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Brock Nelson
Brock Nelson
Center  - NYI
Number: 29
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 206
Shoots: Left
Born: Oct 15, 1991  (Age 23)
Birthplace: Warroad, MN, United States
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Drafted: NYI / 2010 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (30th overall) PROSPECT BIO
ISLANDERS TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by the Islanders in the first round (30th overall) of the 2010 National Hockey League Draft. Signed an entry-level contract on April 3, 2012.

LAST SEASON:

Scored 26 points (14g/12a) in 72 games during his rookie season with the Islanders...Led all Islanders rookies in goals and points...Finished fifth overall on the team in goals and sixth in points...Scored seven power-play points (3g/4a)...Went 3-for-4 in the shootout, tying for the second-most shootout goals on the team...Recorded his first career point (1a) on Oct. 8 vs. Phoenix...Broke NHL training camp with the Islanders...Was loaned to Bridgeport on Oct. 19 and recalled on Oct. 21 after playing one AHL game...Scored his first NHL goal on Oct. 22 vs. Vancouver (Luongo)...Recorded his first NHL two-point game (1g/1a) on Jan. 18 at Philadelphia...Scored a goal at Yankee Stadium on Jan. 29 vs. NY Rangers...Had a four-game point streak (2g/2a) from Mar. 7-15.

CAREER:
2012-13:
Led the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (American Hockey League) in points (52), power play goals (11) and short-handed goals (2) during his first professional season...Ranked second on the team in assists (27) and shots (187) in 66 games...Finished second among AHL rookies in points and short-handed points (4), and finished third in goals and power-play goals...His 25 goals set a Bridgeport rookie record, passing Rhett Rakhshani’s mark of 24 during the 2010-11 campaign...Scored his first pro goal and added an assist in the season opener on Oct. 12 at Connecticut...Had a five-game goal-scoring streak from Nov. 3-11, and had multi-point performances in four of those five contests...Scored four goals and added four assists in seven games in Dec. before suffering a broken jaw at Norfolk on Dec. 14; missed 10 games due to injury...Scored a hat trick on Feb. 2 vs. Norfolk...Had a five-game point streak (3g/5a) from Feb. 1-16...Recorded at least one shot on goal in 64-of-66 games...Made his NHL debut with the Islanders in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals vs. Pittsburgh on May 11. 

COLLEGE: Led the University of North Dakota (Western Collegiate Hockey Association) in points (47) and goals (28) as a sophomore...Ranked third in the nation in goals and tied for 12th in points...Named to the all-tournament teams for the Red Baron WCHA Final Five and the NCAA West Regional...Led North Dakota to a third-straight Broadmoor Trophy as WCHA Champion...Named Inside College Hockey’s “Breakthrough Player of the Year” and to the 2011-12 All-College Hockey News Second Team...Joined Bridgeport (AHL) on an amateur tryout, making his professional debut on Apr. 7 at Providence...Appeared in the final four games of the regular season with Bridgeport and played in two Calder Cup Playoff games.  2010-11: Scored 21 points (8g/13a) in 42 games as a freshman at North Dakota…Tied for seventh on the team in goals and tied for fifth in power-play goals (4).

HIGH SCHOOL:
2009-10
: Recorded a point in every game of his senior season at Warroad High School in Minnesota...Scored 73 points (39 goals, 34 assists) in 25 games (2.92 PPG)...Scored a goal in all but two games...Was one of 10 finalists for the Mr. Hockey Award, given annually to the most outstanding high school senior hockey player in Minnesota. 2008-09: Posted 76 points (45g/31a) in 31 games during his junior campaign at Warroad.

PERSONAL:
His uncle, Dave Christian, was a member of the 1980 United States Olympic Gold Medal-winning team and enjoyed an NHL career that spanned over 1,000 games and totaled 773 points. His grandfather, Billy Christian, and great uncle, Roger Christian, played on Team USA’s 1960 Gold Medal-winning men’s hockey team. His great uncle Gordon Christian played hockey for the University of North Dakota (1947-1950) and was a member of the U.S. Olympic team that won silver in 1956.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 PIT 32 22 6 4 102 72 48
2 NYI 33 23 10 0 104 91 46
3 MTL 34 21 11 2 92 83 44
4 TBL 35 20 11 4 113 93 44
5 DET 34 17 8 9 94 84 43
6 TOR 34 19 12 3 114 102 41
7 NYR 31 17 10 4 93 81 38
8 WSH 32 16 10 6 95 85 38
9 BOS 34 17 14 3 86 88 37
10 FLA 31 14 9 8 69 79 36
11 OTT 33 14 13 6 89 92 34
12 PHI 33 13 14 6 92 99 32
13 CBJ 32 14 15 3 79 102 31
14 NJD 35 12 17 6 77 102 30
15 BUF 34 13 18 3 66 109 29
16 CAR 33 9 20 4 68 92 22

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 33 13 15 -5 28
K. Okposo 33 7 21 -3 28
B. Nelson 33 14 13 6 27
R. Strome 33 6 15 12 21
F. Nielsen 33 6 11 1 17
N. Leddy 33 5 10 8 15
J. Boychuk 23 2 12 7 14
N. Kulemin 33 6 7 -2 13
M. Grabovski 30 5 7 3 12
T. Hickey 32 2 9 2 11
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 18 6 0 .919 2.24
C. Johnson 5 4 0 .868 3.59

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