Nurse in 2015
February 4, 1995 |
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||221 lb (100 kg; 15 st 11 lb)|
|NHL team||Edmonton Oilers|
|NHL Draft||7th overall, 2013
Darnell Nurse (born February 4, 1995) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently playing with the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL). Nurse was selected by the Oilers seventh overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Selected third overall in the 2011 OHL Priority Selection by the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, he played three seasons with Sault Ste. Marie in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). Nurse was rated as a top prospect who fulfilled the expectation to be a Top-10 selection at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He was selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the first round (seventh overall) of the draft.
On July 25, 2013, he was signed by the Oilers to a three-year entry level contract. While he was the only one of the top eight picks in his draft class to not make his team's opening night roster, he was called up and scored his first NHL goal on October 27 against the Minnesota Wild, in his third NHL game.
After an injury on December 1, 2016, Nurse underwent ankle surgery and would likely be out of action until March 2017.
|World U-17 Hockey Challenge|
|IIHF World U18 Championship|
|Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament|
|IIHF World U20 Championship|
During the 2011–12 season he won a bronze medal with Team Ontario at the 2012 World U-17 Hockey Challenge and was named to the Tournament All-Star Team. That same season, Nurse was one of only four underage players to play with Team Canada at the 2012 IIHF World U18 Championships, winning the bronze medal.
He won gold with Canada at the 2015 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship and was named one of Canada's top three players, as well as the player of the match for the gold medal game against Russia.
Darnell is the son of former Canadian Football League wide receiver Richard Nurse. He is also the nephew of former NFL star quarterback Donovan McNabb, who is married to Darnell's aunt, Raquel Nurse McNabb. He is also the nephew of Canadian musician Ron Nurse. His cousin, Sarah Nurse, plays ice hockey for the Wisconsin Badgers. His sister Kia plays basketball for the Connecticut Huskies, where she has so far been a member of two NCAA championship teams, and is a member of the Canadian national team.
Regular season and playoffs
|2010–11||St. Michael's Buzzers||OJHL||2||0||0||0||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds||OHL||53||1||9||10||61||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds||OHL||68||12||29||41||116||6||1||3||4||6|
|2013–14||Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds||OHL||64||13||37||50||91||9||3||5||8||12|
|2013–14||Oklahoma City Barons||AHL||4||0||1||1||0||3||0||1||1||7|
|2014–15||Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds||OHL||36||10||23||33||58||14||3||5||8||26|
Awards and honours
|World U-17 Hockey Challenge All-Star Team||2012|||
|IIHF World U18 Championships Bronze Medal||2012|||
|Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament Gold Medal||2012|||
|CHL Top Prospects Game||2013|||
|IIHF World U20 Championships Gold Medal||2015|||
- Hockey's Future - Darnell Nurse
- ISS Draft Rankings (Final 2013)
- "Darnell's dream come true". Edmonton Oilers. 2013-06-28. Retrieved 2013-06-28.
- "Oilers ink Nurse to entry-level contract". Edmonton Oilers. 2013-07-25. Retrieved 2013-07-25.
- "RECAP: Wild 4, Oilers 3". "Edmonton Oilers". 2015-10-27. Retrieved 2015-10-29.
- "Darnell Nurse Suspended 3 Games". "National Hockey League". 2016-03-10. Retrieved 2016-03-10.
- "Oilers' Darnell Nurse likely out til March after ankle surgery". CBC Sports. The Canadian Press. December 12, 2016. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
- "OHL: Darnell Nurse, a Greyhound with impeccable pedigree". Toronto Star. 2012-01-02. Retrieved 2013-06-07.
- "Nurse gets Ivan Hlinka nod". Sault Star. 2012-08-07. Retrieved 2012-08-07.
- "Darnell Nurse and U18 Team Wins Gold in Slovakia". Sault Star. 2013-05-06. Retrieved 2013-05-06.
- "Nurse climbing to the top in Hockey after selecting a different path". New York Times. 2013-06-18. Retrieved 2013-06-18.
- Carter, Adam (January 6, 2015). "World Juniors: Hamilton's Darnell Nurse named player of gold medal game". CBC News. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
- CFL roots set path for Reaves, Nurse
- Darnell Nurse, nephew of Donovan McNabb, is well-regarded NHL prospect | ProFootballTalk
- 2013 NHL Draft Profile: Darnell Nurse | Dallas Stars Inside Edge
- Nurse, Subban enjoy Canada's Ivan Hlinka gold - Hockey's Future
- Darnell Nurse - The Hockey News
- World Juniors: Hamilton's Darnell Nurse named player of gold medal game
- Darnell Nurse career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Darnell Nurse career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
|Edmonton Oilers first round draft pick