Off the Post: Islanders Drop Flyers on Saturday, Nelson With Two Goals
On Saturday afternoon, the Philadelphia Flyers were handed a defeat by the New York Islanders. The Islanders started strong, scoring two goals in the first period. Center Brock Nelson scored his first goal of the night in the second period, and added another in the third. Nelson now has scored five goals this season, and 104 goals as an Islander in his six seasons with the team. After the game, he spoke with Russ Cohen.
Brock Nelson, Center – New York Islanders
Brock Nelson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Prior to his career in professional hockey, he played for the University of North Dakota. In high school, he was a finalist for the Minnesota Mr. Hockey Award. Nelson’s uncle, Dave Christian, was on the 1980 United States “Miracle On Ice” gold medal team. He was selected with the 30th overall pick in the first round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Nelson played with the University of North Dakota for two seasons before joining the Islanders’ minor league affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the AHL. He made his NHL debut during the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The following season, he earned his first NHL point on October 8th, 2013 with an assist in a win against the Coyotes. He scored his first goal on October 22nd, 2013 against Roberto Luongo and the Vancouver Canucks. Collectors can find Nelson’s Young Guns rookie card in 2013-14 Upper Deck Series One Hockey. Nelson’s rookie season came when Panini held an NHL license, and you can find plenty of his rookie cards among Panini’s catalog of hockey products from that season.
In six seasons with the Islanders, Brock Nelson has scored 194 points (104 goals, 90 assists). He’s been incredibly durable, playing in 326 games over the last four seasons. This year, he has scored six points (five goals, one assist) in 10 games. Collectors can currently find his 2018-19 cards in Upper Deck’s O-Pee-Chee and Artifacts hockey, with more to come down the line.
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