Islanders sign C Nelson to six-year extension

The New York Islanders signed center Brock Nelson to a six-year extension through the 2024-25 season on Thursday.

The team did not disclose financial details, but The Athletic reported the value of the deal at $6 million per season.

The 27-year-old scored 25 goals and set career highs with 28 assists and 53 points in 2018-19 while skating in all 82 games for the second straight season.

Nelson has missed only two games over the past five seasons and enters 2019-20 with 241 points (124 goals, 117 assists) in 480 career contests.

The Islanders (48-27-7, 103 points) finished second in the Metropolitan Division and advanced to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs in 2018-19.

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