The Full Wiki

Owen Nolan: Map

Advertisements
  
  
  
  

Wikipedia article:

Map showing all locations mentioned on Wikipedia article:



Owen Liam Nolan (born February 12, 1972 in Belfastmarker, Northern Irelandmarker) is an Irish-Canadian professional ice hockey player and an alternate captain of the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has also played in the NHL for the Quebec Nordiques, Colorado Avalanche, San Jose Sharks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Phoenix Coyotes and Calgary Flames. He was raised in Thoroldmarker, Ontariomarker, Canadamarker.

Playing career

Nolan is a typical power forward, and has struggled with injuries throughout his career.

He was drafted first overall by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft, and played with them until 9 games into the 1995–1996 season (this was the first season the team played in Colorado as the "Avalanche"), when he was traded to the San Jose Sharks for defenceman Sandis Ozoliņš. During his tenure with the Sharks he was named captain, and registered his best career year in 1999–00, finishing with 84 points, and tied for second in the NHL with 44 goals. Nolan was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs just before the NHL trade deadline in 2003, for players Alyn McCauley and Brad Boyes, and Toronto's 1st round pick in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. However his performance in Toronto was disappointing, he suffered from a series of injuries and never played at the same level as he had in San Jose.

Nolan has been chosen as an NHL all-star in 1991–92, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1999–00, 2001–02. In the 1997 National Hockey League All-Star Game, playing in front of his home crowd in San Josemarker, he performed a 'Called Shot', pointing to the top corner of the net during a breakaway and promptly scoring there against Dominik Hašek, to complete his hat trick. Earlier in the game, he set a record by scoring two goals eight seconds apart.

Nolan broke new ground in contract negotiations, having a clause put in that stated if the 2004–05 NHL season was canceled, then he would gain a player option for an additional year in 2005–2006. However, with the NHL CBA in place, this option became a topic of debate. With the new NHL salary cap, the Maple Leafs deemed Nolan's salary too high, and refuse to recognize Nolan as under contract. Nolan argued that the option was valid, that he would play, and be paid, for the Toronto Maple Leafs, and that he deserved to be paid during the 2004–2005 NHL lockout due to injury. The Maple Leafs, who deemed Nolan as healthy just after the lockout, claimed that the injury was incurred off the ice and refused to pay Nolan's desired US$12 million. The case went to an arbitrator. This case was settled in late 2006, however, the terms of the agreement by Leafs management and Nolan were not disclosed.

In 2005–2006, Nolan took time off for his injured knees to heal, training in San Jose at Sharks Ice. Before the playoff push, Nolan indicated that several teams (including San Jose) wanted to sign him, but he decided not to play because he wanted to be at 100%, both because he did not want to become re-injured and because he felt he owed his team that.

In the summer of 2006, during free agency, Nolan contemplated joining many teams before signing a one year, US $1 million contract with the Phoenix Coyotes.

On July 2, 2007, Nolan signed with the Calgary Flames. He was named alternate captain before the season began.On October 22, 2007, Nolan played his 1000th game.

On January 30, 2008, Nolan had his first hat-trick since 1999. Along with scoring a short handed goal and the game winner, Nolan also had a decisive victory in a second-period scrap with Mike Grier, all against his former team San Jose Sharks. That was his 11th career hat trick. The Flames defeated the Sharks 5–4, and Nolan was named as the games first star.

On April 13, 2008, Nolan scored the game winning goal in game 3 of the first round of the 2008 NHL Playoffs against his former team San Jose Sharks. It was his first playoff goal since 2002, when he was a member of the Sharks and his 19th playoff goal of his 18 year career.

On July 6, 2008, Nolan signed a two-year, $5.5 million contract with the Minnesota Wild.

On March 10, 2009, Nolan scored his 400th and 401st goal of his NHL career with the Minnesota Wild against the San Jose Sharks.

Trivia

  • Grew up playing baseball and soccer and didn't start skating until his mother bought a pair of second-hand skates when he was 9 years old for $10.
  • Moved from Northern Irelandmarker to Thorold, Ontario when he was seven months old.
  • One of six players in NHL history to be born in Ireland or Northern Ireland (Sid Finney, Bobby Kirk, Jim McFadden, Sammy McManus and Jack Riley).
  • Runner-up to Mark Recchi for the 1997 All-Star MVP Award.
  • Was on the cover of EA Sports' NHL 2001 video game.
  • Owns two restaurants in San Jose, California.
  • Nolan and his wife Diana have one daughter, Jordan and one son, Dylan. [61768]
  • Nolan is a host of Fish TV, a fishing show in Canada, along with Ron James & Leo Stakos.
  • His nickname is "Buster" for his rough and tumble attitude and style of play.


Awards



Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1988–89 Cornwall Royals OHL 62 34 25 59 213 18 5 11 16 41
1989–90 Cornwall Royals OHL 58 51 60 111 240 6 7 5 12 26
1990–91 Halifax Citadels AHL 6 4 4 8 11
1990–91 Quebec Nordiques NHL 59 3 10 13 109
1991–92 Quebec Nordiques NHL 75 42 31 73 183
1992–93 Quebec Nordiques NHL 73 36 41 77 185 5 1 0 1 2
1993–94 Quebec Nordiques NHL 6 2 2 4 8
1994–95 Quebec Nordiques NHL 46 30 19 49 46 6 2 3 5 6
1995–96 Colorado Avalanche NHL 9 4 4 8 9
1995–96 San Jose Sharks NHL 72 29 32 61 137
1996–97 San Jose Sharks NHL 72 31 32 63 155
1997–98 San Jose Sharks NHL 75 14 27 41 144 6 2 2 4 26
1998–99 San Jose Sharks NHL 78 19 26 45 129 6 1 0 1 6
1999–00 San Jose Sharks NHL 78 44 40 84 110 10 8 2 10 6
2000–01 San Jose Sharks NHL 57 24 25 49 75 6 1 1 2 8
2001–02 San Jose Sharks NHL 75 23 43 66 93 12 3 6 9 8
2002–03 San Jose Sharks NHL 61 22 20 42 91
2002–03 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 14 7 5 12 16 7 0 2 2 2
2003–04 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 65 19 29 48 110
2004–05 DNP — Lockout NHL
2005–06 Did not play
2006–07 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 76 16 24 40 56
2007–08 Calgary Flames NHL 77 16 16 32 71 7 3 2 5 2
2008–09 Minnesota Wild NHL 59 25 20 45 26
OHL totals 120 85 85 170 453 24 12 16 28 67
AHL totals 6 4 4 8 11
NHL totals 1127 406 446 852 1753 65 21 19 40 66


See also



External links




Embed code:
Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message