Minnesota State recently received a verbal commitment from defenseman Casey Nelson, the brother of current MSU defenseman Josh Nelson, for next season, according to sources.
Casey plays for the North American Hockey League's Johnstown Tomahawks where he has 30 points (10 goals, 20 assists) in 50 games. The Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., native is 6-foot-2, 180 pounds and will give the Mavericks some significant depth on the blue line next season.
Josh will be a senior for the Mavericks. There will also be a third Nelson on the team (no relation), Jordan Nelson, currently of the USHL's Fargo Force.