Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Barry Nieckar
Left-winger Barry Nieckar played a handful of games for three different teams in the 90s. His game was based on playing the body and outworking the opposition to win the little battles during the course of a game.

The native of Rama, Saskatchewan was a hard-nosed goal scorer for Weyburn and Yorkton in the SJHL. He played minor pro and took a year off on two separate occasions before signing as a free agent with the Hartford Whalers in September, 1992. Nieckar dressed for two NHL contests but was basically a farmhand for two years before inking a deal with the Calgary Flames.

The robust forward only played three games for Calgary in 1993 but scored eight goals and registered nearly 500 minutes in penalties for the Saint John Flames. Over the next few years he signed with the New York Islanders, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and Phoenix Coyotes but was a minor league regular apart from a few games with the Ducks.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1986-87 Weyburn Red Wings SJHL 41 12 10 22 115
1987-88 Yorkton Terriers SJHL 57 27 32 59 188 16 11 6 17 65
1988-89
1989-90 Virginia Lancers ECHL 5 2 2 4 27
1990-91
1991-92 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 5 0 0 0 9
1991-92 Raleigh IceCaps ECHL 46 10 18 28 229 4 4 0 4 22
1992-93 Hartford Whalers NHL 2 0 0 0 2 -2
1992-93 Springfield Indians AHL 21 2 4 6 65 6 1 0 1 14
1993-94 Springfield Indians AHL 30 0 2 2 67
1993-94 Raleigh IceCaps ECHL 18 4 6 10 126 15 5 7 12 51
1994-95 Saint John Flames AHL 65 8 7 15 491 4 0 0 0 22
1994-95 Calgary Flames NHL 3 0 0 0 12 0
1995-96 Utah Grizzlies IHL 53 9 15 24 194
1995-96 Peoria Rivermen IHL 10 3 3 6 72 12 4 6 10 48
1996-97 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 2 0 0 0 5 0
1996-97 Long Beach Ice Dogs IHL 63 3 10 13 386 5 0 0 0 22
1997-98 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 1 0 0 0 2 0
1997-98 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 75 10 14 24 295 -5
1998-99 Springfield Falcons AHL 67 11 6 17 270 -1 1 0 0 0 2
1999-00 London Knights Britain 15 2 0 2 100 8 2 2 4 29
2000-01 Nottingham Panthers BH-Cup 10 2 3 5 86
2000-01 Nottingham Panthers Britain 41 3 10 13 253 5 0 1 1 12
2001-02 Nottingham Panthers Britain 45 5 6 11 222 6 0 0 0 2
NHL Totals 8 0 0 0 21


Signed as a free agent by Hartford, September 25, 1992. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, February 11, 1995. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, August 8, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, October 2, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, August 27, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Nottingham Panthers (Britain), May 15, 2000.
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