Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Nick Kypreos
Nick Kypreos was a feisty left-winger who was a big scorer in junior then adjusted to a fourth-line grinding role. He was lauded for his tireless work ethic and positive influence on team morale in a career that saw him play 442 games with four different teams.

Born in Toronto, Kypreos played four years with the North Bay Centennials of the OHL. Always a hard-nosed competitor, Kypreos scored 152 goals during his last 3 years of junior. He was signed as a free agent by the Philadelphia Flyers on the eve of his second junior season.

Kypreos played his first two pro seasons with the Hershey Bears of the AHL but never fit into the Flyers' plans. He was claimed on waivers by the Washington Capitals and played 31 games for them in 1989-90 and helped the team's playoff drive to the semi-finals. He was a solid role player for the Caps for two seasons before he was traded to the Hartford Whalers.

Kypreos scored a career high 27 points for the Whalers in 1992-93 then was traded the next year 1993 to the New York Rangers. He played 46 regular season games then three post-season matches while helping the team win its first Stanley Cup in 54 years.

In February 1996 Kypreos was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Kypreos' playing career ended as a result of a concussion suffered in a pre-season game in September 1997 during a fight. A well-spoken leader as a player, Kypreos began the next phase of his life as a hockey analyst in Toronto.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1982-83 North York Civics MTHL
1983-84 Dixie Beehives ON-Jr.A 9 3 7 10 12
1983-84 Kitchener Rangers OHL 4 2 0 2 0
1983-84 North Bay Centennials OHL 47 10 11 21 36 4 3 2 5 9
1984-85 North Bay Centennials OHL 64 41 36 77 71 8 2 2 4 15
1985-86 North Bay Centennials OHL 64 62 35 97 112
1986-87 North Bay Centennials OHL 46 49 41 90 54 24 11 5 16 78
1986-87 Hershey Bears AHL 10 0 1 1 4
1987-88 Hershey Bears AHL 71 24 20 44 101 12 0 2 2 17
1988-89 Hershey Bears AHL 28 12 15 27 19 12 4 5 9 11
1989-90 Washington Capitals NHL 31 5 4 9 82 +2 7 1 0 1 15
1989-90 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 14 6 5 11 6 7 4 1 5 17
1990-91 Washington Capitals NHL 79 9 9 18 196 -4 9 0 1 1 38
1991-92 Washington Capitals NHL 65 4 6 10 206 -3
1992-93 Hartford Whalers NHL 75 17 10 27 325 -5
1993-94 Hartford Whalers NHL 10 0 0 0 37 -8
1993-94 New York Rangers NHL 46 3 5 8 102 -8 3 0 0 0 2
1994-95 New York Rangers NHL 40 1 3 4 93 0 10 0 2 2 6
1995-96 New York Rangers NHL 42 3 4 7 77 +1
1995-96 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 19 1 1 2 30 0 5 0 0 0 4
1996-97 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 35 3 2 5 62 +1
1996-97 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 4 0 0 0 4
1997-98 Toronto Maple Leafs NHLMGNT
NHL Totals 442 46 44 90 1210 34 1 3 4 65


OHL First All-Star Team (1986)
OHL Second All-Star Team (1987)
Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, September 30, 1984. Claimed by Washington from Philadelphia in NHL Waiver Draft, October 2, 1989. Traded to Hartford by Washington for Mark Hunter and future considerations (Yvon Corriveau, August 20, 1992), June 15, 1992. Traded to NY Rangers by Hartford with Steve Larmer, Barry Richter and Hartford's 6th round choice (Yuri Litvinov) in 1994 Entry Draft for Darren Turcotte and James Patrick, November 2, 1993. Traded to Toronto by NY Rangers for Bill Berg, February 29, 1996.
Suffered career-ending concussion in exhibition game vs. NY Rangers, September 17, 1997.