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Owen Nolan

Born:February 12, 1972Draft:1990 Nordiques #1 Overall
Hometown:Belfast, Northern IrelandPosition:RW
Known For:Power ForwardShoots:Right
National Team:Canada

Owen Liam Nolan (born 12 February 1972) is a Northern Irish-born Canadian former professional ice hockey. He was drafted first overall by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft. During his 18-year NHL career, he played for the Nordiques, Colorado Avalanche, San Jose Sharks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Phoenix Coyotes, Calgary Flames, Minnesota Wild, as well as playing a season with the ZSC Lions of National League A. Born in Northern Ireland, he was raised in Thorold, Ontario and played for Canada internationally. A five-time NHL All-Star, Nolan is widely known as a power forward.

Owen Nolan
2003 Season: Player Owen Nolan of the San Jose Sharks. (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios/Getty Images)

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  • Captain of the Sharks (1998-2003)
  • 5x NHL All-Star Game (1992, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2002)
  • Olympic Gold Medal (2002)
  • World Championship Gold Medal (1997)
  • World Championship Scorer of the CWG (1997)
  • OHL Top Scoring Right Winger (Jim Mahon Trophy) (1990)
  • OHL Rookie of the Year (Emms Family Award) (1989)