Owen Nolan crashes the net in 1993 as a Quebec Nordique. Nolan spent his first five seasons with the Nordiques and played nine games for the Colorado Avalanch before he was traded to the San Jose Sharks. (Tom Hanson/The Canadian Press/Tom Hanson/The Canadian Press)
Nolan spent nearly eight seasons with the San Jose Sharks, serving as captain from 1998-2003. Nolan tallied career highs in 1999-2000 as a Shark, notching 44 goals and 84 points. (Paul Sakuma/Associated Press/Paul Sakuma/Associated Press)
Nolan was part of the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic team that won Canada's first Olympic gold-medal in men's hockey in 50 years. (Shaun Best/Reuters/Shaun Best/Reuters)
Nolan was a hard-hitting power forward for the Sharks, seen here in 1997. In 1,200 career NHL games, Nolan racked up 1,793 penalty minutes. (John Lehmann/The Canadian Press/John Lehmann/The Canadian Press)
Owen Nolan was shipped to the Toronto Maple Leafs on March 7, 2003. (Kevin Frayer/Canadian Press/Kevin Frayer/Canadian Press)
Nolan chats with Leaf tough guy Tie Domi before playing his first game for Toronto. (Kevin Frayer/The Canadian Press/Kevin Frayer/The Canadian Press)
Nolan scored in his first game for the Leafs, March 8, 2003. (Andrew Wallace/Reuters/Andrew Wallace/Reuters)
Nolan would go on to tally 60 points in 79 games for the Leafs over two seasons in Toronto before the NHL lockout. (Jim Young/Reuters/Jim Young/Reuters)
Nolan returned to the NHL in 2006, playing one season for teh Phoenix Coyotes. (Paul Connors/Associated Press/Paul Connors/Associated Press)
Nolan would play the 2007-08 campaign with the Calgary Flames before spending his final two seasons in Minnesota. (Patrick Price/Reuters/Patrick Price/Reuters)
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