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Nicolas Blanchard

#26 Nicolas Blanchard

Position Left Wing
Height 6'3"
Weight 215
Shoots Left
Born May 31, 1987
Birthplace Montreal, Quebec
Drafted CAR 2005 (6th, 192nd)

Career Statistics

        Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League   GP G A PTS PIM   GP G A PTS PIM
2004-05 Chicoutimi QMJHL   69 13 26 39 31   17 2 2 4 10
2005-06 Chicoutimi QMJHL   60 15 29 44 51   9 1 2 3 4
2006-07 Chicoutimi QMJHL   62 22 35 57 41   4 0 2 2 8
  Albany AHL   7 1 2 3 2   5 0 0 0 2
2007-08 Albany AHL   64 11 12 23 70   7 0 2 2 2
2008-09 Albany AHL   55 7 12 19 132   - - - - -
2009-10 Albany AHL   76 14 8 22 171   8 0 0 0 13
2010-11 Charlotte AHL   72 8 10 18 101   16 2 3 5 16
2011-12 Charlotte AHL   68 9 12 21 103   - - - - -
2012-13 Charlotte AHL   61 4 5 9 124   3 0 1 1 7
  Carolina NHL   9 0 0 0 20   - - - - -
2013-14 Charlotte AHL   65 7 8 15 111   - - - - -
   
AHL TOTALS   468 61 69 130 814   39 2 6 8 40
NHL TOTALS   9 0 0 0 20   - - - - -
PRO TOTALS   477 61 69 130 834   39 2 6 8 40

Biography

Nicolas Blanchard
Through games of the 2013-14 season, ranked first on the Checkers' all-time penalty minutes chart with 439, at least 150 more than any other player ... Also ranked third on the team in games played (266) ... Recorded at least 100 penalty minutes in six consecutive seasons ... Signed a two-year deal with Carolina on 5/21/12.

Personal

Lists his biggest talent away from the rink as Mario Kart and claims to be better at the video game than teammate Zach Boychuk ... Grew up rooting for the Quebec Nordiques and his favorite player was Claude Lemieux ... Speaks French, English and Spanish and spends his time away from the rink trying to get better at English ... Spent his summer working out, playing golf and playing with his new dog ... Enjoys the movie Fight Club, the TV show Homeland and rap artist Eminem… Favorite food is steak and his favorite team outside of hockey is the New England Patriots.

2013-14

Finished his seventh professional season and fourth with the Checkers … Served as alternate captain for the sixth consecutive season, all with the Hurricanes' AHL affiliate ... Ranked second on the team with 111 penalty minutes, his sixth consecutive season with 100 or more … Dropped the gloves with Erick Lizon at OKC (10/5) … Fought Corbin Baldwin vs. IA (10/20), marking his second fight in the season's first four games … Notched his first point of the season with a goal at CHI (10/27) … Scored for the second time in his last three games, his only power-play goal of the season, and fired a season-high five shots on goal at RFD (10/31) … Dropped the gloves with Joey Crabb at SA (11/2) … Fought in three consecutive games from 11/14-11/19 … Had the primary assist on Justin Shugg's goal just 2:04 into the game vs. RFD (11/23) … Received a game misconduct (third man in) in the 4-1 win vs. MIL (11/30) … Dropped the gloves with Michael Liambas vs. MIL (12/1) … Had his first multi-point game of the season with the game's first goal, an assist on Matt Marquardt's game winner, vs. NOR (12/19) … Tallied two assists and a season-high rating of plus-3 at CHI (12/29) … Scored the Checkers' first goal of the game in the 3-2 win at RFD (12/30) to mark his first point streak of the season … Scored a shorthanded goal and had a season-high 12 penalty minutes (one minor, one misconduct for abuse of officials) vs. TEX (1/3) … Assisted on Aaron Palushaj's empty-net goal at OKC (1/10), giving him five points (2g, 3a) in his last five games … Assisted on Palushaj's goal just 1:34 into the game vs. ABB in Raleigh, NC (2/16) … Netted the eventual game-winning goal at TEX (3/12) … Fought twice in the same game for the first time since 3/19/10 in the 7-0 victory at IA (3/26) … Assisted on Jared Staal's game-winning goal vs. OKC (3/30) … Scored his seventh goal of the season and picked up seven penalty minutes, including five for fighting, at SA (4/4) … Games missed due to injury: 11 (1/17-2/5, 4/10-4/13) … Longest point streak: 2 games (12/29-12/30: 1g, 2a; 1/3-1/10: 1g, 1a; 3/30-4/1: 1g, 1a) … Multi-assist games: 1 (12/29) … Multi-point games: 2 games (12/19, 12/29).

