Greg Nemisz
Greg Nemisz 2011.jpg
Position Centre
Shoots Right
6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
207 lb (94 kg)
NHL Team (P)
Cur. Team
Calgary Flames
Abbotsford Heat (AHL)
Born (1990-06-05)June 5, 1990,
Courtice, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 25th overall, 2008
Calgary Flames
Pro Career 2010 – present

Gregory Nemisz (born June 5, 1990) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre for the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League (AHL). He is a prospect of the Calgary Flames, selected in the first round, 25th overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Nemisz made his NHL debut with the Flames in 2011.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Nemisz joined the OHL's Windsor Spitfires in 2006–07, recording 34 points in 62 games. He improved to 67 points in 68 games with the Spitfires the following year, earning the team award for dedication and determination.[1] His season led the Calgary Flames to select him with their first round selection, 25th overall, at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, who project him to become a power forward.[1] Nemisz set career highs with the Spitfires in 2008–09, scoring 36 goals and 77 points in 65 games, while adding an additional 20 points in 20 games as he helped his team capture the J. Ross Robertson Cup as OHL champions. He then went on to score a goal and six assists in the 2009 Memorial Cup as the Spitfires defeated the Western Hockey League's Kelowna Rockets to win the national junior championship.

He participated in training camp with the Flames, but was sent back to Windsor for the 2009–10 OHL season where he was expected to be a top player in the OHL. His play earned him a spot on the Canadian junior team for the 2010 World Junior Hockey Championships where he won a silver medal.[2] He finished the season in Windsor with 70 points in 51 games, helping the Spitfires to win their second consecutive OHL championship while also capturing the 2010 Memorial Cup.[3]

Nemisz turned professional in the 2010–11 season and was assigned to the Flames' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Abbotsford Heat. He had 14 goals and 32 points in Abbotsford when he was called up to the Flames in late March. He made his NHL debut on March 23, 2011, in a 6–3 loss to the San Jose Sharks.[3]

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 Windsor Spitfires OHL 62 11 23 34 23
2007–08 Windsor Spitfires OHL 68 34 33 67 52 5 2 1 3 8
2008–09 Windsor Spitfires OHL 65 36 41 77 48 20 8 12 20 22
2009–10 Windsor Spitfires OHL 51 34 36 70 50 15 2 10 12 12
2010–11 Abbotsford Heat AHL 68 14 19 33 28
2010–11 Calgary Flames NHL 6 0 1 1 0
NHL totals 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Statistics complete to the end of the 2010–11 season.

International[edit | edit source]

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM Team result
2010 Canada WJC 6 1 0 1 0 Silver medal
International totals 6 1 0 1 0

Awards and honours[edit | edit source]

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Canada Canada
Men's ice hockey
World Junior Championship
Silver 2010 Canada Ice hockey
Award Year
OHL Second All-Star Team 2008–09

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Board, Mike (2008-06-20). Big Nemisz is Flames first round pick. Calgary Flames Hockey Club. Retrieved on 2009-05-09.
  2. McFarlane, Steve (2009-12-15). Locals lock up Team Canada spots. Calgary Sun. Retrieved on 2009-12-15.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Sportak, Randy. "Callup collects big games", Calgary Sun, 2011-03-24, p. S2. 

External links[edit | edit source]

Preceded by
Mikael Backlund
Calgary Flames first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Tim Erixon
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