New York Islanders: Brock Nelson Sets New Career High In Points

By Matt O'Leary
UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - JANUARY 08: Brock Nelson #29 of the New York Islanders celebrates a goal against Curtis McElhinney #35 of the Carolina Hurricanes at NYCB Live at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on January 08, 2019 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - JANUARY 08: Brock Nelson #29 of the New York Islanders celebrates a goal against Curtis McElhinney #35 of the Carolina Hurricanes at NYCB Live at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on January 08, 2019 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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Brock Nelson’s impressive season continued for the New York Islanders last night as he set a new career high in points with ten games to go.

Former New York Islanders whipping boy, Brock Nelson, has been anything but that in the 2018-2019 season. After arguably his worst season as a pro in 2017-2018, Nelson has given the Islanders his best and changed the narrative surrounding his name.

Nelson was always someone who could shoot but not much else. He often went cold for an elongated period of time giving the New York Islanders virtually nothing in return.

Those days are long gone. Not only has Nelly scored consistently this year he has also developed a nice two-way game. Yes, Brock Nelson is one of the Islanders better two-way forwards. Barry Trotz is a miracle worker it seems.

Last night in the Islanders 3-2 win over the Wild, Brock set a new career high in points. It came in the second period on the power play, the Anders Lee goal, giving Nelson a new high of 46 points. But Brock wasn’t done.

In overtime, he scored the game-winning goal to give him a new total of 47 points (22 goals, 25 assists). With still 10 games to go, Brock can eclipse the 50 point mark for the first time in his career.

Nelson is set to become a UFA after the season for the first time in his career. He’s hitting his stride at the perfect time and should be paid handsomely for it come July 1.

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