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NHL Las Vegas team hires director of player personnel

The Las Vegas NHL franchise has hired Wil Nichol as its director of player development as general manager George McPhee continues to build his hockey operations staff.

Nichol, 42, previously worked six years as an amateur scout for the Washington Capitals.

He had been hired by McPhee after having spent four years as head coach at Wisconsin-Stevens Point (2007 to 2011). In Nichol’s four season as coach, the Pointers went 54-48-8.

Nichol also played for Wisconsin-Stevens Point from 1994 to 1998.

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