Nolan Pratt

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Nolan Pratt
Born (1975-08-14) August 14, 1975 (age 38)
Fort McMurray, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 207 lb (94 kg; 14 st 11 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Hartford Whalers
Carolina Hurricanes
Colorado Avalanche
Tampa Bay Lightning
Buffalo Sabres
Amur Khabarovsk
Lukko
NHL Draft 115th overall, 1993
Hartford Whalers
Playing career 1995–2011

Nolan William Pratt (born August 14, 1975) is a former Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently an assistant coach for the Springfield Falcons.

Playing career[edit]

Nolan Pratt was selected in the 5th round, 115th overall, in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft by the Hartford Whalers from the Portland Winter Hawks of the Western Hockey League. Pratt made his NHL debut in the 1996–97 season with the Hartford Whalers, in the last year of the franchise. Pratt would then move with the team to the Carolina Hurricanes.

On June 24, 2000, he was traded along with a 2000 1st round pick (Vaclav Nedorost), a 2000 2nd round pick (Jared Aulin), and Philadelphia's 2nd round pick in 2000 (Argis Saviels) to Colorado for Sandis Ozolinsh and a second round pick (Tomas Kurka).[1]

After the 2000–01 season, on June 24, 2001, Pratt was traded by the newly crowned Stanley Cup champions, the Colorado Avalanche, to the Tampa Bay Lightning for a 2001 NHL Entry Draft 6th round pick (Scott Horvath).

Pratt would help the Lightning, in the 2003–04 season, win the Stanley Cup. This marked Pratt's second Cup win.

Pratt was signed as a free agent by the Buffalo Sabres on November 1, 2007.[2] With the Sabres, Pratt was most often paired with Dmitri Kalinin.[3]

On September 23, 2008, Pratt, a free agent, was invited to the Dallas Stars training camp however was released just three days later.[4] With no other NHL opportunities, Pratt signed with Russian team Amur Khabarovsk of the KHL on October 10, 2008.[5]

After two seasons with Khabarovsk, Pratt left as a free agent and on November 8, 2010, signed a one-year contract with Lukko of the Finnish SM-Liiga.[6]

Personal[edit]

Pratt is the older brother of Harlan Pratt, a professional ice hockey defenseman who was selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft who has played over 900 games across North America and Europe.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1991–92 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 22 2 9 11 13 6 1 3 4 12
1992–93 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 70 4 19 23 97 16 2 7 9 31
1993–94 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 72 4 32 36 105 10 1 2 3 14
1994–95 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 72 6 37 43 196 9 1 6 7 10
1995–96 Richmond Renegades ECHL 4 1 0 1 2
1995–96 Springfield Falcons AHL 62 2 6 8 72 2 0 0 0 0
1996–97 Springfield Falcons AHL 66 1 18 19 127 17 0 3 3 18
1996–97 Hartford Whalers NHL 9 0 2 2 6
1997–98 Beast of New Haven AHL 54 3 15 18 135
1997–98 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 23 0 2 2 44
1998–99 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 61 1 14 15 95 3 0 0 0 2
1999–00 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 64 3 1 4 90
2000–01 Colorado Avalanche NHL 46 1 2 3 40
2001–02 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 46 0 3 3 51
2002–03 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 67 1 7 8 35 4 0 1 1 0
2003–04 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 58 1 3 4 42 20 0 0 0 8
2004–05 EV Duisburg 2.GBun 10 2 2 4 14
2005–06 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 82 0 9 9 60 5 0 0 0 7
2006–07 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 81 1 7 8 44 6 0 0 0 5
2007–08 Buffalo Sabres NHL 55 1 6 7 22
2008–09 Amur Khabarovsk KHL 35 1 9 10 28
2009–10 Amur Khabarovsk KHL 46 2 9 11 63
2010–11 Lukko SM-l 27 1 1 2 20 12 0 0 0 18
NHL totals 592 9 56 65 537 38 0 1 1 22

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
NHL
Stanley Cup (Colorado Avalanche) 2000–01
Stanley Cup (Tampa Bay Lightning) 2003–04

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jenkins, Lee (2000-06-25). "Avs send Ozolinsh south to Carolina". thegazette(coloradosprings). Retrieved 2008-11-18. 
  2. ^ "Sabres agree to terms with Nolan Pratt". sabres.nhl. 2007-11-01. Retrieved 2008-11-17. 
  3. ^ Harringotn, Mike (2008-02-20). "Sabres' blue-liners serve as deceptive duo". The Buffalo News. Retrieved 2008-02-20. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Stars cut roster to 35". andrewstarspage.com. 2008-09-26. Retrieved 2008-11-18. 
  5. ^ Klein, Jeff Z. (2008-10-10). "Hockey night in Europe:update". nytimes.com. Retrieved 2008-11-18. 
  6. ^ "Nolan Pratt locks defense" (in Finnish). Lukko. 2010-11-08. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 

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