Nic Dowd

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Nic Dowd
Born (1990-05-27) May 27, 1990 (age 27)
Huntsville, Alabama
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Right
NHL team Los Angeles Kings
NHL Draft 198th overall, 2009
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 2014–present

Nicholas Dowd (born May 27, 1990) is an American professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the Los Angeles Kings organization of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Kings in the 7th round (198th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Born to English parents, Dowd grew up in Huntsville, Alabama where he played junior hockey[1] before joining the St. Cloud State Huskies in the NCAA Men's Division I National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC). In his senior year, Dowd's outstanding play was rewarded with a selection to the inaugural 2013–14 All-NCHC First Team [2] as well as being a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award.[3] He finished his college career with 52 Goals and 69 Assists for 121 Points in 155 games played.

On April 1, 2014, the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL) signed Dowd to an entry-level contract, he was assigned to AHL affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs.[4] During the 2015–16 season, he made his NHL debut on March 22, 2016, and played 5 games before returning to the Ontario Reign.[5][6]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Culver Military Academy USHS 45 15 31 46 38
2008–09 St. Louis Bandits NAHL 3 0 0 0 2
2008–09 Wenatchee Wild NAHL 43 16 33 49 71 13 8 14 22 34
2009–10 Indiana Ice USHL 46 16 23 39 48 9 2 4 6 2
2010–11 St. Cloud State WCHA 36 5 13 18 34
2011–12 St. Cloud State WCHA 39 11 13 24 36
2012–13 St. Cloud State WCHA 41 14 25 39 41
2013–14 St. Cloud State NCHC 38 22 18 40 32
2013–14 Manchester Monarchs AHL 7 0 3 3 0 4 1 0 1 0
2014–15 Manchester Monarchs AHL 75 9 32 41 44 19 7 6 13 10
2015–16 Ontario Reign AHL 58 14 34 48 49 13 4 7 11 14
2015–16 Los Angeles Kings NHL 5 0 0 0 2
2016–17 Los Angeles Kings NHL 70 6 16 22 25
NHL totals 75 6 16 22 27
Medal record
Ice hockey
Representing United States USA
World Junior A Challenge
Gold medal – first place 2009 Summerside

Awards and achievements[edit]

Award Year
College
WCHA All-Academic Team 2011–12, 2012–13
All-NCHC First Team 2013–14 [7]
AHCA West First-Team All-American 2013–14
Hobey Baker Award Finalist 2013–14 [3]
AHL
Calder Cup (Manchester Monarchs) 2015 [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.dailynews.com/sports/20161021/kings-nic-dowd-only-2nd-alabama-native-to-score-in-nhl
  2. ^ "NCHC Quarterfinal Preview". CollegeHockeyNews.com. 2014-03-13. Retrieved 2014-03-13. 
  3. ^ a b "Three Finalists Named for Hobey Baker Award". New York Times. 2014-04-03. Retrieved 2014-04-03. 
  4. ^ "Los Angeles Kings Sign St. Cloud Senior Nic Dowd". SB Nation College Hockey.com. 2014-04-01. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  5. ^ Querry, Cole (March 24, 2016). "Nic Dowd Makes NHL Debut with the Kings". The Hockey Writers. Archived from the original on April 25, 2016. Retrieved April 25, 2016. 
  6. ^ Bezyan, Suzanna (April 12, 2016). "Los Angeles Kings Assign Nic Dowd and Kevin Gravel to Ontario". LA Kings 101. Archived from the original on April 25, 2016. Retrieved April 25, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Inaugural All-Conference Teams Revealed". National Collegiate Hockey Conference. 2014-04-16. Retrieved 2014-04-16. 
  8. ^ "Manchester defeats Utica to win Calder Cup". National Hockey League. 2015-06-19. Retrieved 2015-06-19. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Award Created
NCHC Defensive Forward of the Year
2013–14
Succeeded by
Mark MacMillan
Preceded by
Award Created
NCHC Scholar-Athlete of the Year
2013–14
Succeeded by
Nick Mattson