The leading goal scorer for the Islanders this season and every season since 2019-20, Nelson has been Mr. Consistent and has been aging like a fine wine.
A career-high 37 goals in 2021-22, followed up by 36 last season, Nelson is on pace for 37 again this season, which would give him a team-high for a fifth consecutive season.
At 32 years old, Nelson appears to be at the peak of his career. With one year remaining of his contract at $6M, he can be considered one of the best bang-for-your-buck deals in the NHL, especially with the cap to increase $4.2M next season.
Nelson was named to the All-Star Game last season along with Ilya Sorokin and Horvat, though Horvat represented the Pacific Division as he was traded before actually appearing in a game with the Isles. Nelson was named the league's most accurate shooter, Defeating Nazem Kadri in the finals by hitting all four targets in 12.419 seconds.