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.