2012-13

Completed his sixth full professional season, all with the Hurricanes' AHL affiliate, and third with the Checkers … Led the team with 124 penalty minutes, topping the 100-minute mark for the fifth consecutive season … Served as an alternate captain for the fifth consecutive season … Made his NHL debut with Carolina on 4/11 and skated in nine games with the Hurricanes, recording 20 penalty minutes … Dropped the gloves with Michael Latta just 1:06 into the game at MIL (10/19) … Scored his first goal of the season, his first on the power play since 4/2/11, and recorded a fighting major 2:08 into the first period at PEO (10/28) … Had the primary assist on Justin Faulk's goal vs. PEO (11/9) … Scored a shorthanded goal at SA (11/16), giving him points in two consecutive games (11/9-11/16: 1g, 1a) … Recorded 16 penalty minutes as the result of a single roughing incident vs. RFD (12/1) … Fought in two consecutive games from 12/7-12/9 … Opened the scoring with his third goal of the season vs. HOU (12/14) … Opened the scoring with his fourth goal of the season at CHI (2/14), giving him points in two consecutive games played (2/10-2/14: 1g, 1a) … Picked up a season-high 17 penalty minutes, including his first fight since 12/30, a minor for checking to the head and a 10-minute misconduct, at NOR (3/1) … Had the lone assist on Riley Nash's goal at TEX (3/23) … Earned 10 penalty minutes, five on a boarding major and five for fighting, vs. NOR (3/26) … Assisted on Jared Staal's goal and fought for the fourth time in his last seven games vs. SA (3/29) … Fought Michael Liambas just 5:08 into the first period vs. MIL (4/6) … Recalled to the NHL for the first time on 4/10 … Made his NHL debut and dropped the gloves with Matt Hendricks at WSH (4/11) … Earned a fighting major in each of his first three NHL games (4/11-4/16) … Fought B.J. Crombeen during the Hurricanes' game at TB (4/21) … Returned to Charlotte at the conclusion of the NHL season on 4/28 and played in each of Charlotte's next three playoff games … Sparred with Ben Eager in Game 4 vs. OKC (5/3) … Had the lone assist on Riley Nash's opening goal in Game 5 vs. OKC (5/4) … Games missed due to injury: 9 (upper-body: 1/4-1/23) … Missed six games while on NHL duty with Carolina (4/11-4/20) … Longest point streak: 2 games (11/9-11/16: 1g, 1a; 2/10-2/15: 1g, 1a).

2011-12

Completed his fifth professional season, all with Carolina's top minor-league affiliate ... Served as one of the team's two alternate captains ... Tied his career high with 12 assists and fell two points short of his career high with 21 points ... Ranked second on the team with 103 penalty minutes ... Scored his first goal of the season and took a season-high five shots, a mark he would go on to match three more times, vs. PEO (10/15) ... Registered his first assist of the campaign on Michal Jordan's goal vs. NOR (10/23) ... Had the primary assist a Brett Sutter goal for the second game in a row vs. TEX (12/3) ... Opened the scoring at the 5:45 mark of the first period at CHI (12/31) ... Scored his fifth goal of the season at CHI (1/8), giving him goals in consecutive games for the only time during the season ... Scored on his first career shootout attempt in the 11th round vs. HER (1/11) ... Found the back of the net at ABB (1/20), giving him a four-game point streak (1g, 3a) that was his longest since a five-game run in his rookie season ... Scored six points in seven games (3g, 3a) from 1/7-1/20 ... Returned from an upper-body injury on April 13 and posted points in two of the Checkers' last three games (1g, 1a) ... Helped set up Sean Dolan's goal for his second assist in as many games and picked up a fighting major at MIL (2/10) ... Tied the game with 1:37 remaining in regulation to force overtime at LE (3/3) ... Notched the Checkers' first goal that held up as his only game-winner of the season vs. CHI (3/11) ... Games missed due to injury: 7 (upper body: 3/25-4/10) ... Longest goal streak: 2 games (1/7-1/8: 2g, 0a) ... Longest assist streak: 3 games (1/12-1/17: 0g, 3a) ... Longest point streak: 4 games (1/12-1/20: 1g, 3a).

2010-11

Earned 18 points (8g, 10a) in 72 games for Charlotte, serving as an alternate captain for the Checkers... Ranked third on the team with 101 penalty minutes... Charlotte was 7-0-1 when he scored a goal in the regular season and 2-0 when he found the net in the playoffs... Earned three assists vs. Manchester (1/14)... Netted game-winning goals at Norfolk (1/11) and at Hershey (2/20)... Had 10 points (2g, 8a) in 10 January games... Took Charlotte's first-ever penalty shot at home vs. Albany (2/13)... Reached the 100-penalty minute mark for the third consecutive season vs. Norfolk (4/4)... Earned five points (2g, 3a) and 16 penalty minutes in 16 Calder Cup Playoff games for the Checkers... Netted the series-clinching goal in overtime at Hershey (4/24).

2009-10

Totaled 22 points, including a career-high 14 goals, with Albany (AHL)... Played in his 200th career AHL game vs. Adirondack (4/3/10).

2008-09

Completed second full professional season with Albany (AHL), scoring 19 points (7g, 12a) in 55 games... Had 19 points (7g, 12a) in 55 games before having his season cut short when he was injured in the team's bus crash on 2/19/09... ...Ranked second on the team with 132 penalty minutes.

2007-08

Completed his first full professional season with Albany (AHL), notching 23 points (11g, 12a) in 64 games.

2006-07

Joined Albany (AHL) at the conclusion of his junior season and made his professional debut on 4/4... Notched his first AHL goal with the River Rats on 4/11.

Junior

Scored 50 goals and earned 90 assists (140 points) in 191 regular-season games over three seasons with Chicoutimi of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) from 2004-2007... Posted 22 goals and 35 assists (57 points) in 62 games during his final junior season with Chicoutimi in 2006-07.