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Nick Spaling
NUMBER: 13 BIRTHDATE: September 19, 1988  (AGE 26)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Palmerston, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 201 DRAFTED: NSH / 2007 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (58th overall)
WORTH NOTING: Has hit the 25-point plateau for the 2nd consecutive season. 2015 POSTSEASON: * Tied for 4th on PIT with 9 Bks. * Recorded his first playoff assist with PIT in Game 1 at NYR. 2014-15 REGULAR SEASON: * Was 1 of 2 PIT skaters to play all 82 games. * His 45 blocked shots ranked 3rd among PIT forwards. * 5 of his 9 goals had been the 1st goal of the game. * Logged a season-high 20:13 of TOI Dec. 2 vs. NJ, which marked just the 5th time in his career Spaling skated more than 20:00 minutes in a game. * Scored his first goal with PIT Oct. 22 vs. PHI. Finished with 2PTS (1G-1A) - tying a career high. * Appeared in 300th career game Oct. 16 vs. Dallas. * Established new career highs in goals (13), assists (19), points (32) and power-play goals (3) in 2013-14. Career Info: Highs: G: 2 A: 2 P: 2 SHOOTOUT NUMBERS w/PIT: 0 G, 0 Att, 0.0 Pct REGULAR-SEASON NUMBERS w/PIT: 82GP 9G-18A-27PTS PPG: 6 SHG: 1 Postseason Career Info: POSTSEASON NUMBERS w/PIT: 4GP 0G-1A-1PTS
@AFNOT = Traded to Pittsburgh by Nashville with Patric Hornqvist for James Neal, June 27, 2014. Traded to Toronto by Pittsburgh with Kasperi Kapanen, Scott Harrington, New Jersey's 3rd round choice (previously acquired) in 2016 Entry Draft and future considerations for Phil Kessel, Tim Erixon, Tyler Biggs and future considerations, July 1, 2015.
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It's obviously not fun to not know, but on the other hand, I'm not in a rush. I'm going to be back to 100 percent before I start playing. I'm not going to play on 90 percent.

— Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom in an interview with Washington Post about whether he will be able to play in 2015-16 opener
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