Robbie Nichols (ice hockey)

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Robbie Nichols
Born (1964-08-04) August 4, 1964 (age 54)
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Left
Played for Kalamazoo Wings
Fredericton Express
Adirondack Red Wings
Phoenix Roadrunners
San Diego Gulls
NHL Draft 181st overall, 1983
Philadelphia Flyers
Playing career 1985–1998

Robbie S. Nichols (born August 4, 1964) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player who played in the American Hockey League (AHL) and International Hockey League (IHL).[1] He was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the ninth round of the 1983 NHL Entry Draft.[1] Nichols played nine seasons in the AHL and IHL, winning a Calder Cup with the Adirondack Red Wings in 1989.[2] He became a head coach following his playing career, serving seven seasons as the head coach of the Flint Generals.[1] Nichols also served as the general manager of the ECHL's Elmira Jackals from 2007 to 2013.[2] He is currently owner of the Elmira Enforcers Federal Hockey League team and a co-owner of the Elmira Pioneers amateur baseball team.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1982–83 Dixie Beehives OJHL 14 11 22 33 60
1982–83 Kitchener Rangers OHL 54 17 26 43 208 11 2 6 8 58
1983–84 Kitchener Rangers OHL 12 5 8 13 46
1983–84 North Bay Centennials OHL 46 36 32 68 98 4 1 4 5 11
1984–85 North Bay Centennials OHL 41 27 39 66 72 8 10 13 23 14
1984–85 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 8 2 1 3 0
1984–85 Fredericton Express AHL 1 0 0 0 2
1985–86 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 73 38 41 79 406 5 4 1 5 28
1986–87 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 71 29 27 56 357
1987–88 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 65 21 16 37 256 9 1 5 6 38
1988–89 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 56 8 7 15 154 9 1 5 6 38
1989–90 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 69 25 25 50 265
1990–91 San Diego Gulls IHL 50 5 7 12 216
1991–92 San Diego Gulls IHL 77 30 35 65 228 4 1 1 2 8
1992–93 San Diego Gulls IHL 72 18 32 50 261 10 2 5 7 34
1994–95 Detroit Falcons CoHL 1 0 1 1 0
1997–98 Flint Generals UHL 1 0 0 0 12
IHL totals 420 147 168 315 1733 19 7 7 14 70
AHL totals 122 29 23 52 412 18 2 10 12 76

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year Ref
IHL Man of the Year 1992–93 [4]
UHL Coach of the Year 1996–97 [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Robbie Nichols career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database, retrieved March 31, 2018
  2. ^ a b Robbie Nichols career statistics at EliteProspects.com, retrieved March 31, 2018
  3. ^ Legare, Andrew; Renko, Amanda (July 14, 2017). "No deal for pro hockey team in Elmira". Star-Gazette. Retrieved March 31, 2018.
  4. ^ "1983 NHL Entry Draft -- Robbie Nichols". HockeyDraftCentral.com. Retrieved March 31, 2018.

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