Scott Nichol with the San Jose Sharks in 2009
December 31, 1974 |
Edmonton, AB, CAN
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)|
|Played for||Buffalo Sabres
San Jose Sharks
St. Louis Blues
|NHL Draft||272nd overall, 1993
Scott B. Nichol (born December 31, 1974) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. On June 5, 2013, he announced his retirement to accept a job as the Director of Player Development for the Nashville Predators, a position that was once filled by former Predator and ex-teammate Martin Gelinas. Nichol played for the Predators from 2005–2009.
Nichol has represented the Buffalo Sabres, Calgary Flames, Chicago Blackhawks, Nashville Predators, and San Jose Sharks 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. In 1996 Nichol won the Calder Cup with the Rochester Americans.
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.
On June 20, 2011, Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson announced that Nichol, and teammate Jamal Mayers, would not be resigned for the 2011–12 season. On July 5, 2011, Nichol was signed to a one-year contract with the St. Louis Blues.
|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|
|2009–10||San Jose Sharks||NHL||79||4||15||19||72||15||1||1||2||17|
|2010–11||San Jose Sharks||NHL||56||4||3||7||50||15||0||0||0||26|
|2011–12||St. Louis Blues||NHL||80||3||5||8||83||9||0||1||1||14|
|2012–13||St. Louis Blues||NHL||30||1||0||1||25||—||—||—||—||—|
- "Nichol signs with San Jose". San Jose Sharks. 2009-07-15. Retrieved 2009-07-16.
- "Sharks won't re-sign Nichol, Mayers and Wallin". nhl.com. NHL. Retrieved 20 June 2011.
- "Blues sign F Nichol, G Bishop to 1-year deals". NHL.com. NHL.com. Retrieved 5 July 2011.
- "Scott Nichol retires to join Predators front office". National Hockey League. 2013-06-05. Retrieved 2013-06-05.