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Nick Spaling

25-Year-Old Left Wing – Pittsburgh Penguins

2013-14 NHL Stats

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2013-14 NHL Projections

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2013-14 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Spaling avoided arbitration by signing a one-year, $1.5 deal with the Predators in July. He chipped in nine points and four assists in 47 games with the Preds last year and has increased his scoring rate in each of his four NHL campaigns. That said, he will likely open the u...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 201   DOB: 9/19/1988   BORN: Palmerston, Ontario   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd, #58 Overall in 2007   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Predators in July of 2013.

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Nick Spaling 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
2009-10 21 28 0 3 3 3 0 26 0.0 0 0 11:03 0 0 0 0:05 13 9
2010-11 22 NHL NSH 74 8 6 14 -10 20 75 10.7 2 0 13:56 1 0 1 0:10 37 33
2011-12 23 NHL NSH 77 10 12 22 -7 18 107 9.3 3 0 15:43 0 0 0 0:11 43 38
2012-13 24 NHL NSH 47 9 4 13 -10 18 57 15.8 2 0 15:52 1 1 2 0:14 38 21
2013-14 25 NHL NSH 71 13 19 32 2 14 85 15.3 1 1 16:01 3 3 6 1:11 42 32
2013-14 Proj 25 NHL PIT 80 Subscribe now to see our 2013-14 projections for Nick Spaling

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Time On Ice Stats

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Average Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Nick Spaling was on the ice for 16:01.

1:11

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Nick Spaling was on the ice for 1:11 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2011-12 15:43 0:11
2012-13 15:52 0:14
2013-14 16:01 1:11

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Nick Spaling 2013-14 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
May 13 NYR Did Not Play
May 11 at NYR Did Not Play
May 9 NYR Did Not Play
May 7 at NYR Did Not Play
May 5 at NYR Did Not Play
May 4 NYR Did Not Play
May 2 NYR Did Not Play
Apr 28 at CLS Did Not Play
Apr 26 CLS Did Not Play
Apr 23 at CLS Did Not Play
Apr 21 at CLS Did Not Play
Apr 19 CLS Did Not Play
Apr 16 CLS Did Not Play
Apr 13 OTT 0 2 2 3 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 0 16:30 2:18
Apr 12 PHI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 14:14 1:54
Apr 9 DET Did Not Play
Apr 6 at COL Did Not Play
Apr 5 at MIN 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 14:15 0:00
Apr 3 at WPG Did Not Play
Apr 1 CAR Did Not Play
Mar 30 CHI Did Not Play
Mar 28 at CLS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 10:29 0:48
Mar 27 LA 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 12:18 0:04
Mar 25 PHO 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 16:46 1:34
Mar 23 STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 17:19 3:10
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Mar 22 TB Did Not Play
Mar 20 at DET Did Not Play
Mar 18 DAL 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 14:07 3:12
Mar 16 PHI Did Not Play
Mar 15 at PHI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 14:02 2:58
Mar 11 WAS 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 100.0 0 1 16:11 0:38
Mar 10 at WAS 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 1 18:51 2:16
Mar 7 at ANH Did Not Play
Mar 6 at SJ 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 0 18:15 2:01
Mar 4 at NSH 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 14:24 1:52
Mar 1 at CHI Did Not Play
Feb 27 MON Did Not Play
Feb 7 NYR Did Not Play
Feb 5 at BUF Did Not Play
Feb 3 OTT Did Not Play
Feb 1 at PHO Did Not Play
Jan 30 at LA Did Not Play
Jan 27 BUF Did Not Play
Jan 25 at DAL Did Not Play
Jan 23 at NYI 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 100.0 0 2 20:27 2:11
Jan 22 MON Did Not Play
Jan 20 FLA 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 0 19:30 2:08
Jan 15 WAS Did Not Play
Jan 11 at CGY 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 18:08 0:43
Jan 10 at EDM Did Not Play
Jan 7 at VAN 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 15:57 0:33
Jan 5 WPG 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 16:08 0:00
Jan 3 NYR Did Not Play
Dec 31 at NJ Did Not Play
Dec 29 at CLS Did Not Play
Dec 27 at CAR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 17:03 2:39
Dec 23 at OTT 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 19:04 1:58
Dec 21 CGY 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 1 0 16:13 0:19
Dec 19 MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 1 16:06 5:21
Dec 18 at NYR Did Not Play
Dec 16 TOR Did Not Play
Dec 14 at DET 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 1 17:00 2:09
Dec 13 NJ Did Not Play
Dec 9 CLS Did Not Play
Dec 7 at BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 14:23 0:00
Dec 5 SJ 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 14:20 0:17
Dec 3 at NYI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 12:04 0:00
Nov 30 at FLA 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 13:02 0:30
Nov 29 at TB Did Not Play
Nov 27 TOR 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 1 0 15:03 0:15
Nov 25 at BOS 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 0 14:27 0:00
Nov 23 at MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 15:08 0:00
Nov 22 NYI Did Not Play
Nov 20 at WAS Did Not Play
Nov 18 ANH Did Not Play
Nov 16 at NJ 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 0 16:29 0:14
Nov 15 NSH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 17:43 0:00
Nov 13 PHI Did Not Play
Nov 9 at STL Did Not Play
Nov 6 at NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 19:58 0:00
Nov 2 at CLS 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 17:16 0:00
Nov 1 CLS Did Not Play
Oct 30 BOS Did Not Play
Oct 28 at CAR Did Not Play
Oct 26 at TOR 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 100.0 0 1 10:43 0:00
Oct 25 NYI Did Not Play
Oct 21 COL Did Not Play
Oct 19 VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 12:09 0:23
Oct 17 at PHI Did Not Play
Oct 15 EDM Did Not Play
Oct 12 at TB Did Not Play
Oct 11 at FLA Did Not Play
Oct 8 CAR Did Not Play
Oct 5 BUF Did Not Play
Oct 3 NJ 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 14:14 0:00

