Nelson Burton (ice hockey)
November 6, 1957 |
Sydney, NS, CAN
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)|
|Played for||Washington Capitals
Nova Scotia Voyageurs
|NHL Draft||57th overall, 1977
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.
- Profile at hockeydraftcentral.com
- Nelson Burton career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Nelson Hockey Association
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