2018 NHL Entry Draft Prospect

Jaxon Nelson


Current Team: Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL)

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Vital Statistics

Position: C • Height: 6-4 • Weight: 208 • Shoots: Right
Birthdate: March 30, 2000 • Hometown: Magnolia, Minnesota

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: Luverne (Minn. HS); Great Plains (Minn. Elite HS)
WHL Bantam Draft: 2015 by Tri-City (Round 7, No. 137 Overall)
USHL Debut: Sept. 24, 2016 (Sioux Falls vs. Tri-City)
First USHL Goal: Sept. 30, 2016 (Sioux Falls at Cedar Rapids)
NCAA Commitment: University of Minnesota

Found a Bigger Stage for Self in Sioux Falls
High School Star Makes Transition to Junior

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "A very raw prospect at this stage who hadn't been challenged until the (2016-17) season, so there was an adjustment period for Jaxon. ... He is a big kid with a good set of hands, especially around the net but is still learning to use his size and physicality to his advantage. Nelson can be soft on pucks and doesn’t have a real high compete level right now. He has decent straight-line skating but there is room more improvement with his explosiveness and edge work." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)