A premier athlete with exceptional talent and a strong sports bloodline, West Guilford native Bernie Nicholls played 18 seasons in the National Hockey League and is one of only 8 players to have ever scored 70 or more goals in a season. In his NHL career with Los Angeles, New York Rangers, Edmonton, New Jersey, Chicago and San Jose, he accumulated a total of 475 goals and 734 assists in 1,127 games. A three-time NHL all-start, Bernie played junior A hockey in Kingston and was drafted by the LA Kings in 1980. His NHL career included playing for Team Canada at the 1985 world championships (silver medal). An all-round athlete, he played fastball for Minden, Oshawa and Lindsay, and hardball for the Little Britain senior team. A popular professional athlete who endeared himself to fans wherever he played.