|High School:||Michael A. Riffel|
Sophomore (2009-10 Season): Game-By-Game Statistics . . . Fundamentally-sound netminder . . . Received plenty of game experience a season ago . . . Will vie for the starting job . . . Could emerge as one of the top goaltenders in the league . . . Competes hard around the crease . . . Tall and lanky netminder . . . Has a lot of natural ability . . . Possesses a great glove hand with above average ability to play the puck . . . Agile with quick reflexes . . . Good poise around the net . . . Determined . . . A highly-competitive individual in both games and practices . . . Needs to continue adding strength . . . Career Statistics.
Freshman (2008-09 Season): A 2008-09 CCHA All-Rookie Honorable Mention selection . . . Recipient of FSU's Rookie of the Year Award . . . Started 16 of 19 games played . . . Forged a 5-8-4 record while compiling a 2.50 goals-against average and a .912 saves percentage . . . Recorded 457 saves and allowed 44 goals in 1054:24 minutes of action between the posts . . . Placed ninth among CCHA's top goaltenders in goals-against average (2.39) and ranked 10th in save percentage (.918) in 15 league appearances . . . Chosen as the CCHA Rookie of the Week (Feb. 2) as a result of compiling a 0.96 goals-against average (two goals allowed) and a .970 save percentage (64 saves) in 125 minutes of a league home series sweep of Nebraska-Omaha (1/30-31) . . . Earned first collegiate win with a 21-saves effort against Canisius (10/11) . . . Had at least 30 saves or more in a game in five different encounters, which included a season-high 35 stops against Ohio State (1/17) in an overtime league tie . . . Garnered 34 saves and allowed only one goal in 65 minutes of playing time in a league home series finale versus Nebraska-Omaha (1/31) . . . Turned aside 32 shots on net at Michigan (2/28) in a complete-game performance . . . Registered at least 20 or more saves in 13 contests, which included his final four outings of the campaign . . . Posted a 2-1-1 ledger with a 2.71 goals-against average (11 goals allowed) and a .902 save percentage (101 saves) in four November outings . . . Recorded a shot at Northern Michigan (11/28) and finished the CCHA matchup with a game-winning 23 stops in 59:33 minutes of action . . . Entered the season rated as the fourth best among the nation's top incoming freshmen goaltenders by Inside College Hockey.com . . . Game-By-Game Statistics.
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 . . . FSU Letters: One . . . Nickname is "Nelly" . . . Majoring in marketing.