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Nabokov, Dmitri (1977- )
Born in Novosibirsk, USSR. Centre.
International Career : Played for Russia (Junior) in 1996.
Club Career : Played for Krylja Moscow 1993-96, Regina Pats 1996-97 (also two games for Indianapolis Ice) and Chicago Blackhawks & Indianapolis Ice 1997-98.
Nabokov, Yevgeni (1975- )
Born in Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan, USSR. Netminder.
Club Career : Played for San Jose Sharks.
Nacka HK
Stockholm, Sweden. Founded in 1906 as Nacka SK. Merged in 1976 with Atlas Copco IF and Skuru IK and re-named NSA-76. Since 1981 re-named Nacka HK. Nacka have played 23 seasons in top Swedish divisions.
Home ice : Nacka Ishall
Team colours : Black and yellow
Nacka Ishall
Stockholm, Sweden.
Home ice for : Nacka HK
Capacity : 1,400
Ice pad size :
Nacka SK
See Nacka HK
Nadrchal, Vladimir (1938- )
Born in Pardubice, Czechoslovakia. Netminder. One of the best Czech goalies during the 1960's - always calm and had great focus and concentration. Debuted in the Czech league as a 17-year old. He brought the first goalie mask from Canada in 1960 and became the first Czech goalie to wear one. Played 19 seasons and over 500 games in the Czech league.
International Career : Played for Czechoslovakia 65 times in eight World Championships between 1958 and 1968 (voted best goalie in the 1958 WC) and in the 1960, 1964 and 1968 Olympics.
Club Career : Played for Dynamo Pardubice 1950-57, RH (ZKL,Zetor) Brno 1957-74, TJ Prostejov 1974-75.
Medals : Won the Czech League eight times (1958, 1960-66).
Honours : Best Goalkeeper World Championships Pool A in 1958.
City in central Japan, north-east of Tokyo. Hosted the XVIIIth Winter Olympics in 1998. The first Olympics to feature NHL players and Women's Ice Hockey as a full Olympic sport.
Nagano Cup
Nagobads, Dr V George (1921- )
Born in Riga, Latvia, USSR. He played ice hockey from the age of ten and during high school was a member of a club team called University Sports. He earned his Doctorate of Medicine Degree from Black Forest University in Tubingen, Germany and went on to be team physician for Team USA, USA Olympic & World Championship teams, USA (Junior) teams and USA (Women) teams for over 30 tournaments. USA Hockey's chief medical officer 1984-92. A member of the IIHF Medical Committee 1990- and a member of USA Hockey's Safety and Protective Equipment Committee 1984- .
International Career : Team Physician for the USA 1967-90 at World Championships, the 1968, 1972, 1980, 1984 & 1998 Olympics, two Canada Cups and the 1989 Spengler Cup
Club Career : Team Physician for University of Minnesota 1958-92, Minnesota Fighting Saints 1973-76 and Minnesota North Stars 1984-92.
Honours :
Elected to the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 2003 (physician - 1980 US Olympic Team).
Won the Paul Loicq Award in 2003.
Nagy, Albert (- )
Born in Romania. Forward.
International Career : Played for Romania in the 1964 Olympics.
Nagy, Attila (1966- )
International Career : Played for Romania in the 1999 World Championship Pool C.
Club Career : Played for SC Miercurca Ciuc.
Nagy, Ladislav (1979- )
Born in Saca, Slovakia, Czechoslovakia. Left-wing. St Louis Blues 6th pick (177th overall) in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.
Club Career : Played for St Louis Blues & Worcester Ice Cats 1999-00, St Louis Blues & Worcester Ice Cats & Phoenix Coyotes 2000-01 and Phoenix Coyotes 2001- .
See North American Hockey League
Nakajimaya, Yujiro (1971- )
International Career : Played for Japan in the 1999 World Championships Pool A.
Nanaimo Islanders
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Franchise moved from Billings Bighorns. Played in the Western Canada Major Junior Hockey League 1982-83. Franchise moved to New Westminster Bruins.
Home ice :   
Team colours :   
Nanne, Lou (1941- )
Born in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada. Played both forward and defence. See the Unusual
International Career : Played for Team USA 1967-68. Played for the USA in the 1968 Olympics, the 1976 & 1977 World Championships and the 1976 Canada Cup. General manager of the USA at the 1981, 1984 & 1987 Canada Cups and the 1994 World Championships.
Club Career : Played for Minnesota North Stars 1967-78. Coached Minnesota North Stars 1977-78 (29 games). General Manager of Minnesota North Stars 1977-88. 
Honours : Elected to the IIHF Hall of Fame in 2004 (player).
Elected to the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 1998 (player/administrator).
Won the Lester Patrick Trophy in 1989.
