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Nick Spaling

26-Year-Old Center – Toronto Maple Leafs

2014-15 NHL Stats

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9

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18

PP Pts

1

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-2

PIM

26

2015-16 NHL Projections

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2015-16 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 two-year, $4.4 million contract with the Penguins in July 2014. Traded to the Maple Leafs in July 2015.

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Maple Leafs assistant GM Kyle Dubas said that Spaling will move back to center during the upcoming season.

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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 Proj 27 NHL TOR 75 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Nick Spaling

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Nick Spaling – Playing Time Overview

Time On Ice Stats

15:14

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Nick Spaling was on the ice for 15:14.

0:16

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Nick Spaling was on the ice for 0:16 during power plays.

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

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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
Apr 11 MON 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 16:30 0:00
Apr 8 at CLS Did Not Play
Apr 5 OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 0 11:54 0:00
Apr 4 at BOS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 12:12 0:00
Apr 1 at BUF 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 12:53 0:00
Mar 31 TB Did Not Play
Mar 28 OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 17:28 0:00
Mar 26 FLA 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 16:21 0:00
Mar 23 MIN Did Not Play
Mar 21 at OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 2 15:07 0:20
Mar 19 SJ 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 17:53 0:00
Mar 16 at EDM Did Not Play
Mar 14 at VAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 5 0 16:17 0:03
Mar 13 at CGY Did Not Play
Mar 11 BUF Did Not Play
Mar 9 NYI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 12:30 0:00
Mar 7 STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 0 12:25 0:08
Mar 5 at TB Did Not Play
Mar 3 at FLA Did Not Play
Mar 1 at WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 0 11:17 0:00
Feb 28 at MON Did Not Play
Feb 26 PHI Did Not Play
Feb 21 WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 2 13:57 0:00
Feb 20 at CAR Did Not Play
Feb 17 FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 14:39 0:07
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Feb 14 at MON Did Not Play
Feb 12 at NYI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 15:09 0:00
Feb 10 NYR Did Not Play
Feb 7 EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 16:44 0:00
Feb 6 at NJ 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 12:43 0:00
Feb 3 at NSH Did Not Play
Jan 31 at PHI Did Not Play
Jan 29 ARI Did Not Play
Jan 28 at NJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 15:56 0:00
Jan 21 at OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 2 19:54 1:19
Jan 19 CAR Did Not Play
Jan 17 at STL Did Not Play
Jan 15 at SJ Did Not Play
Jan 14 at ANH Did Not Play
Jan 12 at LA Did Not Play
Jan 9 CLS Did Not Play
Jan 7 WAS 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 14:18 0:00
Jan 3 at WPG 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 16:50 1:06
Jan 2 at MIN 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 19:18 1:01
Dec 31 at BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 17:34 3:01
Dec 29 at TB 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 16:57 1:30
Dec 28 at FLA Did Not Play
Dec 23 at DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 15:58 0:00
Dec 21 at CHI Did Not Play
Dec 20 PHI 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 2 13:17 0:12
Dec 18 at CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 16:44 0:00
Dec 16 ANH Did Not Play
Dec 14 LA Did Not Play
Dec 13 DET 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 20:04 1:18
Dec 10 at DET Did Not Play
Dec 9 CGY Did Not Play
Dec 6 VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 16:58 0:00
Dec 4 NJ 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 17:28 0:00
Dec 2 DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 20:13 0:00
Nov 29 WAS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 16:50 0:15
Nov 26 at PIT 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 17:30 0:06
Nov 22 DET 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 16:45 0:00
Nov 20 TB Did Not Play
Nov 18 NSH 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 16:34 0:00
Nov 15 at BUF 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 1 10:11 0:00
Nov 14 PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 14:27 0:08
Nov 12 BOS Did Not Play
Nov 9 at OTT Did Not Play
Nov 8 NYR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 14:50 0:00
Nov 6 at COL 0 1 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 14:41 0:20
Nov 4 at ARI 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 0 13:53 0:00
Nov 1 CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 16:30 0:59
Oct 31 at CLS Did Not Play
Oct 28 BUF 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 13:47 0:12
Oct 25 BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 14:54 0:00
Oct 22 at OTT 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 3 0 15:00 0:14
Oct 21 at NYI Did Not Play
Oct 18 at DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 9:23 0:00
Oct 17 DET Did Not Play
Oct 14 COL Did Not Play
Oct 12 at NYR Did Not Play
Oct 11 PIT 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 13:01 0:20
Oct 8 MON Did Not Play

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

Spaling was traded Wednesday to the Maple Leafs along with forward Kasperi Kapanen, defenseman Scott Harrington, and first- and third-round draft picks in 2016 in exchange for forwards Phil Kessel and Tyler Biggs, defenseman Tim Erixon, and a 2016 second-round pick, Sportsnet.ca reports.

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Spaling tallied the Penguins' lone goal of the evening in Friday's Game 5 loss to the Rangers.

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Coach Mike Johnston said that he "expects" Spaling (lower body) will be in the lineup Friday against the Islanders, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Coach Mike Johnston said Thursday that Spaling has a lower-body injury, but is expected to play Friday against the Islanders, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Spaling assisted on both Pittsburgh goals Tuesday in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Blues.

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Spaling registered an assist in Thursday's 6-4 win over the Oilers.

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Spaling tallied a goal in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Red Wings.

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Spaling finished with an assist and a plus-2 rating over his 17:40 of ice time in Tuesday's win over the Wild.

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Spaling scored one goal and assisted on a second one in Pittsburgh's 3-1 win over the Panthers on Saturday.

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Spaling (nose) is fine to play Friday against the Flames, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Spaling left Tuesday's practice after sustaining a cut on his nose, Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Spaling scored his fourth goal of the season and added an assist Monday against the Rangers.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015-16

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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.