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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)
Is on pace to establish a career high in hits and blocked shots. Has 10 points (3G-7A) in his last 20 games after posting 2 points (1G-1A) in his first 10 games. Tied a career-high with a plus-3 Nov. 6 at WPG. Logged a season-high 20:13 of TOI Dec. 2 vs. NJ, which marked just the 5th time in his career Spaling averaged more than 20:00 of TOI 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), power-play goals (3) and shorthanded goals (1) in 2013-14. His 15.3 shooting percentage ranked 1st on Nashville among qualifying players. Won the OHL championship with the Kitchener Rangers in 2007-08, where he tallied 30 points (14G-16A) in 20 playoff games. 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: 30GP 4G-8A-12PTS PPG: 5 SHG: 1
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When I first became captain here, Monsieur Beliveau came to me and said, 'You're going to be fine. You don't have to change, you got selected because of who you are.'

— Saku Koivu on Thursday, recalling what he was told by the late Jean Beliveau when he was named Canadiens captain in 1999
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