Captain of the USA at the 1968 Olympics
Nantes (Nantes HG)
Nantes, France. The club's full name is Nantes Atlantique Hockey Glace. Play in Nationale 1 of the French League, finished in second place in 1998. Known as Les Corsaires.
Home ice : Petit Port
Team colours : black, yellow & green
Napier, Mark (1957- )
Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Right-wing.
International Career : Played for Canada in the 1982 World Championships.
Club Career : Played for Toronto Toros 1975-76, Birmingham Bulls 1976-78, Montreal Canadiens 1978-83, Minnesota North Stars 1983-85, Edmonton Oilers 1985-87, Buffalo Sabres 1987-89, HC Bolzano 1989-90, Varese 1990-91, Milano Devils 1991-92 and Milano Lions 1992-93.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1979 & 1985.
Honours : Won the Lou Kaplan Trophy 1975-76.
Nardella, Bob (- )
International Career : Played for Italy in the 1998 Olympics.
Nardin, Nadia de (1975- )
Played defence. 
International Career : Played for Italy (Women) in the 2000 World Championship (Women).
Club Career : Played for Agordo.
Nash, Arthur 'Jakie' (- ) 
International Career : Played for Canada in the 1936 Olympics.
Club Career : Played for Port Arthur Bear Cats in 1935-36.
Medals : Won Olympic silver in 1936.
Nash, Aubrey (- )
International Career : Played for South Africa in the 1966 World Championships.
Nash, Rick (1984- )
Born in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Left-wing. Columbus Blue Jackets 1st pick (1st overall) in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.
Club Career : Played for London Knights 2000-02 and Columbus Blue Jackets 2002- .
Honours : Won the Maurice Richard Trophy in 2004 (shared with Ilya Kovalchuk and Jerome Iginla).
World Championship Most Valueable Player Award 2007
Nash, Tyson (1975- )
Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Left-wing. Vancouver Canucks 10th pick (247th overall) in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft.
Club Career : Played for Kamloops Blazers 1991-95, Syracuse Crunch & Raleigh Ice Caps 1995-96, Syracuse Crunch 1996-98, St Louis Blues (three games) & Worcester Ice Cats 1998-99, St Louis Blues 1999-03 and Phoenix Coyotes 2003- .
Nasheim, Richard 'Rick' (1963- )
Born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Left-wing/Centre.
International Career : Played for Team Canada 1986-87. Played for Austria 1991, 1992 & 1997 World Championship Pool B, the 1994 & 1998 Olympics and the 1993, 1994, 1995 & 1999 World Championships Pool A).
Club Career : Played for VEU Feldkirch 1988-00, EHC Linz Black Wings 2000-03 and VEU Feldkirch 2003-04.
Medals : Won World Championship Pool B gold in 1992.
Won the European Hockey League in 1997-98.
Won the Alpine League 1996-97.
Honours : World Championship Pool B All-Star Team 1992.
Nashville Arena
Nashville, Tennessee, USA. 
Home ice for : Nashville Predators
Capacity : 17,200
Ice pad size :
Nashville Dixie Flyers
Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Played in the Eastern Hockey League 1962-71.
Home ice :
Team colours : 
General manager :
Head coach :
John McLellan 1962-67
Nashville Ice Flyers
Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Previously known as the Nashville Nighthawks. Played in the Central Hockey League in 1997-98.
Home ice :
Team colours :
General manager :
Head coach : David Lohrei 1997-98
Nashville Knights
Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Founded in 1989. Played in the East Coast Hockey League 1989-94 & 1995-96.
Home ice :
Team colours :
Affiliations have included : San Jose Sharks 1991-92, Tampa Bay Lightning 1994-96
Nashville Nighthawks
Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Played in the Central Hockey League in 1996-97. Name changed to Nashville Ice Flyers.
Home ice :
Team colours :
General manager :
Head coach : Ian Duncan & Bill LaForge 1996-97
Nashville Predators [web site]
Logo  Nashville Predators
Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Joined the National Hockey League from the 1998-99 season.
Home ice : Nashville Arena
Team colours : blue, gold, silver, steel & orange
Affiliations have included : Cincinnati Cyclones 2001-02 & 2007-08, Hampton Roads Admirals 1998-00, Milwaukee Admirals 1998-08, New Mexico Scorpions 2006- , New Orleans Brass 2000-01, Toledo Storm 2002-04
General manager : David Poile 1998- 
Head coach :
Barry Trotz 1998- 
Team captain :
Tom Fitzgerald 1998-02, Greg Johnson & Scott Walker (interim January 12-27) & Greg Johnson 2002-03, Greg Johnson 2003-04, Greg Johnson 2005-06, Kimmo Timonen 2006-07, Jason Arnott 2007-   
Nashville South Stars
Logo  Nashville Southern Stars/thanks to Bob Cafazzo
Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Played in the Central Hockey League 1981-82 and the Atlantic Coast Hockey League 1982-83.
