Bernie Nicholls

Position: C ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs. (84 kg)

Born: June 24, 1961 in Haliburton, Ontario
Draft: Los Angeles, 4th round (73rd overall), 1980 NHL Entry
Amateur Teams: Kingston Canadians


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Fine Details ▪ Last updated Jul 28, 2015 3:25 PM

NHL Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Assists Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1981-82 20 LAK NHL 22 14 18 32 2 27 5 8 1 1 13 5 0 63 22.2
1982-83 21 LAK NHL 71 28 22 50 -23 124 16 12 0 3 15 6 1 171 16.4
1983-84 22 LAK NHL 78 41 54 95 -21 83 29 8 4 2 32 21 1 255 16.1
1984-85 23 LAK NHL 80 46 54 100 -4 76 31 15 0 6 34 20 0 329 14.0
1985-86 24 LAK NHL 80 36 61 97 -5 78 22 10 4 0 45 16 0 281 12.8
1986-87 25 LAK NHL 80 33 48 81 -16 101 22 10 1 2 29 19 0 227 14.5
1987-88 26 LAK NHL 65 32 46 78 2 114 17 8 7 1 24 22 0 236 13.6
1988-89 27 LAK NHL 79 70 80 150 30 96 41 21 8 6 46 28 6 385 18.2 AS-8,AS-4,Byng-14
1989-90 28 TOT NHL 79 39 73 112 -9 86 24 15 0 1 35 37 1 287 13.6 AS-10,Byng-15
1989-90 28 LAK NHL 47 27 48 75 -6 66 19 8 0 1 25 22 1 172 15.7 AS-10,Byng-15
1989-90 28 NYR NHL 32 12 25 37 -3 20 5 7 0 0 10 15 0 115 10.4 AS-10,Byng-15
1990-91 29 NYR NHL 71 25 48 73 5 96 17 8 0 2 26 22 0 163 15.3
1991-92 30 TOT NHL 50 20 29 49 4 60 13 7 0 2 18 11 0 117 17.1
1991-92 30 NYR NHL 1 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0
1991-92 30 EDM NHL 49 20 29 49 5 60 13 7 0 2 18 11 0 115 17.4
1992-93 31 TOT NHL 69 13 47 60 -13 80 8 5 0 1 26 21 0 132 9.8
1992-93 31 EDM NHL 46 8 32 40 -16 40 4 4 0 1 17 15 0 86 9.3
1992-93 31 NJD NHL 23 5 15 20 3 40 4 1 0 0 9 6 0 46 10.9
1993-94 32 NJD NHL 61 19 27 46 24 86 16 3 0 1 17 8 2 142 13.4
1994-95 33 CHI NHL 48 22 29 51 4 32 9 11 2 5 12 17 0 114 19.3
1995-96 34 CHI NHL 59 19 41 60 11 60 13 6 0 2 24 16 1 100 19.0
1996-97 35 SJS NHL 65 12 33 45 -21 63 9 2 1 0 18 12 3 137 8.8
1997-98 36 SJS NHL 60 6 22 28 -4 26 3 3 0 0 16 6 0 81 7.4
1998-99 37 SJS NHL 10 0 2 2 -4 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 11 0.0 110 11:01
9 yrs LAK NHL 602 327 431 758 -41 765 202 100 25 22 263 159 9 2119 15.4
3 yrs NYR NHL 104 37 73 110 1 116 22 15 0 2 36 37 0 280 13.2
3 yrs SJS NHL 135 18 57 75 -29 93 12 5 1 0 34 20 3 229 7.9 110 11:01
2 yrs CHI NHL 107 41 70 111 15 92 22 17 2 7 36 33 1 214 19.2
2 yrs EDM NHL 95 28 61 89 -11 100 17 11 0 3 35 26 0 201 13.9
2 yrs NJD NHL 84 24 42 66 27 126 20 4 0 1 26 14 2 188 12.8
Career NHL 1127 475 734 1209 -38 1292 295 152 28 35 430 289 15 3231 14.7 110 11:01

