27 - Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson
Height: 6-0
Weight: 197
Year: Senior
Hometown: Westwood, MA
High School: Noble & Greenough
Position: F
Years at Yale: ***

Bulldog Best: Scored game-winning goal vs. St. Lawrence in ECAC Tournament Semifinal at Albany (3/20/09).

2008-09: Skated in 30 games and served as Yale captain... Had 4-3-7 including two game-winners... Most important tally came with 66 seconds left in regulation and broke a 3-3 tie with SLU... ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team.

2007-08: Injury limited the junior to 15 games... Still managed to score two goals and record three assists for five points... Only one penalty for a total of two minutes... Doubled career assists total (six) with three on the year... Named team captain at postseason banquet.

2006-07: Missed only one game and recorded two goals and three assists... All of his points came during conference play... Scored goals on consecutive nights vs. Colgate (11/3) and Cornell (11/4)... Goal vs. Colgate was game-winner in the third period... Academic All-ECAC... Won Yale's David C. Noyes III award for inspiration.

2005-06: Played in 25 games as a freshman... Tallied his first Yale point on a goal vs. Mercyhurst (11/22)... Had game-winning-goals vs. Rensselaer (1/21) and Connecticut (2/5)... Scored two goals vs. Connecticut (2/5).

At Noble & Greenough School: Played soccer, hockey and lacrosse... Tallied 19 goals and 38 points in his last winter on the ice while earning league MVP honors and making first-team All-New England status... Boston Globe All-Scholastic 2005... Made two all-tournament teams in 2005... Three-time all-league selection in hockey.

Personal: Matt Nelson is the son of Kathy and Frank Nelson... Father played hockey at Middlebury... Pierson College resident.

Year GP G APPP SH GW PIM
2005-06 25 5 0 5 0 0 2 14
2006-07 30 2 3 5 0 0 1 22
2007-08 15 2 3 5 0 0 0 2
Totals 70 9 6 15 0 0 3 38