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Griffins Forward Gustav Nyquist Has West Michigan Roots

Posted at 10:40 PM, Feb 14, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-10 16:50:02-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Gustav Nyquist might be destined for an NHL career. But when it comes to West Michigan athletics, he isn’t the only Nyquist who’s enjoyed success.

Gustav’s father, Fredrik, was an exchange student at Reeths-Puffer high school in Muskegon.  While in Muskegon, Fredrik was a member of the 1973 Reeths-Puffer golf team which would win the first ever state championship in school history. Fredrik averaged 40.3 shots over nine holes in the championship season, ranking third on the team between Jeff and Jon Gates.

Fredrik lived with John and Kathleen Snider when he was going to Reeths-Puffer.

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