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Jeff Nelson

Jeff Nelson

Center
BIRTHDATE: December 18, 1972
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Prince Albert, SK, Canada
WEIGHT: 193 DRAFTED: WSH / 1991 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (36th overall)
Brother of Todd Canadian Major Junior - Scholastic Player of the Year (1989, 1990) WHL East Second All-Star Team (1991, 1992) UHL First All-Star Team (2006) Signed as a free agent by Grand Rapids (IHL), September 9, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, August 19, 1998. Traded to Washington by Nashville for cash, June 21, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Schwenningen (Germany), July 17, 2001. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, September 5, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Muskegon (UHL), August 21, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Grand Rapids (AHL), October 28, 2003.

It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery