Nelson Burton (ice hockey)

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Nelson Burton
Born (1957-11-06) November 6, 1957 (age 59)
Sydney, NS, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Washington Capitals
Hershey Bears
Nova Scotia Voyageurs
Syracuse Firebirds
Baltimore Skipjacks
NHL Draft 57th overall, 1977
Washington Capitals
Playing career 1977–1984

Keith Nelson Burton (born November 6, 1957) is a former National Hockey League left wing. He was selected by the Washington Capitals in the 4th round (#57 overall) of the 1977 NHL Entry Draft. He played junior hockey in the QMJHL with the Hull Festivals and the Quebec Remparts.

Nelson played only eight games in the NHL, spending the balance of his career in the minor leagues. He scored one career NHL goal against future Hall of Famer Tony Esposito. He played mainly in the AHL with the Hershey Bears, Nova Scotia Voyageurs, Syracuse Firebirds, and Baltimore Skipjacks. He has been involved in Youth Hockey programs in Maryland, USA for many years. He was also the coach for the Maryland Terrapins Men's Hockey Team. He now runs Nelson Hockey, a developmental youth hockey organization.

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