Charlotte Checkers Front Office

Nicholas Niedzielski

Manager of Communications

nniedzielski@gocheckers.com

Niedzielski, who joined the Checkers as Manager of Communications in July 2014, is responsible for managing the team's social media accounts and writing content for the team website and press releases, as well as maintaining statistical records and biographical information on the team.

Niedzielski graduated from Texas State University in 2013 with a degree in Mass Communication-Electronic Media. He spent time as the broadcast intern with the Round Rock Express AAA baseball team in 2013 and was a media relations intern with the AHL's Texas Stars during their Calder Cup-winning 2013-14 season. In addition to hockey, Niedzielski writes about music for the website Mind Equals Blown.

Profile

Hometown Houston, TX
College and major Texas State University with a major in Mass Communication-Electronic Media and a minor in Media Studies
As a kid, you dreamed of becoming: An NHL player, before realizing that south Texas wasn’t the best environment for that
Name one thing on your bucket list Attend any kind of championship parade in Houston
If you were an animal, what would you be? Dog. I’ve seen my dog sleep all day and only get up to eat, and that just seems like a great life to live.
First CD/tape Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American
Favorite food Pizza
Favorite movie D2: The Mighty Ducks. Obviously.
Favorite pro/college sports team Houston Texans, Houston Rockets, Houston Astros. I’m a loyal Houston fan. Depressed, but loyal.
Favorite type of music Emo
Favorite band Brand New
Favorite book Now I Can Die In Peace by Bill Simmons
Fun fact Prior to moving to Charlotte for this job, the only states I’ve ever been in were Texas and Minnesota.