The New York Islanders announced today that forward Brock Nelson has agreed to terms on a six-year contract.
Nelson, 27, had a career year this past season with 53 points (25 goals and 28 assists) and also posted a single season best, +20 rating. This was the second straight season, and third time in his six-year pro career, that Nelson has played in all 82 regular season games. A native of Warroad, MN, Nelson has 241 career points (124 goals, 117 assists) in 480 National Hockey League games, all with the Islanders. The team selected Nelson in the first round (30th overall) at the 2010 NHL Draft.