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Frans Nielsen

32-Year-Old Center – Detroit Red Wings

2015-16 NHL Stats

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20

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32

PP Pts

20

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1

PIM

12

2016-17 NHL Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Detroit lost Pavel Datsyuk in the offseason and failed to court the immensely talented Steven Stamkos, who ended up re-signing with Tampa Bay, but the addition of Nielsen should soften the blow. After spending 10 seasons with the Islanders, Nielsen hit the open market this p...

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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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Frans Nielsen Contract Information:

Signed a six-year, $31.5 million contract with the Red Wings in July of 2016.

July 2, 2016  –  Frans Nielsen News

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Nielsen, who the Red Wings acquired in free agency on Friday, is expected to line up as a second-line center — a spot previously occupied by Pavel Datsyuk — in the 2016-17 campaign, MLive.com reports.

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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

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#2 Center

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
Apr 24 TAM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 29:55 2:37
Apr 21 @TAM Did Not Play
Apr 19 TAM Did Not Play
Apr 17 TAM 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 3 33.3 2 0 25:42 3:52
Apr 15 @TAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 20:18 3:10
Apr 13 @TAM Did Not Play
Apr 9 @NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 15:41 1:20
Apr 7 @BOS 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 100.0 1 3 19:21 3:08
Apr 6 PHI Did Not Play
Apr 2 @TOR 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 21:02 3:55
Apr 1 MIN Did Not Play
Mar 29 @MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 22:22 3:17
Mar 28 BUF Did Not Play
Mar 26 PIT 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 7 0.0 0 2 17:47 1:23
Mar 24 MON Did Not Play
Mar 22 @TAM Did Not Play
Mar 19 @FLA 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 17:12 1:00
Mar 17 @CLM 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 2 15:16 0:00
Mar 15 @PHI 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 1 3 20:31 3:39
Mar 13 TOR Did Not Play
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Mar 12 NYR 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 2 15:48 0:00
Mar 10 WPG Did Not Play
Mar 8 @CLM 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.0 0 0 19:29 3:06
Mar 6 @CHI 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 25.0 1 1 18:22 3:34
Mar 2 CHI Did Not Play
Feb 29 @DAL Did Not Play
Feb 27 @COL Did Not Play
Feb 23 CLM 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 3 66.7 0 3 17:40 2:17
Feb 21 @NYR Did Not Play
Feb 20 @OTT Did Not Play
Feb 18 @PIT 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 17:05 2:41
Feb 15 @NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 18:00 4:36
Feb 14 BOS Did Not Play
Feb 12 COL Did Not Play
Feb 10 OTT Did Not Play
Feb 8 FLA Did Not Play
Feb 6 NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 16:06 4:02
Feb 4 @FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 19:09 3:15
Feb 3 @TAM Did Not Play
Jan 25 @NYI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 15:46 2:24
Jan 23 ANA Did Not Play
Jan 22 @BUF 0 2 2 -1 2 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 2 17:24 3:05
Jan 20 STL Did Not Play
Jan 17 PHI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 1 18:38 2:30
Jan 14 @ARI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 5 17:00 1:53
Jan 11 @LOS Did Not Play
Jan 10 @ANA Did Not Play
Jan 7 @SAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 15:56 2:31
Jan 4 @NJD Did Not Play
Jan 2 @BUF 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 15:52 0:54
Dec 31 PIT 1 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 5 20.0 0 1 18:19 2:00
Dec 29 @WPG 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 2 0 16:27 3:22
Dec 28 @MIN Did Not Play
Dec 26 @NAS Did Not Play
Dec 22 NJD Did Not Play
Dec 20 CGY Did Not Play
Dec 18 VAN Did Not Play
Dec 14 BUF Did Not Play
Dec 11 @NJD Did Not Play
Dec 10 MON Did Not Play
Dec 8 @WAS 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 50.0 0 1 16:50 1:31
Dec 5 NAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 16:28 1:19
Dec 3 ARI Did Not Play
Dec 1 BUF Did Not Play
Nov 29 FLA Did Not Play
Nov 27 EDM 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 18:37 1:25
Nov 25 BOS 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 0 2 18:02 2:45
Nov 21 @STL Did Not Play
Nov 20 LOS 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 18:26 3:30
Nov 18 WAS Did Not Play
Nov 16 @OTT 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 5 20.0 1 1 18:48 4:23
Nov 14 @BOS Did Not Play
Nov 13 SAN 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 66.7 0 2 18:24 4:49
Nov 10 WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 17:14 1:48
Nov 8 DAL 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 0 18:11 6:06
Nov 6 @TOR Did Not Play
Nov 3 TAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 3 16:04 0:18
Oct 31 @OTT 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 33.3 0 1 20:17 3:04
Oct 30 OTT Did Not Play
Oct 27 CAR Did Not Play
Oct 24 @VAN 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 3 16:41 2:40
Oct 23 @CGY 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 15:54 0:49
Oct 21 @EDM Did Not Play
Oct 17 @MON 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 1 1 14:42 0:30
Oct 16 CAR Did Not Play
Oct 13 TAM Did Not Play
Oct 10 @CAR 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 2 16:07 1:03
Oct 9 TOR 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 agreed to a six-year contract with the Red Wings on Friday.

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Nielsen and the Islanders may part ways, Brian Erni of SNY.TV reports.

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Nielsen and the Isles are working towards a multi-year contract, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

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Nothing has changed in the contract negotiations between Nielsen and the Islanders, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

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The Islanders and Nielsen have begun contract negotiations, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

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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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2015-16

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 two-way player on better ones, Nielsen had another solid season in 2014-15. In 78 games -- a testament to his work ethic as he was banged up for much of the season -- Nielsen scored 14 goals and 29 assists while playing as the second-line center. His work on the power play is admirable, but his real value lies in being the team’s best penalty killer by a wide margin, once scoring a league-high seven shorthanded goals back in 2010-11. While his fantasy value may not be that high due to his willingness to do a little bit of everything, his point-scoring consistency and the improvement of his linemates should give him some value at the back end of drafts.

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.