September 29, 1983 |
Calgary, AB, CAN
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||191 lb (87 kg; 13 st 9 lb)|
New York Islanders
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 and the Senators.
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.
On October 2, 2014, Lawson as a free agent ventured abroad to sign an initial try-out contract with Austrian club, Dornbirner EC of the EBEL. Lawson secured the starting position with the Bulldogs, and appeared in 37 games in the 2014–15 season, recording 19 wins.
On May 30, 2015, Lawson opted to continue in the EBEL, signing a one-year contract with fellow Austrian club, the Vienna Capitals. He made 44 EBEL appearances for the Vienna team during the 2015–16 season. He left the club after the season to move to Finland, where he penned a deal with HPK of the country's top-tier Liiga.
|2004–05||Alaska Anchorage Seawolves||WCHA||27||7||15||3||1482||82||1||3.32||.914||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||Alaska Anchorage Seawolves||WCHA||21||4||11||3||1063||61||1||3.44||.908||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Alaska Anchorage Seawolves||WCHA||27||10||15||2||1523||77||0||3.03||.893||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||31||19||9||2||1723||62||2||2.16||.927||2||0||2||123||8||0||3.89||.833|
|2009–10||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||36||16||16||3||2121||89||1||2.52||.922||1||0||0||46||2||0||2.63||.938|
|2010–11||New York Islanders||NHL||10||1||4||2||384||26||0||4.06||.893||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||16||6||5||4||953||46||0||2.90||.913||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honours
|All-WCHA Rookie Team||2004–05|
|AHL All-Rookie Team||2008–09|||
- "Bulletin: Senators sign goaltender Nathan Lawson to a one-year, two-way contract" (Press release). Ottawa Senators. July 16, 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012.
- "Dornbirn sign Nathan Lawson on try-out basis". Dornbirner EC. 2014-10-02. Retrieved 2014-10-02.
- "Nathan Lawson future keeper for the Caps" (in German). Vienna Capitals. 2015-05-30. Retrieved 2015-05-30.
- "HPK:n ensi kauden joukkue". HPK. Retrieved 2016-05-01.
- "Nathan Lawson profile". The Hockey News. 2010-10-02. Retrieved 2010-10-02.