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Magnolia native Jaxon Nelson inks deal with NHL's Bruins

Jaxon Nelson, a native of Magnolia and a member of the Minnesota Golden Gophers hockey team, signed a one-year, entry-level deal with the Boston Bruins on Tuesday.

Nelson became the first Gopher to turn pro since the team’s season ended. He will report to the club’s AHL affiliate in Providence on an amateur tryout for the rest of this season.

Nelson spent five years with the Gophers and played a key role for the maroon and gold down the stretch. Across the team’s final eight games, he notched 13 points (11-2=13), including his lone collegiate hat trick. He finished the season with career highs in goals (19) and points (31).

During his five seasons, Nelson played in 169 games, recording 42 goals, 47 assists and 89 points while winning 53.8% of the 1,394 draws he took.

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