Brock Nelson

New York Islanders logo
Age 31 Oct 15, 1991
Warroad USA
Center shoots left
6'3" 191 cm
212 lbs 96 kg
ELC Signing Age 20
Waivers Signing Age 21
UFA Year 2019
Agent Ben Hankinson
Draft Year 2010
Drafted Overall 30
Draft Round 1
Draft Team New York Islanders logo

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Transaction History
Dec 4, 2022 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson scored a goal on three shots in Sunday's 3-0 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.
Dec 2, 2022 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson logged a power-play assist, two shots on goal, three hits and a minus-2 rating in Friday's 4-1 loss to the Nashville Predators.
Nov 26, 2022 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson scored a goal on two shots and went plus-3 in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Nov 26, 2022 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson scored a third-period goal during Friday's 3-2 victory over the host Blue Jackets.
Nov 14, 2022 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson contributed a goal in Monday's 4-2 win against the Ottawa Senators.
Nov 12, 2022 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson scored twice Saturday in a 4-3 overtime win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. He fired 10 shots on goal.
Nov 7, 2022 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson recorded an assist and six shots on goal in Monday's 4-3 overtime win over the Calgary Flames.
Nov 4, 2022 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson scored a power-play goal and added an even-strength assist in Thursday's 5-2 win over the St. Louis Blues.
Nov 2, 2022 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson scored a goal, picked up an assist and fired five shots on net in 21:37 of ice time in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.
Oct 29, 2022 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson scored a goal during a 5-4 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday.
Oct 28, 2022 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson scored two third-period goals during a 6-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday.
Oct 23, 2022 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson recorded a power-play assist and two shots on goal in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Florida Panthers.
Oct 19, 2022 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson registered two assists Tuesday, leading the New York Islanders to a 5-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks.
Oct 12, 2022 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson had the best season of his career so far for the New York Islanders last year.
May 16, 2022 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson set career highs in goals with 37 and points with 59 this season.
Apr 28, 2022 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson scored a goal on three shots in Thursday's 5-1 win over the Washington Capitals.
Apr 28, 2022 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson (illness) will return to action Thursday against the Washington Capitals.
Apr 26, 2022 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson (illness) will not be available against the Washington Capitals on Tuesday.
Apr 21, 2022 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson scored two goals -- one on the power play -- in Thursday's 6-3 loss to the New York Rangers.
Apr 15, 2022 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson scored an empty-net goal on two shots, dished and assist and went plus-2 in Friday's 3-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens.
Apr 5, 2022 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson scored a goal on three shots in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Dallas Stars.
Mar 30, 2022 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson scored a power-play goal and added an even-strength assist in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Mar 24, 2022 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson scored two goals -- one on the power play -- in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings.
Mar 22, 2022 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson assisted on all three of New York's goals in Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Ottawa Senators.
Mar 19, 2022 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson scored three times in the third period, with one goal coming on the power play and another being the game-winner, during Saturday's 4-2 victory over the Dallas Stars.
Mar 16, 2022 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Washington Capitals.
Mar 11, 2022 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson scored a power-play goal on three shots, dished an assist and blocked two shots in Friday's 5-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets.
Mar 7, 2022 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson scored a goal on four shots in Monday's 5-4 loss to the Colorado Avalanche.
Mar 5, 2022 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson scored the game-winning goal on the power play in Saturday's 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues.
Mar 4, 2022 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson has been moved to the top line along with Anders Lee and Anthony Beauvillier for the New York Islanders, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Feb 22, 2022 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson scored a goal on three shots in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Seattle Kraken.
Feb 17, 2022 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson finished with a goal and an assist in a 4-1 win over the Boston Bruins on Thursday.
Feb 9, 2022 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson scored a goal on two shots in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks.
Jan 30, 2022 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson scored a goal on three shots and added two hits in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Minnesota Wild.
Jan 27, 2022 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson added an assist in a 3-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday.
Jan 21, 2022 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson netted a pair of goals in a 4-0 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Friday.
Jan 17, 2022 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson scored a goal on three shots, dished an assist, levied three hits, blocked two shots and went plus-2 in Monday's 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Jan 3, 2022 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson (COVID-19 protocols) will practice with the team Monday after clearing the league's COVID-19 protocols, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Dec 28, 2021 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson was designated for the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Tuesday.
Dec 11, 2021 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson (lower body) has been activated off injured reserve and will return to action Saturday against the New Jersey Devils.
Dec 8, 2021 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson (lower body) has started skating but his return is not imminent, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Nov 23, 2021 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson (lower body) will be out for the next 2-4 weeks. In addition, Nelson has been placed on injured reserve, per the NHL media site.
Nov 21, 2021 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson suffered a lower-body injury Sunday against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports.
Nov 20, 2021 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson scored twice in a 5-2 loss to the Calgary Flames on Saturday.
Nov 6, 2021 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson scored a goal on a team-leading six shots Saturday in a 2-0 victory over the Winnipeg Jets.
Nov 4, 2021 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson scored four goals Thursday in a 6-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens.
Oct 23, 2021 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson scored a power-play goal on three shots, dished an assist and blocked two shots in Saturday's 3-0 win over the Arizona Coyotes.
Oct 21, 2021 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson may find himself with new linemates when the New York Islanders next play on Saturday in Arizona, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Oct 14, 2021 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson scored a goal on three shots and had two PIM in Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes. He also had a pair of hits.
Oct 7, 2021 New York Islanders | Anatoli Golyshev | The cancellation of the game between the Isles and Devils cost Golyshev a chance to play with Brock Nelson and Anthony Beauvillier, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Jun 15, 2021 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson scored a power-play goal on his lone shot and went 8-3 (72.7 percent) on faceoffs in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to Tampa Bay in Game 2.
Jun 9, 2021 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson scored a pair of goals on four shots Wednesday in a 6-2 victory over the Boston Bruins in Game 6.
Jun 7, 2021 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson scored a goal on two shots Monday in a 5-4 win over the Boston Bruins in Game 5.
May 31, 2021 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson notched a power-play assist and four hits in Monday's 4-3 overtime win over the Boston Bruins in Game 2.
May 26, 2021 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson scored twice and added an assist Wednesday in a 5-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6. He finished with four shots and three hits.
May 16, 2021 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson scored a goal on two shots and dished out four hits in a 4-3 overtime win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 1 on Sunday.
May 8, 2021 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson scored twice Saturday in a 5-1 win over the New Jersey Devils.
Apr 29, 2021 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson dished out a pair of assists -- one on the power play -- in Thursday's 4-0 win over the New York Rangers.
Apr 11, 2021 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson posted a power-play assist and two shots on goal in Sunday's 3-2 overtime win over the New York Rangers.
Apr 8, 2021 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson scored a goal on his lone shot in Thursday's 3-2 shootout win over the Philadelphia Flyers. He also scored the only goal in the shootout.
Apr 6, 2021 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson scored a goal on four shots Tuesday in a 1-0 win over the Washington Capitals.
Apr 1, 2021 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson scored a goal on five shots and doled out two hits in Thursday's 8-4 win over the Washington Capitals.
Apr 1, 2021 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson has three points, all assists, in his past seven games.
Mar 14, 2021 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson scored a goal on a game-high six shots Sunday in a 3-2 shootout win over the New Jersey Devils. He also had two PIM and two hits.
Mar 9, 2021 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson collected a power-play goal on two shots in a 2-1 shootout win over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday.
Mar 7, 2021 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson scored two goals in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres.
Feb 27, 2021 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson scored a power-play goal and added an assist in a 4-3 overtime loss to Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Feb 20, 2021 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson scored a goal on three shots and won nine of 14 faceoffs (64.3 percent) in Saturday's 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh.
Feb 18, 2021 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson scored a power-play goal on three shots in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Feb 15, 2021 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson registered a power-play goal on three shots in Monday's 3-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres.
Feb 7, 2021 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson delivered an assist in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Jan 21, 2021 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson scored a power-play goal on four shots and added two PIM in a 4-1 win over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday. He also went 9-for-11 (81.8 percent) in the faceoff circle.
Jan 6, 2021 New York Islanders | Brock Nelson | Nelson has become one of the better number two centers in the league under Barry Trotz, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
May 23, 2019 New York Islanders | Signed C Brock Nelson to a six-year, $36 million contract extension.
Jul 23, 2018 New York Islanders | Re-signed C Brock Nelson to a one-year, $4.25 million contract.
Oct 21, 2013 New York Islanders | Recalled C Brock Nelson from Bridgeport (AHL).
Apr 28, 2013 New York Islanders | Recalled C Brock Nelson from Bridgeport (AHL).
Sep 14, 2012 New York Islanders | Assigned C Brock Nelson to Bridgeport (AHL).
Apr 3, 2012 New York Islanders | (Brock Nelson) has been signed to a three-year entry-level contract.
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2022-2023 Regular Season Stats

