|Nicholas Gerald Beverley
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 185 pounds
Born: 4.21.47 Toronto, Ontario
|How he arrived: Traded by the Los Angeles Kings for Rockies' 4th round pick in 1982 E.D., 11.18,78
How he left: Claimed by the Hartford Whalers in the expansion draft, 6.13.79
How he returned: Signed as a free agent from the Hartford Whalers, 9.15.79
How he left again: Retired after the 79-80 season
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Like many defensemen from his era, Beverley was a very good stay-at-home defenseman that could also move the puck
with great efficiency. However, for his first few pro seasons, finding a home in the bigs proved to be a tough task. The
WHA and injuries in the Bruins' lineup opened the door for him.
With that, and how his career panned out since then, he became a valuable journeyman whose career would last until
that last season he played for the Rockies.
He got into team management after he retired. First, he worked in the Kings' organization as a minor league coach,
scout, director of player personnel, and was also the GM when the Kings went to the Stanley Cup finals in 1993.
He left the Kings to join the office/scouting staff for the Toronto Maple Leafs. He also became the coach of the team in
1996 to finish the season after Pat Burns had left the team. He finished the season with a personal winning record, but it
wasn't enough to be considered a permanent replacement.
He then joined the Chicago Blackhawks after that as an assistant GM, and remained there until just before the lockout.
Just before the lockout ended, though, he joined the Nashville Predators as their pro scout, where he remains today.