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Bulletin: Senators Re-Sign Defenceman Lawrence Nycholat

by Staff Writer / Ottawa Senators
OTTAWA – The Ottawa Senators today re-signed defenceman Lawrence Nycholat to a multi-year deal. Nycholat was obtained on Feb. 27 from the Washington Capitals in exchange for defenceman Andy Hedlund and a sixth-round pick in the 2007 NHL entry draft.

Nycholat, 28, recorded two goals and six assists for eight points in one game with the Senators and 18 with Washington this past season. The defenceman started the season with the Capitals’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Hershey Bears, and was recalled to Washington on Dec. 23 after leading all AHL defenceman with 28 points (3-25) in 29 games. The Calgary native was also named a starter in the 2007 AHL all-star game but was not able to participate due to his recall.

Nycholat has played 28 career NHL games between the Senators, Capitals and New York Rangers. Undrafted, he was signed by Washington as a free agent on August 9, 2005. Nycholat was also signed as a free agent by the Minnesota Wild, on August 31, 2000 before being traded to the Rangers for goaltender Johan Holmqvist on March 11, 2003.

Nycholat has spent the bulk of his professional career in the AHL and helped Hershey win the 2006 Calder Cup. In 406 career AHL games between Hershey, Hartford and Houston, he has collected 43 goals, 181 assists, 224 points and 648 penalty minutes.

LAWRENCE NYCHOLAT, Defence, shoots left, 5’11”, 200 lbs.
Born: May 7, 1979 (Calgary)
Drafted: Not drafted
Transactions: Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, Aug. 31, 2000. Traded to NY Rangers by Minnesota for Johan Holmqvist, March 11, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Washington, Aug. 9, 2005. Traded to Ottawa by Washington for Andy Hedlund and a sixth-round pick in 2007.

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