Played in all 82 games for the first time in his career Recorded 9 assists for the second highest assist and point totals of his career Averaged nearly 18 minutes of ice time per game during the season Ranked 1st on the team in plus-minus with a plus-7 rating Was 5th on the team in PIM with 60 Dished out the only assist on the game-winning goal in overtime 1/26 vs. NJ ... Recorded his 7th assist of the season and blocked 2 shots 1/13 vs. CBJ Established a career-best assist and point streak 11/23-11/27/05 with 3 assists in 3 games ... Dished out his 2nd assist of the season 11/23 at WSH ... Blocked 4 shots and finished the game with a plus-4 rating 10/10 vs. BOS.
2006 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS
Blocked 3 shots and was a plus-2 in Game 2 4/23 @ OTT Blocked a team-high 6 shots on goal in Game 1 4/21 @ OTT.
2004-05: Skated in 10 games with EV Duisburg in Germany Netted 2 goals and added 2 assists with 14 PIM Skated in 12 post season games and recorded 3 assists with 10 PIM. 2003-04: Appeared in 58 games, scoring 1 goal and 3 assists with a plus-11 rating Ranked 3rd among Lightning defensemen with a plus-11 rating Recorded a 2-game point and assist streak 3/23-3/25/04 with 2 assists Scored his 1st and only goal of the season 1/6 @ OTT ... Had a season high 3 shots on goal 11/22 vs. BUF and 1/6 @ OTT ... Skated a season high 21:54 12/31 vs. FLA. 2004 Playoffs: Appeared in a career high 20 postseason games recording 8 penalty minutes and averaging 18:05 of ice time per game Recorded 10 shots on goal to establish a new personal playoff best Skated a playoff high 26:29 in Game 6 @ PHI. 2002-03: Made season debut 11/8 vs. PIT ... Recorded 1st point of the season with an assist on insurance goal in 4-2 win vs. SJ (11/15) ... Registered a +2 rating in then-season-high 22:14 of ice time 12/3 at TOR ... Scored 1st goal of the season 2/8 at FLA, the game's opening goal ... Skated season-high 24:55 of ice time 2/19 vs. ATL. 2003 Playoffs: Appeared in 4 games, recording his 1st career playoff point (assist) Averaged 21:01 in ice time Appeared in final 4 games of series vs. NJ Recorded 1st career playoff point with assist on Chris Dingman's goal in Game 2 @ NJ on 4/26. 2001-02: Appeared in 46 games Saw season-high 24:04 of ice time 11/17 vs. CAR ... Was +3 with a team-high 3 blocked shots 3/10 vs. NSH, 1st game back from a broken leg ... Earned 1st point in a Lightning uniform with an assist 3/14 vs. CGY. 2000-01: Appeared in 46 games for COL, recording 1-2-3 with 40 penalty minutes Tallied 1st point of the season with an assist vs. DAL (12/1) Netted lone goal of the season 3/6 at ATL. 1999-00: Posted a career high 3 goals with CAR in 64 games Appeared in 100th career NHL 10/20/99 at TOR Earned his 1st point of the season with an assist 10/29/99 vs. NJ Scored 1st goal of the season 12/26/99 vs. FLA, 0:27 into overtime At the time, it marked the fastest overtime goal in HFD/CAR franchise history. 1998-99: Registered career-highs with 14 assists and 15 points Ranked 1st on the team with a +15 rating and 2nd among team defenseman with 15 points Ranked 3rd on the team in penalty minutes (95) Lone goal was a game winner 11/29/98 vs. ANA Made NHL playoff debut with 3 games in Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. 1997-98: Appeared in 23 games for CAR (NHL) and 54 games for New Haven (AHL) Recorded 18 points and 135 penalty minutes with New Haven Made season debut 10/7/97 vs. LA Also recalled for 11/16/97 game at VAN Recalled on 2/27/98 and appeared in 21 of CAR's final 25 games. 1996-97: Appeared in 9 games for Harford (NHL) and 66 games for Springfield (AHL) Recorded 19 points and 127 penalty minutes for Springfield Made NHL debut 10/5/96 vs. PHX Notched his 1st NHL point 10/31/96 at BOS. 1995-96: Began season in the ECHL with Richmond, scoring 1 goal in 4 games Finished the season with Springfield of the AHL, collecting 8 points in 62 games.
Played 4 seasons with Portland of the WHL Scored 16 goals and 113 points in 236 games and 4 goals and 20 points in 31 post-season games Posted career-highs of 6 goals, 37 assists, 43 points and 196 penalty minutes during 1994-95 season In 1994-95, led the team with 196 penalty minutes and led team defensemen with 43 points.
Re-signed by TB on 8/16/03 Acquired from COL for a sixth round choice (184th overall) in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft on 6/24/01 Traded to COL with CAR's first selection (14th overall), second selection (47th overall) and third selection (63rd overall) in the 2000 Entry Draft in exchange for Sandis Ozolinsh and COL's second selection (32nd overall) in the 2000 Entry Draft on 6/24/00 HFD's fourth choice, 115th overall, in the 1993 Entry Draft.
Nolan and his wife, Deborah, have a daughter, Ella Brooke Lists Paul Coffey and Wayne Gretzky as his boyhood idols Cites scoring his 1st goal in the NHL, a game winner against the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim on 11/29/98, as his favorite hockey memory Plans to become a fireman after hockey.