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Nick Swaney

Born:Sep 9, 1997Draft: 2017 Wild, 209th Overall
Hometown:Lakeville, MinnesotaPosition:Right Wing
Known For:2x NCAA (Championship) WinnerShoots:Right
National Team:United StatesCurrent Team:Minnesota Wild

Nick Swaney (born September 9, 1997) is an American ice hockey player, currently under contract with the Minnesota Wild. Drafted 209th overall in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft by the Wild, Swaney had an impressive run in the United States Hockey League (USHL) with the Waterloo Black Hawks. He spent three years with the Black Hawks, registering near or over a point-per-game pace in each season and becoming an All-Star in 2017. Following his draft year, Swaney committed to the University of Minnesota-Duluth of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for three seasons. Winning back-to-back NCAA Championships in 2018 and 2019, he was named an alternate captain in his final year where he was named to the NCAA First All-Star Team.

Nick Swaney Iowa Wild
Nick Swaney, Iowa Wild (Jenae Anderson / The Hockey Writers)

Swaney joined the Iowa Wild at the end of the 2020-21 season, appearing in six games and registering one goal and one assist. The following year, he played in 62 games, registering 16 goals and 38 points. He gelled well with Mitchell Chaffee, and the two became great fits on Iowa’s second line. Despite their efforts, Iowa finished 6th in the Central Division, failing to make the postseason. Swaney joined Minnesota as a member of the Black Aces in 2022.

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Deeper Dive


  • Ivan Hlinka Memorial Bronze Medal (2015)
  • USHL Second All-Star Team (2017)
  • WJAC-19 All-Star Team (2017)
  • 2x NCAA (Championship) Winner (2018, 2019)
  • NCAA (NCHC) Champion (2019)
  • NCAA (NCHC) Honorable Mention All-Star Team (2019)
  • NCAA (NCHC) First All-Star Team (2021)