Nate Prosser

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Nate Prosser
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Born (1986-05-07) May 7, 1986 (age 31)
Elk River, Minnesota, U.S.
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Minnesota Wild
St. Louis Blues
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2010–present

Nathanael Christian Prosser (born May 7, 1986) is an American ice hockey defenseman who is currently a member of the Minnesota Wild in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

On March 18, 2010, Prosser signed a one-year contract with the Minnesota Wild after his senior season at Colorado College of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.[1]

Prosser immediately made his NHL debut for the Wild at the end of the 2009–10 season, on April 5, 2010, against the Edmonton Oilers. He finished with 1 assist in 3 games.

During the 2011–12 season, Prosser was signed to a two-year contract extension on February 6, 2012.[2] Prosser then scored his first NHL goal on February 7, 2012, against Curtis Sanford of the Columbus Blue Jackets.[3] Later in the season Prosser headbutted Jamal Mayers during a scrum in front of the Chicago Blackhawks' net. For his action he was suspended for one game.[4]

On January 18, 2014, Prosser scored the game winning overtime goal against the Dallas Stars on Hockey Day Minnesota. The Hockey Day Minnesota event was being hosted in Elk River that year, the town Prosser was born in.[5]

On July 21, 2014, after four seasons within the Wild organization, Prosser left as a free agent to sign a one-year, two-way contract with the St. Louis Blues.[6] Prosser did not win a spot on the Blues roster during training camp for the 2014–15 season and was placed on waivers by the team. On October 2, 2014, Prosser was claimed by the Wild. Prosser appeared in a career-high 63 games for the club, scoring 7 points.

On August 3, 2017, Prosser signed a two-year contract with the St. Louis Blues worth $1.3 million and $650,000 annually.[7] He began the 2017–18 season as a healthy scratch before making his debut with the Blues in a 5–2 victory over the Calgary Flames on October 25, 2017.[8] Prosser was unable to add to his lone appearance with the Blues, resuming his role as a reserve on the blueline. On November 29, 2017, he was placed on waivers by the Blues, and was claimed by the Wild, marking his third stint with the club on November 30.[9][10]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Sioux Falls Stampede USHL 32 0 7 7 35
2004–05 Sioux Falls Stampede USHL 60 4 20 24 97
2005–06 Sioux Falls Stampede USHL 58 3 27 30 100 14 0 5 5 16
2006–07 Colorado College WCHA 21 0 3 3 8
2007–08 Colorado College WCHA 39 3 17 20 51
2008–09 Colorado College WCHA 38 5 8 13 61
2009–10 Colorado College WCHA 39 4 24 28 58
2009–10 Minnesota Wild NHL 3 0 1 1 8
2010–11 Houston Aeros AHL 73 8 19 27 31 24 2 2 4 16
2010–11 Minnesota Wild NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Houston Aeros AHL 23 0 4 4 10 2 1 0 1 2
2011–12 Minnesota Wild NHL 51 1 11 12 57
2012–13 Minnesota Wild NHL 17 0 0 0 4
2013–14 Minnesota Wild NHL 53 2 6 8 58 10 0 0 0 12
2014–15 Minnesota Wild NHL 63 2 5 7 32 1 0 0 0 2
2015–16 Minnesota Wild NHL 54 0 3 3 39 6 0 1 1 0
2016–17 Minnesota Wild NHL 39 2 5 7 12 3 0 1 1 2
2017–18 St. Louis Blues NHL 1 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 283 7 31 38 210 20 0 2 2 16

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
College
All-WCHA Second Team 2009–10

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andreson, Glenn (2010-03-18). "Wild Signs Defenseman Nate Prosser". Minnesota Wild. Retrieved 2010-04-10. 
  2. ^ "Prosser signs two-year Extension". Minnesota Wild. 2012-02-06. Retrieved 2012-02-06. 
  3. ^ "Nate Prosser, Wild". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2010-04-10. 
  4. ^ Rogers, Jesse (2012-04-06). "Nate Prosser suspended 1 game". ESPN. Retrieved 2013-07-29. 
  5. ^ "Elk River's Nate Prosser: From 'runt' to Wild scoring hero". Minnesota Star Tribune. 2014-01-21. Retrieved 2015-01-17. 
  6. ^ "Blues sign Prosser to one-year deal". St. Louis Blues. 2014-07-21. Retrieved 2014-07-21. 
  7. ^ "Blues Nate Prosser signs two-year pact". CBS Sports. 2017-08-03. Retrieved 2017-08-03. 
  8. ^ "Blues to Flames, extend point streak". National Hockey League. 2017-10-25. Retrieved 2017-10-25. 
  9. ^ Pinkert, Chris (November 29, 2017). "Berglund returns to lineup". NHL.com. Retrieved November 30, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Wild claims defenseman Nate Prosser off waivers from St. Louis". NHL.com. November 30, 2017. Retrieved November 30, 2017. 

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