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Nick Spaling

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Position: C ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 6-1 (185 cm)
Weight: 201 lbs. (91 kg)

Born: September 19, 1988 in Palmerston, Ontario
Draft: Nashville, 2nd round (58th overall), 2007 NHL Entry
Amateur Teams: Kitchener Rangers
Current salary: $2,200,000
Current cap hit: $2,200,000



NHL Regular Season

Scoring Goals Assists Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV Awards
2009-10 21 NSH NHL 28 0 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 26 0.0 49 310 11:03 39 56 41.1 13 9 11 5
2010-11 22 NSH NHL 74 8 6 14 -10 20 7 1 0 2 6 0 0 75 10.7 144 1031 13:56 253 244 50.9 37 33 44 15
2011-12 23 NSH NHL 77 10 12 22 -7 18 10 0 0 3 11 0 1 107 9.3 164 1210 15:43 448 446 50.1 43 38 45 17
2012-13 24 NSH NHL 47 9 4 13 -10 18 8 1 0 2 2 1 1 57 15.8 105 745 15:52 223 259 46.3 38 21 22 7
2013-14 25 NSH NHL 71 13 19 32 2 14 9 3 1 1 16 3 0 85 15.3 141 1137 16:01 88 79 52.7 42 32 30 7
2014-15 26 PIT NHL 82 9 18 27 -2 26 8 1 0 0 18 0 0 90 10.0 172 1250 15:14 84 90 48.3 134 45 24 13
5 yrs NSH NHL 297 40 44 84 -22 70 34 5 1 8 38 4 2 350 11.4 603 4433 14:56 1051 1084 49.2 173 133 152 51
1 yr PIT NHL 82 9 18 27 -2 26 8 1 0 0 18 0 0 90 10.0 172 1250 15:14 84 90 48.3 134 45 24 13
Career NHL 379 49 62 111 -24 96 42 6 1 8 56 4 2 440 11.1 775 5682 14:00 1135 1174 49.2 307 178 176 64

NHL Possession Metrics

Corsi (EV) Fenwick (EV) PDO (EV) Zone Starts (EV)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2009-10 21 Nashville Predators NHL 28 256.5 191 216 46.9 -6.5 143 156 47.8 -3.9 5.3 97.0 102.3 51.9 48.1
2010-11 22 Nashville Predators NHL 74 814.9 612 742 45.2 -5.9 462 567 44.9 -5.6 6.4 92.5 98.9 42.0 58.0
2011-12 23 Nashville Predators NHL 77 1034.1 841 1011 45.4 -3.3 642 734 46.7 -2.3 7.6 91.9 99.5 43.8 56.2
2012-13 24 Nashville Predators NHL 47 629.9 422 579 42.2 -5.9 302 423 41.7 -7.5 6.9 91.0 97.9 44.8 55.2
2013-14 25 Nashville Predators NHL 71 927.4 764 923 45.3 -4.0 576 676 46.0 -4.0 9.6 92.1 101.8 49.9 50.1
2014-15 26 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 82 1063.8 956 880 52.1 -1.6 712 631 53.0 -0.5 7.3 91.3 98.6 52.1 47.9
5 yrs NHL 28 3662.8 2830 3471 44.9 -4.9 2125 2556 45.4 -4.5 7.6 92.2 99.9 45.6 54.4
Career NHL 82 4726.6 3786 4351 46.5 -4.6 2837 3187 47.1 -4.0 7.5 92.0 99.6 47.0 53.0

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
2009-10 21 NSH NHL 28 1 0.00 0.11 0.11 0.03 0.00 0.93 0 3 3 1 6 0 9 6 3 -0.6 0.5 -0.1
2010-11 22 NSH NHL 74 6 0.11 0.08 0.19 0.08 0.27 1.01 9 6 15 7 24 1 48 15 -10 -0.6 0.8 0.2
2011-12 23 NSH NHL 77 9 0.13 0.16 0.29 0.11 0.23 1.39 11 13 24 10 38 0 63 18 -7 0.1 1.0 1.1
2012-13 24 NSH NHL 47 6 0.19 0.09 0.28 0.12 0.38 1.21 17 7 24 11 18 2 40 14 -10 0.3 0.4 0.8
2013-14 25 NSH NHL 71 12 0.18 0.27 0.45 0.17 0.20 1.20 15 21 36 14 50 10 51 13 2 1.8 1.3 3.2
2014-15 26 PIT NHL 82 10 0.11 0.22 0.33 0.12 0.32 1.10 10 20 30 11 40 1 52 11 -2 0.5 1.4 1.9
5 yrs NSH NHL 297 33 0.13 0.15 0.28 0.11 0.24 1.18 52 50 102 42 136 13 211 66 -22 1.2 4.1 5.2
1 yr PIT NHL 82 10 0.11 0.22 0.33 0.12 0.32 1.10 10 20 30 11 40 1 52 11 -2 0.5 1.4 1.9
Career NHL 379 43 0.13 0.16 0.29 0.11 0.25 1.16 62 70 132 53 176 14 263 77 -24 1.7 5.5 7.2

