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Owen Nolan
Owen Nolan
Right Wing
Number: 11
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 214
Shoots: Right
Born: Feb 12, 1972
Birthplace: Belfast, United Kingdom
Acquired: Signed as free agent on July 7, 2008
Drafted: QUE / 1990 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (1st overall)
Has scored double-digits in 14 of his 16 seasons in the NHL...Is the Sharks’ all-time leader in goals (206), assists (245), and points (451)...Has recorded 60-or-more points six times in his career and registered three 70-plus point seasons (1991-92, 1992-93 and 1999-00)...Has played in five NHL All-Star Games (1992, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2002)...Scored 30-or-more goals six times in his career and 40-or-more goals twice (1991-92 and 1999-00)...Is tied with Chris Gratton for 19th among active NHL players with 1,068 games played...Is also among the active leaders in PIM (5th with 1,727), goals (11th with 381), points (15th with 807), SHG (11th with 22) and GWG (24th with 45).

Finished ninth on Flames roster with 32 points (16-16=32)...Flames were 8-2-1 when Nolan scored a goal...Added five points (3-2=5) in seven Stanley Cup playoff games...Posted season-high seven PIM vs. EDM (10/20)...Played his 1,000th career NHL game (10/22) vs. SJS, becoming 220th NHL player to reach the milestone...After being held without a goal in first 15 games, scored four goals in six games, adding two assists (11/8-20)...Recorded first of four multiple-goal games in 4-1 win over COL (11/20)...Scored two goals in 5-4 SOL vs. NYI (1/11)...Notched 11th career hat trick in 5-4 win over SJS (1/30), including the GWG and a SHG...Scored twice to begin three-game point streak (2/9-15)...Reached 800 career points in 2-1 win at MIN (2/24)...Tallied goal and assist in 3-2 win at EDM (4/1)...Tallied three points (1-2=3), including GWG with 3:45 left in regulation, in 4-3 victory over SJS in Game 3 of Western Conference Quarterfinals...Scored a goal in Game 6 and Game 7 of the series,  which Calgary lost.

Ranked second on the Coyotes in goals (16), tied for second in assists (24), second in points (40) and first in SHG (3)...Finished with five multipoint games and two multi-assist games...Named Phoenix nominee for Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy...Registered 400th career NHL assist in 3-2 win at WSH (1/1)...Compiled six-game point streak (2-6=8; 12/12-12/26)...Scored SHG to  record 750th career NHL point in 5-4 shootout win vs. CBJ (12/14)...Recorded 350th career NHL goal at CGY (10/24).

Did not play due to knee injury.

Ranked first on Toronto in SHG (3), first in multi-goal games (6), second in multi-point games (12) and third in PIM (110)...Recorded his 700th career NHL point at ATL (11/27)...Played his 900th career NHL game at FLA (2/25).

Ranked tied for seventh in the NHL in SHG...Finished tied for first with Toronto in SHG, third in goals (29) and third in points (54)...Played his 800th career NHL game vs. CBJ (12/6)...Scored two goals in his Maple Leafs debut vs. VAN (3/8)...Recorded a point (6-2=8) in each of his first six games with Toronto (3/8-3/20).

Ranked tied for fourth in the NHL in shorthanded points (5)...Finished first on SJ in points (66), first in assists (43), third in goals (23), and third in PIM (93)...Set a career high in assists...Played in the NHL All-Star Game...Became San Jose’s all-time leading scorer at ANA (10/31)...Registered 300th career NHL assist vs. NSH (12/27)...Became San Jose’s all-time assists leader vs. PHI (1/2)...Registered 600th career NHL point (goal) vs. STL (1/8)...Scored 300th career NHL goal at CBJ (4/10)...Finished tied for first on San Jose during the playoffs in assists (6) and third in points (9).

Finished first on the team in PPG (10), second in points (49), and second in goals (24).

Set career highs with 44 goals and 84 points...Finished fifth in Hart Trophy voting...Ranked first in the NHL in PPG (18), second in goals (44), third in SHG (4), fourth in PP points (33), T-6th in points (84), and 20th in hits (209)...Set Sharks records for points, goals, shots (258) and PPG in a season... Played in NHL All-Star Game...Registered a season high and tied career-high for points in a game (3-3=6) vs. CHI (10/4)...Registered season-high 10-game point streak (8-9-17)...Registered six-game goal streak (11/28-12/8)...Registered his 500th career NHL point (assist) at TB (2/9)...Finished first on the team during the playoffs in goals, points, GWG (3) and SHG...Scored series winning goal in Game 7 at STL (4/25).

Named Sharks team captain (10/28)...Recorded 400th career NHL point vs. WSH (12/12).

Finished first on the team in shots on goal (191), second in points (41) and second in assists (27)...Finished tied for first on San Jose during the playoffs in goals and third in points.

Led San Jose in goals (31) and points (63)...Registered a hat trick at the NHL All-Star Game and set a record for the fastest two goals (eight seconds)...Registered 300th career NHL point (3-1=4) at CHI (10/27).

Split the season between Colorado and San Jose...Led San Jose in goals (29), assists (32), points (61), and PPG (12)...Played in NHL All-Star Game...Collected four goals in a five-point game (4-1=5) (12/19) at ANA.

With Quebec, ranked first in the NHL in GWG (8), second in PPG (13) and third in goals (30)...His 30 goals also led his team.

Played six games for Quebec totaling four points (2-2=4) and eight PIM.

Played 73 games for Quebec scoring 36 goals (36-41=77) and 185 PIM.

Played 75 games for Quebec, totaling 75 points (42-31=75) and 183 PIM...Played in his first NHL All-Star Game, scoring one goal and one assist (1-1=2).


Played 59 games for Quebec collecting 13 points (3-10=13) and 109 PIM...Played his first career NHL game vs. HFD(10/4)...Scored his first career NHL goal vs. BUF (10/12)...Played six games for Halifax of the AHL, scoring four goals (4-4=8) with 11 PIM.


Won the Emms Family Award (OHL Rookie of the Year)...Named to the OHL First All-Star Team.

Helped Team Canada win the Gold Medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, registering three assists and leading the tournament in face-off winning percentage (79%)...Represented Canada at the World Championships in 1997, helping the team win the Gold Medal...Played 10 games collecting seven points (4-3=7)...Finished tied for second on the team in points.

Signed by Minnesota as a free agent, July 6, 2008; Signed by Calgary as a free agent, July 3, 2007; Signed by Phoenix as a free agent, August 16, 2006; Acquired by Toronto from San Jose in exchange for Alyn McCauley, Brad Boyes and a 2003 first round pick (later traded to Boston – Mark Stuart), March 5, 2003; Acquired by San Jose from Colorado in exchange for Sandis Ozolinsh, October 26, 1995; Transferred to Colorado after Quebec franchise relocated, June 21, 1995; Originally selected by Quebec in the first round (first overall) of the 1990 NHL Entry Draft.

Owen Liam Nolan and his wife, Diana, have a daughter, Jordan, and a son, Dylan...The family resides in San Jose during the offseason...Favorite hobbies are fishing and hunting...Lists winning a gold medal at 2002 Winter Olympic Games as his most memorable hockey moment...Started playing hockey when he was nine years old and says his friends most inspired his hockey career...Says the birth of his children are his most memorable moments away from the rink...Loves to go fishing and favorite part of Minnesota is any lake with fish...Favorite food is sushi and enjoys eating eggs for breakfast...Lists U2 as his favorite band and Field and Stream as his favorite magazine...His favorite television show is “Big Brother” and The Ref is his favorite movie...Kevin Van Dam is his favorite athlete and the one person he would most like to meet.
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