|Born||May 27, 1990,|
Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.
|6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Los Angeles Kings
|NHL Draft||198th overall, 2009|
Los Angeles Kings
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 career[edit | edit source]
Born to English parents, Dowd grew up in Huntsville, Alabama where he played junior hockey 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  as well as being a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award. 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. During the 2015–16 season, he made his NHL debut on March 22, 2016, and played 5 games before returning to the Ontario Reign. He recorded his first career NHL goal the following season on October 20, 2016, against the Dallas Stars.
In the 2017–18 season, on December 7, 2017, the Los Angeles Kings traded Dowd to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Jordan Subban. 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. On April 11, 2019, he signed a three-year contract extension with the Capitals.
Personal life[edit | edit source]
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
|2007–08||Culver Military Academy||USHS||45||15||31||46||38||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||St. Louis Bandits||NAHL||3||0||0||0||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||—||—||—||—||—|
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|Competitor for USA|
|World Junior A Challenge|
Awards and achievements[edit | edit source]
|WCHA All-Academic Team||2011–12, 2012–13|
|All-NCHC First Team||2013–14|||
|AHCA West First-Team All-American||2013–14|
|Hobey Baker Award finalist||2013–14|||
|Calder Cup winner||2015|||
References[edit | edit source]
- "Kings' Nic Dowd only 2nd Alabama native to score in NHL", Los Angeles Daily News, October 21, 2016. Retrieved on December 8, 2017.
- "NCHC Quarterfinal Preview". CollegeHockeyNews.com (March 13, 2014). Retrieved on March 13, 2014.
- "Three Finalists Named for Hobey Baker Award". New York Times (April 3, 2014). Retrieved on April 3, 2014.
- "Los Angeles Kings Sign St. Cloud Senior Nic Dowd". SB Nation College Hockey.com (April 1, 2014). Retrieved on April 1, 2014.
- "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.
- "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.
- Alec Martinez scores OT winner as Kings slip past Stars (October 20, 2016). Retrieved on October 9, 2018.
- Canucks acquire Dowd from Kings. Vancouver Canucks (December 8, 2017). Retrieved on December 8, 2017.
- "Capitals sign Nic Dowd". Washington Capitals (July 1, 2018). Retrieved on July 1, 2018.
- Capitals Re-sign Nic Dowd (April 11, 2019). Retrieved on April 12, 2019.
- GILBERT, DOWD, WHO HAVE LOCAL TIES, WILL DEBUT TONIGHT (October 18, 2016). Retrieved on January 22, 2018.
- "Inaugural All-Conference Teams Revealed". National Collegiate Hockey Conference (April 16, 2014). Retrieved on April 16, 2014.
- Manchester defeats Utica to win Calder Cup. National Hockey League (June 19, 2015). Retrieved on June 19, 2015.
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