Scott Nichol with the San Jose Sharks in 2009
December 31, 1974 |
Edmonton, AB, CAN
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)|
|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.
Scott Nichol announced his retirement on June 5th, 2013. He was appointed the Head of Player Development with the Nashville Predators.
|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||—||—||—||—||—|