Thursday, April 3, 2008

Nycholat an AHL first-teamer

In other news that doesn't have to deal with the Sens losing and making us depressed, defenceman for the B-Sens Lawrence Nycholat will be named to the AHL first all-star team, according to B-Sens blogger/beat writer Michael Sharp. Nycholat's been having a hell of a season, and if the Sens make the playoffs he might be a valuable black ace. Either way, he's got a one-way contract for next season and provides a mobile puck-moving presence (he was brought in after the Sens lost to Buffalo, the same year John Muckler acquired Tom Preissing and Joe Corvo). Says Sharp:
Nycholat, the backbone of an improved Binghamton defense, has 12 goals, 36 assists, 70 penalty minutes and a plus-3 rating through 72 games, while logging a ton of ice time in all situations.

"It's a great honor," he said Thursday after practice. "And it's something I'm proud of. And it's one of those things, you don't strive to make something like that, but when it happens, it's definitely a good feeling."
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