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP GC G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
1981-82 20 LAK NHL 22 12 0.64 0.82 1.45 0.57 1.23 2.86 10 13 23 9 38 14 29 7 2 2.2 0.3 2.5
1982-83 21 LAK NHL 71 21 0.39 0.31 0.70 0.30 1.75 2.41 22 18 40 17 68 24 83 16 -23 2.7 0.3 3.0
1983-84 22 LAK NHL 78 37 0.53 0.69 1.22 0.47 1.06 3.27 32 43 75 29 123 37 136 29 -21 6.2 0.5 6.7
1984-85 23 LAK NHL 80 39 0.58 0.68 1.25 0.49 0.95 4.11 37 43 80 32 153 68 89 0 -4 7.0 1.0 8.0
1985-86 24 LAK NHL 80 37 0.45 0.76 1.21 0.46 0.98 3.51 28 48 76 28 140 49 114 18 -5 6.1 1.0 7.1
1986-87 25 LAK NHL 80 31 0.41 0.60 1.01 0.38 1.26 2.84 28 41 69 26 115 47 86 2 -16 5.3 0.5 5.8
1987-88 26 LAK NHL 65 30 0.49 0.71 1.20 0.46 1.75 3.63 27 38 65 25 125 53 102 32 2 5.6 0.9 6.5
1988-89 27 LAK NHL 79 60 0.89 1.01 1.90 0.76 1.22 4.87 58 66 124 50 194 63 139 38 30 13.0 1.3 14.4 AS-8,AS-4,Byng-14
1989-90 28 TOT NHL 79 41 0.49 0.92 1.42 0.52 1.09 3.63 33 61 94 35 152 70 104 13 -9 8.0 0.7 8.7 AS-10,Byng-15
1989-90 28 LAK NHL 47 27 0.57 1.02 1.60 0.58 1.40 3.66 23 40 63 23 96 35 75 8 -6 5.6 0.2 5.9 AS-10,Byng-15
1989-90 28 NYR NHL 32 13 0.38 0.78 1.16 0.42 0.63 3.59 10 21 31 11 56 35 29 5 -3 2.4 0.4 2.8 AS-10,Byng-15
1990-91 29 NYR NHL 71 27 0.35 0.68 1.03 0.38 1.35 2.30 22 43 65 24 121 50 67 1 5 5.1 1.0 6.1
1991-92 30 TOT NHL 50 19 0.40 0.58 0.98 0.38 1.20 2.34 18 25 43 17 70 25 42 1 4 3.5 0.6 4.1
1991-92 30 NYR NHL 1 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 -1 0.0 0.0 -0.1
1991-92 30 EDM NHL 49 19 0.41 0.59 1.00 0.38 1.22 2.35 18 25 43 17 69 25 40 1 5 3.5 0.6 4.1
1992-93 31 TOT NHL 69 20 0.19 0.68 0.87 0.29 1.16 1.91 10 38 48 16 89 40 65 3 -13 2.9 0.6 3.5
1992-93 31 EDM NHL 46 13 0.17 0.70 0.87 0.29 0.87 1.87 6 26 32 10 56 28 46 2 -16 1.9 0.2 2.1
1992-93 31 NJD NHL 23 7 0.22 0.65 0.87 0.30 1.74 2.00 4 12 16 5 33 12 19 1 3 1.0 0.4 1.4
1993-94 32 NJD NHL 61 18 0.31 0.44 0.75 0.29 1.41 2.33 17 24 41 16 66 17 45 20 24 3.1 1.2 4.4
1994-95 33 CHI NHL 48 20 0.46 0.60 1.06 0.42 0.67 2.38 38 50 88 34 74 39 41 10 4 4.9 0.8 5.7
1995-96 34 CHI NHL 59 21 0.32 0.69 1.02 0.36 1.02 1.69 18 39 57 20 88 36 50 9 11 4.4 1.0 5.4
1996-97 35 SJS NHL 65 16 0.18 0.51 0.69 0.25 0.97 2.11 12 34 46 16 60 19 90 28 -21 3.0 0.2 3.2
1997-98 36 SJS NHL 60 9 0.10 0.37 0.47 0.16 0.43 1.35 7 25 32 11 42 12 43 9 -4 1.3 0.6 1.9
1998-99 37 SJS NHL 10 1 0.00 0.20 0.20 0.05 0.40 1.10 0 2 2 1 3 2 5 0 -4 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
9 yrs LAK NHL 602 295 0.54 0.72 1.26 0.49 1.27 3.52 265 350 615 240 1052 390 853 150 -41 53.9 6.0 59.9
3 yrs NYR NHL 104 40 0.36 0.70 1.06 0.39 1.12 2.69 32 64 96 35 178 85 98 6 1 7.5 1.4 8.9
3 yrs SJS NHL 135 26 0.13 0.42 0.56 0.19 0.69 1.70 19 61 80 27 105 33 138 37 -29 4.2 0.8 5.0
2 yrs CHI NHL 107 41 0.38 0.65 1.04 0.38 0.86 2.00 56 89 145 55 162 75 91 19 15 9.3 1.8 11.1
2 yrs EDM NHL 95 32 0.29 0.64 0.94 0.34 1.05 2.12 24 51 75 27 125 53 86 3 -11 5.4 0.8 6.2
2 yrs NJD NHL 84 25 0.29 0.50 0.79 0.29 1.50 2.24 21 36 57 21 99 29 64 21 27 4.1 1.6 5.7
Career NHL 1127 459 0.42 0.65 1.07 0.41 1.15 2.87 417 651 1068 405 1721 665 1330 236 -38 84.3 12.5 96.8

