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Nic Dowd
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Born May 27 1990 (1990-05-27) (age 30),
Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Right
NHL team
F. teams
Washington Capitals
Los Angeles Kings
Vancouver Canucks
NHL Draft 198th overall, 2009
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 2014–present


Nicholas Dowd (born May 27, 1990) is an American professional ice hockey forward for the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the 7th round (198th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing careerEdit

Born to English parents, Dowd grew up in Huntsville, Alabama where he played junior hockey[1] Dowd moved to Wenatchee, Washington to play for the Wenatchee Wild in the North American Hockey League (NAHL). The following season he played for the Indiana Ice in Indianapolis, Indiana, before joining the St. Cloud State Huskies in the NCAA Men's Division I National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC). In his senior year, Dowd's outstanding play was rewarded with a selection to the inaugural 2013–14 All-NCHC First Team [2] as well as being a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award.[3] He finished his college career with 52 goals and 69 assists for 121 points in 155 games played.

On April 1, 2014, the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL) signed Dowd to an entry-level contract, he was assigned to AHL affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs.[4] During the 2015–16 season, he made his NHL debut on March 22, 2016, and played 5 games before returning to the Ontario Reign.[5][6] He recorded his first career NHL goal the following season on October 20, 2016, against the Dallas Stars.[7]

In the 2017–18 season, on December 7, 2017, the Los Angeles Kings traded Dowd to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Jordan Subban.[8] He remained on the Canucks roster to play out the season, posting 3 goals in 40 games.

As a free agent from the Canucks, Dowd agreed to a one-year, $650,000 contract with reigning Stanley Cup champions, the Washington Capitals, on July 1, 2018.[9] On April 11, 2019, he signed a three-year contract extension with the Capitals.[10]

Personal lifeEdit

He married his wife Paige Dowd (formerly Kraemer), whom he met while studying at St. Cloud State University, on August 11, 2017.[11]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Culver Military Academy USHS 45 15 31 46 38
2008–09 St. Louis Bandits NAHL 3 0 0 0 2
2008–09 Wenatchee Wild NAHL 43 16 33 49 71 13 8 14 22 34
2009–10 Indiana Ice USHL 46 16 23 39 48 9 2 4 6 2
2010–11 St. Cloud State WCHA 36 5 13 18 34
2011–12 St. Cloud State WCHA 39 11 13 24 36
2012–13 St. Cloud State WCHA 41 14 25 39 41
2013–14 St. Cloud State NCHC 38 22 18 40 32
2013–14 Manchester Monarchs AHL 7 0 3 3 0 4 1 0 1 0
2014–15 Manchester Monarchs AHL 75 9 32 41 44 19 7 6 13 10
2015–16 Ontario Reign AHL 58 14 34 48 49 13 4 7 11 14
2015–16 Los Angeles Kings NHL 5 0 0 0 2
2016–17 Los Angeles Kings NHL 70 6 16 22 25
2017–18 Los Angeles Kings NHL 16 0 1 1 12
2017–18 Vancouver Canucks NHL 40 3 0 3 16
2018–19 Washington Capitals NHL 64 8 14 22 20 7 1 0 1 6
NHL totals 195 17 31 48 75 7 1 0 1 6
Medal record
Ice hockey
Competitor for Flag of the United States USA
World Junior A Challenge
Gold 2009 Summerside

Awards and achievementsEdit

Award Year Ref
College
WCHA All-Academic Team 2011–12, 2012–13
All-NCHC First Team 2013–14 [12]
AHCA West First-Team All-American 2013–14
Hobey Baker Award finalist 2013–14 [3]
AHL
Calder Cup winner 2015 [13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Kings' Nic Dowd only 2nd Alabama native to score in NHL", Los Angeles Daily News, October 21, 2016. Retrieved on December 8, 2017. 
  2. "NCHC Quarterfinal Preview". CollegeHockeyNews.com (March 13, 2014). Retrieved on March 13, 2014.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Three Finalists Named for Hobey Baker Award". New York Times (April 3, 2014). Retrieved on April 3, 2014.
  4. "Los Angeles Kings Sign St. Cloud Senior Nic Dowd". SB Nation College Hockey.com (April 1, 2014). Retrieved on April 1, 2014.
  5. "Nic Dowd Makes NHL Debut with the Kings", The Hockey Writers, March 24, 2016. Retrieved on April 25, 2016. Archived from the original on April 25, 2016. 
  6. "Los Angeles Kings Assign Nic Dowd and Kevin Gravel to Ontario", LA Kings 101, April 12, 2016. Retrieved on April 25, 2016. Archived from the original on April 25, 2016. 
  7. Alec Martinez scores OT winner as Kings slip past Stars (October 20, 2016). Retrieved on October 9, 2018.
  8. Canucks acquire Dowd from Kings. Vancouver Canucks (December 8, 2017). Retrieved on December 8, 2017.
  9. "Capitals sign Nic Dowd". Washington Capitals (July 1, 2018). Retrieved on July 1, 2018.
  10. Capitals Re-sign Nic Dowd (April 11, 2019). Retrieved on April 12, 2019.
  11. GILBERT, DOWD, WHO HAVE LOCAL TIES, WILL DEBUT TONIGHT (October 18, 2016). Retrieved on January 22, 2018.
  12. "Inaugural All-Conference Teams Revealed". National Collegiate Hockey Conference (April 16, 2014). Retrieved on April 16, 2014.
  13. Manchester defeats Utica to win Calder Cup. National Hockey League (June 19, 2015). Retrieved on June 19, 2015.

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