Anthony Nelson aka "Magic Man"

"Magic Man" Anthony Nelson
"The Magic Man" Anthony Nelson touched the heart of everyone he met & was a truly special person. He was a phenomenal hockey player but even a better person, friend and family member.

Anthony played like a giant and was never intimidated by opponents three-times his size or age.

Nelson was the greatest player to ever play in the WCHL and as a member of the Michigan Mustangs travel team.

In 89 regular season games he scored 337 Goals, 119 Assists for 456 PTS (5.12 points per game).

He also holds the WCHL Single-Season Record for Goals (78) & Points (92) in a season (12 Games).

Anthony won a record 5 Wheelers Cups (4 straight from 2005-06 to 2008-09). In 29 Playoff games, Anthony scored 110 Goals & 38 Assists for 148 Points (5.10 points per game).

Anthony was a 4-time MVP, 3-time Offensive Player of the Year and led the Michigan Mustangs to 2 Championships and 2 Silver Medals in National tournaments.

Anthony was smart, funny, kind & was dedicated to his friends, family & God.

His spirit & heart can teach us all a lesson in life.

"Heroes Are Remembered, Legends Never Die"

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In Memory of #24 Anthony Nelson
In honor of Anthony, the WCHL has retired his #24 and the Michigan Mustangs have retired his #19.

In addition, the WCHL Regular Season MVP has been renamed the Anthony Nelson Most Valuable Player Award.
Anthony Nelson celebrates after a Michigan Mustangs goal
Chad Wilson of the Minnesota Saints versus Anthony Nelson of the Michigan Mustangs
#25 Marty Witberg, #19 Anthony Nelson & #23 Kevin Konfara of the Michigan Mustangs