Islanders sign Nelson to 6-year deal reportedly worth $36 million
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The New York Islanders and forward Brock Nelson have agreed to a six-year contract extension.

The deal carries an annual average value of $6 million, according to Arthur Staple of The Athletic.

The 27-year-old Nelson is coming off a career-high 53-point season. He played an integral top-six role for a surprise Islanders team that finished second in the Metropolitan Division and then contributed four goals - including two game-winners - in eight playoff contests.

After being selected by the Islanders with the 30th overall pick in the 2010 draft, the 6-foot-3 center has racked up 241 points in 480 career games.

Nelson was set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

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Islanders sign Nelson to 6-year deal reportedly worth $36 million
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