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Around the Farm: Nicholls with four points in two Memorial Cup games

Josh Nicholls (undrafted UFA) of the Saskatoon Blades scored three goals and added an assist in Saskatoon’s first two games of the Mastercard Memorial Cup round robin play. In the first contest –a 3-2 loss to the OHL champion London Knights– Nicholls notched both goals for the Blades and finished with a +1 rating. In the second game –a 5-2 win over the QMJHL champion Halifax...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
May 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Don't let the score fool you

Josh Nicholls scores (CHL/WHL/Derek Mortensen) Appearances can be very deceiving as witnessed in the opening game of the 2013 Memorial Cup between the hosts the Saskatoon Blades and the OHL Champions the London Knights. Really the only reasons why London only won 3-2 have to do with a terrible power play of the London Knights and Saskatoon goalie Andrey Markov. London dominated...
Via The Prospect Park
May 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: Saskatoon swept, Nicholls/McColgan available for Whale

The second seeded Saskatoon Blades were swept out of the WHL playoffs in the first round, dropping Game Four to the Medicine Hat Tigers 3-1. The loss frees up both Josh Nicholls and Shane McColgan to join the Connecticut Whale. Nicholls is signed to an entry-level deal starting next year, and although McColgan is not signed, he is expected to sign an ELC before the Rangers’ rights...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
March 28, 2013  |  Discuss

And it begins

Shane McColgan (Steve Hiscock) The race for the 2013 Memorial Cup began on Thursday evening with mixed results for the Ranger and Islander prospects in action on Thursday evening. In the case of the Ranger prospects in action; it was as if the Ranger/Panther game spilled over into theirs. Shane McColgan (NYR 2011 5th) and Josh Nicholls (NYR 2013 UFA) saw their 2nd seeded Saskatoon...
Via The Prospect Park
March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Around the Farm: Nicholls nets two short-handed goals, three point game

The newly-signed Josh Nicholls had a great night last night, scoring two and adding an assist in Saskatoon’s 6-3 win over Medicine Hat in the WHL. Both of Nicholls’ goals came shorthanded, and he assisted on the Blades’ first goal of the game. On the season, Nicholls has a line of 44-34-78 in 67 games. He is currently on a two-game multi-point streak (3-2-5 in the last two...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Nicholls Lights It Up After Signing With Rangers

Less than a week after signing with the Rangers, Josh Nicholls is proving that Glen Sather and Gordie Clark made the right decision as he scored two shorthanded goals and added an assist in the Saskatoon Blades 6-3 victory over Medicine Hat last night. Jess Rubenstein at The Prospect Park describes the two goals... "Nicholls would make it 2-0 with a shorthanded goal...
Via NY Rangers Blog
March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Scoreboard watching

Josh Nicholls (Saskatoon Blades) It is that time of the year where teams with New York Ranger or New York Islander prospects are doing scoreboard watching. With all the jockeying for playoff seeding going on at this time of the season you had better believe that just like their fans, the players and coaches are keeping track of what the other teams are doing with some exceptions...
Via The Prospect Park
March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

A Terrible Tuesday

Save yourself some pain if you don't want to get depressed over the performances of the New York Ranger and New York Islander prospects and come back tomorrow. Really can't complain too much as the "stinker" sign has hardly been used this season. The naysayers should be out in full force after the Saskatoon Blades put to end any kind of winning streak after a...
Via The Prospect Park
March 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers Sign Nicholls

NYR sign UFA OA F Josh Nicholls, 20, of Saskatoon Blades. 41 goals and 73 points in 65 GP this season. Originally drafted by TOR in 2010. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) March 4, 2013 McKenzie adds that the 20-year old Nicholls, who was a 2010, 7th round draft pick of the Toronto Maple Leafs, signed a standard three-year entry level deal, which has an annual cap hit of...
Via NY Rangers Blog
March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers sign forward Josh Nicholls to entry level deal

The Rangers have signed forward Josh Nicholls –20 years old– to an entry-level deal, confirmed by Seth Rothman of Inside Hockey (side note: A great follow if you aren’t already). Nicholls is Rangers’ prospect Shane McColgan’s teammate with the Saskatoon Blades of the WHL. The 6’2, 185 lb winger was originally drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 7th round in 2010...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
March 04, 2013  |  Discuss
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