Home ice :
Team colours :
Nasib, Lofti (- )
Born in Finland.
Honours : Elected to the Finnish Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in 1985 (player).
Naslund, Markus (1973- )
Born in Ornskoldsvik, Sweden. Left-wing/right-wing. Pittsburgh Penguins 1st pick (16th overall) in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft.
International Career : Played for Sweden (Junior) 1992-93 and Sweden 1993-99.
Club Career : Played for MoDo AIK 1990-93, Pittsburgh Penguins 1993-96, Vancouver Canucks 1996-o8 and New York Rangers 2008- .
Honours : Won the Lester B Pearson Award in 2003.
NHL All-Star First Team left-wing 2001-02 & 2002-03.
NHL World All-Stars Roster 1999 & 2001.
NHL All-Stars Roster 2002 & 2003.
Captain of the Vancouver Canucks 2000-08.
Naslund, Mats (1959- )
Born in Timra, Sweden. Forward. Montreal Canadiens 2nd pick (37th overall) in the 1979 NHL Entry Draft. He played 135 times for Sweden. His NHL highlight came when he accumulated 20 points in 19 play-off games en route to the Stanley Cup title in 1986 - he became the first European to lead his team in both regular season and playoff scoring.
International Career : Played for Sweden (Junior) 1976-79. Played for Sweden in the 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1991 World Championships, the 1980, 1992 & 1994 Olympics and the 1984, 1987 & 1991 Canada Cups.
Club Career : Played for Brynas IF 1978-82, Montreal Canadiens 1982-90, HC Lugano 1990-91, Malmo IF 1991-94 and Boston Bruins 1994-95.
Medals : Won European Championship (Junior) gold in 1976-77.
Won World Championship (Junior) silver in 1977-78.
Won World Championship (Junior) bronze 1978-79.
Won World Championship bronze in 1979.
Won European Championship bronze in 1979, 1982, 1983
Won the Swedish Championship in 1980 & 1994.
Won Olympic bronze in 1980.
Won World Championship silver in 1981.
Won European Championship silver in 1981 & 1991.
Won Canada Cup silver in 1984.
Won the Stanley Cup in 1986.
Won Canada Cup bronze in 1987.
Won World Championship gold in 1991.
Won Olympic gold in 1994.
Honours : Elected to the IIHF Hall of Fame in 2005 (player).
Won the Guldpucken Award in 1980.
Won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy in 1988.
NHL All-Star Second Team left-wing 1985-86.
NHL All-Star Roster 1984, 1986 & 1988.
NASN [web site]
The North American Sports Network. A 24/7 subscription TV channel that offers North American sports across Europe - including 175 National Hockey League games a season (as many as 5 live games a week), the All Star game, the Stanley Cup Play-Offs and 'Hockey Night in Canada'. Other sports covered - Major League Baseball, college football & basketball, NASCAR, NCAA college sports (Women's Basketball Final Four, Hockey's Frozen Four, the College World Series, etc,) and Major League Soccer (MLS). Other programmes include ESPN Baseball Tonight, ESPN College Gameday, ESPN College Hoops Tonight, NHL Powerweek, ESPN NHL Tonight, MSG SportsDesk, MSG Angles, ESPN's Pardon the Interruption, ESPN's The Life, ESPN's The Season and ESPN's Around the Horn.
Nasreddine, Alain (1975- )
Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Defenceman. Florida Panthers 8th pick (135th overall) in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft.
Club Career : Played for Carolina Monarchs 1995-96, Indianapolis Ice & Carolina Monarchs 1996-97, Indianapolis Ice 1997-98, Portland Pirates & Fredericton Canadiens & Chicago Blackhawks & Montreal Canadiens 1998-99, Quebec Citadelles & Hamilton Bulldogs 1999-00, Hamilton Bulldogs 2000-02, New York Islanders & Bridgeport Sound Tigers 2002-03, Bridgeport Sound Tigers & Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 2003-04, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 2004-05, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins & Pittsburgh Penguins 2005- .
Nasreddine, Samy (1976- )
Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Defenceman.
Club Career : Played for Peoria Rivermen & Quebec Rafales (one game) & Worcester Ice Cats 1997-98, Fredericton Canadiens 1998-99, Milwaukee Admirals & New Orleans Brass & Baton Rouge Kingfish 1999-00, Baton Rouge Kingfish & San Diego Gulls 2000-01, San Diego Gulls 2001-04, SG Brunico 2004-05, Quad City Mallards 2005-06 and Coventry Blaze 2006-07.
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Uniondale, New York, USA.
Home ice for : New York Islanders
Capacity : 16,297
Ice pad size :
Nat Bailey Cup
From the 1961-62 season to the 1994-95 season, the Play-Off Champions of the British Columbia Junior Hockey League were presented with the Nat Bailey Cup. Presented by Nat Bailey, the owner of White Spot Restaurants. It was replaced by the Subway Cup.
