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Nicolas Blanchard

Nicolas Blanchard  #72

Left Wing
NUMBER: 72 BIRTHDATE: May 31, 1987
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Granby, QC, Canada
WEIGHT: 205 DRAFTED: CAR / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 6th   (192nd overall)

Last Game: Was (-1) in 8:04 of ice time vs. NYR (4/25) 

* Sparred with B.J. Crombeen in the second period at TB (4/21)

* Sparred with Zack Smith in the first period at OTT (4/16)

* Sparred with Gregory Campbell in the first period vs. BOS (4/13)

* Made his NHL debut and sparred with Matt Hendricks in the second period in his first NHL fight at WSH (4/11)

* Recalled from Charlotte on 4/10

* Appeared in 61 games with Charlotte (AHL) prior to his recall, totaling four goals and five assists (9 points)

* Ranked first among Checkers (AHL) skaters in penalty minutes (124) prior to his recall

* Scored 50 goals, earned 56 assists (106 points) and accumulated 579 penalty minutes in 342 career AHL regular-season games with Carolina’s affiliates in Albany and Charlotte

* OFF THE RADAR: Blanchard has served as an alternate captain for the Checkers (AHL) the past three seasons

Career Highs: G: 0  A: 0  P: 0  PIM: 5

HURRICANES CAREER TOTALS: 8 gp, 0-0-0, 20 pim

Quote of the Day

The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres