Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Nick Vachon
Montreal native Nick Vachon spent parts of two years in the United States playing college hockey before returning to Canada to play Junior with the Portland Winter Hawks. Though he was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs, he never played in their organization, instead turning pro with the Atlanta Knights of the International League. In 1995 he signed a free agent deal with the Los Angeles Kings and early in the 1996-97 season, L.A. traded him to the New York Islanders in exchange for Chris Marinucci.

Now with his third NHL organization, Vachon learned that the third time was the charm. The Islanders called him up for a game during that season. Vachon, a center who wore #21 with Isles, was unable to crack the score sheet in his only NHL match, however.

Vachon played one more season after that. The 1997-98 campaign was split between the Long Beach Ice Dogs and the Springfield Falcons then Vachon hung up his skates.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1989-90 Governor Dummer Academy High-MA 20 20 22 42
1990-91 Boston University Terriers H-East 8 0 1 1 4
1991-92 Boston University Terriers H-East 16 6 7 13 10
1991-92 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 25 9 19 28 46 6 0 3 3 14
1992-93 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 66 33 58 91 100 16 11 7 18 34
1993-94 Atlanta Knights IHL 3 1 1 2 0
1993-94 Knoxville Cherokees ECHL 61 29 57 86 139 3 0 0 0 2
1994-95 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 64 13 26 39 137 9 1 2 3 24
1995-96 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 73 13 17 30 168 1 0 0 0 2
1996-97 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 16 3 3 6 18
1996-97 New York Islanders NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1
1996-97 Utah Grizzlies IHL 33 3 5 8 110
1996-97 Long Beach Ice Dogs IHL 13 1 2 3 42 18 1 2 3 43
1997-98 Springfield Falcons AHL 7 0 0 0 16 0
1997-98 Long Beach Ice Dogs IHL 56 3 6 9 113 -7
NHL Totals 1 0 0 0 0


Son of Rogie Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, September 12, 1995. Traded to NY Islanders by Los Angeles for Chris Marinucci, November 19, 1996.
Played w/ RHI's LA Blades in 1994 (18-16-14-30-38).