National Car Rental Center
Sunrise, Florida, USA. Name changed to Office Depot Center in 2002.
Home ice for : Florida Panthers
Capacity : 19,200
Ice pad size : 200 feet x 85 feet
National Collegiate Athletic Association [ice hockey web site]

USA. Known as NCAA. The association was founded, at the behest of President Theodore Roosevelt, in 1906 as the Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States. The name was changed to National Collegiate Athletic Association in 1910. Official NCAA men’s ice hockey began with the 1947-48 season. The national collegiate ice hockey championships started in 1948. There have been up to three divisions - Divisions I, II and III. Allocation to a division is dependent on how many sports, which types of sports and the number of men/women teams a college enters into the championships.
National Hockey Association of Canada Limited
Founded in 1909. In 1910 the Canadian Hockey Association was amalgamated within the National Hockey Association. Contested for eight seasons as the top professional hockey league. The National Hockey Association of Canada Limited (NHA) suspended operations in 1917 and was superseded by the National Hockey League.
Teams : The league was formed with seven teams but numbers fluctuated over the eight seasons it was contested. NHA Championship winners were awarded the O'Brien Trophy.
National Hockey League (NHL)  [web site]
Logo  NHL
The National Hockey League of North America is ice hockey's major professional competition. It is contested between the top clubs in Canada and the USA. The NHL was inaugurated at Montreal, Canada in 1917. 

The founding members were Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators and Quebec Bulldogs.  The league is currently divided into two conferences - Eastern Conference and Western Conference - with a total of 30 NHL Franchises. From the 1917-18 to 1922-23 seasons, the O'Brien Trophy was awarded to the NHL league champions. From the 1938-39 to 1966-67 seasons, the Prince of Wales Trophy was awarded to the NHL league champions. Since the 1985-86 season the overall winner of the NHL regular season has been awarded the Presidents' Trophy.
i. Frank Calder was elected as first President of the NHL. In 1993 the NHL introduced the NHL Commissioner role as the individual to take the NHL into a new era - Gary Bettman was the first NHL Commissioner. 
ii. NHL Presidents :
1917-43 Frank Calder
1943-46 Mervyn 'Red' Dutton
1946-77 Clarence Campbell
1977-92 John A Ziegler Jnr
1992-93 Gil Stein
iii. NHL Commissioners :
1993-    Gary Bettman
National Hockey League Fans' Association [web site]
The NHL's first fan association. An independent organisation founded in 1998 by Jim Spendlove and Jim Boone. A free membership site which examines issues within the NHL - escalating salaries, refereeing, arenas and other concerns brought up by the website's members. Regular polls are conducted and the site operates as a pressure group to try and influence the NHL.
National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book
Published annually by the NHL. Each volume contains the complete record of an NHL year and the all time statistics for the league since 1917.
National Hockey League Broadcasters' Association
The organisation that makes the annual Jack Adams Award.
National Hockey League Players' Association [web site]
The organization that negotiates pay and conditions on behalf of NHL hockey players. Their web site lists all NHL players, their statistics and salaries.
National Ice Centre
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England. A 36 million arena completed in March 2000.
Home ice for : Nottingham Panthers
Capacity : 
Ice pad size : 
200 feet x 100 feet
National Women's Hockey League (NWHL) [web site]
Ontario and Quebec, Canada. The National Women's Hockey League is the elite women's senior amateur hockey league in Canada. It is the highest level of hockey for women in the world. Many Canada (Women), Finland (Women), Japan (Women), Switzerland (Women) and USA (Women) team members have played in this league. 
Nationwide Arena [web site]
Columbus, Ohio, USA. Opened in September 2000. Cost US$ 150,000,000. 
Home ice for : Columbus Blue Jackets (2000- )
Capacity : 18,500
Ice pad size : 
200 feet x 85 feet
Nattress, Rick (1962- )
Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Defenceman.
International Career : Played for Canada in the 1991 World Championships.
Club Career : Played for Montreal Canadiens & Nova Scotia Voyageurs 1982-83, Montreal Canadiens 1983-84, Montreal Canadiens & Sherbrooke Canadiens 1984-85, St Louis Blues 1985-87, Calgary Flames 1987-91, Calgary Flames & Toronto Maple Leafs 1991-92 and Philadelphia Flyers 1992-93.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1989.
Natural Hat Trick
See Hat Trick
Navan Arena
Navan, Ontario, Canada. Part of the Navan Community Centre.
Home ice for : Cumberland Grads
Capacity : 850
Ice pad size : 
200 feet x 85 feet
Nazarov, Andrei (1974- )
Born in Chelyabinsk, Russia, USSR. Left-wing.
Club Career : Played for Minnesota Wild.

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