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV
2009-10 21 NSH NHL 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 8 50 8:24 5 3 62.5 7 0 1 0
2010-11 22 NSH NHL 12 2 4 6 3 0 2 0 0 1 11 18.2 21 184 15:20 59 52 53.2 16 10 6 5
2011-12 23 NSH NHL 10 0 3 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 7 0.0 16 158 15:49 46 53 46.5 7 4 5 0
2014-15 26 PIT NHL 5 1 1 2 1 4 1 0 0 0 5 20.0 11 68 13:40 0 2 0.0 10 3 0 0
Career NHL 33 3 8 11 8 4 3 0 0 1 26 11.5 56 461 13:58 110 110 50.0 40 17 12 5

NHL Playoffs Possession Metrics

Corsi (EV) Fenwick (EV) PDO (EV) Zone Starts (EV)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2009-10 21 Nashville Predators NHL 6 43.6 36 40 47.4 -5.8 24 34 41.4 -13.4 6.3 95.7 101.9 35.3 64.7
2010-11 22 Nashville Predators NHL 12 152.7 142 143 49.8 2.9 98 95 50.8 6.6 8.2 94.7 103.0 45.5 54.5
2011-12 23 Nashville Predators NHL 10 127.5 93 139 40.1 -12.2 75 97 43.6 -7.1 9.6 98.5 108.1 53.7 46.3
2014-15 26 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 5 54.3 45 51 46.9 -7.1 33 32 50.8 0.8 7.7 96.2 103.8 36.8 63.2
3 yrs NHL 12 323.8 271 322 45.7 -4.5 197 226 46.6 -2.4 8.5 96.3 104.9 47.8 52.2
Career NHL 6 378.1 316 373 45.9 -4.9 230 258 47.1 -1.9 8.4 96.3 104.7 46.2 53.8

Other Regular Season

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
2004-05 16 Listowel Cyclones ON-Jr.B 61 25 27 52 58
2005-06 17 Kitchener Rangers OHL 62 10 15 25 13 22 6 2 2 3
2006-07 18 Kitchener Rangers OHL 61 23 36 59 24 41 15 8 0 1
2007-08 19 Kitchener Rangers OHL 56 38 34 72 7 18 13 25 0 6
2008-09 20 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 79 12 23 35 6 28 10 2 0 1 136 8.8
2009-10 21 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 48 7 10 17 -6 21 2 5 0 1 116 6.0
2010-11 22 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 4 1 1 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 14 7.1
Career 3 Seasons AHL 131 20 34 54 1 51 13 7 0 2 266 7.5
Career 3 Seasons OHL 179 71 85 156 44 81 34 35 2 10
Career 1 Season ON-Jr.B 61 25 27 52 58

Other Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
2005-06 17 Kitchener Rangers OHL 5 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006-07 18 Kitchener Rangers OHL 9 2 3 5 -1 4 1 1 0 0
2007-08 19 Kitchener Rangers OHL 20 14 16 30 9 9 6 8 0 1
2007-08 19 Kitchener Rangers M-Cup 5 2 6 8 7 2 2 0 0 0
2008-09 20 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 11 0 3 3 2 8 0 0 0 0 22 0.0
Career 1 Season AHL 11 0 3 3 2 8 0 0 0 0 22 0.0
Career 1 Season M-Cup 5 2 6 8 7 2 2 0 0 0
Career 3 Seasons OHL 34 16 22 38 8 13 7 9 0 1

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2014-15)
Thru 6 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6
Nick Spaling 3.2 1.9 1.1 0.8 0.2 -0.1
Kraig Nienhuis 92.1 1.1 0.2 -0.1
Matt Beleskey 91.6 1.2 0.2 0.0
Norm Gratton 89.7 1.1 0.2 0.0
Benoit Pouliot 89.0 1.1 0.3 -0.1
Gerry Plamondon 88.4 0.9 0.2 0.0
Viacheslav Butsayev 86.3 1.3 0.1 0.0
Danton Cole 86.0 1.0 0.1 -0.1
Doug Roberts 85.0 1.1 0.2 0.0
Shawn Bates 84.8 1.2 0.3 0.0
Scott Pellerin 83.9 1.1 0.3 0.0
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6
Nick Spaling 3.2 1.9 1.1 0.8 0.2 -0.1
Kraig Nienhuis 92.1 1.1 0.2 -0.1
Vladimir Vorobiev 80.9 1.1 0.4 -0.1
Roland Cloutier 79.7 1.0 0.2 -0.1
Doug Gibson 79.3 1.3 0.1 -0.1
Jiri Bicek 76.0 1.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.1
Doug Volmar 75.6 1.0 0.2 0.0
Joe Krol 74.0 1.0 0.3 0.0
Kyle Wilson 73.3 0.9 0.2 -0.1
Warren Holmes 73.0 1.0 0.1 -0.2
Tod Campeau 72.3 0.7 0.2 0.0

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