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Frans Nielsen

Player Facts
  • Position
    C
  • Height
    6'0" / 184 cm
  • Weight
    187 lbs / 85 kg
  • Shoots
    L
  • Contract
    21/22

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

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1999-00 Herning U20 Denmark U20 36 18 16 34 6 |
Denmark U18 WJC-18 B 5 3 4 7 0 -1 |
2000-01 Herning Blue Fox Denmark 38 18 19 37 6 |
Denmark U18 WJC-18 D1 3 2 1 3 0 1 |
Denmark U20 WJC-20 D2 4 2 2 4 2 4 |
2001-02 MIF Redhawks J18 J18 Allsvenskan 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 1 0 2 2 0
MIF Redhawks J20 SuperElit 29 15 27 42 8 | Playoffs 7 3 7 10 2
MIF Redhawks SHL 20 0 1 1 0 3 |
Denmark U18 WJC-18 D1 3 1 2 3 0 1 |
Denmark U20 WJC-20 D2 4 4 10 14 0 9 |
Denmark WC D1 5 1 1 2 0 1 |
2002-03 MIF Redhawks J20 SuperElit 2 1 3 4 0 | Playoffs 6 5 4 9 6
MIF Redhawks SHL 47 3 6 9 10 -6 |
Denmark U20 WJC-20 D1 5 3 7 10 0 2 |
Denmark WC 6 0 0 0 4 -5 |
2003-04 Malmö Redhawks SHL 50 9 7 16 28 -7 | Kvalserien SHL 10 3 5 8 2 8
Denmark U20 WJC-20 D1 5 8 3 11 4 8 |
Denmark WC 6 0 3 3 0 -10 |
2004-05 Malmö Redhawks SHL 49 8 7 15 6 -3 | Kvalserien SHL 10 7 2 9 0 4
Denmark OGQ 3 2 3 5 0 2 |
Denmark WC 6 3 0 3 0 -3 |
2005-06 Timrå IK SHL 50 5 13 18 22 -18 |
Denmark WC 6 3 0 3 4 -2 |
2006-07 New York Islanders NHL 15 1 1 2 0 -2 |
Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 54 20 24 44 10 7 |
Denmark “A” WC 6 0 3 3 6 1 |
2007-08 New York Islanders NHL 16 2 1 3 0 1 |
Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 48 10 28 38 18 6 |
2008-09 New York Islanders NHL 59 9 24 33 18 -4 |
2009-10 New York Islanders NHL 76 12 26 38 6 4 |
Denmark “A” WC 7 2 3 5 6 2 |
2010-11 New York Islanders “A” NHL 71 13 31 44 38 13 |
2011-12 New York Islanders NHL 82 17 30 47 6 -3 |
Denmark “A” WC 7 0 3 3 8 -4 |
Denmark (all) International 10 2 7 9 8 |
2012-13 Lukko Liiga 27 4 20 24 10 9 |
New York Islanders NHL 48 6 23 29 12 -3 | Playoffs 6 0 2 2 0 -2
2013-14 New York Islanders “A” NHL 80 25 33 58 8 -11 |
2014-15 New York Islanders “A” NHL 78 14 29 43 12 8 | Playoffs 7 1 1 2 0 -1
2015-16 New York Islanders “A” NHL 81 20 32 52 12 1 | Playoffs 11 3 2 5 2 -3
2016-17 Detroit Red Wings NHL 79 17 24 41 18 -19 |
Team Europe WCup 6 0 2 2 0 -1 |
Denmark “C” OGQ 3 0 3 3 0 -3 |
Denmark (all) International 4 1 3 4 0 |
2017-18 Detroit Red Wings NHL 79 16 17 33 14 1 |
Denmark “A” WC 7 3 3 6 0 -1 |
Denmark (all) International 9 3 4 7 2 |
2018-19 Detroit Red Wings “A” NHL 9 0 5 5 0 -6 |
2018-19 NHL stats powered by NHL.com
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 102 30 52 82 0.80 28 13 |
Denmark 38 18 19 37 0.97 6 0 |
Denmark U20 36 18 16 34 0.94 6 0 |
International 23 6 14 20 0.87 10 0 |
J18 Allsvenskan 0 0 0 0 - 0 | 1 0 2 2 2.00 0
Liiga 27 4 20 24 0.89 10 9 |
NHL 773 152 276 428 0.55 144 -20 | 24 4 5 9 0.38 2 -6
OGQ 6 2 6 8 1.33 0 -1 |
SHL 216 25 34 59 0.27 66 -31 | 20 10 7 17 0.85 2 12
SuperElit 31 16 30 46 1.48 8 | 13 8 11 19 1.46 8
WC 51 11 15 26 0.51 28 -22 |
WC D1 5 1 1 2 0.40 0 1 |
WCup 6 0 2 2 0.33 0 -1 |
WJC-18 B 5 3 4 7 1.40 0 -1 |
WJC-18 D1 6 3 3 6 1.00 0 2 |
WJC-20 D1 10 11 10 21 2.10 4 10 |
WJC-20 D2 8 6 12 18 2.25 2 13 |
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
07/01/2016
07/01/2016 Confirmed New York Islanders Detroit Red Wings
09/27/2012
09/27/2012 Confirmed New York Islanders Lukko
02/08/2012
02/08/2012 Extension New York Islanders New York Islanders
Player Biography and Trivia

Cult/Star player for Bridgeport Sound Tigers

Cult/Star player for Denmark

Cult/Star player for Herning Blue Fox

Cult/Star player for New York Islanders

Cult/Star player for Timrå IK

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

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