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Bernie Nicholls

Born:June 24, 1961Draft:1980 Kings, 73rd Overall
Hometown:West Guilford, ON, CANPosition:C
Known For:70 goal/150 point seasonShoots/Catches:Right
National Team:Canada

Bernard Irvine Nicholls (born June 24, 1961) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey center, who played over 1000 games in the National Hockey League (NHL). His junior career was spent with the Kingston Canadians, where he established himself as a dynamic scorer and a multi-faceted talent. He was selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the fourth round of the 1980 NHL Entry Draft, 73rd overall. Over his 17-year playing career, Nicholls played 1127 games for the Los Angeles Kings, New York RangersEdmonton OilersNew Jersey Devils, Chicago Blackhawks and San Jose Sharks, scoring 1209 points. He is one of only eight players in NHL history to score 70 goals in one season, and one of five to score 150 points. Nicholls was born in Haliburton, Ontario, but grew up in West Guilford, Ontario.

Bernie Nicholls Los Angeles Kings
Bernie Nicholls with the Los Angeles Kings, Dec. 10, 1988 (Photo by B Bennett/Getty Images)

Bernie Nicholls Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded WithTraded ToTraded For
January 20, 1990Tony Granato
Tomas Sandstrom
October 4, 1991Louie DeBrusk
Steven Rice
David Shaw
Jeff Beukeboom
Mark Messier
January 13, 1993Zdeno Ciger
Kevin Todd

Deeper Dive


  • NHL All-Star Game — 1983-84
  • World Championship Silver Medal — 1984-85
  • NHL All-Star Game — 1988-89
  • NHL All-Star Game — 1989-90