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1/13/1958 North Bay, Ontario
Boston's 2nd, 35th overall, in 1978.
Defenceman, Graeme Nicolson, played briefly in the NHL with three different clubs between 1978-79 and 1982-83. He played a hard-nosed style and was adept at moving the puck up ice and playing the point on the power play.
The native of North Bay, Ontario scored 45 goals in three seasons with the Cornwall Royals of the QMJHL. He was selected 35th overall in 1978 by the Boston Bruins and was selected to the QMJHL's first and second all-star teams once each. Nicolson debuted in the NHL by playing one game for Boston in 1978-79. That year, he enjoyed a solid rookie season in the pros with the Rochester Americans with 51 points. The young blueliner spent a year with the AHL's Binghamton Whalers then took a year off.
In September 1981, he was signed as a free agent by the Colorado Rockies and played 41 games for them. Before the end of the year he was returned to the minors and was claimed on waivers by the New York Rangers at the start of the next season. Apart from playing ten games for the "Blueshirts", he excelled for two years with the CHL's Tulsa Oilers. In 1984, he was named to the league's second all-star team. Nicolson retired in 1985 after playing 37 games back in the AHL with Binghamton.
Signed as a free agent by Washington, August 17th, 1984.