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   # 29 - Taylor Nelson
Taylor Nelson
Ferris State
Position:
Goaltender

Height:
6-1

Weight:
171

Year:
Freshman

Hometown:
Regina, Saskatchewan

Junior Team:
Humboldt (SJHL)

Bulldog Career: Career Statistics.

Freshman (2008-09 Season):
Game-By-Game Statistics . . . Highly-touted recruit with strong junior-level credentials . . . Will vie for playing time immediately . . . Competes hard around the crease . . . Tall and lanky netminder . . . Possesses a great glove hand with above average ability to play the puck . . . Rated fourth among the nation’s top incoming freshmen goaltenders by Inside College Hockey.com . . . Agile with quick reflexes . . . Good poise around the net . . . Fundamentally-sound.

 

High School/Juniors:
Recipient of the Harold L. Jones Trophy as the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s (SJHL) Top Goaltender for the 2007-08 season as a member of the Humboldt (Saskatchewan) Broncos . . . SJHL record holder for most career shutouts (10), most shutouts in a season (seven), lowest goals-against average in a season (1.74), and longest shutout streak (259:06 minutes) . . . Played two seasons (2006-07 and 2007-08) at Humboldt under head coach Dean Brockman . . . Registered a 31-7-0 record with a 1.75 goals-against average (68 goals allowed) and a .930 save percentage in 2,351 total minutes during his 39 appearances in the 2007-08 campaign as Humboldt was 48-9-0 overall. . . Named MVP of the 2007-08 Royal Bank Cup Championship contest . . . Member of the 2007-08 Credential Cup Champions and the Anavet Cup Champions with Humboldt . . . Had his gloves and stick requested for the Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame following the Junior A National Championship game . . . A 2007-08 SJHL All-Star Game starter and was a 2007-08 SJHL All-Star Second-Team pick . . . Received SJHL Goaltender of the Week honors five of the seven months for the 2007-08 campaign . . . Participated in the 2008 Canadian Junior ‘A’ Hockey League (CJAHL) Team West Top Prospects game . . . Earned team MVP accolades in 2007-08 after garnering 2006-07 squad Rookie of the Year kudos . . . Was 20-1-0 in net with a 2.46 goals-against average (58 goals allowed) and a .912 save percentage in 22 2006-07 outings as the Broncos went 41-14-0 overall . . . A two-time (2004-06) Hockey Regina Midget AA All-Star selection for the Tisdale (Saskatchewan) Trojans . . . A 2006 graduate of Michael A. Riffel High School . . . Competed three years in baseball (2003-06).

Personal:
Born 5/3/88 in Regina, Saskatchewan . . . Son of Reg and Jo Anne Nelson . . . Father is employed as a controller and mother is a registered nurse . . . Has a younger sister . . . Catches: Left . . . Nickname is “Nelly” . . . Majoring in business administration.


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