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Scott Nichol
Scott Nichol
Center
Number: 21
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 179
Shoots: Right
Born: Dec 31, 1974
Birthplace: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Drafted: BUF / 1993 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 11th (272nd overall)
2010-11: 4th on the team in hits (114) and 1st in faceoff percentage (59.4%)…Missed 20 games (Feb. 21 thru April 6) with an upper body injury and placed on IR on March 1…Tied his season total from the last two years with his fourth goal of the season on Dec. 30 at Chicago…Missed two games (11/26 - 11/27) with an upper body injury…Issued a four-game suspension by the NHL on Jan. 18…Scored a goal vs. Los Angeles on Nov. 15…Posted an assist and two fighting majors vs. Anaheim on Oct. 30…Scored his first goal of the season on Oct. 21 at Colorado…Played in his 500th career game on Oct. 19 vs. Carolina.

2009-10: Established new career highs in single-season points, assists and games played…Led NHL in faceoff percentage (60.6)…12th in the NHL in hits (226)…Missed two games due to injury (upper body, 3/23 25)…Missed one game due to an upper body injury on March 6…Received first star honors on Jan. 18 vs. Calgary by tying his single-game career high with three points (a goal and two assists)…Won all seven faceoffs he took and registered a game-high five hits vs. Detroit on Jan. 9…Scored his first goal as a Shark against his former team at Nashville on Nov. 17… Registered his first point (assist) as a Shark on Oct. 15 at Washington…Registered two fighting majors against Mike Brown on Oct. 3 at Anaheim…Made Sharks debut on Oct. 1 at Colorado…Playoffs: Second on team in hits (49), T-11th amongst League leaders…Recorded an assist in Game 5 of the WCQF on April 22…Recorded first career playoff point with his goal with 15 seconds left in the second period of Game 2 of the WCQF on April 16...Also added eight hits and four shots.

2008-09: Third among team forwards in average shorthanded time on ice (2:40)…Missed 38 games with a concussion sustained on Dec. 9 vs. Vancouver. When injured, ranked first among club forwards, and third overall in hits...Second on Nashville in faceoffs (54.6).

2007-08: Established career highs in shorthanded goals (two) and plus/minus (plus- 12)…Led the NHL in faceoff percentage (minimum 500 draws)…Among Nashville forwards: second in hits (110) and in average shorthanded time on ice (2:35)… Set a Nashville franchise record for shorthanded goals in a game/period with two in the second period of a 5-2 victory at St. Louis on Jan. 19…One of just three players (along with Chicago’s Rene Bourque and Patrick Sharp) to tally two shorthanded goals in a period during the season…Playoffs: Missed four games (broken thumb).

2006-07: Led Nashville and ranked fifth in the NHL (minimum 100 draws) in faceoff winning percentage (57.9)…Posted a career high in game-winning goals (two)...Second among Nashville forwards in average shorthanded ice time per game (3:14)… Playoffs: Led the club in faceoff winning percentage (63.3).

2005-06: Ranked second on the club in faceoff winning percentage (58.3)…Posted his first two-goal game on March 20 at St. Louis…Playoffs: Made his NHL playoff debut on April 21 vs. San Jose…2004- 05: Played in London (EIHL) during lockout.

2003-04: Posted NHL career highs in average ice time (15:46) with Chicago…Led the team in PIM and faceoff winning percentage (57.4).

2002-03: Recorded a team leading career-high 149 PIM…Ranked among NHL leaders in faceoff percentage (58.3).

2001-02: Ranked third on the Flames in PIM.

2000-01: Finished second on Detroit (IHL) in PIM…1999-00: Missed the majority of the season recovering from a knee injury.

1998-99: Rochester’s (AHL) team captain.

1997-98: Posted 113 PIM in just 35 games with Rochester.

1996-97: Led Rochester in shorthanded (four) and game-winning goals (six).

1995-96: A member of the AHL Calder Cup Champion Rochester Americans.

Personal: “Scooter” lists these favorites: U2 and John Mayer (musicians); the “Bourne Supremacy” series (movies); all reality shows, including “Flipping Out” (television shows); Mark Wahlberg (actor); Angelina Jolie (actress); Vancouver Canucks (NHL team while growing up); Chicago (NHL road city — “Great restaurants and atmosphere”); San Francisco Giants (professional sports team); Aldo’s (San Jose restaurant); Rochester, N.Y. (vacation spot and hometown); tsn.ca (web site); steak (food); NHL 2K10 for Wii (video game); Christmas; “You’re a pigeon” (saying); US Weekly and gossip publications (magazines); Pictionary and Balderdash (board games)…owns a Jack Russell terrier named Easton…likes to wakeboard and swim…first job: landscaping…memorable Sharks moment: scoring in the 2010 Western Conference Quarterfinals vs. Colorado (Game 2)…Wayne Gretzky is hockey idol…is routine oriented…doesn’t like people who invade his space (like close talkers)…hidden talent: “I’m neat and
tidy”…would’ve liked to have met his grandfather on his mother’s side (“He was a neat individual and was
one of the first settlers in Northern Alberta”)…most famous person in his cell phone directory: anyone on the Sharks…golf handicap is minus-18 and likes to play at Pasatiempo…started skating and playing hockey at two…wears CCM skates, size 8.5…oldest piece of protective gear: shin pads (5-6 years old)…over the summer, worked with the Rochester, N.Y. chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 37 33 12 70
L. Couture 82 27 40 -6 67
J. Thornton 78 16 49 -4 65
B. Burns 82 17 43 -9 60
P. Marleau 82 19 38 -17 57
T. Wingels 75 15 21 -7 36
T. Hertl 82 13 18 -5 31
M. Nieto 72 10 17 -12 27
M. Karlsson 53 13 11 -3 24
M. Vlasic 70 9 14 12 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 31 23 7 .914 2.59
A. Stalock 8 9 2 .902 2.62
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