For just the second time ever, UND has five 20-goal scorers in the NHL in a single season -- and there's still a month left in the regular season.

Former Warroad High and UND standout Brock Nelson reached that mark when he scored a goal for the New York Islanders against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night in New York.

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It marked the fourth time that Nelson has reached 20 goals in a single season.

Nelson joined fellow Warroad High graduate T.J. Oshie (20 goals) of the Washington Capitals, Brock Boeser (21) of the Vancouver Canucks, Zach Parise (24) of the Minnesota Wild and Jonathan Toews (29) of the Chicago Blackhawks in the 20-goal club this season.

Travis Zajac, who has 14 goals for the New Jersey Devils, also could hit that mark this season.

The only other time UND has had five 20-goal scorers in a single NHL season was 2015-16, when Toews, Parise, Oshie, Nelson and Drew Stafford hit that mark.

UND is the only college hockey team with five 20-goal scorers right now.

Boston College and Michigan have three. Notre Dame has two. Five others have one.

College hockey's 20-goal scorers in NHL (as of 2-28-19)

5 - North Dakota (Jonathan Toews, Zach Parise, Brock Boeser, T.J. Oshie, Brock Nelson)

3 - Boston College (Cam Atkinson, Johnny Gaudreau, Chris Kreider)

3 - Michigan (Dylan Larkin, Kyle Connor, Max Pacioretty)

2 - Notre Dame (Kyle Palmieri, Anders Lee)

1 - Wisconsin (Joe Pavelski)

1 - Omaha (Jake Guentzel)

1 - Jack Eichel (Boston University)

1 - Minnesota (Phil Kessel)

1 - UMass (Frank Vatrano)

 

UND in the NHL

Stats as of 2/28/19

*: Dressed but didn't see action