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51 Frans Nielsen C

Detroit Red Wings

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
2%1%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
16173311415:04
Latest News
  • Red Wings' Frans Nielsen: Will play in World Championship

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (4/10/18) Nielsen will represent his native Denmark at the 2018 World Championship, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

    Denmark will be the host country for the international tournament, so Nielsen should get a lot of exposure when the competition opens in May. The special teams specialist has four years left on his contract with the Red Wings with an average annual value of $5.25 million and a modified no-trade clause included as well.

    Red Wings' Frans Nielsen: Fantasy utility lacking

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (4/8/18) Nielsen's final output for the 2017-18 campaign consists of 16 goals and 17 assists through 79 games.

    Nielsen holds the NHL's all-time shootout record with 48 goals, so it's a shame that the skills competition results don't count in most fantasy leagues when it comes to the skaters' efforts. The Danish centerman did have two goals and one assist shorthanded to complement seven power-play points, but Nielsen only averaged 15:50 of ice time and was wildly inconsistent on a game-to-game basis. Signed through the 2021-22 campaign and banking $5.25 million annually, Nielsen remains an important role player, but his fantasy prospects are near an all-time low.

    Red Wings' Frans Nielsen: Notches two points

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (3/29/18) Nielsen picked up two helpers in a 6-3 win over the Sabres on Thursday.

    This is Nielsen's first multi-point game in 21 outings, and he now has 33 points in 75 games. If that total seems low, your assumption is correct. The Dane seems destined to fail to cross the 40-point mark in a full season for the first time since 2009-10, while his minutes and power-play ice time are down considerably as well.

    Red Wings' Frans Nielsen: Pots man-advantage goal against Pens

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (3/28/18) Nielsen converted a power-play chance in Tuesday's 5-2 home win over the Penguins.

    Rookie Martin Frk faked a point shot and sent the puck Nielsen's way for a nice snap shot from the left circle. Fantasy owners haven't been able to do much with the Dane's output of 31 points (16 goals, 15 assists) through 74 games, but Nielsen has been quite durable throughout his career with a penchant for mixing it up in some of the ancillary categories, including but not limited to shootout and shorthanded goals.

    Red Wings' Frans Nielsen: Gets team back in win column

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (3/20/18) Nielsen was the lone shootout scorer in Tuesday's 5-4 home win over the Flyers.

    Detroit's third-line center thrives in the skills competition. He put the puck past rookie Alex Lyon for his 22nd career shootout goal, which is the most of any player in NHL history. While Nielsen stretched his pointless streak to three games by failing to record a goal or assist through 16:47 of ice time (when it mattered most to fantasy owners), he still helped the Wings put an end to a 10-game losing skid to bolster his reputation as a clutch performer.

 
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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2006-07N.Y. Islanders15112-200102429
2007-08N.Y. Islanders16213100005457
2008-09N.Y. Islanders5992433-43120358400
2009-10N.Y. Islanders7612263840110583582
2010-11N.Y. Islanders71133144130710446519
2011-12N.Y. Islanders82173047-35010523633
2012-13N.Y. Islanders4862329-32110268290
2013-14N.Y. Islanders80253358-115200534550
2014-15N.Y. Islanders7814294384140506544
2015-16N.Y. Islanders8120325217220586583
2016-17Detroit79172441-194200653561
2017-18Detroit7916173314230483558
764152271423-14341916050185306
MORE CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2006-07N.Y. Islanders166.378:171190:000:000000
2007-08N.Y. Islanders1711.8139:321934:231:120000
2008-09N.Y. Islanders1018.9975:531305193:14108:4118009
2009-10N.Y. Islanders1368.81308:261762223:40149:506003
2010-11N.Y. Islanders1568.31261:121692178:39212:4738029
2011-12N.Y. Islanders13312.81431:071837204:36165:276003
2012-13N.Y. Islanders936.5864:491168100:16116:5812006
2013-14N.Y. Islanders16715.01467:001983274:25172:458004
2014-15N.Y. Islanders1578.91293:131837222:38136:1312006
2015-16N.Y. Islanders18111.01435:191952220:41161:1012006
2016-17Detroit16210.51354:411927189:46151:2718009
2017-18Detroit13411.91250:23184869:15169:0414007
145310.512859:52176231881:331545:341440262
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2012-13N.Y. Islanders6022-200003442
2014-15N.Y. Islanders7112-100003642
2015-16N.Y. Islanders11336-320007765
244610-62000147149
MORE POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2012-13N.Y. Islanders160.0107:5715112:5815:010000
2014-15N.Y. Islanders119.1113:1617512:1111:200000
2015-16N.Y. Islanders2611.5238:4233040:4426:582001
537.5459:5565665:5353:192001
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/188
Birthdate:
4/24/1984
Age:
34
Hometown:
Herning, Denmark
Team:
Detroit Red Wings
School:

NHL Experience:
12