| Eric Neilson|
Ice hockey player
| August 18, 1984 (age 31)
Fredericton, NB, CAN (1984-08-18) |
St. John's IceCaps
San Antonio Rampage
143rd overall, 2004
Los Angeles Kings
Eric Neilson (born August 18, 1984) is a former Canadian professional ice hockey player who was known as an enforcer. He last played with the Manchester Storm of the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL). Neilson was selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the 5th round (143rd overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
On July 13, 2011, Neilson was signed as a free agent by the Norfolk Admirals to a one-year AHL Standard Player's Contracts. After appearing in 47 games for the Calder Cup record-setting Admirals, Neilson followed the team affiliation with the Tampa Bay Lightning and signed with the Syracuse Crunch on July 5, 2012. Neilson played 3 season with the Crunch, from 2012–13 to 2014–15.
It was announced in May 2016 that Neilson would move away from the US and join the UK side the Manchester Storm playing in the EIHL - the UK's highest level of professional ice hockey.
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