Brock Nelson
Brock Nelson
Brock Nelson
Brock Nelson
26-Year-Old C
2017–18 NHL Stats
2017–18 NHL Projections
G
19
A
16
PP Pts
8
+/-
-4
PIM
43
G
A
PP Pts
+/-
PIM
2017–18 Fantasy Outlook
Nelson more or less treaded water for fantasy purposes in 2016-17 -- while he did set new career highs with 25 assists and 45 points, he saw his goal total decline by six (to 20) from the previous campaign and again finished with a negative rating (minus-6) while contributi... read more
Nelson more or less treaded water for fantasy purposes in 2016-17 -- while he did set new career highs with 25 assists and 45 points, he saw his goal total decline by six (to 20) from the previous campaign and again finished with a negative rating (minus-6) while contributing only modestly on the man advantage (six points). There's certainly fantasy value to be found in a guy who's reached 20 goals for three straight seasons, but Nelson needs a breakout in his age-25 campaign to justify ownership in shallower formats and avoid the reputation of a guy who’s plateaued. A first-round pick in 2010, the University of North Dakota product has certainly flashed the potential for more, though he may have a hard time increasing his production unless one of the Isles’ promising young forwards can break out alongside him on the second line.
SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6'3"   WT: 212 lbs.   DOB: 10/5/1991   Drafted: 1st Rd, #30 Overall in 2010Show Contract
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Brock Nelson Contract Info:
Sign a one-year, $4.25 million contract with the Islanders in July 2018.
Signs deal with Isles
CNew York Islanders
July 23, 2018
Nelson agreed to a one-year deal with the Islanders on Monday.
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Brock Nelson 2017–18 NHL Game Log
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Brock Nelson 2017–18 Depth Chart Status
#2 Center
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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  1. Brock Nelson 2017–18 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Brock Nelson 2016–17 Preseason Outlook
    Last season included another six-goal spike for the third-year center as Nelson tickled the twine 26 times, besting his previous marks of 20 and 14, respectively. Though there isn’t much doubt that the 6-foot-3 center can light the lamp with the best of them, he doesn’t have the prototypical playmaking abilities we’ve come to expect for a guy making his living up the middle, which was somewhat evident in his drop from 22 to 14 assists last season. Playing mostly on a line with Josh Bailey, who is a center-turned-winger with more of a knack for dishing, Nelson often finds the puck on his stick in prime scoring areas. Also, look for Nelson to improve his play on the road and improve his consistency this season, as 18 of his 26 goals came at home in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center.
  3. Brock Nelson 2015–16 Preseason Outlook
    Nelson played a major role in the Islanders’ early-season success, and despite cooling down after the first couple of months, he remained an integral depth piece on the team’s offense. The forward put himself on the fantasy radar with a strong October, and had entered the beginning of January with 14 goals on his ledger. However, Nelson would finish with only six tallies the rest of the way, even though he skated in every contest for the Islanders. Part of the blame for the second-half swoon can be attributed to moving off John Tavares’ line, where No. 91’s linemates are often the beneficiary of the attention he requires. Despite being a natural centerman, Nelson could get another chance to play alongside Tavares and Kyle Okposo on the team’s top line during the upcoming season, which would be a huge boon to the 23-year-old's fantasy value and make him a candidate to once again reach the 20-goal plateau.
  4. Brock Nelson 2014–15 Preseason Outlook
    Nelson finished his first NHL season with 14 goals and 26 points in 70 games while seeing most of his action on the third or fourth line. Could he handle a bigger load? Probably, but the Isles are loaded with young centers, and the presence of John Tavares and Mikhail Grabovski on the top two lines hinders his chances of a promotion. If the Islanders end up transitioning him to a spot on the wing alongside either Tavares or Grabovski, however, Nelson could end up netting some nice value relative to his draft position. He certainly has talent and is a useful player for the Islanders, but his fantasy prospects will likely hinge on him making a successful move to the outside.
  5. Brock Nelson 2013–14 Preseason Outlook
    Nelson made his debut with the Islanders during their playoff loss to the Penguins. He will compete for a bottom-six forward position in training camp but will probably begin the season with Bridgeport of the AHL as the Islanders don't have many openings on their NHL roster.
  6. Brock Nelson 2012–13 Preseason Outlook
    Nelson will begin his pro career this year, more than likely at the AHL level after signing an entry-level deal with the Isles upon completing his sophomore season at the University of North Dakota. He is a power forward who posted 28 goals and 47 points in 42 games for the Fighting Sioux last year, but still needs quite a bit of seasoning before he is ready to play in the NHL.
  7. Brock Nelson 2011–12 Preseason Outlook
    In Nelson's first season at the University of North Dakota, he had eight goals and 13 assists in 42 games, not exactly the big time numbers you want to see out of a power forward. He will play at least one more season in college before signing his pro contract.
  8. Brock Nelson 2010–11 Preseason Outlook
    The Islanders traded up to grab Nelson with the 30th pick in the 2010 draft. Nelson projects as a power forward in the NHL who skates well and has a hard shot, but he still is only 18 years of age and may very well be a couple of seasons away from making his NHL debut.
Brock Nelson News Updates
Enters arbitration
CNew York Islanders
July 5, 2018
Nelson filed for salary arbitration Thursday, according to NHLPA.com.
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Extended qualifying offer
CNew York Islanders
June 25, 2018
Nelson was extended a qualifying offer by the Islanders on Monday, Newsday reports.
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Finishes season strong
CNew York Islanders
April 10, 2018
Nelson finished the 2017-18 season by getting at least one point in four of his last six games.
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Will play Sunday
CNew York Islanders
March 18, 2018
Nelson (undisclosed) will play versus the Hurricanes on Sunday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
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