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Scott Nichol with the San Jose Sharks in 2009
Born December 31, 1974 (1974-12-31) (age 35),
Edmonton, AB, CAN
Height
Weight
5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
173 lb (78 kg; 12 st 5 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
NHL team
F. teams
San Jose Sharks
Buffalo Sabres
Calgary Flames
Chicago Blackhawks
Nashville Predators
NHL Draft 272nd overall, 1993
Buffalo Sabres
Career 1994 – present

Scott B. Nichol (born December 31, 1974 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a professional ice hockey player who currently plays for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League.

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Playing career

Nichol was drafted in the 11th round, 272th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft.

Nichol has represented the Buffalo Sabres, Calgary Flames and Chicago Blackhawks during his NHL career. During the NHL lockout season of 2004–05, Nichol played for the London Racers in the British Elite Ice Hockey League, scoring 28 points in 24 games.

On December 21, 2006, Nichol made headlines when he blindsided Buffalo Sabres defenceman Jaroslav Spacek with a punch to the head, after he thought Spacek made a dirty hit on him. The act earned Nichol a 9-game suspension.

On December 3, 2007, he was suspended for five games for cross-checking Montreal Canadiens forward Patrice Brisebois in the back of the head in a game December 1. Nichol was declared a repeat offender under the terms of the NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Nichol signed a one-year deal, US$750,000 deal with the San Jose Sharks on July 15, 2009.[1]

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1992–93 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 67 33 31 64 146 16 8 8 16 41
1993–94 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 65 40 53 93 144 10 3 8 11 16
1994–95 Rochester Americans AHL 71 11 16 27 136 5 0 3 3 14
1995–96 Rochester Americans AHL 62 14 17 31 170 19 7 6 13 36
1995–96 Buffalo Sabres NHL 2 0 0 0 10
1996–97 Rochester Americans AHL 68 22 21 43 133 10 2 1 3 26
1997–98 Rochester Americans AHL 35 13 7 20 113
1997–98 Buffalo Sabres NHL 3 0 0 0 4
1998–99 Rochester Americans AHL 52 13 20 33 120
1999–00 Rochester Americans AHL 37 7 11 18 141
2000–01 Detroit Vipers IHL 67 7 24 31 198
2001–02 Calgary Flames NHL 60 8 9 17 107
2002–03 Calgary Flames NHL 68 5 5 10 149
2003–04 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 75 7 11 18 145
2004–05 London Racers EIHL 24 9 19 28 102
2005–06 Nashville Predators NHL 34 3 3 6 79 3 0 0 0 2
2006–07 Nashville Predators NHL 59 7 6 13 79 5 0 0 0 17
2007–08 Nashville Predators NHL 73 10 8 18 72 2 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Nashville Predators NHL 43 4 6 10 41
NHL totals 417 44 48 92 686 10 0 0 0 19

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