October 5, 1991 |
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)|
|NHL team||New York Islanders|
|NHL Draft||30th overall, 2010
New York Islanders
Brock Nelson (born October 5, 1991) is an American ice hockey player currently playing for the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL). Nelson was drafted in the first round, 30th overall, of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Islanders. Prior to playing professional hockey, Nelson played at the University of North Dakota. His first experience in professional hockey was at the American Hockey League level with the Islanders' affiliate, Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
Nelson previously played for University of North Dakota of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (NCAA Division I) and Warroad High School (United States High School-MN), he was a finalist for the Minnesota Mr. Hockey Award, given to the top Minnesota high school hockey player. He finished the 2009–10 season with 39 goals and 34 assists for 73 points in 25 games for Warroad. Nelson was selected 30th overall by the New York Islanders in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. Nelson turned professional with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers after the 2011–12 season, during the American Hockey League playoffs.
Nelson made his NHL debut during the playoffs with the Islanders after the 2012–13 season. He registered his first NHL point the following season on October 8, 2013, an assist on a goal by Peter Regin in a 6–1 win against the Phoenix Coyotes. His first NHL goal was scored on October 22, 2013 against Roberto Luongo of the Vancouver Canucks.
|Competitor for USA|
|World Junior Championships|
Nelson comes from a hockey-rich family, as his uncle Dave Christian was on the 1980 United States Miracle on Ice gold medal team, and his grandfather, Bill Christian, and great uncle, Roger Christian, were both on the 1960 United States gold medal team and founded Christian Hockey Sticks. Another great uncle, Gordon Christian played for the United States at the 1956 Winter Olympics, capturing a silver medal.
Regular season and playoffs
|2008–09||Warroad High School||MNHS||31||45||31||76||20||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||Warroad High School||MNHS||25||39||34||73||38||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||Team Great Plains||MHSEL||24||16||16||32||12||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||University of North Dakota||WCHA||42||8||13||21||27||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||University of North Dakota||WCHA||42||28||19||47||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||4||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||0|
|2012–13||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||66||25||27||52||34||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||New York Islanders||NHL||—||—||—||—||—||1||0||0||0||0|
|2013–14||New York Islanders||NHL||72||14||12||26||12||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||1||0||1||1||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|Junior I'ntl totals||5||0||1||1||0|
Awards and honors
|All-WCHA Third Team||2011–12|
- "Brock Nelson- Hockey's Future". hockeysfuture.com. 2010-06-26. Retrieved 2010-06-26.
- "Meet the 2010 Draft picks". New York Islanders. 2010-07-08. Retrieved 2010-07-28.
- "Isles work late to draft Brock Nelson". National Hockey League. 2010-06-26. Retrieved 2010-06-26.
- "Brock Nelson". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
- "The Skinny - Islanders 6, Coyotes 1". New York Islanders. 2013-10-09.
- "Nelson, Brock". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
- Brock Nelson's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Brock Nelson's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Brock Nelson's player profile at NHL.com
|New York Islanders first round pick