Brock Nelson
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
New York Islanders New York Islanders logo 26 12 13 25 5 10
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Career Stats
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60 Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2007-2008 Warroad High USHS-MN 24 12 7 19 2 Playoffs 3 1 1 2 0
2008-2009 Warroad High USHS-MN 25 35 23 58 14 Playoffs 3 6 5 11 0
2008-2009 Warroad High MN State 3 4 3 7 6 Playoffs 3 6 5 11 0
Draft Yr 2009-2010 Warroad High USHS-MN 25 39 34 73 38 Playoffs 3 8 4 12 0
Draft Yr 2009-2010 Team Sanford Power UMHSEHL 24 16 16 32 12
Draft Yr 2009-2010 Warroad High MN State 3 6 4 10 2 Playoffs 3 8 4 12 0
2010-2011 Univ. of North Dakota NCAA 42 8 13 21 27
2010-2011 USA U20 WJC-20 5 0 1 1 0
2011-2012 Univ. of North Dakota NCAA 42 28 19 47 4
2011-2012 Bridgeport Islanders AHL 4 0 0 0 0 Playoffs 2 0 0 0 0
2012-2013 Bridgeport Islanders AHL 66 25 27 52 34
2013-2014 New York Islanders NHL 72 14 12 26 12 794 42.42 52.07 3.66 52.96 4.91 0.76 1.36
2013-2014 Bridgeport Islanders AHL 1 0 1 1 2
2013-2014 USA WC 8 5 2 7 20
2014-2015 New York Islanders NHL 82 20 22 42 24 949 56.58 57.41 2.79 54.02 0.79 0.63 1.64 Playoffs 6 2 0 2 0
2014-2015 USA WC 10 6 4 10 8
2015-2016 New York Islanders NHL 81 26 14 40 30 1,050 53.16 47.19 -1.94 49.10 -1.00 1.20 1.77 Playoffs 11 1 4 5 0
2015-2016 USA WC 6 1 3 4 2
2016-2017 New York Islanders NHL 81 20 25 45 36 1,019 48.28 46.59 -4.50 45.49 -3.38 0.94 1.88
2016-2017 USA WC 8 4 3 7 2
2017-2018 New York Islanders NHL 82 19 16 35 43 969 48.68 41.07 -6.02 45.50 -1.96 0.74 1.49
2018-2019 New York Islanders NHL 82 25 28 53 28 1,134 59.74 52.11 1.32 47.65 -0.27 1.01 1.90 Playoffs 8 4 0 4 0
2019-2020 New York Islanders NHL 68 26 28 54 32 949 50.60 47.40 -2.10 45.10 -1.80 0.95 2.09 Playoffs 22 9 9 18 0
2020-2021 New York Islanders NHL 56 18 15 33 14 765 51.80 49.90 -2.20 48.10 -0.40 0.78 1.72 Playoffs 19 7 5 12 0
2021-2022 New York Islanders NHL 72 37 22 59 33 973 51.70 48.10 1.00 46.30 0.50 1.29 2.22
2022-2023 New York Islanders NHL 26 12 13 25 10
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Active Contract