Nick Spaling: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Spaling gathered two assists and finished with a plus-3 rating in Sunday's win over the Wild.

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Spaling (undisclosed) saw 17:19 of ice time in his return to action Sunday against the Blackhawks.

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Spaling is a non-healthy scratch for Friday's game against the Bruins, the Tennessean's Joshua Cooper reports.

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Spaling scored the first of four Predators goals Monday, as Nashville upset the Senators 4-3 in overtime.

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Spaling (lower body) was activated from injured reserve Tuesday.

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Spaling (lower body) joined the team for Friday's practice while wearing a non-contact jersey, Josh Cooper of The Tennessean reports.

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Spaling (lower body) wasn't skating with the Predators when they resumed practicing Thursday, Josh Cooper of The Tennessean reports.

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Spaling (upper body) is likely out for Thursday's game against Minnesota, the Tennessean reports.

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Spaling (lower body) will not play Saturday against the Blues, Willy Daunic of 102.5 The Game reports.

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Spaling assisted on Craig Smith's game-tying goal early in the third period, then scored the game-winner on a power play in Thursday's 2-1 victory over Vancouver.

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Spaling scored his seventh goal of the season during Monday’s 6-4 win over the Red Wings, giving him three points in his last five games.

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Spaling assisted on Roman Josi's second-period power-play goal in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Sharks. It was his second point in his past three games.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2013-14

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2012-13

Spaling recorded a career-high 22 points in 77 games last season, playing the majority of games in a checking role. However, he was given more responsibility last season as evidenced by his ice time which rose by nearly a full two minutes compared to 2010-11 (15:43 vs. 13:56). Unfortunately, given the number of bodies currently ahead of Spaling on the Preds’ depth chart, he won't help you much in traditional fantasy scoring categories unless you're in an ultra-deep league.

2011-12

Spaling, who signed a new two-year deal with the Predators in July, notched 14 points (8G, 6A) in 74 games last season. He was seeing as much as 17-18 minutes of ice time per game down the stretch last season, but was doing so in a checking line capacity. He will resume this role come October.

2010-11

Spaling saw limited action with the Preds last season, serving mostly as an emergency callup from AHL Milwaukee whenever the team ran into injury trouble. If Spaling has a good training camp, it's possible he could be in line for the a fourth-line role this season. Unfortunately, this doesn't translate into fantasy value.

2008-09

Spaling is an 19-year-old prospect forward. He was selected in the second round of the 2007 NHL entry draft. Spaling will get a long look during this season's training camp, although he's probably not ready for the NHL game. Still, the future is bright as he posted career-best numbers of 38 goals and 34 assists in 54 games with Kitchener of the OHL last season.

2007-08

Spaling is a young prospect forward. He was selected in the 2nd round of the 2007 NHL entry draft by Nashville. Spaling hustles and uses his head to make up for what natural talent he might lack. He displayed a great knack for finding the back of the net last season with the Kitchener Rangers of the OHL. Spaling potted 23 goals in 61 games. He'll spend another season in the minors sharpening his skills.

2006-07

Overlooked in his first year of OHL eligibility, Spaling played Junior B hockey in the small Ontario town of Listowel. His strong play there got him noticed by the Kitchener Rangers but it took them until the sixth round the next season to draft the guy. Fast forward a couple of years and Spaling has done nothing but consistently impress his coaches. In fact, he was even picked this past season to play in the CHL Top Prospects game. He just oozes character and seems to bring to mind a talented young player named Justin Williams (Carolina) whenever his name comes up. If he's half as good as Williams, he'll find a home in the NHL.