Former Fighting Sioux All-WCHA forward Brock Nelson avoided salary arbitration and re-signed with the New York Islanders. Nelson, an RFA, signed a one-year 4.25 Million dollar contract.
After having a career season (20g-25a–45pts) in 2016-17, Nelson took a step backward (19g-16a–36pts) in 2017-18.
Nelson, 26, scored 35 points (19 goals, 16 assists) last season and was one of four Islanders to play in all 82 games. A native of Warroad, MN, Nelson has 188 points (99 goals, 89 assists) in 398 career National Hockey League games, all with the Islanders.