Todd Nicholson

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Todd Nicholson
Todd Nicholson.jpg
Nicholson in 2015
Born (1969-01-28) January 28, 1969 (age 48)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Forward
Shot Right
National team  Canada
Playing career 1992–2010
Todd Nicholson
Medal record
Representing Canada Canada
Men's Ice sledge hockey
Paralympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1998 Nagano
Gold medal – first place 2006 Torino
IPC World Men Championships
Gold medal – first place 2000 - Salt Lake City
Gold medal – first place 2008 - Marlborough
Bronze medal – third place 2009 - Ostrava

Todd Nicholson (born January 28, 1969) is a member of the 2010 Paralympic Sledge Ice Hockey team. This is the fourth Paralympic games that Nicholson has participated in. He announced his retirement from the Canadian ice sledge hockey team on September 7, 2010 (along with captain Jean Labonte, Paul Rosen, and Herve Lord).[1] Nicholson now serves on the International Paralympic Committee Governing Board as the Athletes' Representative.[2]

Early life[edit]

On the way home from his high school prom, Nicholson was involved in a car accident that left him as a paraplegic.

Hockey Canada[edit]

When not competing for Canada, Nicholson participates in the Ottawa Carleton Sledge Hockey Association.[3]


The township of West Carleton hosted Todd Nicholson Day on June 6, 2000 to honour his achievements in hockey. Nicholson volunteers with numerous charities including the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Kids Sports and the Canadian Paralympic Committee. When not playing hockey, Nicholson works as a Project Officer for the Canada Border Services Agency.

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Queen's Jubilee Award
  • Tournament All-Star team, 1998 Paralympic Games
  • Tournament All-Star team, 2002 Paralympic Games
  • Canada's flag bearer at the 2006 Paralympic Games
  • Inducted into the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame / Athlete Category, May 2014[4]