Nelson secures triple crown of blueline scoring categories in Battalion record book
From first overall pick in the 2020 OHL Priority Selection to Battalion franchise record-holder, Ty Nelson has done it all in a span of under four years.
The 19-year-old from Toronto, Ont. picked up a goal and two assists in Thursday’s 6-5 overtime loss to the Peterborough Petes, recently passing Dylan Blujus for the most career assists by a defenceman in Battalion franchise history with his now 104. Nelson previously set new records for career goals (41) and points (145) by a blueliner, putting him alone in that section of the record book.
“It’s great,” Nelson told BayToday.ca’s Kortney Kenney of the accomplishment. “I mean, it’s really nice to have but right now we’re just focused on the team and we have to get those two points so that’s our main focus.”
“I said this last year when he set some records, but if there’s anybody that’s come through in terms of the organization, where it was, being a first overall drafted player, wanting to be a Battalion…you name it, he’s a guy that deserves to hold the records and all that,” expanded North Bay head coach Ryan Oulahen.
“Extremely proud and grateful I have been able to coach him, and continue to coach him every day.”
Nelson was a third-round pick by the Seattle Kraken in the 2022 NHL Draft, and signed a three-year, entry-level NHL contract with the club on May 11, 2023. He has recorded 18 points (8-10–18) in as many games this season.
Nelly sits atop the record book 👏
Ty Nelson has become the Battalion Franchise Leader in goals, assists and points by a defenceman.
— North Bay Battalion (@OHLBattalion) November 17, 2023