Nicolas Blanchard (RW)
Through games of 2012-13, ranked first on the Checkers’ all-time penalty minutes chart with 328 ... Recorded at least 100 penalty minutes in five consecutive seasons ... Signed a two-year deal with Carolina on 5/21/12 ... Drafted by Carolina in the 5th round (192nd overall) in 2005.
2012-13: Led team with 124 penalty minutes ... Served as alternate captain for fifth consecutive season ... Made NHL debut with Carolina on 4/11 and played in nine games with the Hurricanes, recording 20 penalty minutes ... Recorded his lowest point output (9) since 2006-07 with Albany (AHL).
2011-12: 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 on first career shootout attempt in the 11th round vs. HER (1/11) ... Had a four-game point streak (1/12-1/20: 1g, 3a) that was his longest since his rookie season.
2010-11: Earned 18 points (8g, 10a) in 72 games for Charlotte ... Ranked third on the team with 101 penalty minutes ... Took Charlotte’s first-ever penalty shot at home vs. Albany (2/13) ... Netted 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 200th career AHL game vs. Adirondack (4/3/10) ... Recorded a career-high 171 penalty minutes.
2008-09: Had 19 points (7g, 12a) in 55 games before his season ended due to an injury sustained in a bus crash.
2007-08: Completed first full professional season with Albany (AHL), totaling 23 points (11g, 12a) in 64 games.
2006-07: Made professional debut with Albany (AHL) on 4/4 ... Scored first AHL goal with the River Rats on 4/11