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Frans Nielsen

30-Year-Old Center – New York Islanders

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

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 ...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 180   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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Nielsen gathered his fourth assist of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Maple Leafs.

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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 6 0 4 4 2 0 17 0.0 0 0 16:33 0 3 3 3:52 3 6
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Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Frans Nielsen was on the ice for 16:33.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Frans Nielsen was on the ice for 3:52 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 18:01 2:22
2013-14 18:20 3:26
2014-15 16:33 3:52

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Frans Nielsen 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 21 TOR 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 0 16:02 5:49
Oct 18 at PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 2 18:51 6:28
Oct 16 SJ 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 7 0.0 0 0 15:48 1:31
Oct 14 at NYR 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 2 18:01 2:43
Oct 11 CAR 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 17:12 3:42
Oct 10 at CAR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 13:25 2:30

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

Nielsen assisted on both Islanders' goals in Friday's shootout win over New Jersey, giving him a career-best 56 points on the season.

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Nielsen scored in regulation and in the shootout to lift the Islanders to a 2-1 win over the Devils on Saturday night. He has nine points, including five goals, in his last 10 games.

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Nielsen posted a goal and an assist for the second-consecutive game, factoring into two goals in Friday's loss to San Jose.

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Nielsen scored a goal and added an assist against the Canucks on Monday.

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Nielsen (hand) was activated from IR on Sunday and collected an assist in a 5-3 loss to the Panthers, according to Newsday.

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Nielsen (hand) practiced with the Islanders on Friday, according to Newsday.

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Nielsen (hand) was officially placed on IR Sunday, according to Newsday.

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Nielsen (hand) skated on his own after Wednesday's practice.

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GM Garth Snow said Nielsen could miss up to a month with his broken hand, Newsday reports.

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Nielsen sustained a broken hand after being slashed during Saturday's game against the Avs, NHL.com reports.

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Nielsen scored twice in Tuesday's win over Boston, giving him four points in the last four games.

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Nielsen scored the Islanders' only goal Saturday in a 2-1 loss to the Devils. The goal extended his current point streak to five games and five points, including three goals.

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2014-15

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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 Islandersí 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.