Thor Nelson

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Thor Eric Nelson (born January 6, 1968 in Westminster, California but grew up in Minot, North Dakota) is an American former National Hockey League linesman, who wore uniform number 80. [1] He has worked the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the 2004 NHL All-Star Game, 2006 Winter Olympics and the 2010 Olympics. [2] Nelson retired in 2013, under doctors' orders due to post-concussion syndrome.

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References

  1. "National Hockey League Officials Association - Members". www.nhlofficials.com. Archived from the original on 2004-05-17.
  2. http://www.hockeyrefs.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1293%3Anelson-makes-return-trip-to-olympics&catid=1%3Aintheheadlines&Itemid=30