David Nelson

Name: David Nelson
Birthday: 4/17/93
Position: Forward
Hometown: Warroad, MN
Years with the Rhinos: Three years

What are you looking forward to this season?
I’m looking forward to being with the boys every day and playing in front of our fans at the SPEC (Special Events Center).

What are your goals for the upcoming season?

My goal is to win the Division and win the Thorne Cup.

What is one of the funniest moments you’ve had during your time as a Rhino?

My first year on the team, we were playing in San Diego and after the third game on Sunday, we traded for Craig Hanish. No one knew who or what we traded for him so I asked our captain, Mikey Rivera, if he knew who we traded and he said that they traded me. So the whole bus ride home I thought I was getting traded.

What is the best part of playing for El Paso?

The way we get treated here– being a Rhino is a privilege. You have everything here that you could ask for, from the rink to the training center, to the fans. Playing here in front of a sold out crowd is the best!

What is something few people know about you?

When I was six years old, I fractured my skull.