May 31, 1987|
Granby, Quebec, Canada
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
|Played for||Carolina Hurricanes|
192nd overall, 2005|
Nicolas Blanchard (born May 31, 1987) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League with the Carolina Hurricanes. He was selected in the 6th round, 192nd overall, by the Hurricanes in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
Although Blanchard played 9 games with the Hurricanes during the 2012-13 NHL Season, he spent the rest of his career within the organization playing for its AHL affiliate (initially the River Rats, then the Charlotte Checkers).
After the 2013–14 season with the Checkers, Blanchard became an unrestricted free agent and did not re-sign with the team. He signed a one-year AHL contract with the St. John's IceCaps on October 9, 2014. In the 2014–15 season, Blanchard established a checking line role, contributing with 14 points in 63 games.
An un-signed free agent into the 2015–16 season, Blanchard belatedly signed a contract with the Norfolk Admirals of the ECHL on November 27, 2015. He featured in 4 games with the Admirals, before opting to end his professional career on December 7, 2015.
|2006–07||Albany River Rats||AHL||7||1||2||3||2||5||0||0||0||2|
|2007–08||Albany River Rats||AHL||64||11||12||23||70||7||0||2||2||2|
|2008–09||Albany River Rats||AHL||55||7||12||19||132||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||Albany River Rats||AHL||76||14||8||22||171||8||0||0||0||13|
|2014–15||St. John's IceCaps||AHL||63||3||11||14||81||—||—||—||—||—|
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- "Rimmer recalled by Bakersfield, Blanchard retires". Norfolk Admirals. 2015-12-07. Retrieved 2015-12-07.