scored on his first shot on goal as a freshman at Quinnipiac
Statistics: Nelson finished third on the Bobcats
in scoring with 18 goals and 28 points, despite missing the
first 12 games of his collegiate career due to a separated
He Does: Simply stated, Nelson scores goals. His
18 tallies came in just 25 games and he scored on his first
shot as a collegiate player. Nelson found a home centering
Chris White (now graduated) and classmate Jamie Bates.
Bigger Picture: Nelson's scoring spark helped rocket
the Bobcats up the Atlantic Hockey standings in the second
half of the year. After a mediocre start, Quinnipiac rattled
off a seven-game winning streak to climb back into the race.
After back-to-back losses, they one-upped themselves with
an eight-game winning streak. Nelson will need to provide
that same sort of energy as the Bobcats enter their inaugural
season as a member of the ECAC Hockey League.
on his goal-scoring touch: “I've always been
put on teams to score, so this is nothing all that strange
to me. I'm just working hard and shooting the puck, and it's