|Assets:||Kills penalties and checks opponents with aplomb. Works hard in all three zones and at improving his overall game. Has a projectable frame, two-way instincts and scoring upside. Can play both center and wing.|
|Flaws:||Lacks game-to-game consistency, especially on the offensive side of the ice. Needs to fill out and start using his 6-1 frame with greater frequency so as to maximize his NHL potential as a defensive stalwart.|
|Career Potential:||Versatile two-way forward with a little upside.|
|OHL||William Hanley Trophy||2007-08|
|10/10/2013||Missed 1 game (upper body injury).|
|10/08/2013||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|7/21/2013||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Nashville Predators to a one-year contract.|
|6/25/2013||Nashville Predators tendered a qualifying offer.|
|11/12/2011||Missed 5 games (lower body injury).|
|10/31/2011||Lower body injury, injured reserve.|
|7/07/2011||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Nashville Predators to a two-year contract.|
|1/11/2011||Missed 1 game (upper body injury).|
|1/08/2011||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|10/18/2010||Recalled from Milwaukee (AHL).|
|9/28/2010||Assigned to Milwaukee (AHL).|
|3/23/2010||Recalled from Milwaukee (AHL).|
|1/31/2010||Assigned to Milwaukee (AHL).|
|12/15/2009||Recalled from Milwaukee (AHL).|
|9/28/2009||Assigned to Milwaukee (AHL).|
|9/28/2008||Assigned to Milwaukee (AHL).|
|8/26/2008||Signed by the Nashville Predators to an entry-level contract.|
|9/19/2007||Returned to his junior team (Kitchener-OHL).|
|6/23/2007||Drafted by the Nashville Predators in the 2nd round (58th overall) in 2007.|
Nick Spaling scores 1st in blowout loss | 10/26/2013 11:34 PM
NewsNick Spaling scored the lone goal for the Predators in their 6-1 loss to the Blues on Saturday night.
ImpactThe good part for a struggling offense is it got a goal from an unlikely source. The bad news, of course, is that the whole team needed to do a lot more in this one. Spaling now has a goal and a helper on the year. Mattias Ekholm picked up the assist.
Nick Spaling returns from upper-body injury | 10/11/2013 9:04 AM
NewsNick Spaling (upper body) was back in Nashville's lineup Thursday against Toronto.
ImpactHe missed one game with an upper-body injury. Spaling posted two shots during his 13:03 of ice time in his return.
| 10/11/2013 2:02 AM
NewsNick Spaling returned to action on Thursday October 10.
Nick Spaling unavailable Tues. due to UBI | 10/08/2013 5:17 PM
NewsNick Spaling won't be in the lineup Tuesday night against Minnesota because of an upper-body injury.
The Nashville Tennessean
ImpactFilip Forsberg, who is coming back from injury, will play in Spaling's place. He has one assist in two games this season and should be considered day-to-day for now.
Nick Spaling could battle for reps in 2013-14 | 07/21/2013 6:22 PM
NewsNick Spaling finds himself in a crowded forward group for the Nashville Predators next season.
ImpactThe Tennessean reports that 15 forwards could be fighting for 12 spots in 2013-14. While a trade is always possible, it may also prompt healthy scratches for guys like Spaling. It's even more likely that he'll find himself moved to wing when he does play because of the influx of free agent centers.
Preds sign Nick Spaling for one year, $1.5M | 07/21/2013 1:19 PM
NewsThe Nashville Predators avoided salary arbitration with center Nick Spaling on Saturday, signing him to a one-year contract worth $1.5 million.
Darren Dreger on Twitter
ImpactSpaling scored 13 points in 47 games in 2013. He set a career-high in 2011-12 with 22 points in 77 games. Overall, the 24-year-old has 52 points in 226 contests at the NHL level.
Spaling's arbitration date in July 25 | 07/16/2013 5:11 PM
NewsNick Spaling has an arbitration date.
ImpactSpaling will meet with an arbitrator on July 25 unless he can agree to terms with the Nashville Predators. He had nine goals and 13 points in 47 contests in 2013.
Nick Spaling elects for salary arbitration | 07/10/2013 6:42 PM
NewsNick Spaling elected for salary arbitration with the Predators.
ImpactSpaling made $1.1 million in 2012-13. He had nine goals and four assists last season.
Preds extend qualifying offer to Nick Spaling | 06/25/2013 11:48 AM
NewsThe Nashville Predators have extended a qualifying offer to Nick Spaling.
Joshua Cooper on Twitter
ImpactThe offer means the Preds retain Spaling's rights and would be entitled to compensation if he signed an offer sheet from another team. Spaling doesn't have a ton of fantasy value but is a key penalty killer for Nashville.
Nick Spaling's contract is expiring | 05/30/2013 11:20 AM
NewsNick Spaling is scheduled to become a restricted free agent this summer.
The Nashville Tennessean
ImpactSpaling came with a $1.05 million annual cap hit in his expiring contract. He doesn't have much fantasy value, but he was one of Nashville's leaders in 2013 when it came to killing penalties.
Spaling plays on Saturday for the Preds | 03/11/2013 8:44 AM
NewsNick Spaling returned to action on Saturday after being a healthy scratch.
The Nashville Tennessean
ImpactSpaling played 16:28 minutes as he replaced the injured Patric Hornqvist in the lineup. "I just want to play my game and get back to playing down low and play at the net," Spaling said before the game Saturday. "I need to get to the net and be there for screens and rebounds." He has three goals and five points in 24 games with a poor minus-seven rating.
Nick Spaling likely to play Saturday | 03/09/2013 5:32 PM
NewsNick Spaling will probably draw into Nashville's lineup with Patric Hornqvist slated to miss the team's next two games due to injury.
The Nashville Tennessean
ImpactHe watched Friday's game as a healthy scratch, but had played in every game prior to that. Spaling has five points in 23 games this campaign.
Nick Spaling has great game vs. Wild | 01/23/2013 12:16 AM
NewsNick Spaling scored a goal and added an assist for the Predators in a 3-1 win over Minnesota Tuesday.
ImpactSpaling isn't exactly known as a dangerous offensive threat, but he was electric on this night. Martin Erat and David Legwand also tickled the twine in the Predators win,
|10/17/2013||Nas||LA||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|10/15/2013||Nas||Fla||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|10/12/2013||Nas||NYI||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|Goals||1||4 times-last:at CBJ||last:Nov 27||1|
|Assists||1||5 times-last:vs. Car||last:Dec 5||1|
|Points||2||at CBJ||Nov 27||2|
|Penalty Minutes||2||2 times-last:at NJ||last:Nov 10||2|
|Plus/Minus||2||2 times-last:at CBJ||last:Nov 27||2|
|Power Play Goals||0||26 times-last:at Wsh||last:Dec 7||1|
|Power Play Points||0||26 times-last:at Wsh||last:Dec 7||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||vs. StL||Oct 26||0|
|Shorthanded Points||1||vs. StL||Oct 26||1|
|Shots||3||at Wpg||Nov 8||4|
|Penalty Minutes||20||2010-11 (Nas)|
|Power Play Goals||1||2 times-last: 2012-13 (Nas)|
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