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1981-82 20 LAK NHL 10 4 0 4 23 4 0 0 1
1984-85 23 LAK NHL 3 1 1 2 -2 9 1 0 0 0 15 6.7
1986-87 25 LAK NHL 5 2 5 7 1 6 1 1 0 0 16 12.5
1987-88 26 LAK NHL 5 2 6 8 -3 11 1 1 0 0 22 9.1
1988-89 27 LAK NHL 11 7 9 16 -2 12 4 3 0 1 50 14.0
1989-90 28 NYR NHL 10 7 5 12 1 16 4 3 0 0 30 23.3
1990-91 29 NYR NHL 5 4 3 7 0 8 4 0 0 1 24 16.7
1991-92 30 EDM NHL 16 8 11 19 2 25 4 4 0 1 32 25.0
1992-93 31 NJD NHL 5 0 0 0 -5 6 0 0 0 0 3 0.0
1993-94 32 NJD NHL 16 4 9 13 3 28 1 2 1 0 37 10.8
1994-95 33 CHI NHL 16 1 11 12 0 8 0 1 0 0 28 3.6
1995-96 34 CHI NHL 10 2 7 9 3 4 1 1 0 0 11 18.2
1997-98 36 SJS NHL 6 0 5 5 -2 8 0 0 0 0 6 0.0
Career NHL 118 42 72 114 -4 164 25 16 1 4 274 13.9

Other Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1978-79 17 North York Rangers ON-Jr.A 50 40 62 102 60 11
1978-79 17 Kingston Canadians OMJHL 2 0 1 1 0
1979-80 18 Kingston Canadians OMJHL 68 36 43 79 85
1980-81 19 Kingston Canadians OMJHL 65 63 89 152 109
1981-82 20 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 55 41 30 71 31
1984-85 23 Canada WEC-A 10 0 2 2 12
Career 1 Season AHL 55 41 30 71 31
Career 3 Seasons OMJHL 135 99 133 232 194
Career 1 Season ON-Jr.A 50 40 62 102 60 11
Career 1 Season WEC-A 10 0 2 2 12

Other Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1979-80 18 Kingston Canadians OMJHL 3 1 0 1 10
1980-81 19 Kingston Canadians OMJHL 14 8 10 18 17
Career 2 Seasons OMJHL 17 9 10 19 27

