Cedric McNicoll

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Cedric McNicoll
Cedric Lalonde-McNicholl pregame warmup 5.2.12.jpg
Born (1988-08-28) August 28, 1988 (age 26)
Longueuil, Quebec
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 178 lb (81 kg; 12 st 10 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Left
CIS team
Former teams
McGill University
Lake Erie Monsters
Albany River Rats
Charlotte Checkers
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2009–present

Cedric Lalonde-McNicoll (born August 28, 1988) is a Canadian amateur and former professional ice hockey player who is currently playing with McGill University in the Canadian Interuniversity Sports (CIS). He last played professionally with the Florida Everblades of the ECHL, then as a prospect of the Carolina Hurricanes.

Playing career[edit]

Junior[edit]

Undrafted, McNicoll played Major junior hockey in the QMJHL with the Shawinigan Cataractes. Despite his small stature in size, McNicoll was an offensive force with the Cataractes since his debut at the end of the 2004-05 season. In 2007–08, despite being passed over in the NHL Entry Draft, his offensive prowess increased scoring 43 goals and 83 points in 69 games earning him the Frank J. Selke Memorial Trophy as the QMJHL and CHL Sportsman of the year.[1]

Prior to the 2008–09 season, Cedric was invited to the Pittsburgh Penguins training camp.[2] Earning interest from the NHL, he returned to Shawinigan and finished third in QMJHL scoring resulting in a nomination as the QMJHL MVP.[3] McNicoll reached the 100 point milestone in the last week of the regular season, scoring 7 points in 3 games to earn him CHL player of the week honors.[4] In the playoffs Cedric finished was 33 points in 21 games suffering a seven game defeat to the Drummondville Voltigeurs in the QMJHL finals. He was named to the QMJHL First All-Star team and was awarded the QMJHL and CHL Sportsman of the Year Award for the second consecutive year.[5]

Professional[edit]

At the tail end of his final season with Shawinigan, McNicoll was signed by the Colorado Avalanche to a three-year entry level contract on March 6, 2009.[6] After attending the Avalanche's training camp, Cedric was assigned to AHL affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters, to begin his first professional season in 2009–10.[7] On December 30, 2009, McNicoll scored his first professional career goal with the Monsters in a 5-4 comeback victory against the Peoria Rivermen. He also added an assist and a shootout goal to be named first star of the game.[8] Scoring a modest 13 point in 45 games with the Monsters, he was re-assigned to ECHL affiliate the Charlotte Checkers before he was traded by the Avalanche, along with a sixth round pick, to the Carolina Hurricanes for Stephane Yelle and Harrison Reed on March 3, 2010.[9] Cedric was assigned to the Albany River Rats of the AHL before finishing his whirlwind year with ECHL affiliate, the Florida Everblades.

At the conclusion of his entry-level contract, despite having top scored for the Everblades in the playoffs with 21 points to claim the Kelly Cup, McNicoll opted to halt his professional career in accepting a scholarship to McGill University.[10] As a mandatory condition, McNicoll sat out the 2012–13 season and studied before joining the Redmen in scoring 35 points in 23 games in the 2013–14 season.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
2005–06 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 67 13 17 30 34 10 1 7 8 2
2006–07 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 47 16 30 46 14 4 4 1 5 0
2007–08 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 69 43 40 83 20 5 0 8 8 6
2008–09 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 65 38 66 104 22 21 16 17 33 6
2009–10 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 45 5 8 13 10
2009–10 Charlotte Checkers ECHL 3 1 3 4 0
2009–10 Albany River Rats AHL 7 2 0 2 0
2009–10 Florida Everblades ECHL 5 1 3 4 0 6 0 2 2 0
2010–11 Florida Everblades ECHL 29 7 17 24 8
2010–11 Charlotte Checkers AHL 15 6 8 14 2
2011–12 Charlotte Checkers AHL 17 1 2 3 6
2011–12 Florida Everblades ECHL 32 15 15 30 12 18 4 17 21 8
2013–14 McGill University CIS 23 15 20 35 8
AHL totals 84 14 18 32 18

Awards[edit]

QMJHL
Award Year(s)
Frank J. Selke Memorial Trophy 2008, 2009
First All-Star Team 2009[11]
Best Plus/Minus 2009
CHL
Award Year(s)
Sportsman of the Year 2008, 2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CHL Announces 2007-08 Award Winners". SooToday.com. 2008-05-26. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  2. ^ "When they were young". Post-Gazette. 2008-08-06. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  3. ^ "McNicoll, Riendeau and Riopel nominated for QMJHL MVP". TSN. 2009-03-18. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  4. ^ "Cataractes’ McNicoll named Boston Pizza CHL Player of the Week". CHL. 2009-03-29. Retrieved 2010-05-03. [dead link]
  5. ^ "CHL Announces Award Winners for 2008-09 Season". CHL. 2009-05-23. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  6. ^ "McNicoll signs with Colorado". RDS. 2009-03-06. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  7. ^ "Numbers game: First-year pros". Colorado Avalanche. 2009-08-20. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  8. ^ "McNicoll has a 'Monster' of a game". Lake Erie Monsters. 2009-10-30. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  9. ^ "Yelle returns to Colorado". NHL. 2010-03-03. Retrieved 2010-04-07. 
  10. ^ "McNicoll in ambush for Redmen". lapresse.ca. 2012-11-21. Retrieved 2012-11-21. 
  11. ^ "QMJHL Weekly: April 10". InsideHockey.com. 2009-04-10. Retrieved 2010-05-03. [dead link]

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