Nelson Nogier
Image: WHL

Nelson Nogier

Hometown:

Saskatoon Saskatchewan

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1996-05-27

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2014

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2014

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

4th round (101st overall), 2014

Weight:

193 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2010-11: Nelson Nogier played midget AA hockey for the Martensville Marauders in Saskatchewan. He was selected by Saskatoon in the fourth round (71st overall) of the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft.

2011-12: Nogier appeared in four WHL games with Saskatoon and played for the Saskatoon Contacts midget team that reached the semifinals of the 2012 Telus Cup. He had no points and was -4 with the Blades. Nogier scored 3 goals with 10 assists and had 42 penalty minutes in 43 regular season games for the Contacts. In 13 SMHL playoff games he had 3 assists and 4 penalty minutes. Nogier had no points and 2 penalty minutes in seven Telus Cup games.

2012-13: Nogier played 55 regular season games and three playoff games (and all four Memorial Cup games) for Saskatoon in his first WHL season and skated for Canada Western in the 2013 U17 World Hockey Challenge. He had 4 assists and was +7 with 8 penalty minutes during the WHLregular season. He played in 3 of 4 games in the Blades’ first round series with Medicine Hat and was +2 with no points and 2 penalty minutes. He had no points nor penalty minutes at the Memorial Cup. He had 1 assist and 4 penalty minutes in five games for Canada Western. Nogier played seven midget games with the Saskatoon Contacts and scored 2 goals with 7 assists.

2013-14: Nogier was named an assistant captain for Saskatoon in his second season with the Blades and was highly-touted as a prospect heading into the season. He appeared in 37 games for the Blades before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury. Nogier scored 1 goal with 5 assists and was minus-2 with 25 penalty minutes. He was selected to Team Cherry for the 2014 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game but missed the game due to his injury. Ranked 93rd amongst North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings, he was selected by Winnipeg in the fourth round (101st overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft. 

Talent Analysis

Nogier is a no-nonsense, stay-at-home defender. While there is not much of an offensive component to his game, he uses size and strength to defend in his own end. An injury during his second season in junior hockey has slowed his development a bit but he is once again back on the ice and logging a lot of ice time. As with many players his size, skating and mobility will constantly be a challenge.

Future

Nogier appears healthy once again following his shoulder surgery and is back with Saskatoon for his third WHL season in 2014-15. One of the younger teams in the league, the Blades have struggled early in the year and as a result Nogier was sporting one of the worst plus-minus marks in the league. A bit of a projection when he was selected by the Jets in the 2014 NHL Draft, his upside is that of a Dan Girardi-type defender who blocks shots and prevents opponents chances.

(Video) First NHL Goal: Marchenko tally ignites Red Wings third period rally

by Ken McKenna
on

Justin Abdelkader & Alexey Marchenko - Detroit Red Wings

Photo: Detroit Red Wings rookie defenseman Alexey Marchenko (#47), shown here celebrating his first NHL goal with teammate Justin Abdelkader, has posted 35 points in 91 AHL games over the past two seasons (courtesy of John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images)

 

A bit of four-on-four passing magic resulted in the first NHL goal for Detroit Red Wings rookie defenseman Alexey Marchenko, a goal that would spur his team on to a 4-3 win over the the NHL’s top team, the Nashville Predators. Read more»

2015 NHL Draft: Generals’ Vande Sompel gearing up for extended playoff run

by Jason Menard
on

Mitchell Vande Sompel - Oshawa Generals

Photo: Oshawa Generals defenseman and 2015 prospect Mitchell Vande Sompel is currently fifth in scoring among OHL defensemen with 55 points in 51 games (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

 

Mitchell Vande Sompel grew up in London, ON. He was a London Knights’ fan growing up and drew inspiration from some of its biggest stars. And, as a member of the powerhouse Oshawa Generals, the defenseman is looking to join some of the Knights’ famous alumni in the NHL. Read more»

Gillies leads small but impressive group of NHL-drafted goaltenders from the NCAA

by DJ Powers
on

Jon Gillies - Providence College

Photo: Providence College has maintained a presence in the top 15 of the NCAA Hockey rankings, with goaltender and Calgary Flames prospect Jon Gillies playing a big part in the team’s success in 2014-15 (courtesy of Richard T. Gagnon/Getty Images)

 

Fifteen NHL-drafted goaltenders are playing in the NCAA this season. Hockey’s Future takes a closer at the top five, all of whom are among the nominees for this year’s Mike Richter Award that was recently announced. This ranking is based on season performance, overall developmental progress and NHL potential. Unless otherwise noted, all stats are current as of Feb. 28th. Read more»

On the Rush, February 2015

by HF Staff
on

Photo: Dylan Sadowy was taken in the third round (81st overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by the San Jose Sharks (CHL Images)

Photo: Dylan Sadowy was taken in the third round (81st overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by the San Jose Sharks (Courtesy of CHL Images)

 

Welcome to the February edition of On the Rush. It is getting down to crunch time, and soon the playoffs will commence for the players who have managed to advance. In hockey, momentum can be as much of a deciding factor in the postseason as seed order. This month, Hockey’s Future will have a league-by-league look at who is hot, and who is not—as we head into every hockey fan’s favorite time of the year. Read more»

(Video) First NHL Goal: Spooner’s OT goal gives Bruins much-needed points

by Ken McKenna
on

Ryan Spooner - Boston Bruins

Photo: Boston Bruins forward Ryan Spooner was third in scoring for the Providence Bruins at the time he was called up to Boston, scoring eight goals and adding 18 assists in 33 AHL games (courtesy of Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire)

 

It was impeccable timing for the first NHL goal of Boston Bruins‘ forward Ryan Spooner‘s career as his milestone goal came in overtime to give the Bruins a 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils. Read more»

Related Articles