SignUp
Sport Page
Nelson leads the WCHA and ranks third nationally with 28 goals.
WCHA goal-scoring leader Nelson honored by CHN
Text smallerText larger
Updated: Friday 03/28/2012 09:27:59 (ET)
by Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations
Send this article to a friend Print RSS Shop
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - College Hockey News has named North Dakota forward Brock Nelson to its 2011-12 All-CHN Second Team.

Nelson enjoyed a breakout sophomore season, leading the Fighting Sioux in points (47) and goals (28) in 42 games and becoming the program's youngest 20-goal scorer since Jonathan Toews scored 22 in 2005-06. Nelson, a Warroad, Minn., native leads the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) in goals and was the WCHA's only player to score 20 goals during league play. He currently ranks third nationally in goals, is tied for third in game-winning goals (6) and is tied for sixth in power-play goals (10).

Nelson was named to the all-tournament teams at both the Red Baron WCHA Final Five and the NCAA West Regional. He finished the year with five goals in his last five playoff games, leading UND to a third straight Broadmoor Trophy as WCHA playoff champion and a berth in the regional championship game.

The 6-foot-4, 192-pound Nelson was a first-round draft pick of the New York Islanders in 2010, when he was selected 30th overall.

2011-12 All-CHN Team
First Team
F Jack Connolly, Sr., Minnesota-Duluth
F Spencer Abbott, Sr., Maine
F Austin Smith, Sr., Colgate
D Justin Schultz, Jr., Wisconsin
D Brian Dumoulin, Jr., Boston College
G Shawn Hunwick, Sr., Michigan

Second Team
F Brock Nelson, So., North Dakota
F Reilly Smith, Jr., Miami
F Drew Shore, Jr., Denver
D Torey Krug, Jr., Michigan State
D Danny Biega, Jr., Harvard
G Troy Grosenick, So., Union

Rookie Team
F Kyle Rau, Minnesota
F Johnny Gaudreau, Boston College
F Scott Wilson, Mass.-Lowell
D Joey LaLeggia, Denver
D Patrick McNally, Harvard
G Frank Slubowski, Western Michigan

 

Forty-three named Big Sky Winter All-Academic
GRAND FORKS, N.D. The University of North Dakota placed 43 student-athletes on the 2013-14 Big Sky Conference Winter All-Academic Team that was released by the conference office on Wednesday. MORE
Sannes signed to National Letter of Intent
GRAND FORKS, N.D.-- University of North Dakota head baseball coach Jeff Dodson announced Drew Sannes has signed a National Letter of Intent to join his club in the fall of 2014. Sannes, a... MORE
#DayByDay - Spring Football Practice Report No. 13
For the first time this spring, the North Dakota football team practiced on its home field and head coach Bubba Schweigert was pleased with what he saw on the turf at the Alerus Center. MORE
Captains announced for 2014
University of North Dakota soccer head coach Matt Kellogg announced the trio that will captain his squad for the 2014 season. MORE
UND Football Spring Kids Clinic set for April 26
GRAND FORKS, N.D. Parents, sign your children up for this year's FREE UND Football Spring Kids Clinic to be held at the Alerus Center on April 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m prior to UND's... MORE

advertisement