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Adam Nightingale
Adam Nightingale

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cheboygan, Mich.

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 195

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
12/19/1979

Experience:
1L

Previous Team:
Lake Superior State


Career Notes: Two-year assistant captain (2003-04 and 2004-05) • Skated in 67 career games at MSU, registering 12 goals and 10 assists for 22 points.

2004-05: Played in 31 games with 3-3--6 totals • Picked up an assist on State's fourth goal in 5-2 win over Nebraska-Omaha (Oct. 29) • Set up State's game-winning goal in 2-0 victory over Cornell (Nov. 14) • Drew an assist on State's second goal in 4-2 loss to Michigan (Nov. 18) • Scored the first goal of the game in 6-4 win at Bowling Green (Dec. 4) • Tallied State's lone goal on the power play in 4-1 loss at Miami (Jan. 8) • Registered second goal in 3-2 loss to Alaska Fairbanks (March 19) in CCHA Third-Place game.

2003-04: Played in 36 games, tallying 9-7--16 totals • His three game-winning goals tied him for 44th in the nation • Won MSU's Fitness Award • Made MSU debut vs. Findlay (Oct. 10) • Missed three games (Oct. 18 vs. Ohio State and Oct. 24-25 vs. Western Michigan) due to a concussion • First career goal at MSU was the game winner at Ferris State (Nov. 1) • Tallied a shorthanded goal, which turned out to be the game winner, and an assist in 3-1 win over Notre Dame (Nov. 7) • Scored MSU's first goal in 3-1 win at Miami (Nov. 15) • Posted a power-play marker vs. Wayne State (Nov. 20) and added an assist in 7-2 win over Wayne State (Nov. 21) • Tallied game winner in 7-2 win over Michigan Tech in GLI semifinal (Dec. 27) • Missed Boston College (Dec. 28) and Northern Michigan (Jan. 2-3) games with an ankle injury • Scored insurance marker in 2-0 win vs. UMass-Lowell (Jan. 9) • Registered goals in back-to-back games at Ohio State (Jan. 24) and vs. Miami (Jan. 30) • Season-best two assists in 8-5 win at Lake Superior State (Feb. 5) • Picked up an assist on MSU's game-winning goal at Alaska Fairbanks (Feb. 14) • Scored first goal in 10 games with power-play marker vs. Ferris State (March 12).

2002-03: Sat out season after transferring from Lake Superior State.

PRIOR TO MSU: Played in 33 games for LSSU in 2001-02 and was the team's third-leading scorer with six goals and nine assists for 15 points • Also registered two power-play goals and one shorthanded tally • Appeared in 14 games as a freshman in 2001-02 • Won LSSU's Gay Blade Award as the team's most humorous player in 2002 • Spent two years (1998-2000) with the Soo Indians of the North American Hockey League • Served as team captain in 1999-2000 and as an assistant captain in 1998-99 • Added 22 goals and 34 assists for 56 points in 50 games in 1999-2000 • Registered 16 goals and 20 assists for 36 points in 1998-99 • Two-time NAHL All-Star team selection • Selected to NAHL All-Rookie Team in 1999 and was a second-team NAHL All-League selection in 2000.

PERSONAL: Born Dec. 19, 1979 • Majoring in human resources • Enjoys golf, fishing and weight-lifting • Teaches hockey school during the summer • Attended Cheboygan High School and Marquette High School • Nickname is "Nights" • Favorite NHL Team: Toronto Maple Leafs • Favorite NHL Player: Mike Peca • Son of Ron and Debbie Nightingale • Father swam at Eastern Michigan (1970-74) while mother played field hockey and basketball at EMU (1971-74) • Brother Jason played hockey at Lake Superior State (1998-2002), while younger brother Jared is a junior on the MSU hockey team • Says his parents are his biggest hockey influence, because "they gave me the opportunity and support to continue playing hockey."


Career Statistics (at MSU)
YEAR	GP	G	A	PTS	PPG	SHG	GWG	+/-	PEN-MIN
2003-04	36	9	7	16	2	1	3	-1	16-32
2004-05	31	3	3	6	1	0	0	0	12-35
TOTALS	67	12	10	22	3	1	3	-1	28-67