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#17 - Jim (Goose) Nill

James Edward Nill
Position: Right Wing
Born April 11, 1958 in Hanna, Alberta
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 185
Traded to Jets by Boston Bruins for Morris Lukowich, February 14, 1985. Traded to Detroit Red Wings for Mark Kumpel, January 11, 1988.
The Jets acquired gritty winger Jim Nill from the Boston Bruins in exchange for Morris Lukowich in February 1985. He remained with the Jets until being dealt to the Detroit Red Wings in January 1988 and he ended his playing career in the Red Wings' organization following the 1990-1991 season. He was originally drafted by the St. Louis Blues in 1978 and also played for the Vancouver Canucks before moving on to the Bruins. After his playing career, Nill moved into the front office and became a respected executive with the Red Wings, rising to the position of Vice President and Assistant General Manager.


Scoring Statistics

Regular Season
SeasonGPGAPtsPIM+/-PPSHShots
1984-19852088163821022
1985-198661681475-60035
1986-1987363475211012
1987-19882401144-70013
Totals:141172138209 2082
Playoffs
SeasonGPGAPtsPIM+/-PPSHShots
1984-1985801128-4004
1985-198630004-3003
1986-198730007-6000
Totals:1401139 007