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Nicolas Blanchard

27-Year-Old Center – Free Agent

2013-14 NHL Stats

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2013-14 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

There was no outlook written for Nicolas Blanchard in 2013-14. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 200   DOB: 5/31/1987   BORN: Granby, Quebec   DRAFTED: 6th Rd, #192 Overall in 2005   Show ContractHide Contract

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Became an unrestricted free agent in July 2014.

April 10, 2013  –  Nicolas Blanchard News

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The Hurricanes recalled Blanchard from AHL Charlotte on Wednesday.

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Nicolas Blanchard NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2012-13 25 NHL CAR 9 0 0 0 -2 20 6 0.0 0 0 8:41 0 0 0 0:01 22 2
2013-14 26 AHL CHA 65 7 8 15 -7 111 1 1

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Power Play Time On Ice in 2013-14

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Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 8:41 0:01
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Nicolas Blanchard: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Blanchard agreed to a two-year contract with the Hurricanes on Monday, according to the team's official site.

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The Hurricanes have assigned Blanchard to AHL Charlotte, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.

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The Hurricanes have agreed to terms with Blanchard on a two-year, two-way contract worth $500,000 at the NHL level and $60,000 in the minors, the team's official site reports.

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Blanchard was assigned to Albany of the AHL on Saturday, the Raleigh News & Observer reports.

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Blanchard was released from the hospital on Monday night. He suffered torso injuries in the crash of the Albany River Rats' team bus last week. According to a story in the Albany Times Union, he hopes to begin skating in a couple of weeks.

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Blanchard still had not been discharged from a Massachusetts hospital as of Monday evening, according to the Albany Times Union. He suffered significant lacerations to his torso in last week's team bus crash.

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Blanchard will spend another day or two in the hospital after sustaining serious but not life-threatening injuries in Thursday's team bus crash, according to Albany coach Jeff Daniels. The Schenectady Daily Gazette describes his injuries as being several very deep cuts to his torso.

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Blanchard suffered "a number of cuts" in Thursday's team bus crash, but claims that he's "not too bad." His comments appeared in the Albany Times Union.

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After a short stint in the Hurricanes' training camp, Blanchard was sent to AHL Albany on Friday.

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Blanchard, a three-year veteran of the QMJHL, signed a three-year contract with the Hurricanes on Tuesday, and will finish the season with Carolina's AHL affiliate in Albany.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2013-14

There was no outlook written for Nicolas Blanchard.

2012-13

A sixth-round selection from the 2005 draft, Blanchard has yet to crack an NHL roster. Expect much of the same in 2012-2013. He had 21 points and 103 penalty minutes in the AHL last season with Charlotte.

2011-12

Blanchard, Carolina’s sixth-round draft selection in 2005, has yet to skate on NHL ice. Instead, he’s spent the past six seasons developing with AHL Albany/Charlotte, the team’s minor league affiliate. In 2010-11, the bruising forward accumulated 18 points (8 G, 10 A) and 101 penalty minutes in 72 games. He’s best viewed as organizational depth at this point in his professional career.

2010-11

Blanchard has fit in comfortably with Albany of the AHL. Yet, not so relaxed was anyone involved on the other side of Blanchard's 171 penalty minutes last season. Though he may never become more than a third- or fourth-line skater in the NHL, Blanchard is a decent scorer and set-up man. With Rod Brind'Amour retired and Ray Whitney with the Coyotoes, there might not be a better time than the 2010-11 season for Carolina's young prospects to prove their worth. Certainly, Blanchard is in that mix.

2009-10

Blanchard racked up 130 PIMs for Albany of the AHL in 2008-09. However, he needs to add more dimensions to his game before he can contend for the NHL.

2008-09

The 21-year-old isn't going to break through onto the Hurricanes' roster any time soon. Probably at least another year (more likely two) in the AHL, and he won't be the first injury callup.

2007-08

Blanchard is a long way away from making an impact at the NHL level. We expect a good deal of minor league seasoning.