BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (April 6, 2012) - The Bridgeport Sound Tigers announced today they have signed forward Brock Nelson to an amateur tryout contract (ATO).
20, led the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux in points (47)
and goals (28) in 42 games as a sophomore. The Warroad, MN, native
ranked third in the nation in goals and tied for 12th in points. Nelson
agreed to terms on an Entry Level Contract (ELC) with the New York
Islanders earlier this week.
was named to the all-tournament teams at both the Red Baron Western
Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) Final Five and the National
Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) West Regional. He finished the
year with five goals in his last five playoff games, leading UND to a
third straight Broadmoor Trophy as WCHA champion and a berth in the
regional championship game. Nelson was named the Inside College Hockey
“WCHA Breakthrough Player Of The Year” and to the 2011-12 All-College
Hockey News Second Team.
Islanders selected Nelson in the first round, 30 overall, of the 2010
National Hockey League Entry Draft. He scored 21 points (8g/13a) in 42
games as a freshman at the University of North Dakota. Nelson recorded
a point in every game of his senior season at Warroad High School in
Minnesota, finishing with 39 goals and 34 assists in 25 games and being
selected one of 10 finalists for the state’s prestigious “Mr. Hockey”