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Brock Nelson | Winger

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (22) / 10/15/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 196
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Brock Nelson is expected to get a chance to play alongside John Tavares and Kyle Okposo before training camp is over.
Islanders coach Jack Capuano has been auditioning a number of the Islanders' top players for the vacant first-line role. Nelson is primarily a center, but might end up shifting to the wing anyways to help the Islanders' cope with their logjam up the middle. Sep 30 - 9:36 AM

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Brock Nelson and Anders Lee have gotten some playing time together in the preseason.

Nelson and Lee are friends and have been roommates over the course of the Islanders' training camp. "It's great to start that chemistry early in the year so you can set the tone a little bit," said Lee. "You do the right things and I think it'll come together for us." Lee and Nelson aren't locks to make the team, but both have legitimate shots of starting the season with the Islanders.
Sep 25 - 8:46 AM

Brock Nelson could be first in line to play on the top unit with John Tavares and Kyle Okposo as the Islanders head into training camp.

Whoever gets the role will get an immediate jump in fantasy value as Tavares is one of the top 4-5 centers in the NHL and Okposo is not too shabby as well. Nelson potted 14 goals and 26 points in 72 games with the Islanders last season but ended the season with three goals in his last three games. "Johnny and Kyle are great players. To play alongside them, you have to be precise and on top of your game every minute," Nelson said. "If you're there, there's pressure to produce." He is obviously worth selecting if he is on the first line, but don't count on that being a permanent decision if it happens at the start of the season.
Sep 14 - 8:41 AM

Brock Nelson scored two goals in a 6-5 loss for the United States against Latvia on Thursday.

The Latvians also defeated Finland during the preliminary round at the 2014 World Hockey Championship. Seth Jones picked up a goal and two assists in the contest, while Tim Thomas allowed six markers on 25 shots.
May 15 - 5:08 PM

Brock Nelson scored a power-play goal in the Islanders' 2-0 win on Thursday.

Nelson didn't record a point in his previous 10 games. He has 12 goals and 13 assists in 70 contests in 2013-14.
Apr 11 - 9:50 AM

Rookie Brock Nelson has skated on the Islanders' top line in practice for the past two days.

The season-ending injury to John Tavares will be a tough pill to swallow for the Isles, but it's likely to create opportunities for other players, Nelson being the first to get a chance at an expanded role. "I’m just taking it one day at a time right now," Nelson said. "I just have to keep trying to get better, prepare the same way and keep working on my game. If I’m called upon to play a couple more minutes, I need to be ready." Nelson has averaged just over 13 minutes per game this season while Tavares has played more than 21 per night.
Feb 20 - 8:40 PM

Brock Nelson had an assist in the Islanders' 1-0 victory on Tuesday.

Nelson has four goals and six points in his last nine games. That's one of the better stretches he's gone on in his rookie season. He's currently tied for 17th place among rookies with 19 points in 48 contests.
Feb 5 - 10:01 AM

Brock Nelson produced the opening goal of the game but it wasn't enough for him and the New York Islanders as they dropped a 2-1 decision to the New York Rangers at frigid Yankee Stadium Wednesday night.

Nelson's goal was his 10th of the season.
Jan 29 - 10:40 PM

Brock Nelson found the back of the net in Monday's 4-3 shootout win over Philadelphia.

Nelson is starting to heat up as we get deeper into his rookie campaign. He has recorded at least a point in four of his last six contests, giving him eight goals and 16 points in 41 contests in 2013-14.
Jan 21 - 10:37 AM

Brock Nelson had a goal and an assist in the Islanders' 6-4 loss on Saturday.

Nelson has four goals and five points in his last seven games. The 22-year-old rookie is worth keeping an eye on, but he's a big risk if you intend to pick him up in a standard league.
Jan 19 - 10:51 AM

Brock Nelson found the back of the net in Friday's overtime win against Colorado.

He has two goals in his last three games to give him five on the year. Nelson isn't worth rostering in fantasy hockey yet, but he's just 22 years of age and is developing at the NHL level. He has 12 points in 36 matches.
Jan 11 - 10:33 AM

Brock Nelson practiced Friday with John Tavares' line and likely would play that role if the Islanders' ailing captain (lower body) doesn't play tonight against the New Jersey Devils.

Tavares missed practice yesterday and the Isles were clearly concerned about the superstar's status. Nelson has nine points in 28 games for the Isles this season.
Sat, Dec 28, 2013 09:49:00 AM

Look for Brock Nelson to return to the New York Islanders lineup Saturday.

Nelson has been a healthy scratch the last three games. He has three goals and eight points in 19 games this season. He saw some time on the top line but was returned to a bottom six role upon the return to the lineup of Thomas Vanek.
Sat, Dec 7, 2013 08:23:00 AM

After sitting out Friday as a healthy scratch, Brock Nelson was back in the lineup.

Nelson had been seeing time on the first line but when Thomas Vanek returned to action, Nelson became a bottom-six forward again. He only played 12:01 minutes with a minus-one rating and three shots on goal. We cannot recommend him at this time.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 08:46:00 AM

Brock Nelson has gone from playing on the Islanders' top line to being projected as a healthy scratch for Friday's game.

The Islanders shook up their lines now that Thomas Vanek is healthy enough to return. Despite the setback for Nelson, this isn't a case of Islanders coach Jack Capuano punishing him. "Brock's played extremely well for us, and I think other guys have seen that," Capuano said. Nelson might not have to wait long before he gets another opportunity.
Fri, Nov 22, 2013 04:14:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1John Tavares
2Mikhail Grabovski
3Frans Nielsen
4Ryan Strome
5Casey Cizikas
6Anders Lee
LW1Michael Grabner
2Matt Martin
3Cory Conacher
4Johan Sundstrom
5Eric Boulton
6Brock Nelson
7Michael Dal Colle
RW1Nikolai Kulemin
2Kyle Okposo
3Josh Bailey
4Cal Clutterbuck
5Colin McDonald
6Jack Skille
7Joshua Ho-Sang
D1Lubomir Visnovsky
2Travis Hamonic
3Calvin De Haan
4Thomas Hickey
5Matt Carkner
6Griffin Reinhart
7Brian Strait
8Matt Donovan
9T.J. Brennan
10Ryan Pulock
G1Jaroslav Halak
2Chad Johnson