Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Nick Mickoski
Left-winger Nick Mickoski played over 700 NHL games for four different clubs during the Original Six era. He was a fine goal scorer and playmaker whose 6'1" frame was difficult to bump off the puck.

The Winnipeg native played junior with the St. Catharines Falcons of the OHA in 1943-44 then spent two years in the MJHL with the Canadian Ukrainian AC and the St. James Canadians. He bounced around the minors and senior leagues for a couple of years before joining the New York Rangers for two playoff games in 1948.

Beginning in the 1948-49 season, "Broadway Nick" spent parts of seven seasons with the Rangers. After scoring 20 points in 1949-50, he helped the Rangers reach the Stanley Cup finals for the last time in 22 years. During the overtime period of the seventh game, he hit the post then watched Pete Babando become a hero in Motown. In 1950-51, he hit the 20-goal mark while teamed with Ed Slowinski and Don Raleigh.

Mickoski joined the Chicago Black Hawks in 1954-55 and was a fine two- way worker with Ed Litzenberger and Red Sullivan. He was picked up by the Detroit Red Wings halfway through the 1957-58 season and made his first playoff appearance in eight years. After playing 66 games for the club in 1958-59, he was acquired by the Boston Bruins where he played his last half season.

The veteran forward spent his last several years as a pro in the minors. In 1962-63, he scored 41 goals for the San Francisco Seals and was named to the WHL first all-star team. He retired in 1969 after spending three years with the Grand Falls Cataracts in the Newfoundland senior league.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1943-44 St. Catharines Falcons OHA-Jr. 26 4 6 10 50 6 0 0 0 17
1944-45 Canadian Ukrainian A.C. MJHL 12 11 4 15 2 4 5 4 9 0
1945-46 St. James Canadians MJHL 10 10 6 16 8 2 0 0 0 0
1945-46 New York Rovers EAHL 25 6 8 14 8 9 1 2 3 6
1946-47 New York Rovers QSHL 30 25 16 41 16
1946-47 New York Rovers EAHL 10 9 16 25 10
1947-48 New Haven Ramblers AHL 22 11 16 27 4 4 2 1 3 2
1947-48 New York Rangers NHL 2 0 1 1 0
1948-49 New York Rangers NHL 54 13 9 22 20
1949-50 New York Rangers NHL 45 10 10 20 10 12 1 5 6 2
1949-50 New Haven Ramblers AHL 23 12 17 29 7
1950-51 New York Rangers NHL 64 20 15 35 12
1951-52 New York Rangers NHL 43 7 13 20 20
1951-52 Cincinnati Mohawks AHL 22 11 10 21 15 5 2 3 5 4
1952-53 New York Rangers NHL 70 19 16 35 39
1953-54 New York Rangers NHL 68 19 16 35 22
1954-55 New York Rangers NHL 18 0 14 14 6
1954-55 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 52 10 19 29 42
1955-56 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 70 19 20 39 52
1956-57 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 70 16 20 36 24
1957-58 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 28 5 6 11 20
1957-58 Detroit Red Wings NHL 37 8 12 20 30 4 0 0 0 4
1958-59 Detroit Red Wings NHL 66 11 15 26 20
1959-60 Boston Bruins NHL 18 1 0 1 2
1959-60 Providence Reds AHL 48 29 22 51 6 5 2 5 7 4
1960-61 Winnipeg Warriors WHL 69 25 24 49 16
1961-62 San Francisco Seals WHL 70 31 48 79 24 2 1 1 2 0
1962-63 San Francisco Seals WHL 68 41 54 95 20 17 5 11 16 6
1963-64 San Francisco Seals WHL 68 20 37 57 28 11 2 10 12 4
1964-65 San Francisco Seals WHL 60 13 33 46 24
1965-66 San Francisco Seals WHL
1966-67 Grand Falls Cataracts Nfld-Sr. 37 27 49 76 12
1967-68 Grand Falls Cataracts Nfld-Sr. 40 34 56 90 14 5 1 6 7 0
1968-69 Grand Falls Cataracts Nfld-Sr. 40 24 28 52 26 6 2 4 6 4
NHL Totals 703 158 185 343 319 18 1 6 7 6


WHL First All-Star Team (1963) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1956) Traded to Chicago by NY Rangers with Allan Stanley and Rich Lamoureux for Bill Gadsby and Pete Conacher, November 23, 1954. Traded to Detroit by Chicago with Hec Lalande, Bob Bailey and Jack McIntyre for Bill Dineen, Billy Dea, Lorne Ferguson and Earl Reibel, December 17, 1957. Traded to Boston by Detroit for Jim Morrison, August 25, 1959.
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