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Denmark Frans Nielsen

#51 Eisbären Berlin / DEL - 21/22

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Frans Nielsen Facts

Date of Birth
Position
C
Age
39
Height
6'0" / 184 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
187 lbs / 85 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Status
Retired
Agency
Highlights
1-time Danish Champion 1
1-time Danish League Rookie of the Year 1
1-time DEL Champion 1

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

Team Staff profile of Frans Nielsen also available

Frans Nielsen 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 J20 SuperElit 29* 15* 27* 42* 8* -* | Playoffs 7 3 7 10 2 -
MIF Redhawks Elitserien 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 J20 SuperElit 2* 1* 3* 4* 0* -* | Playoffs 6 5 4 9 6 -
MIF Redhawks Elitserien 47* 3* 6* 9* 10* -6* |
Denmark U20 “C” WJC-20 D1 5* 3* 7* 10* 0* 2* |
Denmark WC 6* 0* 0* 0* 4* -5* |
2003-04 Malmö Redhawks Elitserien 50* 9* 7* 16* 28* -7* | Kvalserien SHL 10 3 5 8 2 8
Denmark U20 “C” WJC-20 D1 5* 8* 3* 11* 4* 8* |
Denmark WC 6* 0* 3* 3* 0* -10* |
2004-05 Malmö Redhawks Elitserien 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 Elitserien 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 SM-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 72* 10* 25* 35* 14* -7* |
2019-20 Detroit Red Wings “A” NHL 60* 4* 5* 9* 8* -13* |
2020-21 Detroit Red Wings “A” NHL 29* 1* 5* 6* 0* -3* |
2021-22 Eisbären Berlin DEL 33* 12* 15* 27* 6* 17* | Playoffs 12 4 3 7 4 4
Denmark “A” OGQ 3* 0* 3* 3* 0* 5* |
Denmark “A” OG 5* 2* 1* 3* 0* -3* |
Denmark “A” WC 7* 0* 0* 0* 0* -3* |
Denmark (all) International 17* 3* 6* 9* 0* -* |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2022-23 Malmö Redhawks J18 J18 Region Development Coach
Malmö Redhawks J20 J20 Nationell Development Coach
Seattle Kraken NHL Team Consultant Player Development Consultant
2023-24 Seattle Kraken NHL Development Coach
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Frans Nielsen Game Log

Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
WC
2022-05-24T16:20:00+0300 Denmark @ Slovakia
2022-05-23T20:20:00+0300 Denmark @ Canada
2022-05-21T12:20:00+0300 Denmark vs France
2022-05-19T16:20:00+0300 Denmark @ Germany
2022-05-17T16:20:00+0300 Denmark @ Italy
2022-05-15T20:20:00+0300 Denmark vs Switzerland
2022-05-14T12:20:00+0300 Denmark vs Kazakhstan
DEL
2022-05-04T17:30:00+0000 Eisbären Berlin @ EHC München
2022-05-02T17:30:00+0000 Eisbären Berlin vs EHC München
2022-05-01T13:15:00+0000 Eisbären Berlin @ EHC München
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Frans Nielsen Career Totals

League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 2 102* 30* 52* 82* 0.80* 28* 13* | 0 * * * * * *
DEL 1 33* 12* 15* 27* 0.82* 6* 17* | 1 12 4 * 3 * 7 * 0.58 * 4 * 4 *
Denmark 1 38* 18* 19* 37* 0.97* 6* -* | 0 * * * * * *
Denmark U20 1 36* 18* 16* 34* 0.94* 6* -* | 0 * * * * * *
International 4 40* 9* 20* 29* 0.73* 10* -* | 0 * * * * * *
J18 Allsvenskan (J18 Nationell) 1 0* 0* 0* 0* -* 0* -* | 1 1 0 * 2 * 2 * 2.00 * 0 * - *
J20 SuperElit (J20 Nationell) 2 31* 16* 30* 46* 1.48* 8* -* | 2 13 8 * 11 * 19 * 1.46 * 8 * - *
SM-liiga (Liiga) 1 27* 4* 20* 24* 0.89* 10* 9* | 0 * * * * * *
NHL 15 925* 167* 306* 473* 0.51* 166* -37* | 3 24 4 * 5 * 9 * 0.38 * 2 * -6 *
OG 1 5* 2* 1* 3* 0.60* 0* -3* | 0 * * * * * *
OGQ 3 9* 2* 9* 11* 1.22* 0* 4* | 0 * * * * * *
Elitserien (SHL) 5 216* 25* 34* 59* 0.27* 66* -31* | 2 20 10 * 7 * 17 * 0.85 * 2 * 12 *
WC 9 58* 11* 15* 26* 0.45* 28* -25* | 0 * * * * * *
WC D1 1 5* 1* 1* 2* 0.40* 0* 1* | 0 * * * * * *
WCup 1 6* 0* 2* 2* 0.33* 0* -1* | 0 * * * * * *
WJC-18 B 1 5* 3* 4* 7* 1.40* 0* -1* | 0 * * * * * *
WJC-18 D1 2 6* 3* 3* 6* 1.00* 0* 2* | 0 * * * * * *
WJC-20 D1 2 10* 11* 10* 21* 2.10* 4* 10* | 0 * * * * * *
WJC-20 D2 2 8* 6* 12* 18* 2.25* 2* 13* | 0 * * * * * *
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Frans Nielsen Connections

Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
05/10/2022
05/10/2022 Confirmed Eisbären Berlin Retired
10/10/2021
10/10/2021 Confirmed Detroit Red Wings Eisbären Berlin
08/19/2021
08/19/2021 Confirmed Detroit Red Wings Unknown
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

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Frans Nielsen Biography and Trivia

Number 51 retired by Herning Blue Fox

Cult/Star player for Bridgeport Islanders

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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