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FRANS NIELSEN  Denmark

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BIRTHYEAR 1984-04-24 BIRTHPLACEHerning, DEN
AGE 31 NATION Denmark
POSITION C SHOOTS L
HEIGHT 185 cm / 6'1" WEIGHT 86 kg / 190 lbs
YOUTH TEAM Herning IK CONTRACT 15/16
NHL DRAFT 2002 round 3 #87 overall by New York Islanders
CAP HIT $2,750,000
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Nielsen has become a solid NHL'er. Nielsen is a very smart player and a skilled playmaker, with great hockey sense, he reads the game well and he is a good skater. Which allows him to fill a role on both the power play and penalty kill on the New York Islanders team. Has in recent years been considered an outsider for the Selke Trophy. And is among the most underrated players in the NHL according to Sports Illustrated and the NHLPA player poll.

Brother: Simon Nielsen, Father: Frits Nielsen

CAREER STATISTICS Use/Embed statistics RSS feed
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/-      POST GP G A TP PIM +/- 
 1999-00 Herning U20 Denmark U20 36 18 16346 |            
  Denmark U18 WJC-18 B 5 3 470 -1 |            
 2000-01 Herning Blue Fox Denmark 38 18 19376 |            
  Denmark U18 WJC-18 D1 3 2 130 1 |            
  Denmark U20 WJC-20 D2 4 2 242 4 |            
 2001-02 MIF Redhawks J18 J18 Allsvenskan 0 0 000 | Playoffs 1 0 220  
  MIF Redhawks J20 SuperElit 29 15 27428 | Playoffs 7 3 7102  
  MIF Redhawks SHL 20 0 110 3 |            
  Denmark U18 WJC-18 D1 3 1 230 1 |            
  Denmark U20 WJC-20 D2 4 4 10140 9 |            
  Denmark WC D1 5 1 120 1 |            
 2002-03 MIF Redhawks J20 SuperElit 2 1 340 | Playoffs 6 5 496  
  MIF Redhawks SHL 47 3 6910 -6 |            
  Denmark U20 WJC-20 D1 5 3 7100 2 |            
  Denmark WC 6 0 004 -5 |            
 2003-04 Malmö Redhawks SHL 50 9 71628 -7 | Kvalserien SHL 10 3 582
  Denmark U20 WJC-20 D1 5 8 3114 8 |            
  Denmark WC 6 0 330 -10 |            
 2004-05 Malmö Redhawks SHL 49 8 7156 -3 | Kvalserien SHL 10 7 290
  Denmark OGQ 3 2 350 2 |            
  Denmark WC 6 3 030 -3 |            
 2005-06 Timrå IK SHL 50 5 131822 -18 |            
  Denmark WC 6 3 034 -2 |            
 2006-07 New York Islanders NHL 15 1 120 -2 |            
  Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 54 20 244410 7 |            
  Denmark  WC 6 0 336 1 |            
 2007-08 New York Islanders NHL 16 2 130 1 |            
  Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 48 10 283818 6 |            
 2008-09 New York Islanders NHL 59 9 243318 -4 |            
 2009-10 New York Islanders NHL 76 12 26386 4 |            
  Denmark  WC 7 2 356 2 |            
 2010-11 New York Islanders  NHL 71 13 314438 13 |            
 2011-12 New York Islanders NHL 82 17 30476 -3 |            
  Denmark  WC 7 0 338 -4 |            
  Denmark (all) International 10 2 798 |            
 2012-13 Lukko  Liiga 27 4 202410 9 |            
  New York Islanders NHL 48 6 232912 -3 | Playoffs 6 0 220 -2 
 2013-14 New York Islanders  NHL 80 25 33588 -11 |            
 2014-15 New York Islanders  NHL 78 14 294312 8 | Playoffs 7 1 120 -1 
 2015-16 New York Islanders  NHL - - --- |            



CAREER TOTALS
  GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/-    GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/- 
  Regular Season   Postseason
  AHL: 102 30 52 82 0.80 28  13  |    
  Denmark: 38 18 19 37 0.97 |    
  Denmark U20: 36 18 16 34 0.94 |    
  International: 10 2 7 9 0.90 |    
  J18 Allsvenskan: 0 0 0 0 - | 1 0 2 2 2.00  
  Liiga: 27 4 20 24 0.89 10  |    
  NHL: 525 99 198 297 0.57 100  | 13 1 3 4 0.31 -3 
  OGQ: 3 2 3 5 1.67 |    
  SHL: 216 25 34 59 0.27 66  -31  | 20 10 7 17 0.85 12 
  SuperElit: 31 16 30 46 1.48 | 13 8 11 19 1.46  
  WC: 44 8 12 20 0.45 28  -21  |    
  WC D1: 5 1 1 2 0.40 |    
  WJC-18 B: 5 3 4 7 1.40 -1  |    
  WJC-18 D1: 6 3 3 6 1.00 |    
  WJC-20 D1: 10 11 10 21 2.10 10  |    
  WJC-20 D2: 8 6 12 18 2.25 13  |    



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASON AWARDS BY SEASON
2000-2001 Danish Champion
  Danish League Rookie of the Year
2001-2002 J20 SM Silver Medal
  U20 WJC (D2) Silver Medal
  World Championship (D1|B) Gold Medal
2003-2004 U20 WJC (D1|A) Best Plus/Minus (+8)
  U20 WJC (D1|A) Most Goals (8)
  U20 WJC (D1|A) Silver Medal
2009-2010 World Championship Top 3 Player on Team
2011-2012 World Championship Top 3 Player on Team
2013-2014 Danish Forward of the Year
 AWARDS BY LEAGUE
- Danish Champion 00/01
- Danish Forward of the Year 13/14
- Danish League Rookie of the Year 00/01
- J20 SM Silver Medal 01/02
- U20 WJC (D1|A) Best Plus/Minus 03/04
- U20 WJC (D1|A) Most Goals 03/04
- U20 WJC (D1|A) Silver Medal 03/04
- U20 WJC (D2) Silver Medal 01/02
- World Championship (D1|B) Gold Medal 01/02
- World Championship Top 3 Player on Team 09/10, 11/12



TRANSACTIONS
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE  
09/27/2012 Confirmed New York Islanders Lukko NHL lockout contract 
02/08/2012 Extension New York Islanders New York Islanders 4 years 


PLAYER BIOGRAPHY AND TRIVIA
 
 
 
Cult/Star player for Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Cult/Star player for Herning Blue Fox
Cult/Star player for Denmark
Cult/Star player for New York Islanders
 
Memorable dates
- 2007-01-06 • Debuted in the NHL against the Carolina Hurricanes.
- 2007-01-06 • First Danish player in the NHL.
- 2010-02-10 • Reached his 100th NHL point against the Montreal Canadiens