Islanders sign Nelson to entry-level deal

4/3/2012 2:23:31 PM

Nelson led North Dakota in scoring with 28 goals and 47 points in 42 games this season, his sophomore campaign. Over two years with the Sioux, the 20- year-old recorded 36 goals and 68 points in 84 collegiate appearances.

A native of northern Minnesota, Nelson was a first-round pick of the Isles in the 2010 draft.