Ottawa Senators Hockey Club

Ottawa Senators Hockey Club

July 13, 2007 13:42 ET

Senators Re-Sign Defenceman Lawrence Nycholat

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 13, 2007) - The Ottawa Senators today re-signed defenceman Lawrence Nycholat to a multi-year deal. Nycholat was obtained on Feb. 27 from the Washington Capitals in exchange for defenceman Andy Hedlund and a sixth-round pick in the 2007 NHL entry draft.

Nycholat, 28, recorded two goals and six assists for eight points in one game with the Senators and 18 with Washington this past season. The defenceman started the season with the Capitals' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Hershey Bears, and was recalled to Washington on Dec. 23 after leading all AHL defenceman with 28 points (3-25) in 29 games. The Calgary native was also named a starter in the 2007 AHL all-star game but was not able to participate due to his recall.

Nycholat has played 28 career NHL games between the Senators, Capitals and New York Rangers. Undrafted, he was signed by Washington as a free agent on August 9, 2005. Nycholat was also signed as a free agent by the Minnesota Wild, on August 31, 2000 before being traded to the Rangers for goaltender Johan Holmqvist on March 11, 2003.

Nycholat has spent the bulk of his professional career in the AHL and helped Hershey win the 2006 Calder Cup. In 406 career AHL games between Hershey, Hartford and Houston, he has collected 43 goals, 181 assists, 224 points and 648 penalty minutes.

LAWRENCE NYCHOLAT, Defence, shoots left, 5'11", 200 lbs.

Born: May 7, 1979 (Calgary)

Drafted: Not drafted

Transactions: Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, Aug. 31, 2000. Traded to NY Rangers by Minnesota for Johan Holmqvist, March 11, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Washington, Aug. 9, 2005. Traded to Ottawa by Washington for Andy Hedlund and a sixth-round pick in 2007.



Regular season Playoffs
Season Club League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
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1996-97 Swift Current WHL 67 8 13 21 82 10 0 0 0 24
1997-98 Swift Current WHL 71 13 35 48 108 1 0 0 0 0
1998-99 Swift Current WHL 72 16 44 60 125 6 2 2 4 12
1999-00 Swift Current WHL 70 22 58 80 92 2 0 0 0 0
2000-01 Jackson ECHL 5 1 2 3 5 - - - - -
Cleveland IHL 42 3 7 10 69 4 0 0 0 2
2001-02 Houston AHL 72 3 11 14 92 14 1 0 1 23
2002-03 Houston AHL 66 11 28 39 155 - - - - -
Hartford AHL 15 2 9 11 6 2 2 0 2 0
2003-04 NY Rangers NHL 9 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Hartford AHL 72 6 26 32 130 16 0 5 5 28
2004-05 Hartford AHL 79 5 38 43 132 6 0 3 3 11
2005-06 Hershey AHL 73 13 44 57 94 16 2 12 14 12
2006-07 Ottawa NHL 1 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Washington NHL 18 2 6 8 12 - - - - -
Hershey AHL 29 3 25 28 39 - - - - -
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NHL totals 28 2 6 8 18 - - - - -


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