Can't say positively that this refers to Matt Nickerson, it would be libel to do so and then be wrong. But I think he is the only one who left the team for an NHL contract this spring. So it COULD be Nickerson. Anyone no for sure? Former Clarkson hockey player subject of battery suit by James R. Donnelly, Times Staff Writer First published: Saturday, June 12, 2004 CANTON - A former Clarkson University hockey player who left the team after signing a contract with a National Hockey League team this spring is the subject of a $3 million battery lawsuit.