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Darnell Nurse

22-Year-Old Defenseman – Edmonton Oilers

2017-18 NHL Stats

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2017-18 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Nurse’s 2016-17 campaign was derailed by an ankle injury that limited him to 44 games, though he still managed to show some improvement over the prior season, lifting his rating from minus-13 to even while improving his point total by one (to 11) despite playing in 25 fewer ...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 221   DOB: 2/4/1995   BORN: Hamilton, Ontario   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #7 Overall in 2013   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a three-year, entry-level deal with the Oilers in July of 2013.

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Nurse led both teams with seven hits in Tuesday's loss to Carolina.

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Darnell Nurse NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2013-14 18 AHL OKL 4 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0
2014-15 19 NHL EDM 2 0 0 0 -2 0 2 0.0 0 0 17:00 0 0 0 0:13 5 0
2015-16 20 NHL EDM 69 3 7 10 -13 60 120 2.5 0 0 20:14 0 1 1 0:13 160 103
2015-16 20 AHL BAK 9 0 2 2 2 7 0 0
2016-17 21 NHL EDM 44 5 6 11 0 33 85 5.9 0 0 17:01 0 0 0 0:07 107 53
2017-18 22 NHL EDM 5 0 1 1 0 4 14 0.0 0 0 19:37 0 0 0 0:09 17 10

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Darnell Nurse – Playing Time Overview

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#3 Left Defenseman

2017-18 Time On Ice Stats

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Average Time On Ice

On average, Darnell Nurse was on the ice for 19:37.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Darnell Nurse was on the ice for 0:09 during power plays.

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Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Darnell Nurse was on the ice for 2:36 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2015-16 20:14 0:13 2:03
2016-17 17:01 0:07 1:11
2017-18 19:37 0:09 2:36

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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 17 CAR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 7 4 19:46 0:16
Oct 14 OTT 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 6 2 21:15 0:00
Oct 9 WPG 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 19:38 0:07
Oct 7 VAN@VAN 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 1 18:46 0:21
Oct 4 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 1 18:38 0:00

Darnell Nurse: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Nurse led the team with six hits in Saturday's loss to Ottawa.

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Nurse scored a goal and added a helper in a 6-4 loss Tuesday to Los Angeles.

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Nurse finished with two assists and a game-high plus-3 rating in Thursday's 7-4 win over the Bruins.

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Nurse will return to the Oilers' lineup Sunday following a 35-game absence.

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Nurse (ankle) will be a game-time decision for Sunday's matchup against in Nashville.

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Nurse (ankle) will not play Friday's away game against the Capitals despite being activated from injured reserve earlier in the day.

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Nurse (ankle) has been activated from injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.

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Nurse (ankle) is doubtful for the team's next two games, but the team is optimistic that he will be able to return Friday against Washington.

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Nurse (ankle) is likely to accompany the rest of the Oilers on a six-game road trip that begins in Chicago on Saturday, said coach Todd McLellan.

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Nurse (ankle) was able to practice Friday.

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Nurse (ankle) required surgery to repair ligament and bone damage in his ankle and will be sidelined for at least 12 weeks, the team announced Monday.

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Nurse (lower body) isn't expected to return before January, per head coach Todd McLellan.

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2017-18

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2015-16

Nurse is an absolute beast. He was flat-out dominant as the captain of OHL Sault Ste. Marie, and he was part of the top pairing on the powerful Canadian squad that won the 2015 World Junior Championship. He brings it all -- powerful skating that pushes the play, a good shot, and a nasty streak that puts opponents into the boards and onto their butts. And he had an outstanding development camp over the summer. But he’s only 20 and this is his first year as a pro. We’d love to say Nurse could Aaron Ekblad his way to a dominant role in the Oil Patch, but that team is still a work in progress. Nurse has the talent to spend the season in Edmonton, but he'll have to stand out in training camp in order to avoid a deployment to AHL Bakersfield. Be wary of snake eyes on draft day -- sometimes the dice doesn’t roll in your favor.

2014-15

Nurse was the No. 7 overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, and some could argue he is ready to play in the NHL now. However, the Oilers have beefed up their D in the offseason with the additions of Nikita Nikitin and Mark Fayne, so Nurse will likely spend another year developing in the OHL in 2014-15. It’s hard to fault the Oilers for the decision, as the NHL is littered with promising, young blueliners who were rushed to the big stage right away, thus neutering their potential. The Oil won't take that chance with the future anchor of their back end. Nurse will be a good one once he arrives, so stash him in your keeper and dynasty leagues if you can.

2013-14

The seventh pick in this year's draft has the makings of a top pairing defender. He is a physical presence who will hit with impunity and he can also carry the puck. He has been compared to everyone from Shea Weber to Chris Pronger, and has impressive bloodlines as his uncle is NFL QB Donovan McNabb and his dad played in the Canadian Football League. He is only 18, however, and needs to grow his game. His future in Edmonton may be two years away.