Eric Neilson (RW)
St. John's IceCaps
Drafted: Los Angeles Kings, 5th round (143rd overall), 2004
Acquired: Signed by the St. John's IceCaps to a PTO on October 16, 2015
2014-15: Crunch season debut Oct. 25 at POR.
2013-14: Named AHL Man of the Year, Yanick Dupre Memorial Award winner, for community service Apr. 17; sixth consecutive nomination, first-time recipient...
Fight (10) Feb. 14 at NOR (Z. Stortini)... Appeared in 24 consecutive games, a career long, Nov. 23-Jan. 25... Fight (9) Jan. 24 vs. HER (P. Wellar)... Assist (2) and fight
(8), Jan. 17 vs. HER (P. Wellar), his 21st consecutive game played to tie a career long... Fight (7), Jan. 8 at WBS (P. Leblond)... Fight (6), Jan. 3 at TOR (J. Devane)...
Fight (5), Dec. 10 at STJ (R. Schnell)... First goal of season (second of Crunch career and first home goal) and fight (4), Dec. 7 vs. NOR (Z. Stortini)... Fight (3), Dec. 6
vs. NOR (Z. Stortini)... First point of the season (assist), Nov. 29 vs. STJ, his first assist with Crunch.. Fight (2), Nov. 9 at NOR (Z. Stortini)... First fight of season, Oct.
26 vs. BRI (B. Gallant), to reach 700 penalty minutes for his AHL career (in his 227th game)... Season debut, Oct. 13 vs. WBS.
2012-13: One goal in 39 games with 135 PIM (third most on team) and team-high 16 fighting majors... Named Crunchâ€™s 2012-13 IOA/American Specialty AHL Man
of the Year, Apr. 11... Fight (16) Apr. 9 at LE (Arseneau)... Fight (15) Apr. 6 at HER (Rechlicz)... Fight (14) Apr. 5 vs. HER (Wellar)... First goal and 13th fight (Leblond)
Mar. 29 at NOR... Fight (12) Mar. 27 at RCH (Tarnasky)... Two fights (10, 11) Mar. 22 vs. HAM (Quailer, Hagel)... Plus-1 Mar. 16 and Mar. 20; first two games with plus
rating this season... Fight (9) vs. Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond (NOR) Mar. 15... Two fights (7, 8) with ADKâ€™s Zack FitzGerald Feb. 8 in 4-2 Crunch win... Fight (6)
vs. Joe Finley (RCH) Jan. 12... Fights in consecutive games vs. Norfolkâ€™s Jay Rosehill, Jan. 4 and 5, his fourth and fifth fighting majors... 29 penalty minutes, including
third fighting major, Dec. 2 at Binghamton... Other fighting majors Nov. 2 at Adirondack and Nov. 10 vs. Rochester.
2011-12: Played entire season for Norfolk (AHL) â€¦ contributed one goal in 47 games for Norfolk â€¦ appeared in his 300th professional game on 12/31/11 at Hershey
â€¦ notched his 500th career AHL penalty minute on 11/29/11 â€¦
2010-2011: Played for San Antonio (AHL) â€¦ played 33 games and recorded one goal and two assists along with 103 PIM â€¦
2009-2010: Played for Hamilton (AHL) â€¦ contributed one goal and two assists in 68 games â€¦
2008-2009: Played with Peoria (AHL) â€¦ played
in 50 games and scored three goals and recorded 207 PIM â€¦
2007-2008: Split time between Alaska (ECHL) and Peoria (AHL) â€¦ played 34 games with Alaska and scored three goals with one assist and 119 PIM â€¦ played in 18 games with Peoria with two assists â€¦ made AHL debut on 02/08/08 â€¦
2006-2007: Scored four goals and two assists in 64 games for Long Beach (ECHL) â€¦
2005-2006: Contributed two goals and two assist along with 164 PIM in 47 games for Bakersfield (ECHL) â€¦
2004-2005: Played for Rimouski (QMJHL) and scored 13 goals and 13 assists with 157 PIM in 54 games â€¦ 2003-2004: Played for Rimouski (QMJHL) â€¦ produced four goals, eleven assists, and 194 PIM in 50 games â€¦
2002-2003: Played for Rimouski (QMJHL) and added two goals and nine assists with 341 PIM in 53 games â€¦
2001-2002: Played for Rimouski (QMJHL) and contributed two assists and 130 PIM in 48 games.
Other: Three-time consecutive winner of the IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year for his respective team (Peoria, Hamilton, San Antonio) from 2008-09
through 2010-11 for contributions to the community.
Transactions: Signed AHL contract with Syracuse, July 3, 2013.... Drafted in the 5th round,143rd overall, in 2004 by Los Angeles.