|Born||January 28, 1969|
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)|
Todd Nicholson,(born January 28, 1969) is a Canadian former ice sledge hockey player. He was a member of the 2010 Paralympic Sledge Ice Hockey team, the fourth Paralympic games that Nicholson participated in. He announced his retirement from the Canadian ice sledge hockey team on September 7, 2010 (along with captain Jean Labonte, Paul Rosen, and Herve Lord). Nicholson now serves on the International Paralympic Committee Governing Board as the Athletes' Representative.
On the way home from his high school prom, Nicholson was involved in a car accident that left him as a paraplegic.
When not competing for Canada, Nicholson participates in the Ottawa Carleton Sledge Hockey Association.
The township of West Carleton hosted Todd Nicholson Day on June 6, 2000, to honour his achievements in hockey. Nicholson volunteers with numerous charities including the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Kids Sports and the Canadian Paralympic Committee. When not playing hockey, Nicholson works as a Project Officer for the Canada Border Services Agency.
His Dunrobin, Ontario home was destroyed in the 2018 Ottawa–Gatineau tornadoes.
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