Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ed Nicholson
Edward Nicholson was a stocky defenceman who could play the body and pass the puck effectively. He played one game with the Detroit Red Wings in 1947-48 and six seasons in the AHL.

The native of Portsmouth, Ontario played senior with the Kingston Athletic Club in 1945-46. Nicholson turned pro with the Indianapolis Capitals in 1945-46 and became a regular on their blueline. He signed as a free agent with the Detroit Red Wings in March, 1948 and played one NHL game.

Prior to the 1949-50 season, Nicholson was traded to the St. Louis Flyers. He spent three years in the AHL with them and scored 22 goals over that span before retiring in 1952.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1943-44 Kingston Frontenacs LOVHL
1944-45 Kingston Frontenacs LOVHL
1945-46 Army Engineers Scotland
1946-47 Indianapolis Capitols AHL 57 4 10 14 79
1947-48 Indianapolis Capitols AHL 65 5 16 21 63
1947-48 Detroit Red Wings NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1948-49 Indianapolis Capitols AHL 65 3 24 27 46 2 0 0 0 0
1949-50 St. Louis Flyers AHL 70 12 19 31 20 2 0 0 0 2
1950-51 St. Louis Flyers AHL 68 8 24 32 37
1951-52 St. Louis Flyers AHL 50 2 11 13 23
1952-53 Kingston Goodyears OHA-Sr.B
1953-54 Kingston Goodyears ON-Sr.B
1954-55 Kingston Goodyears ON-Sr.B
NHL Totals 1 0 0 0 0


Signed as a free agent by Detroit, March 20, 1948. Traded to St. Louis (AHL) by Detroit with Fern Gauthier, Cliff Simpson and future considerations for Steve Black and Bill Brennan, August 29, 1949.