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The Boston Bruins have signed Jaxon Nelson to a entry-level deal

Published April 2, 2024 at 10:52

In an eagerly awaited announcement, Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney disclosed today, April 2, the signing of forward Jaxon Nelson to a one-year entry-level contract, with an NHL cap hit of $870,000.

The #NHLBruins have signed forward Jaxon Nelson to a one-year, entry-level contract.

Nelson's immediate assignment is with the Providence Bruins on an ATO for the remainder of the 2023-24 season.

Sweeney expressed enthusiasm about the addition, highlighting Nelson's attributes as a sizable, right-shot, two-way center and his leadership prowess as captain of a highly successful collegiate program.

Standing at 6-foot-4 and weighing 220 pounds, Nelson boasts an impressive collegiate career, captaining the University of Minnesota during the 2023-24 season. He notched 19 goals and 12 assists, totaling a career-best 31 points in 39 games. Over his tenure at Minnesota from 2019-24, Nelson appeared in 169 games, amassing 42 goals and 47 assists for a combined 89 points.

Hailing from Magnolia, Minnesota, Nelson's hockey journey includes three seasons in the USHL with the Omaha Lancers and Sioux Falls Stampede from 2016-19, where he tallied 34 goals and 41 assists, totaling 75 points across 164 games.

This acquisition marks an exciting development for the Bruins organization, as they welcome Nelson's talent and leadership into their ranks, anticipating his contributions both on and off the ice.

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