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Nick Spaling

28-Year-Old Center – Free Agent

2015-16 NHL Stats

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2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

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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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Nick Spaling Contract Information:

Signed a one-year contract with Geneve-Servette of the Swiss League in August of 2016.

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Spaling signed a one-year deal with Geneve-Servette HC of the Swiss League on Wednesday, Stephen Whyno of AP Sports reports.

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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
2014-15 26 NHL PIT 82 9 18 27 -2 26 90 10.0 0 0 15:14 1 0 1 0:16 134 45
2015-16 27 NHL SJ 23 2 4 6 5 6 21 9.5 0 0 12:47 0 0 0 0:11 21 16
2015-16 27 NHL TOR 35 1 6 7 -7 18 32 3.1 0 0 15:16 0 0 0 0:05 44 29

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Nick Spaling – Playing Time Overview

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2015-16 Time On Ice Stats

15:16

Average Time On Ice

On average, Nick Spaling was on the ice for 15:16.

0:05

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Nick Spaling was on the ice for 0:05 during power plays.

2:47

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Nick Spaling was on the ice for 2:47 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2013-14 16:01 1:11 1:31
2014-15 15:14 0:16 2:01
2015-16 12:47 0:11 2:50
2015-16 15:16 0:05 2:47

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

Spaling scored a goal -- the first with his new team -- in Wednesday's 4-3 shootout loss to Colorado.

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Spaling will make his Sharks debut Wednesday, skating on the fourth line, reports Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area.

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Spaling was traded to the Sharks on Monday in addition to Roman Polak for Raffi Torres and second round draft picks in 2017 and 2018.

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Spaling (upper body) will return to the lineup Tuesday against the Panthers, Paul Hendricks of Leafs TV reports.

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Spaling practiced Monday for the first time since suffering an upper-body injury in mid-December, Jonas Siegel of TSN 1050 reports.

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Spaling (upper body) resumed skating Tuesday, Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun reports.

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Spaling (upper body) is expected to miss an extended period of time due to the injury he suffered in Thursday's game against the Sharks.

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Spaling has been ruled out of the remainder of Thursday's game against the Sharks with an upper-body injury.

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Spaling picked up his first point since returning from injury in Wednesday's loss to Winnipeg. He set up Toronto's only goal in a 6-1 loss.

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Spaling (upper body) will rejoin the lineup Monday against the Bruins, Paul Hendrick of Leafs TV reports.

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Spaling (upper body) won't play Saturday against the Bruins, Jonas Siegel of TSN Radio 1050 reports.

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Spaling (upper body) will not play Friday, Jonas Siegel of TSN reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016-17

There was no outlook written for Nick Spaling.

2014-15

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 believes Spaling can help fill the void; he can play any forward position and can kill penalties. Last season, Spaling netted a career-high 13 goals to go along with 19 assists. The 26-year-old might not finish with more than 30-35 points with Pittsburgh, but the Pens feel his value will help keep opponents honest. Spaling collected six power-play points in 2013-14 and could battle for a second-unit spot.

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.