From the Launchpad: Connor Nelson

With a goal and two assists in three wins for the Rockets this weekend, Connor Nelson is leading the way for his team. He was the spark the Rockets needed on Sunday against Spokane, scoring the first goal of the game and setting his team ahead in the win.

Described as a gritty, team first kind of guy by head coach Jeremy Blumes, Nelson sees himself as a player who contributes lots of effort and grit. Strong on the forecheck, Nelson is known for his physical play and for being responsible defensively. While he now plays forward, he was converted from a defenseman, which contributes to his defensive play.

The 18 year old rookie is a leader in the community, and is well liked and respected by his teammates for his work ethic and personality.

Before a game, Nelson likes to sing songs in the shower to get himself pumped up.

A native of Sherwood Park, Alta., Nelson loves living in Golden. His favourite part of the small town is being surrounded by mountains, as well as being able to play for the Rockets.

It’s not just hockey all the time for Nelson, as he is an avid golfer come summer. Looking forward to life past his hockey career, Nelson would like to pursue a degree in either nursing or business.

If he could vacation anywhere, he would like to visit anywhere in Europe, or Australia, and escape the snow and cold for a bit.

His favourite movie is Step Brothers, because of its comedic value, as well as the actor Will Ferrell.

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