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Denmark Frans Nielsen
#81 Detroit Red Wings / NHL - 20/21
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4. Cole O'Hara 2 1 3 4
5. Isaac Howard 2 1 3 4
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
C
Age
37
Height
6'0" / 184 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
187 lbs / 85 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Contract
20/21
Agency
Highlights
1-time Danish 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

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 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 Denmark “A” OGQ 3 0 3 3 0 5 |
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
NHL
Sat 17/04 Detroit Red Wings vs Chicago Blackhawks
Mon 12/04 Detroit Red Wings @ Carolina Hurricanes
Sat 10/04 Detroit Red Wings @ Carolina Hurricanes
Tue 06/04 Detroit Red Wings vs Nashville Predators
Sun 04/04 Detroit Red Wings @ Tampa Bay Lightning
Sat 03/04 Detroit Red Wings @ Tampa Bay Lightning
Thu 01/04 Detroit Red Wings @ Florida Panthers
Tue 30/03 Detroit Red Wings @ Florida Panthers
Mon 01/03 Detroit Red Wings @ Chicago Blackhawks
Sun 28/02 Detroit Red Wings @ Chicago Blackhawks
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Player 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
Denmark 1 38 18 19 37 0.97 6 - | 0
Denmark U20 1 36 18 16 34 0.94 6 - | 0
International 3 23 6 14 20 0.87 10 - | 0
J18 Allsvenskan 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
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 8 51 11 15 26 0.51 28 -22 | 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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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Peter Regin (F) 2001-2022 11 Denmark, Denmark, Denmark (all), Denmark U18, Denmark U20, New York Islanders, Timrå IK
Daniel K. Nielsen (D) 2000-2018 11 Denmark, Denmark, Denmark (all), Herning Blue Fox
Morten Green (F) 2000-2017 10 Denmark, Denmark, Denmark (all), Denmark U20
Kyle Okposo (F) 2007-2016 9 Bridgeport Islanders, New York Islanders

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DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
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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Player Biography and Trivia

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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