Signing Team New York Islanders logo
Signing Date May 23, 2019
Signing Status UFA
Agent Ben Hankinson
Standard Contract | 6 Years $36,000,000 7.27% of cap space
2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Cap Hit $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000
UFA
AAV $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $6,000,000 $5,200,000 $8,000,000 $5,200,000 $5,600,000 $4,000,000
Signing Bonuses $2,000,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total Salary $8,000,000 $5,200,000 $8,000,000 $5,200,000 $5,600,000 $4,000,000
Minors Salary $8,000,000 $5,200,000 $8,000,000 $5,200,000 $5,600,000 $4,000,000
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Contract History

Signing Team New York Islanders logo
Signing Date July 23, 2018
Signing Status RFA
Agent Ben Hankinson
Standard Contract | 1 Years $4,250,000 5.35% of cap space
2018-2019
Cap Hit $4,250,000
UFA
AAV $4,250,000
Performance Bonuses $0
Base Salary $4,250,000
Signing Bonuses $0
Total Salary $4,250,000
Minors Salary $4,250,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team New York Islanders logo
Signing Date September 16, 2015
Signing Status RFA
Agent Ben Hankinson
Standard Contract | 3 Years $7,500,000 3.50% of cap space
2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Cap Hit $2,500,000 $2,500,000 $2,500,000
RFA
AAV $2,500,000 $2,500,000 $2,500,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $1,500,000 $2,500,000 $3,500,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0 $0
Total Salary $1,500,000 $2,500,000 $3,500,000
Minors Salary $1,500,000 $2,500,000 $3,500,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team New York Islanders logo
Signing Date April 3, 2012
Entry Level Contract | 3 Years $8,475,000 1.50% of cap space
2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015
Cap Hit $900,000 $900,000 $900,000
RFA
AAV $2,825,000 $2,825,000 $2,825,000
Performance Bonuses $1,925,000 $1,925,000 $1,925,000
Base Salary $810,000 $810,000 $810,000
Signing Bonuses $90,000 $90,000 $90,000
Total Salary $900,000 $900,000 $900,000
Minors Salary $67,500 $67,500 $67,500
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UFA Year