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Brock Nelson | Winger

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/15/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 206
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Arthur Staple of Newsday Sports reports that there "no news on talks" with restricted free agent Brock Nelson.
Nelson produced 20 goals, including 10 on the power play, and 42 points in 82 games last season. The 23-year-old will likely need to show more consistency before he lands a lucrative long-term deal, but he does have very good upside. Aug 11 - 5:18 PM

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The New York Islanders have yet to re-sign restricted free agent Brock Nelson.

Nelson earned $1.925 million last season and had 20 goals and 42 points in 82 contests. Nelson got off to a hot start with 19 points in his first 20 games but then regressed to normal numbers as he had nine, eight and six points respectively in his final three quarters of the season. Look for a 30-35 point season in 2015-16 for the winger.
Jul 4 - 6:59 AM

Brock Nelson tapped in two more goals and added an assist in Team USA's 3-1 win over Slovenia on Sunday at the World Hockey Championships.

Nelson leads the team with six goals and nine points through just six games in the tournament. He also ranks tied with several players including Jaromir Jagr, Tyler Seguin, and Filip Forsberg for the tournament lead in goals score, Nelson's nine points places in a tied with Russia's Artemi Panarin and point behind Russia's Yevgeni Dadonov for the tournament lead.
May 10 - 5:47 PM

Brock Nelson scored the only goal of the game as the United States defeated Denmark 1-0 Friday at the World Hockey Championships.

The U.S. badly needed this one after dropping a 5-2 decision on Thursday to Belarus. Nelson now has four goals and six points in five tournament games.
May 9 - 7:19 AM

Brock Nelson sent Team USA past Team Norway 2-1 during the preliminary rounds on Saturday with the eventual game-winning goal.

Nelson, who is playing in just his second tour of international duty and first as an NHL'er, had a fine game for himself. Through 18:20 of work, Nelson put only two shots on goal but made it count with a goal 5:58 into the second. This gave the Americans a lead they'd never surrender. Nelson now has a goal along with two assists through two games.
May 2 - 7:34 PM

Brock Nelson isn't just returning to the New York Islanders lineup, he's skating with Ryan Strome and John Tavares on the first line against the Washington Capitals in Game 6.

Nelson has had some very nice runs of offense this season, especially when handed a prime opportunity linemates-wise like this one. He's a great option in various formats, including daily fantasy sports such as FanDuel.
Apr 25 - 2:57 PM

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

Nelson was a healthy scratch in Game 5 as coach Jack Capuano decided to put Mikhail Grabovski in the lineup. But the Islanders are having trouble scoring of late and Nelson could provide that as he had 20 goals and 42 points in the regular season.
Apr 25 - 8:34 AM

Updating an earlier note, Brock Nelson will indeed be scratched in place of Mikhail Grabovski on Thursday night for Game Five versus Washington.

Nelson had a quality sophomore season, posting 20 goals and 42 points in all 82 games this year. And he even scored a pair of goals through the first four games versus Washington, but Coach Capuano has other ideas for tonight.
Apr 23 - 7:11 PM

Forward Brock Nelson scored twice to help the New York Islanders record a 4-1 victory over the Capitals in Washington Wednesday night.

The win gives the Isles a 1-0 lead in the the Eastern Conference First Round playoff series. Nelson opened the scoring at 6:06 of the first period, beating Washington goalie Braden Holtby to the glove side with a wrist shot from the right circle. The left winger notched his second goal at 18:41 of the third period when he outskated two Capitals and found the empty net. Nelson fired a team-high five shots on the Caps' goal. Josh Bailey also contributed two points for the Isles, assisting on Nelson's first goal and then scoring one himself at 10:36 of the second period to give New York a 3-1 lead. The Isles' second goal was produced by Ryan Strome. Superstar John Tavares grabbed his only point of the night with an assist on Strome's goal.
Apr 15 - 10:27 PM

Brock Nelson scored his 20th goal of the season on Saturday.

It was the first time hitting the magic mark for the sophomore as he had 14 goals and 26 points last season. He is up to 42 points in 2014-15 with a plus-seven rating.
Apr 5 - 7:55 AM

Brock Nelson scored a goal and added an assist for the Islanders in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Coyotes.

Nelson had recorded just two points in his prior 10 games entering tonight so this was a welcome breakout for his fantasy owners. Unheralded rookie Kael Mouillerat also picked up his first two career points with a goal and an assist in the victory while Matt Martin, Johnny Boychuk and Anders Lee also tallied for the Isles.
Feb 24 - 9:48 PM

Brock Nelson scored a goal in a 4-1 win against the Hurricanes on Tuesday.

Nelson hadn't found the back of the net since Jan. 4. He has 16 markers and 34 points in 58 contests in 2014-15. Now that he's gotten that monkey off his back, it wouldn't be surprising to see him enjoy an offensive run.
Feb 18 - 5:53 AM

Brock Nelson has gone 10 straight games without finding the back of the net.

Nelson has gotten some good opportunities lately, but he hasn't been able to convert on them. Even still, he's not overly concerned. "I've just got to find ways to help the team, find ways to chip in defensively so that can lead to offense," he said. The sophomore forward still has 15 goals and 31 points in 49 contests in 2014-15.
Feb 3 - 9:08 AM

Brock Nelson scored and added an assist in the Islander's 2-1 win over Detroit on Friday.

Nelson made a diving play to earn his 14th of year in his breakout year. The second year standout for the Isles now has 14 goals and 12 assists for 26 points in 32 games. Anders Lee also added a goal and an assist in the win.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 12:58:00 AM

Brock Nelson scored a goal in the Islanders' 5-4 victory over Minnesota.

Nelson has 13 goals and 24 points in 28 contests this season. He's been remarkably consistent in 2014-15 as he hasn't gone more than two games without a point since the season opener.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 09:16:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1John Tavares
2Frans Nielsen
3Ryan Strome
4Mikhail Grabovski
5Casey Cizikas
LW1Brock Nelson
2Anders Lee
3Michael Grabner
4Matt Martin
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Josh Bailey
3Nikolay Kulemin
4Cal Clutterbuck
D1Johnny Boychuk
2Nick Leddy
3Travis Hamonic
4Calvin De Haan
5Thomas Hickey
6Brian Strait
7Ryan Pulock
8Scott Mayfield
G1Jaroslav Halak
2Thomas Greiss