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Position Defence
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
192 lb (87 kg/13 st 10 lb)
NHL Team
F. teams
Vancouver Canucks
New York Rangers
Washington Capitals
Ottawa Senators
Nationality 22x20px Canada
Born May 7, 1979 (1979-05-07) (age 38),
Calgary, AB, CAN
NHL Draft undrafted
Pro career 2000 – present

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Lawrence Nycholat (born May 7, 1979 in Calgary, Alberta) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman for the Vancouver Canucks organization of the National Hockey League.

Playing careerEdit

After playing midget hockey with Notre Dame of the SMHL, he joined the Swift Current Broncos of the Western Hockey League for a four-year tenure, beginning in 1996-97. In his final year with the Broncos, 1999-2000, he recorded a junior career-high 80 points in 70 games.

Undrafted, Nycholat was signed as a free agent on August 31, 2000, by the Minnesota Wild. He played the following three seasons in Minnesota's farm system with the Jackson Bandits of the ECHL, the Cleveland Lumberjacks of the IHL and the Houston Aeros of the AHL.

After scoring 11 goals and 39 points through 66 games with Houston in 2002-03, he was traded midway through the season by Minnesota, on March 11, 2003, to the New York Rangers in exchange for Johan Holmqvist. Joining the Rangers' AHL affiliate, the Hartford Wolfpack, he completed the season with 11 points in 15 games.

The following year, in 2003-04, Nycholat made his NHL debut with the Rangers, appearing in 9 games. He remained with the Rangers organization in Hartford until the end of the 2004-05 season.

On August 9, 2005, he was signed by the Washington Capitals as a free agent. He played the entirety of the 2004-05 season with the Hershey Bears of the AHL, scoring an AHL career-high 57 points in 73 games. He added 14 points in 16 playoff games as the Bears captured the 2006 Calder Cup.

In 2006-07, Nycholat appeared in 18 games for the Capitals and recorded his first NHL goal against Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils on December 29, 2006.[1] Serving as team captain with the Bears in the AHL, he was named as a starter for Team Canada at the 2007 AHL All-Star Classic.[1] Just before the 2006-07 NHL trade deadline, Nycholat was traded from Washington to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for Andy Hedlund and a sixth-round draft pick in 2007 on February 26, 2007.[2] In the off-season, Nycholat was re-signed to a multi-year contract by the Senators.[3]

After recording 49 points in 77 games with the Binghamton Senators, Ottawa's AHL affiliate, in 2007-08, he was traded once more to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for forward Ryan Shannon.[4]

Awards & achievementsEdit

TransactionsEdit

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1995–96 Notre Dame Midget Hounds SMHL 42 10 36 46 66 -- -- -- -- --
1996–97 Swift Current Broncos WHL 67 8 13 21 82 - - - - -
1997–98 Swift Current Broncos WHL 71 13 35 48 108 1 0 0 0 0
1998–99 Swift Current Broncos WHL 72 16 44 60 125 6 2 2 4 12
1999–00 Swift Current Broncos WHL 70 22 58 80 92 2 0 0 0 0
2000–01 Jackson Bandits ECHL 5 1 2 3 5 - - - - -
2000–01 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 42 3 7 10 69 4 0 0 0 2
2001–02 Houston Aeros AHL 72 3 11 14 92 14 1 0 1 23
2002–03 Houston Aeros AHL 66 11 28 39 155 - - - - -
2002–03 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 15 2 9 11 6 2 2 0 2 0
2003–04 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 72 6 26 32 130 - - - - -
2003–04 New York Rangers NHL 9 0 0 0 6 - - - - -
2004–05 Hershey Bears AHL 73 13 44 57 94 16 2 12 14 12
2005–06 Hershey Bears AHL 29 3 25 28 39 - - - - -
2006–07 Washington Capitals NHL 18 2 6 8 18 - - - - -
2006–07 Ottawa Senators NHL 1 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
2007–08 Binghamton Senators AHL 77 12 37 49 74 - - - - -
2007–08 Ottawa Senators NHL 3 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
NHL Totals 31 2 6 8 18

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "2007 AHL All-Star roster announced". American Hockey League (2007-01-09). Retrieved on 2008-09-02.
  2. "Senators acquire defenceman Lawrence Nycholat" (2007-02-26). Retrieved on 2008-09-02.
  3. "Senators re-sign defenceman Lawrence Nycholat". Ottawa Senators (2007-07-13). Retrieved on 2008-09-02.
  4. "Canucks acquire Lawrence Nycholat". Vancouver Canucks (2008-09-02). Retrieved on 2008-09-02.

External linksEdit

Lawrence Nycholat's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database

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