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Frans Nielsen

32-Year-Old Center – New York Islanders

2015-16 NHL Stats

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2015-16 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Nielsen’s offensive production may be sliding a bit, but this lifelong Islander who’s logged more than 500 games with the embattled franchise is arguably the heart and soul of the team. Notable for looking like a great player on bad teams and content to plug away as a steady...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 188   DOB: 4/24/1984   BORN: Herning, Denmark   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd, #87 Overall in 2002   Show ContractHide Contract

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Nielsen signed a four-year, $11 million contract extension with the Isles in February of 2012.

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Frans Nielsen NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2006-07 22 15 1 1 2 -2 0 16 6.3 1 0 0 0 0
2007-08 23 16 2 1 3 1 0 17 11.8 0 0 0 0 0
2008-09 24 59 9 24 33 -4 18 101 8.9 2 1 16:32 3 11 14 3:17 29 39
2009-10 25 76 12 26 38 4 6 136 8.8 1 1 17:13 0 8 8 2:57 39 41
2010-11 26 NHL NYI 71 13 31 44 13 38 156 8.3 1 7 17:46 0 8 8 2:31 23 63
2011-12 27 NHL NYI 82 17 30 47 -3 6 133 12.8 1 0 17:27 5 10 15 2:30 29 66
2012-13 28 NHL NYI 48 6 23 29 -3 12 93 6.5 1 1 18:01 2 8 10 2:22 23 47
2013-14 29 NHL NYI 80 25 33 58 -11 8 167 15.0 0 2 18:20 5 15 20 3:26 39 47
2014-15 30 NHL NYI 78 14 29 43 8 12 157 8.9 4 1 16:35 4 14 18 3:01 48 80
2015-16 31 NHL NYI 81 20 32 52 1 12 181 11.0 2 2 17:43 7 13 20 3:14 35 92
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Frans Nielsen – Playing Time Overview

2015-16 Time On Ice Stats

17:43

Average Time On Ice

On average, Frans Nielsen was on the ice for 17:43.

3:14

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Frans Nielsen was on the ice for 3:14 during power plays.

2:19

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Frans Nielsen was on the ice for 2:19 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2013-14 18:20 3:26 2:10
2014-15 16:35 3:01 1:54
2015-16 17:43 3:14 2:19

