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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

That was something I've been dreaming of, something I've told myself before the third period I was going to do ... It was an amazing feeling. It's hard to describe. I didn't believe it went in at first but when I saw all the reaction and all the fans going crazy and my teammates going crazy, it's just an unbelievable feeling. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know whether to jump or just skate and do a Theo Fleury. I don't think I'm the same caliber player he is so I couldn't do it.

— Flames forward Mikael Backlund on scoring the overtime winner against the Ducks in Gm. 3