Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Nicolas Blanchard
Nicolas Blanchard was born on May 31, 1987 in Granby, Quebec. A product of the Chicoutimi Sagueneens of the Quebec Major Junior League, Blanchard was selected in the sixth round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Carolina Hurricanes.

Blanchard would make his professional debut in the American Hockey League for the Albany River Rats in the late stages of the 2006-07 season, appearing in seven regular season games and five playoff games for the club. The following year would be Blanchard's first full professional campaign. He would appear in 64 games for the River Rats, scoring 11 times and adding 12 assists.

Before the start of the 2010-11 season, the Albany River Rats were sold and would relocate to Charlotte, changing their name to the Checkers. Blanchard would make the move with the club and in 72 games as a Charlotte Checker he racked up 101 penalty minutes.

During the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season, the rugged Blanchard would finally get his first taste of life in the NHL. He would suit up in nine games for the Carolina Hurricanes, incurring 20 penalty minutes.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2003-04 College Antoine-Girouard Gaulois QAAA 42 24 28 52 28 13 9 6 15 4
2004-05 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 69 13 26 39 31 -4 17 2 2 4 10
2005-06 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 60 15 29 44 51 +26 9 1 2 3 4
2006-07 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 62 22 35 57 41 -1 4 0 2 2 8
2006-07 Albany River Rats AHL 7 1 2 3 2 +2 5 0 0 0 2
2007-08 Albany River Rats AHL 64 11 12 23 70 +4 7 0 2 2 2
2008-09 Albany River Rats AHL 55 7 12 19 132 -19
2009-10 Albany River Rats AHL 76 14 8 22 171 -6 8 0 0 0 13
2010-11 Charlotte Checkers AHL 72 8 10 18 101 -13 16 2 3 5 16
2011-12 Charlotte Checkers AHL 68 9 12 21 103 -7
2012-13 Charlotte Checkers AHL 61 4 5 9 124 -13 3 0 1 1 7
2012-13 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 9 0 0 0 20 -2
2013-14 Charlotte Checkers AHL 65 7 8 15 111 -7
2014-15 St. John's IceCaps AHL 63 3 11 14 81 -8
2015-16 Norfolk Admirals ECHL 4 3 1 4 4 -1
NHL Totals 9 0 0 0 20


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