Nic Dowd has had a bit of a tough time finding a position with a team since he left the LA Kings. During his AHL seasons, he was productive netting close to 90 points over two seasons. His best season in the NHL had come during the 2016/17 season where he potted 22 points. Since that season, he’s only managed to score three goals and add an assist during 56 games split between Vancouver and LA.
Now, he’s playing a role with the reigning Stanley Cup champions, the Washington Capitals. He’s playing the role of fourth line presence and providing help wherever needed, a role current player in Jay Beagle provides in Vancouver.
One of Nic’s crowning achievements has to be winning the Calder Cup with the Manchester Monarchs in 2015. It was the Manchester’s final season in the AHL and relocated to Ontario, California.
I do recognize and appreciate the time and energy it takes to make it into the NHL and hope that Nic, one day, finds a team that can do the same and keep him around long enough to end out his career.
Gettin’ the auto
This was a great situation where I snagged a player that may have been on his way out from the organization. I had sent mail to Nic at the beginning of the 2018 year and he returned them back to me just at the end of May. I should probably get into the habit of sending cards to players at the beginning of the NHL season so they have a whole year to return it back to me!
Not often do I happen to stumble upon an article about a hockey player’s dog’s Instagram account.
A video review of Nic Dowd
Highlights from Dowd’s college and NHL career