The San Jose Sharks have signed center Scott Nichol, adding veteran depth to their changing lineup.
Nichol spent the past four seasons with the Nashville Predators, scoring 10 points in 43 games last season while missing extensive playing time with a concussion.
I understand that the Predators are heading forward with a youth movement on the 3rd and 4th lines, but Nichol will be missed. Just a personal note to share, my oldest son plays in a hockey program around town that includes the kids of some of the Preds players, and once the season was over, Nichol was out on the ice with them every week, helping them with their skating, etc.
You simply can't put a price on seeing the smile on my son's face as he would come off the ice, exclaiming "did you see Scott Nichol passing me the puck?"
Good luck, Scooter.