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Frans Nielsen
G A Pts
17 24 41
Team: Detroit Red Wings Height: 6-1 Born: 4/24/1984
Position: CWeight: 188 Birthplace: Herning, Denmark

Latest News
Apr. 4 7:40 AM PT8:40 AM MT9:40 AM CT10:40 AM ET14:40 GMT22:40 7:40 AM MST9:40 AM EST18:40 UAE10:40 ETNaN:� BRT - Nielsen scored his 16th goal of the season Monday.
Analysis: Nielsen has four points in his last three games, but his first season with Detroit following 10 with the Islanders hasn't gone as planned. Besides the Red Wings missing the playoffs, he's posted a disappointing 38 points along with a minus-18.
Mar. 1 8:30 AM PT9:30 AM MT10:30 AM CT11:30 AM ET16:30 GMT0:30 9:30 AM MST11:30 AM EST20:30 UAE11:30 ETNaN:� BRT - Nielsen scored twice in the first period for Detroit and Zetterberg had two assists in Tuesday's 3-2 win over Vancouver.
Analysis: Nielsen has three goals and an assist over his last four games.
Feb. 18 2:16 PM PT3:16 PM MT4:16 PM CT5:16 PM ET22:16 GMT6:16 3:16 PM MST5:16 PM EST2:16 UAE (+1)17:16 ETNaN:� BRT - Nielsen scored on the power play Saturday.
Analysis: Nielsen halted an eight-game point drought with his 11th goal of the season.
Feb. 3 6:06 PM PT7:06 PM MT8:06 PM CT9:06 PM ET2:06 GMT10:06 7:06 PM MST9:06 PM EST6:06 UAE (+1)21:06 ETNaN:� BRT - Nielsen (upper-body injury) has been taken off IR after missing the past three games and will be back on the ice Saturday against Columbus.
Analysis: The Red Wings' lone All-Star returns looking to break out of an offensive slump, having gone without a point in a five consecutive games.
Jan. 21 9:22 AM PT10:22 AM MT11:22 AM CT12:22 PM ET17:22 GMT1:22 10:22 AM MST12:22 PM EST21:22 UAE12:22 ETNaN:� BRT - Nielsen recorded a power-play goal in Friday's loss at Buffalo.
Analysis: Detroit's representative for the upcoming All-Star Game, Nielsen is on a nice eight-game run in which he's posted two goals, five assists and a plus-8 rating.
Dec. 4 8:20 PM PT9:20 PM MT10:20 PM CT11:20 PM ET4:20 GMT12:20 9:20 PM MST11:20 PM EST8:20 UAE23:20 ETNaN:� BRT - Nielsen picked up an assist in his first game against his former team Sunday.
Analysis: Nielsen, who faced the Islanders after spending his first 10 seasons with the organization, has three goals and four assists in his last six games.
Nov. 29 7:15 PM PT8:15 PM MT9:15 PM CT10:15 PM ET3:15 GMT11:15 8:15 PM MST10:15 PM EST7:15 UAE (+1)22:15 ETNaN:� BRT - Nielsen recorded an assist in the Red Wings' 3-1 win over Dallas on Monday.
Analysis: The center is on a very good roll of late, compiling two goals and three assists over a three-game point streak. Nielsen had managed only two points over his previous 10 games.
Nov. 26 9:40 AM PT10:40 AM MT11:40 AM CT12:40 PM ET17:40 GMT1:40 10:40 AM MST12:40 PM EST21:40 UAE12:40 ETNaN:� BRT - Nielsen scored two goals and set up Mike Green's winner from the right circle at 3:18 of overtime as the Red Wings handed the Devils a rare loss at home with a 5-4 victory Friday night.
Analysis: Nielsen had totaled just one goal and three assists in his previous 12 games.
Nov. 15 7:48 PM PT8:48 PM MT9:48 PM CT10:48 PM ET3:48 GMT11:48 8:48 PM MST10:48 PM EST7:48 UAE (+1)22:48 ETNaN:� BRT - Nielsen ended an eight-game goal drought with his third of the season Tuesday in a 4-3 loss to Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Since tallying two points in the season opener, Nielsen has totaled just six in 16 games. His goal Tuesday was his first in 10 home games.
Oct. 31 10:37 AM PT11:37 AM MT12:37 PM CT1:37 PM ET17:37 GMT1:37 10:37 AM MST12:37 PM EST21:37 UAE13:37 ETNaN:� BRT - Nielsen assisted on both Detroit goals in Sunday's 5-2 loss to Florida, though he finished a minus-3 for the game.
Analysis: The two-way center appears to have a chance to duplicate the 20 goals and 52 points he recorded with the Islanders last season. Nielsen has scored twice and notched four helpers through his first 10 games as a Wing.
Oct. 13 6:54 PM PT7:54 PM MT8:54 PM CT9:54 PM ET1:54 GMT9:54 6:54 PM MST8:54 PM EST5:54 UAE (+1)21:54 ET22:54 BRT - Nielsen, signed to a $31.5 million, six-year free agent deal by Detroit, had a goal and an assist in Thursday's season opener.
Analysis: Nielsen finished with 20 goals and 52 points last season and the Red Wings are hoping to get similar production from him this year.
July 1 9:10 AM PT10:10 AM MT11:10 AM CT12:10 PM ET16:10 GMT0:10 9:10 AM MST11:10 AM EST20:10 UAE12:10 ET13:10 BRT - Nielsen agreed to a six-year, $31.5 million contract with the Detroit Red Wings, a person familiar with the move said Friday in the opening hour of free agency
Analysis: Nielsen averaged 51 points over the last three years with the New York Islanders. The 31-year-old Nielsen, who is from Denmark, has scored 119 goals and made 230 assists over his decade in the NHL.

Career Regular Season Stats

Totals
Year Team GP G A Pts +/- PM PP SHG GWG S SPct.
2006-07 NYI 15 1 1 2 -2 0 0 0 1 16 6.25
2007-08 NYI 16 2 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 17 11.76
2008-09 NYI 59 9 24 33 -4 18 3 1 2 101 8.91
2009-10 NYI 76 12 26 38 4 6 0 1 1 136 8.82
2010-11 NYI 71 13 31 44 13 38 0 7 1 156 8.33
2011-12 NYI 82 17 30 47 -3 6 5 0 1 133 12.78
2012-13 NYI 48 6 23 29 -3 12 2 1 1 93 6.45
2013-14 NYI 80 25 33 58 -11 8 5 2 0 167 14.97
2014-15 NYI 78 14 29 43 8 12 4 1 4 157 8.92
2015-16 NYI 81 20 32 52 1 12 7 2 2 181 11.05
2016-17 Det 79 17 24 41 -19 18 4 2 0 162 10.49
Career 685 136 254 390 -15 130 30 17 13 1319 10.31

Career Postseason Stats

Totals
Totals Team GP G A Pts +/- PM PP SHG GWG S SPct.
2012-13 NYI 6 0 2 2 -2 0 0 0 0 16 0.00
2014-15 NYI 7 1 1 2 -1 0 0 0 0 11 9.09
2015-16 NYI 11 3 3 6 -3 2 2 0 0 26 11.54
Career 24 4 6 10 -6 2 2 0 0 53 7.55

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