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Frans Nielsen

33-Year-Old Center – Detroit Red Wings

2017-18 NHL Stats

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2017-18 NHL Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Nielsen fashioned 17 goals -- including a pair of shorthanded tallies -- to go along with 24 helpers and 15 points total on the man advantage this past season. However, even with the special-teams guru in tow, the Red Wings ranked 27th on the power play and just outside the ...

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

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Nielsen scored his sixth goal of the season and added an assist in Thursday's loss to Calgary.

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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 2:05 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 2:51 48 80
2015-16 31 NHL NYI 81 20 32 52 1 12 181 11.0 2 2 17:43 7 13 20 2:43 35 92
2016-17 32 NHL DET 79 17 24 41 -19 18 162 10.5 0 2 17:09 4 11 15 2:24 64 54
2017-18 33 NHL DET 22 6 3 9 -2 10 44 13.6 2 1 15:46 1 1 2 1:14 10 9
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2017-18 Time On Ice Stats

15:46

Average Time On Ice

On average, Frans Nielsen was on the ice for 15:46.

1:14

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Frans Nielsen was on the ice for 1:14 during power plays.

2:15

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Frans Nielsen was on the ice for 2:15 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2015-16 17:43 2:43 1:59
2016-17 17:09 2:24 1:55
2017-18 15:46 1:14 2:15

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2017-18 NHL Game Log   Frans Nielsen
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Nov 22 EDM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 15:51 1:00
Nov 19 COL 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 2 20:13 2:56
Nov 17 BUF 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 15:59 4:52
Nov 15 CGY 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 1 15:19 2:49
Nov 11 CLM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 17:31 0:00
Nov 9 CGY@CGY 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 14:53 0:00
Nov 6 VAN@VAN 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 15:40 0:05
Nov 5 EDM@EDM 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 14:33 0:00
Nov 2 OTT@OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 11:46 0:00
Oct 31 ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 15:23 0:13
Oct 28 FLA@FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 17:40 0:00
Oct 26 TAM@TAM 2 0 2 1 2 1 0 1 4 50.0 2 0 19:01 1:58
Oct 24 BUF@BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 14:51 0:48
Oct 22 VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 15:34 0:52
Oct 20 WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 16:16 5:13
Oct 18 TOR@TOR 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 16:20 0:36
Oct 16 TAM 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 15:47 4:44
Oct 13 VGK@VGK 1 0 1 -1 2 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 1 13:18 0:02
Oct 12 ARI@ARI 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 14:52 0:27
Oct 10 DAL@DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 14:14 0:05
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Oct 7 OTT@OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 14:36 0:05
Oct 5 MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 17:04 0:16

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

Nielsen (undisclosed) participated in pregame warmups, indicating he'll be in the lineup for Thursday's game against Ottawa, Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News reports.

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Nielsen (undisclosed) missed morning skate Thursday due to "precautionary reasons," but Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill is still calling Nielsen a game-time decision for the evening's road contest against the Senators.

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Nielsen was denied on his shootout attempt in Saturday's 3-2 road win over the Panthers.

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Nielsen scored a pair of special teams goals -- one on the power play and the other while shorthanded -- in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Lightning.

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Nielsen provided the lone shootout goal in Saturday's 2-1 road win over the Senators.

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Nielsen collected three points (two goals, one assist) in succession Saturday, contributing heavily to a 5-1 preseason home win over the Bruins.

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Nielsen's contract with the Red Wings contains a no-move clause, which explains why he won't be exposed to Vegas in Wednesday's expansion draft, MLive.com reports.

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Nielsen posted his 17th goal of the season in Saturday's 3-2 overtime loss against the Canadiens.

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Nielsen opened the scoring in Monday's 5-4 shootout win over the Senators.

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Nielsen notched the game's opening goal and a power-play assist in a 5-3 loss to Tampa on Thursday.

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Nielsen scored two first-period goals (one on the power play) during Tuesday's win over Vancouver.

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Nielsen (upper body) is ready to play in Saturday's road game against the Blue Jackets, Brendan Savage of MLive.com reports.

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2016-17

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 past July and promptly inked a six-year, $31.5 million contract, keeping him in Hockeytown through age 38. GM Ken Holland loves stocking up on well-rounded veterans, and Nielsen fits the mold as a special-teams spark plug with supreme on-ice awareness, a scoring touch, and a sense of defensive responsibility. The first Danish player in NHL history, Nielsen averaged 0.57 points per game with the Isles and projects to serve as the second-line center for the Wings, making him an ideal complement to the first forward you draft.

2015-16

Nielsenís offensive production may be sliding a bit, but this lifelong Islander whoís 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 teamís 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 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.