Todd Nicholson

Todd is an extremely talented and versatile hockey player with a keen sense of the game. Since joining Team Canada in 1989, Todd has attended five Paralympic Games, earning a gold, silver, and bronze medal, as well as eight more medals in World Championships.  Named to the Paralympic All-Star Team in 1998 and 2002, Todd has been captain of the National Sledge Hockey Team at various times throughout his career.  He can play any position on the ice and was once ranked among the top six sledge hockey players in the world. 
In 1987, Todd became a paraplegic after being involved in a car accident as he was returning home on the night of his high school prom.  Todd was introduced to Paralympic sports during his stay at the Royal Ottawa Rehabilitation Center in 1987. 
Todd believes he owes his success to the support and encouragement of his family and friends. He is involved with the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Kids Sports, and the Canadian Paralympic Committee. He was honoured as Canada’s flag bearer at the Opening Ceremonies of the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games.   Todd was also a member of Canada’s duathlon and triathlon team from 2003-04. 
Todd is much admired and appreciated in his community where has won several awards for his work.  The City of West Carleton even held “Todd Nicholson Day” on June 6, 2000 to honour his courage and perseverance as a role model for young athletes.  He is also a recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Award. Today, Todd is a project officer for the Canadian Border Services Agency. His favourite NHL player is Steve Yzerman and his hometown Ottawa Senators are his favourite team.


2006 Torino ParalympicsSledge HockeyIce Sledge Hockey - Mixedgold
1998 Nagano ParalympicsSledge HockeyIce Sledge Hockey - Mixedsilver
1994 Lillehammer ParalympicsSledge HockeyIce Sledge Hockey - Mixedbronze


Games Sport Event Result
2010 Vancouver Paralympics Sledge Hockey Ice Sledge Hockey - Mixed 4
2006 Torino Paralympics Sledge Hockey Ice Sledge Hockey - Mixed 1
2002 Salt Lake City Paralympics Sledge Hockey Ice Sledge Hockey - Mixed 4
1998 Nagano Paralympics Sledge Hockey Ice Sledge Hockey - Mixed 2
1994 Lillehammer Paralympics Sledge Hockey Ice Sledge Hockey - Mixed 3