RALSTON, NE - The trading continues for the Omaha Lancers as Head Coach and General Manager David Wilkie inked a deal with the Chicago Steel Thursday morning.
The Lancer acquired forward Jaxon Nelson in exchange for defenseman Jim Dowd (2000), forward Josh Groll (2001), center Cole Quisenberry (1999), a 2019 1st round pick, 2020 1st round phase 2 pick, and a 2020 4th round phase 1 pick.
“While it is never easy to give up young talented players, we felt that the opportunity was too good for the Lancers to pass up on this year,” Wilkie said.
Nelson, a native of Magnolia, MN brings that size that Head Coach Wilkie has been searching for. The Minnesotan gathered an astonishing 264 points (142 goals and 122 assists) with Luverne High School in 88 games. The 6-foot-4, 207-pound center will join the Lancers after spending two seasons with the Sioux Falls Stampede. In his past two years in the USHL, Nelson tallied 35 points in 112 career games. The centerman is committed to play NCAA hockey in his home state at the University of Minnesota.
To see Jaxon's career stats click here.