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Graeme Nicolson

Graeme Nicolson  #25

Defenseman
NUMBER: 25 BIRTHDATE: January 13, 1958
BIRTHPLACE: North Bay, ON, Canada
DRAFTED: BOS / 1978 NHL Amateur Draft
ROUND: 2nd   (35th overall)
QMJHL First All-Star Team (1977) QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1978) CHL Second All-Star Team (1984) Sat out entire 1980-81 season to become unrestricted free agent. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, September 2, 1981. Transferred to New Jersey after Colorado franchise relocated, June 30, 1982. Claimed by NY Rangers from New Jersey in Waiver Draft, October 4, 1982. Signed as a free agent by Washington, August 17, 1984.
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That's a really tough thing to play through; when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you've got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays. So it's a huge testament to [Vermette] and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.

— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews on teammate Antoine Vermette, who returned from being a healthy scratch in Game 3 to score the double-overtime winner in Game 4