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2014-15)
Thru 18 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Bernie Nicholls 14.4 8.7 8.0 7.1 6.7 6.5 6.1 5.8 5.7 5.4 4.4 4.1 3.5 3.2 3.0 2.5 1.9 -0.1
Michel Goulet 88.3 11.6 9.7 9.0 8.7 8.7 8.3 7.0 6.3 5.5 5.2 4.3 3.8 3.6 2.8 2.5
Vincent Lecavalier 88.1 13.4 10.7 9.3 9.3 8.1 6.7 6.7 6.4 5.9 5.6 4.4 3.9 3.6 3.0 1.9 1.6
Denis Savard 88.1 11.0 9.6 9.2 8.2 7.9 7.9 6.9 6.5 6.1 6.1 5.8 5.2 3.9 3.9 3.2 2.2 1.3
Bernie Geoffrion 88.0 11.5 10.3 8.5 8.1 7.8 7.0 6.7 6.3 5.9 5.2 5.0 4.5 4.5 3.8 1.8 0.6
Milan Hejduk 87.7 14.6 10.6 10.2 9.0 8.4 6.5 5.9 5.8 5.4 5.2 5.2 4.4 3.1 0.7
Patrick Marleau 87.3 11.4 9.4 9.2 8.8 8.6 8.5 8.0 6.8 6.1 6.0 5.4 5.3 5.1 4.5 4.1 3.6 3.1
Glenn Anderson 87.1 9.5 8.9 8.8 8.0 6.9 6.6 6.2 5.9 5.4 4.4 4.3 4.0 3.2 2.9 2.6 0.6
Yvan Cournoyer 87.1 10.4 10.0 9.3 8.6 8.3 7.2 6.7 6.5 6.0 5.3 5.1 3.9 2.4 0.7 0.7 0.4
Joe Mullen 86.8 11.0 8.3 8.0 7.4 7.3 7.0 6.9 6.4 6.2 5.7 4.8 3.8 3.2 3.2 1.1 0.9
Pat Verbeek 86.5 9.5 8.1 8.0 7.9 7.7 6.9 6.7 6.0 4.5 4.3 4.1 3.9 3.4 2.7 2.6 2.5 1.0 0.4
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
Bernie Nicholls 14.4 8.7 8.0 7.1 6.7 6.5 6.1 5.8 5.7 5.4 4.4 4.1 3.5 3.2 3.0 2.5 1.9 -0.1
Michel Goulet 88.3 11.6 9.7 9.0 8.7 8.7 8.3 7.0 6.3 5.5 5.2 4.3 3.8 3.6 2.8 2.5
Vincent Lecavalier 88.1 13.4 10.7 9.3 9.3 8.1 6.7 6.7 6.4 5.9 5.6 4.4 3.9 3.6 3.0 1.9 1.6
Denis Savard 88.1 11.0 9.6 9.2 8.2 7.9 7.9 6.9 6.5 6.1 6.1 5.8 5.2 3.9 3.9 3.2 2.2 1.3
Bernie Geoffrion 88.0 11.5 10.3 8.5 8.1 7.8 7.0 6.7 6.3 5.9 5.2 5.0 4.5 4.5 3.8 1.8 0.6
Milan Hejduk 87.7 14.6 10.6 10.2 9.0 8.4 6.5 5.9 5.8 5.4 5.2 5.2 4.4 3.1 0.7
Patrick Marleau 87.3 11.4 9.4 9.2 8.8 8.6 8.5 8.0 6.8 6.1 6.0 5.4 5.3 5.1 4.5 4.1 3.6 3.1
Glenn Anderson 87.1 9.5 8.9 8.8 8.0 6.9 6.6 6.2 5.9 5.4 4.4 4.3 4.0 3.2 2.9 2.6 0.6
Yvan Cournoyer 87.1 10.4 10.0 9.3 8.6 8.3 7.2 6.7 6.5 6.0 5.3 5.1 3.9 2.4 0.7 0.7 0.4
Joe Mullen 86.8 11.0 8.3 8.0 7.4 7.3 7.0 6.9 6.4 6.2 5.7 4.8 3.8 3.2 3.2 1.1 0.9
Ray Whitney 86.8 9.7 9.0 8.7 8.3 8.2 7.0 6.7 6.6 6.2 5.6 5.6 5.1 4.7 3.4 3.1 2.8 2.6 2.6 2.2 0.2 0.1 -0.3

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

January 20, 1990: Traded to NY Rangers by Los Angeles for Tomas Sandstrom and Tony Granato, January 20, 1990.

October 4, 1991: Traded to Edmonton by NY Rangers with Steven Rice and Louie DeBrusk for Mark Messier and future considerations (Jeff Beukeboom for David Shaw, November 12, 1991), October 4, 1991.

January 13, 1993: Traded to New Jersey by Edmonton for Zdeno Ciger and Kevin Todd, January 13, 1993.

July 14, 1994: Signed as a free agent by Chicago, July 14, 1994.

August 5, 1996: Signed as a free agent by San Jose, August 5, 1996.

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