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2015 NHL Draft
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
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He's only 17 but he can see the ice so well and he moves the puck and goes to the open ice all the time, so I just think he's a player that is ready to play in the NHL. I'm really looking forward to coaching someone like this.

— U.S. National Junior Team coach Ron Wilson on Auston Matthews, the projected No. 1 pick of the 2016 NHL Draft