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North American Skater
Canada
Nicolas
Petan
POSITION: Center
HEIGHT: 5' 8"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 165
LAST CLUB TEAM: Portland, WHL
BIRTHDATE: March 22, 1995
MID RANK: 34
HOMETOWN:
FINAL RANK: 33
BORN IN: Delta, BC, CAN
• In 2012-13, Petan more than tripled his 2011-12 totals for goals (46), assists (74) and points (120), sharing the CHL’s Top Scorer award with linemate and Predators prospect Brendan Leipsic.

• He finished second on the Winterhawks in scoring in both the WHL playoffs (9-19--28 in 21 games) and 2013 Memorial Cup (1-9--10 in five games). His breakout season earned Petan a selection to the WHL’s Western Conference First All-Star Team.

• On March 10, 2012, 12 days before his 17th birthday, Petan became the first 16-year-old in Winterhawks history to score four goals in a game. His impressive 2011-12 campaign earned him team co-Rookie of the Year honors with Chase De Leo.

• Petan won a gold medal with Canada at the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. At the 2011 Canada Winter Games, he finished third in tournament scoring with 12 points (4-8--12) in six games to help Team British Columbia capture gold. He also skated for Team Pacific at the 2012 Under-17 World Hockey Challenge.

• His brother, Alex, played his first season of NCAA Division I hockey with Michigan Tech in 2012-13. Petan wears No. 19 because he and his brother grew up admiring former NHL captains Joe Sakic and Markus Naslund.

NEWS

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FAVORITES


NHL team: Vancouver Canucks
NHL player: Sidney Crosby
Shootout move: “Circle around the puck, backhand, forehand”
Goal celebration: “No favorite, changes every time – just smile”
Video game: NHL 13
Movie: Remember the Titans
TV show: Friends
Actress: Jennifer Aniston
Website: Netflix
Pump-up song: “Till I Collapse” by Eminem
Restaurant: Kobe Steakhouse
Sports (other than hockey): Soccer and basketball
Breakfast food: French toast
Superhero: Batman