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13. Bernie Nicholls

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Bernie Nicholls

Bernie Nicholls was already a productive member of the Los Angeles Kings, but when the legendary Wayne Gretzky went Hollywood, Nicholls’ statistics reached the stratosphere. With attention paid toward the other star center, Nicholls set personal records. To this day, Bernie Nicholls is one of eight players to score 70 goals in a season and one of five to have scored over 150 points in a single season. Yet even with those accomplishments, it seems that Bernie Nicholls racked up his 1,200 + career NHL points quietly. He wasn’t flashy, he wasn’t gritty and he was not the darling of any fan base or media outlet. Still, with 1,200 career points, he has earned more than a healthy look for Hall consideration.



The Bullet Points:

Country of Origin:

Haliburton, Ontario, Canada


Eligible Since:






Played for:

Los Angeles Kings

New York Rangers

Edmonton Oilers

New Jersey Devils

Chicago Black Hawks

San Jose Sharks


Major Accolades and Awards:

NHL All Star 1984, 1989 & 1990

Should Bernie Nicholls be in the Hall of Fame?

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Definitely put him in! - 66.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 11.1%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 11.1%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 11.1%


-1 #1 Jon Elfmann 2013-12-30 05:00
Like Pierre Turgeron - though he played on mediocre teams, far from a great playoff performer.
+1 #2 Lance Roten 2014-02-17 17:37
I would rank Bernie above a few that he trails on this list.

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