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ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has signed forward Scott Nichol to a one-year contract.
“We are pleased to have Scott back in the fold for next year,” said Armstrong. “His work ethic and professionalism are second to none and he serves as an excellent role model for our young core.”
Nichol, 37, appeared in 80 games with the Blues last season posting eight points (three goals, five assists) and 83 penalty minutes while leading the club with a 57.6% face-off win percentage. The 5’9”, 180-pound forward is a veteran of 12 National Hockey League (NHL) seasons amassing 126 points (55 goals, 71 assists) and 891 penalty minutes in 632 career regular season games. Nichol has also recorded three points (one goal, two assists) and 76 penalty minutes in 49 career playoff games.
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has signed forward Scott Nichol to a one-year, one-way contract.
“Scott is an experienced, honest player and an excellent face off guy,” said Armstrong. “He will provide a positive veteran presence to compliment our current group.”
Nichol, 36, spent this past season with the San Jose Sharks dressing in 56 games and tallying seven points (four goals, three assists) to go along with 50 penalty minutes. The 5’9”, 180-pound forward is a veteran of 11 National Hockey League (NHL) seasons including stints with Buffalo, Calgary, Chicago, Nashville and San Jose where he has spent the past two years accumulating 30 games of playoff experience. In 552 career regular season games, Nichol has recorded 118 points (52 goals, 66 assists) as well as 808 penalty minutes
from David Pollak of Working the Corners,
I just got off the phone with Scott Nichol. And while the keyboard is crying out for mercy, I’m pounding away once again.
Nichol said he was caught off guard by the fact he was suspended for that many games. Four games for a play that the ref was looking at and chose not to penalize? Didn’t see it coming.
“The ref was directly across from the hit. I hit him (Schlemko), we got up and we both skated to the bench,” Nichol said. “There was no call and I didn’t think anything of it until I talked to Doug.”
It was Doug Wilson who let Nichol know there would be a hearing…
As far as the play, Nichol has reviewed the video, just like everybody else involved, and acknowledges that his gloved hand — but not his elbow — made contact with Coyote defenseman David Schlemko’s head. Despite the initial coverage of the suspension, which referred to an “elbow to the head,” the official NHL release calls it a “blow to the head,” so that discrepancy doesn’t appear to be much of an issue at this point.
For anyone who thinks four games is too long for that hit, it may be tempting to say it was a reputation call because Nichol had been suspended five times previously.
via Bob McKenzie tweet,
Four games for SJ’s Scott Nichol, as per TSN’s Gord Miller. Elbow on PHX’s Schlemko.
I’ve been looking for a video of this all morning, but no luck so far.
TORONTO (January 18, 2011) – San Jose forward Scott Nichol has been suspended for four games and will forfeit $16,344.08 in salary for delivering a blow to the head of Phoenix Coyotes defenseman David Schlemko in NHL game #679 yesterday, the National Hockey League announced today.
Nichol’s fine is based on his average annual salary and is calculated under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
The incident occurred at 9:18 of the third period. No penalty was assessed on the play. Schlemko was injured on the play and did not return in the game.
added 10:37pm, Finally found a video of the hit, watch it below…
TORONTO (March 5, 2010) – Montreal Canadiens forward Maxim Lapierre has been suspended for four games, without pay, for a late hit on San Jose Sharks forward Scott Nichol during NHL game #949, last night, the National Hockey league announced today.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Lapierre will forfeit $14,248.72. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
At 1:50 of the third period, Lapierre knocked Nichols into the end boards with a late, careless hit. Nichol was injured on the play and did not return to the game. No penalty was assessed on the play.
The Sharks took exception to a play in the third period where Maxim Lapierre knocked an off balance Scott Nichol sending him hard into the end boards. A scuffle between the two teams ensued.
Nichol lay on the ice for a time before getting up on his own, but he left the game and did not return.
Lapierre was not assessed a penalty on the play.
After the game Sharks’ head coach Todd McLellan told the Mercury News he thought the hit was “a missed call and a real dangerous play.”
Sharks’ defenceman Dan Boyle had a similar view.
“There was, as far as I’m concerned, a really dirty hit on our guy Scott Nichol.” said Boyle. “Pushing a guy from behind into the boards, I have not seen the reply yet, but you can paralize a guy and there is no place for that in hockey.”
Watch the hit below…
from the CP via TSN,
The San Jose Sharks have signed center Scott Nichol, adding veteran depth to their changing lineup.
from John Glennon of the Tennessean,
With patience, rest and gradual rehabilitation, Nichol has worked himself back into condition, ridding himself of headaches, dizziness and sensitivities to noise and light along the way.
After a 38-game absence, he’s expected to return to the lineup tonight when the Predators play host to the Washington Capitals.
“We get a guy who’s real committed, helps the penalty kill and is a real battler,’’ Predators Coach Barry Trotz said. “Right now he gives us some depth and we haven’t had a lot of that lately. We’re going to need everyone to ramp it up again and go from there, so it’s huge for us.’‘
more on the Predators…
via the Tennessean,
Predators center Scott Nichol has a broken left thumb, is scheduled to undergo surgery this afternoon in Nashville and will miss at least the remainder of the Predators-Red Wings playoff series.
He’s expected to be sidelined 2-3 weeks.
from Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun,
“For eight hours, we had to crawl under barbed wire while they’re throwing grenades and smoke bombs,” said Nichol, eyes lighting up following a 2-1 overtime win.
“We had to pull a Humvee a mile-and-a-half, we shot M16s and handguns, we flew in Black Hawk helicopters ... It was all about building teamwork and it was probably one of the hardest days of my life.”
“We were running through the woods and swamps and through holes and these night stalkers—who fly in at night and they never leave a man behind—are trying to grab one of our guys and they couldn’t,” said the 33-year-old Edmonton-born grinder.
“They said it was the first time in 25 years they couldn’t (capture) one of our guys. They were all pissed off. We had to stick together.”
Nashville forward Scott Nichol has been suspended for five games for cross-checking Montreal’s Patrice Brisebois in the head in the Predators’ win over the Canadiens on Saturday night.
‘‘The crosscheck by Mr. Nichol to the head area of his opponent was reckless and dangerous,’’ said Colin Campbell, NHL Senior Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations. ‘‘Although no serious injury resulted,the action is unacceptable.’‘
via the Tennessean,
Predators center Scott Nichol is scheduled to talk with NHL officials here this afternoon and could face a suspension for the double-minor, high-sticking penalty he picked up in Montreal on Saturday.
Nichol was given the four-minute penalty late in the second period of the Predators’ 5-4 shootout victory, after officials whistled him for what appeared to be a crosscheck to the chin of Montreal defenseman Patrice Brisebois.