Riley Nelson

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Riley Nelson
Born (1977-11-08) November 8, 1977 (age 39)
Cranbrook, BC, CAN
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Centre
Played for Rochester Americans
San Antonio Rampage
Colorado Eagles
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2000–2014

Riley Nelson (born November 8, 1977) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player who most notably played 11 seasons for minor league team, the Colorado Eagles in the ECHL. He is the all-time franchise leader in goals, assists and points for the Eagles. On announcing his retirement the Eagles immediately pronounced that his number 12 jersey would be retired and raised to the rafters during the 2014–15 season on December 12, 2014.[1]

Nelson took up a job in the Oil and Gas industry and remains tied to the Eagles as the club, video coach.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996–97 Michigan Tech University WCHA 31 4 11 15 8
1997–98 Michigan Tech University WCHA 40 17 22 39 19
1998–99 Michigan Tech University WCHA 36 10 14 24 20
1999–00 Michigan Tech University WCHA 36 2 8 10 8
2000–01 Columbus Cottonmouths CHL 70 20 27 47 37 14 1 3 4 4
2001–02 Knoxville Speed UHL 65 37 33 70 30
2002–03 Missouri River Otters UHL 51 27 27 54 22
2002–03 Rochester Americans AHL 28 4 7 11 4 3 0 0 0 2
2003–04 Colorado Eagles CHL 54 33 49 82 43 4 1 5 6 4
2003–04 San Antonio Rampage AHL 4 0 0 0 0
2004–05 Colorado Eagles CHL 60 34 44 78 32 16 7 10 17 8
2005–06 Colorado Eagles CHL 64 26 49 75 61 12 5 6 11 14
2006–07 Colorado Eagles CHL 64 41 47 88 38 25 13 15 28 24
2007–08 Colorado Eagles CHL 64 37 54 91 44 16 4 12 16 10
2008–09 Colorado Eagles CHL 63 29 53 82 30 15 5 11 16 12
2009–10 Colorado Eagles CHL 64 31 63 94 36 4 2 1 3 4
2010–11 Colorado Eagles CHL 66 34 59 93 18 22 10 15 25 8
2011–12 Colorado Eagles ECHL 66 25 35 60 45 2 1 1 2 2
2012–13 Colorado Eagles ECHL 26 4 10 14 18
2013–14 Colorado Eagles ECHL 66 9 26 35 28 6 0 4 4 0
CHL totals 569 285 444 729 339 128 48 78 126 88
ECHL totals 158 38 71 109 91 8 1 5 6 2
AHL totals 32 4 7 11 4 3 0 0 0 2

Awards and honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eagles captain Riley Nelson announces retirement". 'Colorado Eagles. 2014-12-12. Retrieved 2014-12-12. 
  2. ^ "Former Eagles captain Riley Nelson settling into life after hockey". Reporter-Herald. 2014-12-11. Retrieved 2014-12-11. 
  3. ^ "All-CHL team announced". Fort Wayne Komets. 2011-03-21. Retrieved 2011-03-21. 

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