Jeff Nelson (ice hockey)

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Jeff Nelson
Born (1972-12-18) December 18, 1972 (age 44)
Prince Albert, SK, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Washington Capitals
Nashville Predators
NHL Draft 36th overall, 1991
Washington Capitals
Playing career 1992–2011

Jeffrey A. C. Nelson (born December 18, 1972 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan) is a former professional ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League (NHL). Jeff is the brother of Todd Nelson.

Playing career[edit]

Nelson was selected number thirty six overall by the Washington Capitals in the second round of the 1991 NHL Entry Draft. Nelson had very significant numbers in the last two years he played in the WHL notching 233 points in only 136 games.

However, Nelson was not able to translate that success to the NHL as he has toiled the majority of his career in the minor leagues. He did get a chance at the NHL when he played in 43 games for the Capitals between the 1994–95 NHL season and the 1995–96 NHL season.

After his very limited success with the Capitals he signed as a free agent with the expansion Nashville Predators on August 19, 1998. While in the Predators organization he played most of his games for the Predators' minor league affiliate the Milwaukee Admirals. However, he did get the chance to play 9 games in the Predators' inaugural season the 1998–99 NHL season. On June 22, 1999 the Predators traded him back to the Capitals for future considerations.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1988–89 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 71 30 57 87 74 4 0 3 3 4
1989–90 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 72 28 69 97 79 14 2 11 13 10
1990–91 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 72 46 74 120 58 3 1 1 2 4
1991–92 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 64 48 65 113 84 9 7 14 21 18
1992–93 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 72 14 38 52 12 7 1 3 4 2
1993–94 Portland Pirates AHL 80 34 73 107 92 17 10 5 15 20
1994–95 Portland Pirates AHL 64 33 50 83 57 7 1 4 5 8
1994–95 Washington Capitals NHL 10 1 0 1 2
1995–96 Washington Capitals NHL 33 0 7 7 16 3 0 0 0 4
1995–96 Portland Pirates AHL 39 15 32 47 62
1996–97 Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 82 34 55 89 85 5 0 4 4 4
1997–98 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 52 20 34 54 30 10 2 7 9 15
1998–99 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 70 20 31 51 66 2 0 0 0 0
1998–99 Nashville Predators NHL 9 2 1 3 2
1999–00 Portland Pirates AHL 73 24 30 54 38 1 0 0 0 0
2000–01 Portland Pirates AHL 80 18 37 55 63 3 0 2 2 6
2001–02 SERC Wild Wings DEL 60 13 14 27 60 7 1 3 4 26
2002–03 Cleveland Barons AHL 80 12 48 60 26
2003–04 Muskegon Fury UHL 10 7 14 21 6
2003–04 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 64 14 30 44 43 4 1 0 1 4
2004–05 Muskegon Fury UHL 78 23 71 94 65 17 4 13 17 16
2005–06 Muskegon Fury UHL 71 33 83 116 108 12 2 8 10 16
2005–06 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 2 1 2 3 6
2006–07 HC Bolzano Italy 32 14 30 44 20 5 1 2 3 4
2007–08 Muskegon Fury IHL 7 0 4 4 8 6 5 2 7 0
2008–09 Mississippi RiverKings CHL 55 19 39 58 58 12 2 11 13 14
2010–11 Evansville Icemen CHL 62 15 27 42 34
NHL totals 52 3 8 11 20 3 0 0 0 4
AHL totals 554 165 340 505 399 39 13 14 27 40

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