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2015-16 NHL Game Log   Frans Nielsen
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
May 8 @TAM 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 16:34 2:08
May 6 TAM 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 2 20:16 3:10
May 3 TAM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 0 21:03 3:37
Apr 30 @TAM 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 19:15 4:29
Apr 27 @TAM 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 1 2 18:20 4:59
Apr 24 FLA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 29:55 2:37
Apr 22 @FLA 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 4 3 26:45 5:31
Apr 20 FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 22:14 5:16
Apr 17 FLA 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 3 33.3 2 0 25:42 3:52
Apr 15 @FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 20:18 3:10
Apr 14 @FLA 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 100.0 5 1 18:20 1:55
Apr 10 PHI Did Not Play
Apr 9 BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 15:41 1:20
Apr 7 @NYR 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 100.0 1 3 19:21 3:08
Apr 5 @WAS 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 22:10 2:38
Apr 4 TAM 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 18:18 1:15
Apr 2 PIT 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 21:02 3:55
Mar 31 CLM 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 3 18:10 2:26
Mar 29 CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 22:22 3:17
Mar 26 @CAR 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 7 0.0 0 2 17:47 1:23
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Mar 25 @TAM 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 21:03 3:53
Mar 23 OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 17:22 4:00
Mar 21 PHI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 17:57 2:47
Mar 19 @DAL 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 17:12 1:00
Mar 17 @NAS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 2 15:16 0:00
Mar 15 @PIT 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 1 3 20:31 3:39
Mar 14 FLA 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 18:37 3:54
Mar 12 @BOS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 2 15:48 0:00
Mar 9 @TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 18:58 1:14
Mar 8 PIT 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.0 0 0 19:29 3:06
Mar 6 @NYR 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 25.0 1 1 18:22 3:34
Mar 3 @WPG 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 17:44 4:18
Mar 1 @VAN 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 21:22 1:21
Feb 28 @EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 22:53 6:06
Feb 25 @CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 21:58 2:16
Feb 23 @MIN 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 3 66.7 0 3 17:40 2:17
Feb 19 @NJD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 17:52 5:41
Feb 18 WAS 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 17:05 2:41
Feb 15 DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 18:00 4:36
Feb 13 @CAR 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 17:00 2:13
Feb 11 LOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 16:40 3:32
Feb 9 @CLM 0 1 1 -1 2 0 1 0 5 0.0 0 2 18:48 2:23
Feb 7 EDM 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 17:20 3:07
Feb 6 @DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 16:06 4:02
Feb 4 @WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 19:09 3:15
Feb 2 MIN 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 1 100.0 0 1 16:36 1:28
Jan 25 DET 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 15:46 2:24
Jan 23 PHI Did Not Play
Jan 22 @OTT 0 2 2 -1 2 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 2 17:24 3:05
Jan 17 VAN 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 1 18:38 2:30
Jan 14 NYR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 5 17:00 1:53
Jan 12 CLM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 19:48 4:25
Jan 9 @PHI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 2 15:59 2:45
Jan 7 WAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 15:56 2:31
Jan 3 DAL 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 17:57 5:21
Jan 2 @PIT 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 15:52 0:54
Dec 31 @BUF 1 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 5 20.0 0 1 18:19 2:00
Dec 29 @TOR 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 2 0 16:27 3:22
Dec 27 TOR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 15:47 0:42
Dec 21 ANA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 2 20:26 2:53
Dec 19 @ARI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 16:30 3:47
Dec 17 @COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 15:58 4:50
Dec 15 FLA 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 17:13 4:43
Dec 13 NJD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 16:03 3:17
Dec 12 @CLM 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 1 100.0 0 1 17:22 4:47
Dec 8 @PHI 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 50.0 0 1 16:50 1:31
Dec 5 @OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 16:28 1:19
Dec 4 STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 19:44 2:53
Dec 2 NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 2 17:18 1:49
Nov 30 COL 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 2 17:43 3:09
Nov 28 @TAM 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 0.0 0 0 16:44 2:57
Nov 27 @FLA 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 18:37 1:25
Nov 25 PHI 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 0 2 18:02 2:45
Nov 22 @MON 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 1 18:11 5:30
Nov 20 MON 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 18:26 3:30
Nov 16 ARI 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 5 20.0 1 1 18:48 4:23
Nov 13 @ANA 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 66.7 0 2 18:24 4:49
Nov 12 @LOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 15:18 2:51
Nov 10 @SAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 17:14 1:48
Nov 8 BOS 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 0 18:11 6:06
Nov 5 @MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 14:32 2:46
Nov 3 NJD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 3 16:04 0:18
Nov 1 BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 2 19:05 0:00
Oct 31 @NJD 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 33.3 0 1 20:17 3:04
Oct 29 CAR 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 1 1 15:20 1:40
Oct 26 CGY 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 5 40.0 0 0 17:00 3:57
Oct 24 @STL 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 3 16:41 2:40
Oct 23 BOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 15:54 0:49
Oct 20 @CLM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 16:25 0:00
Oct 17 SAN 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 1 1 14:42 0:30
Oct 15 NAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 16:12 1:25
Oct 12 WPG 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 12:23 2:05
Oct 10 @CHI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 2 16:07 1:03
Oct 9 CHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 1 18:35 1:45

Frans Nielsen: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Nielsen and the Islanders have yet to begin serious contract negotiations, Mark Herrmann of Newsday reports.

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Nielsen opened the scoring for the Isles on Friday, contributing to a Game 5, double-overtime win over the Panthers.

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Nielsen registered a power-play goal to go along with an assist and five hits in Thursday's 5-4 victory over Florida in Game 1.

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Nielsen is among the Islanders slated to be rested Sunday against the Flyers.

