Atlantic Division RANK: 3
Record: 41-30-9 NHL rank: 15

Frans Nielsen 51

C
  • Status: In training camp
  • Height: 6'1
  • Weight: 188 lbs.
  • Shoots: L
  • Experience: 10 years
  • Birthdate: Apr 24, 1984
  • Birthplace: Herning, DEN
  • Drafted: Drafted by NY Islanders in 2002 (3/87).
  • Acquired: Acquired as a free agent in 2016.
Season stats
  • Team Red Wings
  • GP 81
  • G 20
  • A 32
  • Pts 52
  • +/- 1
  • PIM 12
  • PPG 7
  • SHG 2
  • GWG 2
  • TOI 17:43
  • S 181
  • PtsPG 0.64

2015-16 Season Stats

GP G A Pts +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG TOI S PtsPG
YTD 81 20 32 52 1 12 7 2 2 17:43 181 0.64
Playoffs 11 3 3 6 -3 2 2 0 0 21:42 26 0.55

Scouting Report

Assets:
A smooth operater, he's extremely heady and a good playmaker. Makes his linemates better in the offensive zone. Has a wealth of two-way ability and setup skills. Is a big asset on both special teams.
Flaws:
Is a bit thin for the National Hockey League, so injuries can be an issue for him. Doesn't always shoot the puck enough, so he can afford to be more selfish so as to keep defenses honest.
Career Potential:
Skilled, veteran two-way center.