September 29, 1983 |
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||191 lb (87 kg; 13 st 9 lb)|
|NHL team (P)
Binghamton Senators (AHL)
New York Islanders
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Nathan Lawson (born September 29, 1983) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. Lawson is currently a member of the Ottawa Senators organization of the National Hockey League (NHL). Lawson was previously a member of the Montreal Canadiens and New York Islanders organizations. Undrafted, Lawson has spent the bulk of his career in minor professional leagues, but has played in the NHL with the Islanders.
Lawson started his career as a hockey player at the Olds Grizzlys, where he was active from 2001-04 in the Alberta Junior Hockey League. He then spent three years at the University of Alaska Anchorage, and played in parallel for their hockey team in the National Collegiate Athletic Association play. In the 2007-08 season the goalkeeper made his debut in professional hockey, initially for the Phoenix RoadRunners and then for the Utah Grizzlies in the ECHL.
From the 2008-09 season through 2010–11, Lawson was goaltender for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in the American Hockey League (AHL), the affiliate of the New York Islanders of the NHL. Lawson made his NHL debut with the Islanders on December 18, 2010 in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Phoenix Coyotes, and played a total of ten games for the Islanders in the 2010–11 season.
On July 5, 2011, Lawson signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Montreal Canadiens. He spent the season with the Hamilton Bulldogs, playing 57 games and recording five shutouts. He signed a one-year, two-way contract with Ottawa on July 16, 2012.
Awards and honours
- AHL All-Rookie Team (2008–09) 
|2004-05||U. of Alaska-Anchorage||WCHA||27||7||15||3||1482||82||1||3.32||0.914|
|2005-06||U. of Alaska-Anchorage||WCHA||21||4||11||3||1063||61||1||3.44||0.908|
|2006-07||U. of Alaska-Anchorage||WCHA||27||10||15||2||1523||77||0||3.03||0.893|
|2008-09||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||31||19||9||2||1723||62||2||2.16||0.927|
|2009-10||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||36||16||16||3||2121||89||1||2.52||0.922|
|2010-11||New York Islanders||NHL||10||1||4||2||384||26||0||4.06||0.893|
|2010-11||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||16||6||5||4||953||46||0||2.9||0.913|
- "Bulletin: Senators sign goaltender Nathan Lawson to a one-year, two-way contract" (Press release). Ottawa Senators. July 16, 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012.
- "Nathan Lawson profile". The Hockey News. 2010-10-02. Retrieved 2010-10-02.
- Nathan Lawson's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Nathan Lawson's player profile at NHL.com
- Nathan Lawson's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
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