Bernie Nicholls played over 1100 games and over 17 years. Today, Bernie is involved in the first ever real money sports stock market where you can buy actual shares of your favorite team!
“There’s nothing wrong with dreaming and working hard to try to make it.” – Bernie Nicholls
Career in Hockey
Bernie spent his junior career with the Kingston Canadians. He grew up in Ontario where he played minor hockey.
“You do whatever it takes to be the best you can possibly be. When you have that working for you, then you will (succeed).” – Bernie Nicholls
In 1980, he got drafted by the LA Kings. He spent more than 17 years in the NHL. He is one of only eight players to score 70 goals in a single season, and one of five to score 150 points.
A Dream Come True
Bernie had a tough start in the NHL. He is thankful that other players were there for him. It was crucial for him to learn how to lead.
“Just having the opportunity to play in a professional sport as a kid. It was definitely a dream come true.” – Bernie Nicholls
Among his most cherished memories is the time he played with Wayne Gretzky. It was during that year when he scored 70 goals. It was always his dream to become a pro.
Winning with the LA Kings
The Kings won the Stanley Cup in 2012. Bernie has been watching the team for a couple of years. He wanted them to win, and so he volunteered to help.
“A lot of players want to help. They want to do something to help make their team better.” – Bernie Nicholls
He became the team’s coaching consultant and felt closer to the players. He found it was easier for the players to talk with former players.
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