Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Paul Nicholson
Left-winger Paul Nicholson played 62 games for the Washington Capitals in the mid-70s. He was a productive goal scorer in junior and the minors but struggled along with the rest of his mates on one of the worst teams in NHL history.

The native of London, Ontario played three years with the hometown Knights of the OHA. After scoring 36 goals in 1973-74 he was drafted 55th overall by Washington. He split the 1974-75 season between the dreadful Caps and the AHL's Richmond Robins.

The young forward was used infrequently by Washington over the next two years but ended up finding his niche in the IHL. Nicholson scored 35 goals for the Dayton Gems in 1975-76 then averaged a point per game the following year. He retired in 1978 after scoring 34 goals in the "I" for the Port Huron Flags.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1971-72 London Knights OHA-Jr. 62 18 16 34 50 7 1 0 1 7
1972-73 London Knights OHA-Jr. 60 16 18 34 42
1973-74 London Knights OHA-Jr. 67 36 33 69 60
1974-75 Washington Capitals NHL 39 4 5 9 7 -29
1974-75 Richmond Robins AHL 34 9 13 22 26 2 0 0 0 2
1975-76 Washington Capitals NHL 14 0 2 2 9 -4
1975-76 Richmond Robins AHL 4 0 0 0 0
1975-76 Dayton Gems IHL 55 35 37 72 76 15 11 9 20 15
1976-77 Washington Capitals NHL 9 0 1 1 2 -6
1976-77 Dayton Gems IHL 67 28 39 67 50 4 1 4 5 2
1976-77 Springfield Indians AHL 1 0 0 0 0
1977-78 Port Huron Flags IHL 77 34 46 80 54 17 9 8 17 6
NHL Totals 62 4 8 12 18