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Nick Spaling | Winger

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/19/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 201
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Nick Spaling posted a goal and an assist in the Pittsburgh Penguins' 3-2 loss to the visiting Philadelphia Flyers Wednesday night.
They were his first goal and first assist of the season on a tough night for the Pens, whose leader, Sidney Crosby, wound up a minus-two. Pascual Dupuis (second) and Marcel Goc (first) delivered the Pens' other goals Wednesday, his second of the season. Evgeni Malkin grabbed his sixth assist of the season on the Dupuis goal. Oct 22 - 10:57 PM

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Nick Spaling played center on Saturday.

Spaling moved from the wing to center on the third line as he was between Blake Comeau and Steve Downie while usual center Marcel Goc moved down to the fourth unit between Zach Sill and Craig Adams. "I don't think it changes anything," Spaling said. "Same gameplan. Same thing. Hopefully take advantage of a little more ice or whatever it brings. It doesn't change any way I'm approaching the game." Spaling is pointless in four games after getting 13 goals and 32 points for Nashville in 71 games last season.
Oct 19 - 8:40 AM

Nick Spaling has been playing the left wing on the third line in camp.

He is officially listed as a center but he played alongside Marcel Goc and Blake Comeau in what should be a good two-way line for the Penguins during the regular season. He has 13 goals and 32 points in 71 games last season and could improve slightly on those numbers this season.
Oct 4 - 9:39 AM

Pittsburgh GM Jim Rutherford believes newly-acquired Nick Spaling can be more of an offensive contributor with the Penguins than he was in Nashville.

Spaling was acquired by Pittsburgh along with winger Patric Hornqvist earlier in the offseason in the deal that sent James Neal to Music City. Although Hornqvist has been lauded as the most valuable asset obtained by the Pens, it's clear they are excited about both players. "He's coming out of a role and a system where it was more of a defensive system," said Rutherford. "Now, he's going to go into a new system that could give him an opportunity to put more points up."
Aug 2 - 7:31 AM

Nick Spaling has agreed to a two-year, $4.4 million contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Spaling and the Penguins were on the brink of starting an arbitration hearing. The two sides ultimately decided to roughly split the difference between Spaling's $2.65 million request for 2014-15 and the Penguins' offer of $1.65 million. Pittsburgh acquired him from Nashville as part of the James Neal trade. Spaling had 13 goals and 32 points in 71 games in 2013-14.
Jul 31 - 10:14 AM

Nick Spaling has filed request for an arbitrator to award him a $2.65 million contract for the 2014-15 campaign.

The Penguins are countering with a $1.65 million deal. Spaling and Pittsburgh will face the arbitrator on Thursday unless the two sides can agree to terms before then.
Jul 30 - 6:05 PM

Nick Spaling's arbitration hearing date has been set for July 31.

The Penguins acquired Spaling from the Nashville Predators as part of the James Neal trade. Spaling had 13 goals and 32 points in 71 games in 2013-14.
Source: TSN.ca
Jul 9 - 5:00 PM

Nick Spaling has filed for salary arbitration.

The restricted free agent was acquired by Pittsburgh, along with Patric Hornqvist, in exchange for James Neal at the NHL draft this past June. He notched career highs with 13 goals and 32 points in 71 games last season with the Predators.
Jul 5 - 1:55 PM

Nick Spaling has been dealt to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Spaling will head to Pittsburgh along with Patric Hornqvist while James Neal is headed the other way. Spaling will give the Penguins some good depth as a bottom six forward as he managed 13 goals and 32 points in 2013-14. He is slated to become a restricted free agent on Tuesday but we cannot imagine him not wanting to play with Crosby and company.
Jun 27 - 8:19 PM

Contract talks between the Predators and Nick Spaling have been "very slow to date."

Agent Pat Morris added that negotiations have been occurring "regularly." He's a restricted free agent next week and the deadline for extending qualifying offers is set for June 30.
Jun 26 - 4:01 PM

Nick Spaling (lower body) returned to action on Friday April 4.

Spaling missed Sunday's game due to the ailment. He had a plus-one rating and two shots on goal in 17:28 minutes of ice time.
Apr 5 - 2:59 AM

Nick Spaling didn't play on Sunday because of a lower-body injury, but he's probable to be back on Friday.

He skated with his teammates at Tuesday's practice and he's expected to be available to play during Nashville's upcoming three-game road trip.
Apr 2 - 12:52 PM

Nick Spaling (upper body) was OK to play on Sunday.

He sat out last Friday's contest against Calgary with an upper-body injury. Spaling has 13 goals and 27 points in 62 games this campaign.
Mar 25 - 8:56 AM

Nick Spaling is dealing with an upper-body injury.

He is considered day-to-day and his status for Sunday's game versus Chicago is unclear. Spaling missed Friday's game with the ailment.
Mar 23 - 7:54 AM

Nick Spaling scored the only Nashville goal in a 2-1 loss to the Blues Thursday night.

Spaling's 11th marker of the season was the only misstep by goaltender Ryan Miller in the St. Louis victory. Patric Hornqvist and Mike Fisher drew assists on the tally.
Mar 6 - 10:57 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Brandon Sutter
4Marcel Goc
5Zach Sill
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Beau Bennett
3Nick Spaling
4Blake Comeau
RW1Patric Hornqvist
2Pascal Dupuis
3Steve Downie
4Craig Adams
D1Kris Letang
2Christian Ehrhoff
3Paul Martin
4Olli Maatta
5Rob Scuderi
6Simon Despres
7Robert Bortuzzo
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Thomas Greiss