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Nelson Emerson

Nelson Emerson  #19

Right Wing
NUMBER: 19 BIRTHDATE: August 17, 1967
HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: Hamilton, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 180 DRAFTED: STL / 1985 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 3rd   (44th overall)
CCHA Rookie of the Year (1987) CCHA First All-Star Team (1988, 1990) NCAA West Second All-American Team (1988) CCHA Second All-Star Team (1989) NCAA West First All-American Team (1990) IHL First All-Star Team (1991) Garry F. Longman Memorial Trophy (Rookie of the Year IHL) (1991) Traded to Winnipeg by St. Louis with Stephane Quintal for Phil Housley, September 24, 1993. Traded to Hartford by Winnipeg for Darren Turcotte, October 6, 1995. Transferred to Carolina after Hartford franchise relocated, June 25, 1997. Traded to Chicago by Carolina for Paul Coffey, December 29, 1998. Traded to Ottawa by Chicago for Chris Murray, March 23, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Atlanta, August 3, 1999. Traded to Los Angeles by Atlanta with Kelly Buchberger for Donald Audette and Frantisek Kaberle, March 13, 2000. Officially announced retirement, July 28, 2002.
Quote of the Day

This is a big year for us in a lot of ways. You can see Garth and management really trying to find that solution to get us into the playoffs and consistently have that. The pressure is great. You have to enjoy it. It just means there's a great opportunity ahead of you.

— Islanders captain John Tavares