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Former NHLer Lou Nistico dies at 67

Nistico played three games for the Colorado Rockies in 1977-78 and parts of four seasons with Toronto and Birmingham of the WHA.
Lou Nistico
Lou Nistico (Hawkesbury Hawks photo)

HAWKESBURY, Ont.  – Former NHLer forward Lou Nistico has died at 67.

The Thunder Bay-born Nistico played three games for the Colorado Rockies in 1977-78, collecting six penalty minutes in his brief stint in the big leagues.

A seventh-round pick of the Minnesota North Stars in 1973, Nistico enjoyed more success in the former World Hockey Association, where he scored 44 goals and added 72 assists in 186 games spread over four seasons with the Toronto Toros and Birmingham Bulls.

The Toros took him in the fifth round of the 1973 WHA Amateur Draft.

He most recently served as assistant general manager of the Hawkesbury Hawks of the Central Canadian Hockey League.

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