Todd Nelson (ice hockey)
May 15, 1969 |
Prince Albert, SK, CAN
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
|Played for||Pittsburgh Penguins
|NHL Draft||79th overall, 1989
Todd Nelson (born May 15, 1969) is a Canadian former ice hockey player, who is currently the head coach of the Grand Rapids Griffins, the American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings. He is the older brother of Jeff Nelson.
Originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft, Nelson played primarily in the minors and played just one game for the Penguins. Signed as a free agent by the Washington Capitals, he helped guide the Capitals' minor league affiliate Portland Pirates to the Calder Cup in 1994. He was inducted into the Pirates Hall of Fame in 2007. Nelson played in just two games for the Washington Capitals, and played in the minors until his retirement in 2002.
Following his professional hockey career, Nelson moved into coaching. He was first the assistant coach/player coach for the Muskegon Fury of the UHL for the 2001-02 season. He was then an assistant coach for the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL for the 2002-03 season before returning as head coach of the Muskegon Fury from 2003-2006. The Fury won the Colonial Cup his first two years as their coach. He moved on to be the assistant coach for the Chicago Wolves of the AHL from 2006–2008, who won the Calder Cup in his final season as an assistant.
On July 25, 2008, he accepted an assistant coaching position with the Atlanta Thrashers of the NHL.
After the firing of Dallas Eakins on December 15, 2014, Nelson was promoted to head coach of the Oilers on an interim basis for the remainder of the 2014-15 NHL season. He was replaced as head coach by Todd McLellan on May 19, 2015.
|1985–86||Prince Albert Raiders||WHL||4||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1986–87||Prince Albert Raiders||WHL||35||1||6||7||10||4||0||0||0||0|
|1987–88||Prince Albert Raiders||WHL||72||3||21||24||59||10||3||2||5||4|
|1988–89||Prince Albert Raiders||WHL||72||14||45||59||72||4||1||3||4||4|
|1989–90||Prince Albert Raiders||WHL||69||13||42||55||88||14||3||12||15||12|
|1996–97||Grand Rapids Griffins||IHL||81||3||18||21||32||5||1||0||1||0|
|1997–98||Grand Rapids Griffins||IHL||75||6||21||27||36||3||0||0||0||2|
|1999–00||Grand Rapids Griffins||IHL||73||2||15||17||47||17||0||2||2||10|
|2001–02||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||7||0||2||2||8||—||—||—||—||—|
Note: Head coaching statistics only.
|Regular season||Post season|
|2014–15||Edmonton Oilers||51||17||25||9||.422||6th in Pacific Division||Missed Playoffs|
|Regular season||Post season|
|2003–04||Muskegon Fury||UHL||76||47||20||9||103||3rd Western||11||11||0||Won Colonial Cup|
|2004–05||Muskegon Fury||UHL||80||51||20||9||111||1st Central||17||12||5||Won Colonial Cup|
|2005–06||Muskegon Fury||UHL||76||51||18||7||109||2nd Central||12||6||6||Lost in Round 2|
|2010–11||Oklahoma City Barons||AHL||80||40||29||11||91||5th West||6||2||4||Lost in Division Semifinals|
|2011–12||Oklahoma City Barons||AHL||76||45||22||9||99||1st West||14||8||6||Lost in Conference Finals|
|2012–13||Oklahoma City Barons||AHL||76||40||25||11||91||3rd South||17||10||7||Lost in Conference Finals|
|2013–14||Oklahoma City Barons||AHL||76||36||29||11||91||3rd West||3||0||3||Lost in Conference Quarterfinals|
- August 15, 1993 – Signed as a free agent by the Washington Capitals.
- Todd Nelson player profile at NHL.com
- Todd Nelson's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Todd Nelson career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Todd Nelson's biography at Legends of Hockey
- Todd Nelson profile at Eurohockey.com
- Todd Nelson at Hockey-Reference.com
|Interim Head Coach of the Edmonton Oilers