New York Islanders Four Players Finally Scoring in 2017-18
Production Since All-Star Game: 1G,2A
The NHL better be ready for this. Cause the Islanders just added a 20 goal scorer to their lineup. They didn’t have to make a trade. They didn’t get someone back from injury. Brock Nelson has awoken from his winter slumber.
It’s an annual retreat. Brock Nelson follows the cycle of the sun and through the months of December and January Nelson typically underproduces. But when the sun starts sticking around for longer during the day Brock Nelson starts putting the puck in the net.
It’s been the tale of Brock Nelson ever since the Islanders drafted him 30th overall in the 2010 NHL Draft.
So does Brock have a chance of keeping this production up for the rest of the season? He better hope he can. Entering the final year of his deal, Nelson was on pace for a good contract extension with that seemingly guaranteed 20 goals and 40-45 points. But now that’s absolutely thrown into question.
If we’re honest there’s no way Nelson can hit .75 points per game over the remaining 28 games. But a point every other game seems feasible for the streaky Nelson.
Listen, Nelson gets better at the end of the season. He won’t eclipse 40 points on the season. He’d have to stick to that 0.75 points per game to do so. But hitting 35-40 points is achievable considering how long Brock Nelson’s seasonal slumber was this year.
The bigger question surrounding Brock Nelson might just be, are the New York Islanders going to keep him passed the 2017-18 season?