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Nick Spaling

26-Year-Old Left Wing – Pittsburgh Penguins

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Pens GM Jim Rutherford acquired Spaling as part of the return with Patric Hornqvist from Nashville in exchange for James Neal over the summer. Pittsburgh has struggled with its third line ever since breaking up Jordan Staal, Matt Cooke and Tyler Kennedy several years ago and...

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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 two-year, $4.4 million contract with the Penguins in July 2014.

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Spaling led the Pens with two assists in Wednesday's 2-0 win in Detroit.

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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
2014-15 26 NHL PIT 4 0 0 0 0 4 3 0.0 0 0 12:13 0 0 0 0:12 6 2
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Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Nick Spaling was on the ice for 12:13.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Nick Spaling was on the ice for 0:12 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 15:52 0:14
2013-14 16:01 1:11
2014-15 12:13 0:12

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Nick Spaling 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 18 NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 9:23 0:00
Oct 16 DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 13:59 0:13
Oct 11 at TOR 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 13:01 0:20
Oct 9 ANH 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 12:28 0:13

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

Spaling and the Penguins came to terms on a two-year, $4.4 million contract Thursday, avoiding arbitration, Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Spaling was traded to Pittsburgh on Friday along with Patric Hornqvist in exchange for James Neal.

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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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2014-15

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2013-14

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 upcoming season in his usual checking role for the Preds.

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 Predsí 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.