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Islanders Agree to Terms with Nelson on One-Year Contract

Forward recorded 35 points last season

by New York Islanders PR @NYIslanders / New York Islanders

The New York Islanders announced today that forward Brock Nelson has agreed to terms on a one-year contract.  

Nelson, 26, scored 35 points (19 goals, 16 assists) last season and was one of four Islanders to play in all 82 games. A native of Warroad, MN, Nelson has 188 points (99 goals, 89 assists) in 398 career National Hockey League games, all with the Islanders.

The team selected Nelson in the first round (30th overall) at the 2010 NHL Draft. He made his NHL debut during the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs, dressing in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

In the American Hockey League, Nelson scored 53 points in 71 career games with the Islanders' top affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. In 2012-13, Nelson scored 25 goals in 66 games to set the team rookie record for most goals. He also added 27 assists that season to finish first on the team in scoring with 52 points.

Internationally, Nelson has represented Team USA at four IIHF World Championships, scoring 28 points (16 goals and 12 assists) in 32 games. In 2015, he helped lead USA to a bronze medal by pacing the team with 10 points (six goals, four assists). His goal totals led the team and tied him for fourth overall in the tournament. At the 2014 tournament, Nelson scored five goals in eight games to finish second on the team. Nelson also won bronze with Team USA at the 2011 World Junior Championships in Buffalo.

Prior to his professional career, Nelson played two seasons (2010-12) at the University of North Dakota, compiling 68 points (36 goals, 32 assists) in 84 games. He led North Dakota with 47 points (28 goals, 19 assists) his second season, and helped the university to its second consecutive Western Collegiate Hockey Association Championship. Nelson attended Warroad High School, Nelson was a finalist for Minnesota's Mr. Hockey in 2010 after finishing the season with 73 points (39 goals, 34 assists) in 25 games.

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