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Detroit Red Wings Eastern Conference Atlantic Division
 
Frans Nielsen • #51 • C
Status:Off season
Ht/Wt:6'1", 188 lbs.
Born:Apr 24, 1984 (33 yrs) in Herning, DEN
Experience:11 years
Drafted:Drafted by NY Islanders in 2002 (3/87).
Acquired:Acquired as a free agent in 2016.
Shoots:L
2016-17 Season Stats
GP G A Pts +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG TOI S PtsPG
YTD 79 17 24 41 -19 18 4 2 0 17:08 162 0.52
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Scouting Report
Assets: A smooth operater, he is 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. Does not always shoot the puck enough, so he could afford to be more selfish so as to keep defenses honest in the NHL.
Career Potential: Skilled, veteran two-way center.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NHL Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game 2016-17
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