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Nelson

Nelson adjusted well to the USHL in a short amount of time after a late-season change of scenery from Minnesota high school, which bodes well for his ability to grow and adapt to higher levels as well. He has strong four-way mobility, being able to cover a lot of ice while exerting minimal effort. He…

Date of Birth
March 25, 2003
Position
Defense
Height
6'1"
Draft Year
2021
Place of Birth
Maple Grove, MN  
Shoots
Left
Weight
174 lbs
Draft Result
UNDRAFTED
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Jun 26/21 Nelson Henry 22320 – Lincoln vs. Waterloo USHL by Dylan Krill View Report
May 29/21 Nelson Henry 22165 – Lincoln vs. Omaha USHL by Dylan Krill View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2023-2024 Univ. of Notre Dame ncaa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021-2022 Lincoln Stars ushl 52 4 10 14 0.27 -3 68
2020-2021 Lincoln Stars ushl 6 1 1 2 0.33 -3 6
2020-2021 Maple Grove High ushs-mn 23 11 35 46 2 0 10
2019-2020 Maple Grove High ushs-mn 23 9 20 29 1.26 18
2018-2019 Maple Grove High ushs-mn 24 3 9 12 0.5 6
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Nelson adjusted well to the USHL in a short amount of time after a late-season change of scenery from Minnesota high school, which bodes well for his ability to grow and adapt to higher levels as well. He has strong four-way mobility, being able to cover a lot of ice while exerting minimal effort. He is a smooth skater and is strong on his edges. He is able to identify open space and understands when it is an appropriate time for him to go deep into the offensive zone to open up passing options, but he is also agile and quick enough to retreat and get back into defensive coverage when play collapses up ice. His shot is impressive, displaying accuracy from the blue line. If he works to improve the power in his release it could become an even more notable weapon. He understands when to shoot and when to be conservative and look for other options. He shows good patience and decision-making with the puck, even while under pressure. He displays strong vision and is able to find his teammates with long, accurate stretch passes to start breakouts. He will need to make his short-range passes harder, as he often passes the puck too lightly to his nearby teammates, making them vulnerable to getting picked off. In the defensive zone he does a fine job, getting into lanes to block passes and shots, but he could be more aggressive at times, giving up too much space to allow opponents to get into the slot too easily. He can also have trouble defending one-on-one, missing attempts to poke pucks away and not being able to shut down opponents along the boards. Nelson has the potential to become a regular 200-foot contributor to whichever team drafts him, with the ability to play on both special teams and eat up minutes.

– FCHockey’s 2021 NHL Draft Guide