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06-23-2012, 10:41 AM
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Logan Nelson, Center – 133rd Overall, 2012






Bill Placzek (Draft Site)

"Tall, thin right-handed center who by Christmas was on a point/game pace in the DUB. He plays physical and has some offensive
talent."


Cody Nickolet (Future Considerations)

"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."


Kevin Devine (Buffalo Sabres)

“Nelson is a 1993 Minnesota kid who put up good numbers, and has got a nice gritty, game; good hands. He was at our combine.”




Pre-Draft News Articles

Nelson makes early impact (WHL)

Royals cap off regular season with awards ceremony (WHL)

Nelson ready to be put to the test (Times Colonist)

NHL draft tracker: Logan Nelson, Victoria Royals (Y! Sports)

Logan Nelson (HF)

Nelson on combine & WHL ties Kings' Cup (WHL)

Logan Nelson Interview - (Pre-Draft) (Marlon Martens)

Royals' Nelson off to U.S. junior team tryout (Times Colonist)

Beyond the contracts, it's doing right and building relationships (Star Tribune)

Royals forwards await big day (Times Colonist)


Post-Draft News Articles

A complete rundown of Buffalo's work on Day Two of the 2012 Entry Draft (Sabres.com)

Royals' Logan Nelson selected by Buffalo in 2012 NHL Entry Draft! (WHL)

Royals, Grizzlies players make good showing in NHL draft (Times Colonist)

Victoria Royals thrilled about NHL draft selections (Nexus)


2012-13 Season Updates (Bio)

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23-39-62. Not bad numbers. Pretty good size. Why not in the 5th round.

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70 PIM as well so has some sandpaper to his game

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Welcome to Buffalo LOGAN NELSON

Decent numbers in Victoria ppg in playoffs with 4 assists in 4 games

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Some info, saw him a few times this year.

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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.
http://whl-from-above.blogspot.ca/20...-2012-nhl.html

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06-23-2012, 10:47 AM
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Big kid that can drive to the net, a powerforward who can put up good numbers and throw the body around and drop the gloves, big personality and great shot.

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Another kid with decent size.

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Lol how many centers have we drafted in the last two years?

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Lol how many centers have we drafted in the last two years?
Centers can be converted to wing.

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Call me crazy.... but I think this might be a trend!

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Centers can be converted to wing.
Yep. I like it...get a lot of centers, some of whom may be power wingers as necessary. Outside of the first round, they haven't gotten a ton of skill, but they have a great amount of size and grit. Nice to see they're being proactive there.

I'll be curious to see what they do next year.

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Call me crazy.... but I think this might be a trend!
Hey, I just met you,
And this is crazy,
But I'm a center,
So draft me maybe.

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Hey, I just met you,
And this is crazy,
But I'm a center,
So draft me maybe.
You deserve to be stoned for that.

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Hey, I just met you,
And this is crazy,
But I'm a center,
So draft me maybe.
Not going to lie...I sang that.

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Not going to lie...I sang that.
I did too. And now it's stuck in my head.

Damnit, LDS

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Centers can be converted to wing.
This exactly what I said a few weeks ago before the draft.

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Centers can be converted to wing.
I seem to recall Darcy talking about he'd rather draft a center and move them to wing then draft a wing and try to move them to center.

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Nelson should be in attendance for the the US junior camp in August:
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The 6’1, 178 lb forward joins the Sabres’ organization after becoming the first Royals’ player to earn an invitation to the NHL Scouting Combine earlier this month. Recently, Nelson also garnered an invite to the 2012 United States National Junior Evaluation Camp set to run from August 4-11 in Lake Placid, New York.

Link: http://www.victoriaroyals.com/articl...y-draft/123990

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Centers can be converted to wing.
Nelson can play the wing for sure, I think it suits his game more.

He played a bit with Kevin Sundher this season, so that could be a line combination.

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Surplus centres always carry value. Play them on the wing or move them if there's a logjam on the wing. Decent strategy.

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Marlon Martens, voice of the Victoria Royals, caught up with Nelson:
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"This is just a special day for my family and me," Nelson said. "To see the emotion and reactions on the faces of families and friends when I was chosen is a moment I'll never forget. The Buffalo Sabres are a first class organization and I am excited to be a part of their program."

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Marc Habscheid, coach and GM of the Victoria Royals, had this to say about Nelson early on in the 2011-12 season:
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“He’s smart and does good things with the puck,” said Royals’ General Manager and Head Coach Marc Habscheid. “He’s calm with the puck and he’s not afraid to be physical and go to the front of the net and play in small areas. That’s key for a guy with some skill. He has done well and we just hope he keeps doing those things.”

Link: http://www.victoriaroyals.com/articl...s-early-impact
And on the personal side, Nelson has a twin sister who also plays hockey and captained her high school team.

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I don't know anything about the player (besides that he's an OA) but he has an excellent birthday. And he's not an overager by much.

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I don't know anything about the player (besides that he's an OA) but he has an excellent birthday. And he's not an overager by much.
His 18-year old draft season with Des Moines looks, well, pedestrian is probably too positive a word.

Nelson continues another Devine tradition -- at least 1 19-year old (goes along with 1 HSer per draft and the high-end bantam draftee who's fallen on hard times). With Austin, they have two.

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More quotes from Nelson:
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Despite being one of 46 players invited to the U.S. evaluation camp in August at Lake Placid for the 2013 world junior championships scheduled for Ufa, Russia, there isn't a hint of cockiness or arrogance in Nelson, who had a breakout 24 goals and 62 points for the Royals.

"I'm pretty excited, and I wouldn't change this for the world, and I'm glad the way it turned out like it did," said Nelson, who played Saturday in a charity game for the Rogers, Minnesota, youth hockey association.

"Nobody really knows what's going to happen in the draft. You just hope for the best. Buffalo was one of the best choices for me, and I couldn't be happier. We started out on the right foot [when the Sabres recently flew Nelson up to Buffalo for workouts and testing] and I hope it continues into the future."

Link: http://www.timescolonist.com/sports/...628/story.html

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