Darnell Nurse Player Info

Darnell Nurse

#25

Position

Defence

Shoots

Left

Salary

$5,825,000 Exp. 2024 (UFA)

Height

6'4"

Weight

221 lbs

Cap Hit

$5,825,000

Age

26

Birthplace

Hamilton, ON,
Canada

Clause

No Trade

Years Pro

9

Drafted

2013:R1 - 7th

Status Report

ROTOWIRE / Thu, Apr 8

News

Henrique scored a goal on four shots and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Sharks.

Impact

Henrique opened the scoring on a pass from Danton Heinen in the first period. The 31-year-old Henrique shares the Ducks' goal-scoring lead with Maxime Comtois -- both forwards have 11 this year. Henrique has added six helpers, 67 shots on net, 35 hits and a minus-9 rating through 36 games. The center has just two goals in his last eight appearances.

Darnell Nurse Player Statistics

DATE OPP RESULT G A PTS +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA SOG TOI
10/02 at L 1-4 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 00:29:59
09/02 at L 0-4 0 0 0 -3 2 0 0 0 0 0 00:25:12
03/02 at W 3-5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00:26:17
01/02 at L 3-2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 00:28:26
30/01 at W 2-7 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 00:38:53
TEAM GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA SOG SEASON
27 2 12 14 1 20 0 5 1 0 0 2021-2022
56 16 20 36 26 57 1 6 0 0 0 2020-2021
71 5 28 33 -2 48 0 5 0 0 170 2019-2020
82 10 31 41 -5 87 1 8 0 1 0 2018-2019
82 6 20 26 15 67 0 0 0 0 0 2017-2018
44 5 6 11 0 33 0 0 0 0 0 2016-2017
69 3 7 10 -13 60 0 1 0 1 0 2015-2016
2 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2014-2015
TEAM GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA SOG PLAYOFF
4 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2020-2021
13 0 2 2 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 2017

Darnell Nurse Statistical Graphs

Darnell Nurse Player Bio


Darnell Nurse

ON-ICE VALUE
Top-Four Defenseman

STRENGTHS
Mobility: Nurse skates exceptionally well for his size, which allows him to chase down opponents, carry the puck out of the defensive zone and join the rush. He can basically cover the length of the ice without breaking a sweat. He also has great stamina to help him mask some of his warts.

Size: At 6’4”, 221 pounds, Nurse is an imposing figure on the back end. He isn’t necessarily a punishing blueliner, but he is effective at leaning on puck-carriers and using his reach to break up plays along the boards. When you factor in his skating ability, Nurse has all the physical tools to be a dominant rearguard.

Shot: Not only does he frequently jump into the attack, but he also boasts a good shot. His wrister is accurate and he’s starting to develop a deadly one-timer from the high slot. Most importantly, he seldom gets his attempts blocked. If a lane isn’t there, he’ll move the puck.

WEAKNESSES
Defense: By first-pairing standards, Nurse’s actual defense is poor. He often takes shortcuts in his end and loses inside positioning, and his net-front play leaves much to be desired. Even when he’s in the right spot, he can struggle to stay in front of his man in one-on-one situations. All in all, he’s wildly unreliable in his zone.

Decision-Making: Nurse can’t seem to find the right balance between defense and offense. He’ll throw caution to the wind and repeatedly leap into the play one night, and then he’ll be so conservative it’s like he isn’t even in the offensive zone other nights. Finding a middle ground would go a long way toward establishing himself as a legitimate No. 1 defenseman.

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