Nielsen, 19, was drafted by the Maple Leafs in the third round (65th overall) of the 2015 NHL Draft. The Red Deer, Alberta native has collected 24 points (seven goals, 17 assists) in 23 regular season games with the Lethbridge Hurricanes of the Western Hockey League (WHL) this season. Nielsen is fourth in team scoring and tied for second among all WHL defencemen.
(From Toronto Maple Leafs website)
Nielsen went onto twitter to say:
So excited to officially sign with the @MapleLeafs Thank you to my family, friends, coaches, teammates and especially my family. #blessed— Andrew Nielsen (@A_Nielsen57) November 23, 2015