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Nielsen recorded two assists -- one on the power play -- as part of Thursday's 4-3 win over Columbus.

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Nielsen set up both power-play goals during Tuesday's 2-1 win over Pittsburgh.

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Nielsen registered two assists -- one on the game-winning goal -- in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win against the Jets.

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Nielsen recorded two power-play goals on three shots, a plus-1 rating and three blocked shots in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Wild.

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Nielsen dished out a pair of assists in Sunday's win over the Oilers.

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After failing to hit the scoresheet in Monday's game, Nielsen has now gone nine games without a goal.

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Nielsen tallied an assist in Sunday's loss to the Canucks.

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With 14 tallies so far, Nielsen could set a career high in goals this season and may even hit the 30 mark.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015-16

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2014-15

Nielsen had his best season to date last year with 25 goals and 33 assists, including five power play goals. He has always been considered one of the best two-way centers in the game, but this kind of offensive output was still unexpected. The Islanders are loaded at center and with the addition of Mikhail Grabovski, Nielsen is slated to center the third line. It's no secret that the Islanders are looking to trade away at least one of their forwards to add a defenseman and Nielsen could be the odd man out, as he would likely bring back the best return.

2013-14

Nielsen's numbers suffered a bit last season as he only had six goals and 29 points to go along with a -3 in 48 games. Although he is one of the best defensive forwards in the NHL, his plus/minus totals can be disappointing. This has more to do with the team he plays on than his ability. At this point in time, it looks like Nielsen will center the second line, but that could change if Ryan Strome makes the team out of training camp and stays at his natural center position.

2012-13

Outside of John Tavares, Nielsen may be the most valuable Islander. His numbers keep getting better each season, he's very good on faceoffs and in the defensive zone, and is as close to automatic in the shootout as a player can be. Right now he's the second line center, but once Ryan Strome is ready to make his debut he could be pushed down to the third line or possibly Strome will be moved to wing to either play on the top line with Tavares, or second line with Nielsen. Nielsen is worth a look in deeper leagues and close to one-third of his 47 points were on the power play last season.

2011-12

Nielsen's numbers from last season may not be all that impressive - 13 goals, 31 assists - but he is considered one of the more underrated players in the game for his all-around play. He is very good in his own end and on faceoffs, and is one of the few Islanders to have a plus.minus above 10. He might very well be best known for his shootout ability as goaltenders seem to be helpless when he goes to his backhand. Once again, he will center the Islanders third line in 2011-12.

2010-11

Nielsen is another up-and-comer in the Islanders system. Nielsen had 12 goals last season -- a slight improvement over the nine he had the season before -- but will need to continue to improve to stick with the big team. It may have taken some time but the Islanders are starting to build up some organizational depth and if Nielsen is unable to deliver then the Isles may call up someone who can.

2009-10

Nielsen raised a few eyebrows in his first full season with the club. He missed over a month of action due to a leg injury, but rolled off 24 points in 40 games when he was back on the ice. His 33 points were the 5th highest on the team and his 16 power-play points were good for third on the club behind only Mark Streit and Doug Weight. As well, his plus/minus was one of the few on the team to not be at double-digits in the negative (minus-4). A lot of his success will be tied to which line (and which players) he centers.

2008-09

Nielsen has had some success in the AHL the last two seasons, but did not show much in his brief stints with the Isles over the same period of time. He does have one thing that may help him get a longer look from the Islanders: chemistry with Kyle Okposo. The line of Nielsen, Okposo and Jeff Tambellini clicked when KO arrived at Bridgeport, so perhaps the team will give the trio a chance at the NHL level.

2007-08

After playing the last five years in Sweden, Nielsen finally touched ice in the Islanders’ organization in 2006-07. He has great playmaking skills, and in his first stint in the AHL he added a slight scoring touch. He potted 20 goals in 54 games with Bridgeport, and if he continues to improve his scoring ability, the Isles will call his number at some point this season.

2006-07

Nielsen will play in Bridgeport of the AHL for the 2006-07 season.