Off the Post: Islanders Drop Flyers on Saturday, Nelson With Two Goals

Off the Post: Islanders Drop Flyers on Saturday, Nelson With Two Goals

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 StatesMiracle On Icegold 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.

Here is a look at some of Nelson‘s cards as he talks about Saturday’s win with Russ Cohen. You can listen to the Off the Post podcast HERE.

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Russ Cohen

Russ Cohen is an accomplished writer for www.sportsology.info and radio host for the Sportsology Radio Network and covers multiple sports including writing specifically about the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers. He has numerous articles published on NHL.com and other team websites as well as Slam, CSNPhilly.com and FoxSports.com. Some of his articles have appeared in Canadian Sports Collector, Goalie News, New England Hockey Journal, The Hockey News, Beckett Hockey, Blueshirt Bulletin, NHL Publications and he has a monthly column in Center Ice Magazine that is distributed to every amateur hockey rink in the Pennsylvania. Russ has been asked to be a guest on several radio shows as a respected and valued expert on sports and has extensive AM radio experience including Hockey Prospect Radio on NHL Network Radio for the last 14 years, plus TSN 1050 and Sportstalkny WLIE 540 AM.
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