Todd Nicholson

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Todd Nicholson
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Nicholson in 2015
Born (1969-01-28) January 28, 1969 (age 54)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Forward
Shot Right
National teamFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Playing career 19922010

Todd Nicholson, MSC (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). [1] Nicholson now serves on the International Paralympic Committee Governing Board as the Athletes' Representative. [2]


Early life

On the way home from his high school prom, Nicholson was involved in a car accident that left him as a paraplegic.

Hockey Canada

When not competing for Canada, Nicholson participates in the Ottawa Carleton Sledge Hockey Association. [3]


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. [4]

Awards and honours

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