Da Beauty League concludes with New York Islanders F Brock Nelson winning the John Scott Cup and finishing second on the league leaderboard.
Da Beauty League held their championship game on Wednesday, Aug. 22 where Team Bic and Team Velocity fought for the John Scott Cup.
Team Bic won the close contest 3-1 and the John Scott Cup. With 16 goals and 27 points in just 10 games, Brock Nelson was named to the All-Da Beauty Team.
Nelson shared the league lead in goals with Brock Boeser (Vancouver Canucks) and Mikey Eyssimont (Los Angeles Kings prospect). The Warroad, Minnesota native also finished second in league scoring, seven points behind Boeser who was named the league’s MVP.
Brock Nelson scores for @TraditionCo!! 6-3 Tradition gets the win! @NYIslanders pic.twitter.com/qPn9aDo5jK
— Da Beauty League (@DaBeautyLeague) August 8, 2018
As a restricted free agent, Nelson and the New York Islanders avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $4.25 million.
The 26-year-old was drafted by the Islanders 30th overall in 2010 and will become an unrestricted free agent if no deal is reached by July 1, 2019.
Nelson’s bid for a fourth-straight 20-goal season fell one short last year but he has 99 goals and 188 points in 398 regular-season games to go with three goals and seven points in 18 playoff games.
? for @Bnelson!! @NYIslanders 10-4 @TraditionCo pic.twitter.com/Szj32N6Zr5
— Da Beauty League (@DaBeautyLeague) July 19, 2018
Nelson wasn’t the only Islander at the Da Beauty League as he was joined by Anders Lee, Nick Leddy, Kieffer Bellows, and Bridgeport’s Seth Helgeson. Bellows is likely about to enter his first season of professional hockey and started his case for a roster spot early with seven goals in as many games and added three assists.
Leddy, looking to recover from a league-worst minus-42 rating last season, scored nine points (three goals, six assists) in eight games. Lee scored seven goals and 11 points in five games as prepares for another 30+, maybe even 40+ goal season.
Helgeson, coming off his first season with the Sound Tigers, was named Mr. Clutch and scored three goals and nine points in 10 games including the opening goal of the championship game.
With the conclusion of Da Beauty League signals the start of training camp, and for hockey fans everywhere it couldn’t come sooner.