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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 x - ANA 78 49 22 7 227 216 105
2 x - NSH 78 47 22 9 224 193 103
3 STL 76 46 23 7 229 190 99
4 CHI 76 46 24 6 217 176 98
5 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
6 VAN 77 45 27 5 224 208 95
7 CGY 77 42 28 7 229 204 91
8 WPG 77 39 26 12 217 204 90
9 LAK 76 37 25 14 201 192 88
10 DAL 77 37 30 10 239 248 84
11 SJS 76 37 30 9 212 215 83
12 COL 76 35 29 12 206 213 82
13 EDM 76 23 40 13 185 255 59
14 ARI 77 23 46 8 161 256 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 76 36 31 9 67
L. Couture 76 25 37 -4 62
J. Thornton 72 14 48 -5 62
B. Burns 76 16 40 -6 56
P. Marleau 76 17 36 -17 53
T. Wingels 69 15 20 -5 35
T. Hertl 76 12 17 -2 29
M. Nieto 66 8 16 -11 24
M. Vlasic 70 9 14 12 23
J. Braun 65 1 22 6 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 29 22 7 .914 2.62
A. Stalock 7 7 2 .905 2.55
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