|HOME TOWN:||Green Bay, WI|
HOW HE GOT HERE: Assigned by New York Rangers in March 2019
CONTRACT STATUS: New York Rangers (NHL)
Nell was signed by the New York Rangers in March of 2017 after a historic college career at NCAA DI Bowling Green University, setting program records for career GAA (2.07), SV% (.922) and shutouts (11). He earned All-Academic and First Team honors in his sparking Junior season of 2015-16, when he posted a GAA of 1.91 and a SV% of .930. Nell has had stints with AHL Hartford each season since graduation, but has spent most of his time in the ECHL. He began the 2018-19 season as the #2 goaltender on the Mariners depth chart and picked up the first road win in team history on November 7th, 2018 at Reading. After being a causality of a crowded goaltending situation in November, Nell returned to the Mariners in mid-March and went 3-3-0 in six starts down the stretch, including a pair of shootout wins against eventual Eastern Conference Champion Newfoundland.