Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Brock Nelson
Brock Nelson was born on October 5, 1991, in Minneapolis, Minnesota and comes by his hockey acumen naturally. His uncle Dave Christian played in over 1,000 NHL games and captured Olympic gold in 1980, and his grandfather, Bill Christian, and great uncle, Roger, won gold at the 1960 games.

A high school star in his hometown, Nelson was selected in the first round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders. He would then attend the University of North Dakota. Nelson would join the professional ranks following his second season at North Dakota in 2012. He would join the Islanders' AHL affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, for their final four regular season games and suit up for two playoff games.

Nelson's first full professional season would come in 2012-13 and would be spend predominantly at the AHL level. In 66 games for the Sound Tigers he would produce impressive totals, racking up 25 goals and 27 assists. He would get his first taste of NHL action during the post-season, appearing in a single playoff game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

During the 2014-15 season, Nelson would break out and score 20 goals and 42 points in 82 games for the Islanders. He would back that up with a 26-goal campaign the following season. In 2016-17, appearing in 81 games, Nelson recorded his third consecutive 20-goal season.

On the international stage, Nelson has represented the United States numerous times, including the 2015 World Championships where he won a Bronze Medal.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2007-08 Warroad Warriors High-MN 31 14 9 23
2008-09 Warroad Warriors High-MN 31 45 36 81
2009-10 Team Great Plains UMHSEL 24 5 10 15
2009-10 Warroad Warriors High-MN 25 39 34 73 38 6 14 8 22 8
2010-11 University of North Dakota WCHA 42 8 13 21 27
2010-11 United States WJC-A 5 0 1 1 0 -1
2011-12 University of North Dakota WCHA 42 28 19 47 4
2011-12 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 4 0 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0
2012-13 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 66 25 27 52 34 0
2012-13 New York Islanders NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2013-14 New York Islanders NHL 72 14 12 26 12 -10
2013-14 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 1 0 1 1 2 +2
2013-14 United States WC-A 7 4 2 6 8 +3
2014-15 New York Islanders NHL 82 20 22 42 24 +6 6 2 0 2 2
2014-15 United States WC-A 10 6 4 10 8 +7
2015-16 New York Islanders NHL 81 26 14 40 30 -3 11 1 4 5 6
2015-16 United States WC-A 6 1 3 4 2 0
2016-17 New York Islanders NHL 81 20 25 45 36 -6
2016-17 United States WC-A 8 4 3 7 2 +5
2017-18 New York Islanders NHL 82 19 16 35 43 -4
NHL Totals 398 99 89 188 145


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