to write a new NHL contract, but then he probably ended up as runner-up and cast as 30-year-old wants to play games. He wants to play, participate and have the chance to win something, and he gets it with us. He likes our focus and see that we are going to do any good. But just because I am sure he has not given up his NHL dream."
"The game is completely different. Guys shoot the puck well and more. If I'm going back, I'm going to take that with me. All the experiences of playing such a long season will be things I take with me."
Nilstorp finished his Texas Stars career a champion after 84 regular season and 28 playoff games over two seasons.