McIver during his time with the Vancouver Canucks
January 6, 1985|
Summerside, P.E.I., Canada
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
254th overall, 2003|
Nathan McIver (born January 6, 1985 in Summerside, Prince Edward Island) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman. He played major junior in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) where he was drafted 254th overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. McIver played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Canucks and the Anaheim Ducks. He is known as an agitator and a fighter. He is currently an assistant coach to the Oshawa Generals of the OHL.
Selected in the second round of the OHL Priority Draft, McIver played three seasons for the Toronto St. Michael's Majors establishing himself as a stay-at-home defenceman. In his third and final season with Toronto, he recorded 26 points and appeared on the OHL's Third All-Star Team.
Drafted in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, 254th overall, by the Vancouver Canucks, he made his professional debut in the AHL in 2005–06 with the Manitoba Moose. During his AHL season, McIver made his NHL debut with the Canucks, called up in lieu of injury trouble. With more injuries on the Canucks' blueline in 2007–08, McIver appeared increasingly for Vancouver, playing in 17 games.
During the 2008–09 preseason, McIver was assigned to the Moose. However, required to clear waivers, McIver instead was claimed by the Anaheim Ducks. Making his Ducks debut on October 14, 2008, he recorded his first NHL point, an assist in a game against the Los Angeles Kings. He went on to play 18 games for the Ducks, before being traded back to the Canucks in exchange for right winger Mike Brown on February 4, 2009. Back in the Canucks organization, McIver returned to the Moose to finish the season. Becoming a free agent in the off-season, he was re-signed by the Canucks to a one-year, two-way contract worth $577,000 at the NHL level and $95,000 in the minors.
With limited NHL interest, he accepted a try-out to the Hamilton Bulldogs training camp for the 2013–14 season. On December 13, 2013, McIver signed an AHL contract to remain with the Bulldogs for the remainder of the campaign.
On July 23, 2015, McIver signed his first professional contract abroad, agreeing to a one-year contract with Scottish club, Braehead Clan of the EIHL.
|2001–02||Summerside Western Capitals||MJAHL||48||5||5||10||98||0||0||0||0||0|
|2002–03||Toronto St. Michael's Majors||OHL||68||5||10||15||121||19||0||4||4||41|
|2003–04||Toronto St. Michael's Majors||OHL||57||4||11||15||183||16||0||1||1||22|
|2004–05||Toronto St. Michael's Majors||OHL||67||4||22||26||160||3||0||1||1||13|
|2012–13||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||62||1||4||5||287||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honours
|Third All-Star Team||2005|
- June 21, 2003 - Drafted 254th overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
- February 4, 2009 - Traded by the Anaheim Ducks to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Mike Brown.
- September 1, 2009 - Re-signed by the Vancouver Canucks to a one-year, two-way contract worth $577,000.
- July 3, 2010 - Signed as a Free Agent by the Boston Bruins to a two-year contract.
- "Fritsch, McIver confirm retirements". Braehead Clan. 2016-07-18. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
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- "Islander inks deal with Bruins". The Guardian. 2010-07-03. Retrieved 2010-07-04.
- "Bulldogs sign Macenauer and McIver". Hamilton Bulldogs. 2013-12-13. Archived from the original on 2014-06-06. Retrieved 2013-12-13.
- "Signings". Norfolk Admirals Official Website. September 11, 2014. Archived from the original on September 12, 2014. Retrieved September 11, 2014.
- "McIver adds presence to blueline". Braehead Clan. 2015-07-23. Retrieved 2015-07-23.
- "Oshawa Generals Hire Nathan McIver as New Assistant Coach". oshawagenerals.com. July 18, 2016. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
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