Put up 23 goals and 62 points in 71 games with the Victoria Royals in the WHL, placing himself third in team scoring only 5 points behind team leader Jamie Crooks. Also had 70 PIM's on the season and 4 assists in 4 playoff games. Put up a respectable rookie season for the WHL.
He is one of the older prospects in the draft, as a September 1993 birthday (meaning he missed last year's cut-off).
32 - Logan Nelson - Victoria Royals - RC - Nelson is a big-bodied centre who had a strong rookie WHL year. Plays with an edge as he averaged nearly both a PIM per game and a point per game. Ok skater, but that's an area that could improve.
Average speed, very good wrist shot. Sticks up for his teammates, huge beauty. Loved watching him play here in Victoria. How much of a beauty is he you ask?
That's right, the Lloydd Christmas orange tuxedo to prom, hair slicked back, classy glasses to his prom.
But here is mine just for confirmation.
As an overager for this years draft, Nelson is starting to develop into a great prospect, Nelson uses his tall but lanky frame to battle off of opponents to drive towards the net if need be. His most deadly weapon is his wrist shot, definitely has the hardest on the Royals. When he gets into the slot he releases a hard, accurate wrist shot which gets off of the stick extremely fast. His speed could use work, as he has the speed, but his feet could get quicker. At top end he is extremely hard to knock of the puck. His size he uses to his advantage, at times delivers devastating hits. Defensive coverage not the best, but it is one of his biggest flaws. Matt Cullen of the Minnesota Wild is a good comparison, high chances of this kid getting drafted, and possibly become a leading scorer for the Royals franchise in the upcoming seasons.