Brandon Nolan (born July 18, 1983 in St. Catharines, Ontario) is an ice hockey centre for the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League. Nolan was called up from the Albany River Rats on December 21, 2007 due to Hurricanes forward Chad LaRose being placed on injured reserve. In his first NHL game versus Tampa Bay, Nolan earned his first NHL point with an assist on an Andrew Ladd goal in the first period. On December 28, he was reassigned back to the River Rats. Since that time, he has been sent back to Albany and recalled multiple times to fill in roster spots on the Hurricanes as injuries have been taking their toll on the team. As of January 12, 2008, he is currently assigned to the Hurricanes.
His father is former NHL player and former coach of the New York Islanders Ted Nolan....
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