Nick Petrecki
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 3"
BIRTHDATE: 07/11/1989
BIRTHPLACE: Schenectady, NY, USA
DRAFTED: SJS: 2007-28 overall
USHL Second All-Star Team (2007) Yanick Dupre Memorial Award (AHL Man of the Year) (2012) Signed as a free agen by Elmira (ECHL), November 12, 2015. Loaned to Hartford (AHL) by Elmira (ECHL), December 18, 2015. Loaned to Chicago (AHL) by Elmira (ECHL), February 26, 2016. Re-assigned to Indy (ECHL) by Elmira (ECHL), March 7, 2016.
2011-12: Won the Yanick Dupre Memorial Award, which is given annually to the AHL Man of the Year for his service to the community…Fourth amongst Worcester defensemen in shots (75)...Finished the season with nine points (1-8=9) and 107 penalty minutes...Scored the game-winning goal and received #2 star honors in 2-1 win at Springfield on Feb. 19.

CAREER 2010-11: Led Worcester in PIM and fighting majors (11)…Served as an assistant captain…Named the Sharks Man of the Year for his work in the central Massachusetts community…Received first NHL recall on Feb. 16, but didn’t play.

2009-10: Had eight fighting majors in rookie season…Fourth on the team in PIM…Scored first professional goal in 5-4 win at Syracuse on Jan. 23.

2008-09: Fifth on Boston College (Hockey East) with a plus-3 and T-14th in assists…Led team in PIM…Signed to an NHL contract by San Jose on March 30.

2007-08: Won National Championship with Boston College...Invited to the 2008 USA Hockey National Junior Championship Development Camp...Led team in PIM.

2006-07: Led team defensemen in points...T-4th among USHL defensemen and led team defensemen in goals...Led team, fourth in the league and second among league defensemen, in PIM...T-3rd among league defense in game-winning goals (two)...Named USHL Player of the Week twice during the season: Jan. 2 and March 19...Second Team All-USHL...Represented West Division at the USHL All-Star Game.

2005-06: Despite playing in just 53 games, finished second on the team in PIM.

PERSONAL: “Trecks” lists these favorites: Kings of Leon (musician); “Limitless” (movie); “Seinfeld” (television show); Bradley Cooper (actor); New York Rangers (NHL team while growing up); Nebraska Cornhuskers football (professional/collegiate team); golf (sport other than hockey); Mizu Sushi (San Jose restaurants); Cape Cod (vacation spot); (website); fish and veggies (food); Christmas (holiday); Tabloids (magazine)…likes to go fishing in his spare time…first job: teaching sailing…most memorable moment in professional hockey: winning the Worcester Sharks “Man of the Year Award” in 2010-11…hockey idol is Mark Messier…is superstitious about how he gets dressed…would’ve liked to meet his grandfather on his mother’s side…hates when people drive slow in the fast lane…golf handicap is 15 and he likes to play at Cape Cod…started skating at three and playing hockey at four…would have been a construction worker if not for hockey …wears Bauer skates, size 11…oldest piece of equipment is his gloves that are one year old.