UND’s top goal scorer has turned pro.
Sophomore Brock Nelson has signed a three-year contract with the New York Islanders, giving up his final two years of college eligibility. The Isles drafted Nelson in the first round a couple of years ago.
Nelson manned the left wing on UND’s top line, scoring 28 goals and racking up 47 points in 42 games.
The former Warroad star finishes his career with 68 points in 84 games.
“Would like to thank everyone who was part of a great time here at UND,” Nelson posted on Twitter. “(It) was not an easy decision but will never forget it. #Sioux”
Nelson will finish the season with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in the AHL on an amateur tryout contract.
UND did receive some good news Tuesday as junior defenseman Andrew MacWilliam and junior forward Carter Rowney have informed the coaching staff that they will return for their senior season.
Early signings in the WCHA
North Dakota (1)
Brock Nelson, soph, f, New York Islanders
Colorado College (1)
Jaden Schwartz, soph, f, St. Louis Blues
Drew Shore, jr, f, Florida Panthers
Jason Zucker, soph, f, Minnesota Wild
J.T. Brown, soph, f, Tampa Bay Lightning
Terry Broadhurst, jr, f, Chicago Blackhawks
St. Cloud State (2)
David Eddy, jr, f, Calgary Flames
Mike Lee, jr, g, Phoenix Coyotes