Looking for stats?

Nelson Returns to Rush

July 14, 2017 - ECHL (ECHL) - Rapid City Rush News Release

(RAPID CITY, SD) - The Rapid City Rush, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Minnesota Wild, announced today that forward Logan Nelson has been signed for our upcoming 10th anniversary campaign for the 2017-18 ECHL season.

Nelson came back to the Rush organization last season after beginning the 2016-17 campaign with the Wichita Thunder. The 6'1", 210-pound forward played in 18 games with the Thunder and contributed 2 goals, 6 assists, and 8 points before returning to the Black Hills on New Year's Eve. When he came back, Nelson exploded for the Rush as an offensive threat, averaging just under a point-per-game average with 10 goals, 15 assists, and 25 points in just 31 games.

"The feeling of coming back to such a great community is exciting to me. I've had the privilege of playing with Coach Tetrault and also having him as an assistant coach, so I know his passion for the game is endless. I know he's going to do everything in his power to bring a team full of good guys and winners together," said Nelson on coming back to Rapid City. "When I was traded here the Rush made it very easy for me to adapt into the player I know I can be. I'm looking forward to being back in this city playing with the best fans in the ECHL behind me, while also changing the culture of this team into a hard-working team that competes and plays for each other every night. My expectations are nothing short of a championship. That's why we play this game. We want to win and be the best. I think everything is in motion for that to happen and I'm just simply counting down the days until October."

"We're very excited to have Nelly back. He had a great second half of the season last year, but suffered an unfortunate injury," said Rush Head Coach Daniel Tetrault on Nelson's return. " Logan is a big power forward that can score with a great release on his shot. I'm counting on him to produce offensively and to be a leader for our team. He hasn't reached his full potential yet, but I expect him to have a career year and a breakout season as long as he uses his size and skill like we know he can."

• Discuss this story on the ECHL message board...

ECHL Stories from July 14, 2017

The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.