|Bernard Irvine Nicholls
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 190 pounds
Born: 6.24.61 Haliburton, Ontario
|How he arrived: Traded by the Edmonton Oilers for Zdeno Ciger and Kevin Todd, 1.13.93
How he left: Signed as a free agent by the Chicago Blackhawks, 7.14.94
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
By far, Nicholls' best years were with the Los Angeles Kings, but he still made a good contribution to the Devils when
he was with them. He still got SOME points (Of course, getting 46 is a far cry from getting 150.), but his defensive
game was what especially shone through, even though he was already a capable defensive player.
Otherwise, his time with the Devils didn't really generate a lot of stories. Well, things like that happens sometimes, I
guess... I take that back. I just did some math. He did get his 1000th NHL point as a Devil during the 93-94 season.
(I'll find out which game later.)
He was able to open his game back up when he signed on with the Blackhawks. He averaged more than a point a game
for a season for the first time since 90-91 as a Ranger.
He finished his career with the San Jose Sharks, playing there for 3 seasons even though most of his last season (98-99)
saw him miss a lot of time due to an eye injury. In fact, the injury lead him to retire. He would stay with the Sharks,
though, taking a job as an assistant coach to finish the season.
He stayed in San Jose after retirement, playing in a lot of celebrity golf tournaments. He also became part owner of
AllSportsMarket, a sports investing site, and became active in Oldtimers' charity hockey events.
He returned to the Kings in 2012 to be a coaching consultant for a short time.
|Entry Draft: 1980 Fourth Round Pick (73rd overall) by the
Los Angeles Kings
|Playoff Statistics with the Franchise