Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Scott Nichol
Centre Scott Nichol played five games with the Buffalo Sabres in the late 90s. After an outstanding junior career, he was a fine scorer in the American Hockey League.

The native of Edmonton, Alberta played two years with the WHL's Portland Winter Hawks where he accumulated 71 goals. Nichol was chosen 272nd overall by the Buffalo Sabres in 1993 and became a solid member of their Rochester Americans farm team. He was a solid offensive producer and checker who battled tirelessly in the corners. In 1996 he scored 13 points in 19 playoff games as the Amerks won the Calder Cup.

Nichol continued to be an AHL regular and was recalled for three games in Buffalo during the 1997-98 season. A knee injury caused him to miss the second half of the 1999-00 season but he recovered to be a useful member of the IHL"s Detroit Vipers in 2000-01. After six seasons in the Sabres organization, Nichol signe as a free agent with the Calgary Flames in the summer of 2001. The former WHLer went on to play two seasons with the Flames before being acquired by the Chicago Blackhawks in the summer of 2003.

In his only season with Chicago, Nichol suited up for 75 games and registered 18 points (7-11-18) before having his rights acquired by the Nashville Predators in the summer of 2005.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1991-92 Calgary Flames AMHL 23 26 16 42 132
1992-93 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 67 31 33 64 146 16 8 8 16 41
1993-94 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 65 40 53 93 144 10 3 8 11 16
1994-95 Rochester Americans AHL 71 11 16 27 136 5 0 3 3 14
1995-96 Buffalo Sabres NHL 2 0 0 0 10 0
1995-96 Rochester Americans AHL 62 14 18 32 170 19 7 6 13 36
1996-97 Rochester Americans AHL 68 22 21 43 133 10 2 1 3 26
1997-98 Buffalo Sabres NHL 3 0 0 0 4 0
1997-98 Rochester Americans AHL 35 13 7 20 113 -10 17 0 6 6 18
1998-99 Rochester Americans AHL 52 13 20 33 120 +19
1999-00 Rochester Americans AHL 37 7 11 18 141 +2 12 0 3 3 10
2000-01 Detroit Vipers IHL 67 7 24 31 198 -37 11 1 1 2 12
2001-02 Calgary Flames NHL 60 8 9 17 107 -9
2002-03 Calgary Flames NHL 68 5 5 10 149 -7
2003-04 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 75 7 11 18 145 -16
2004-05 London Racers Britain 16 7 12 19 86
2005-06 Nashville Predators NHL 34 3 3 6 79 +3 3 0 0 0 2
2005-06 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 6 3 5 8 18 +6
2006-07 Nashville Predators NHL 59 7 6 13 79 +7 5 0 0 0 17
2007-08 Nashville Predators NHL 73 10 8 18 72 +12 2 0 0 0 0
2008-09 Nashville Predators NHL 43 4 6 10 41 0
2009-10 San Jose Sharks NHL 79 4 15 19 72 0 15 1 1 2 17
2010-11 San Jose Sharks NHL 56 4 3 7 50 -3 15 0 0 0 26
2011-12 St. Louis Blues NHL 80 3 5 8 83 -5 9 0 1 1 14
2012-13 St. Louis Blues NHL 30 1 0 1 25 -2
NHL Totals 662 56 71 127 916 49 1 2 3 76


Missed majority of 1999-2000 due to knee injury vs. Saint John (AHL), February 16, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, July 1, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, July 1, 2003. Signed as a free agent by London (Britain), October 26, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, August 6, 2005. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, July 15, 2009. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, July 5, 2011.
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