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Frans Nielsen | Center | #51

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/24/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 188
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 3 (87) / NYI
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Wings GM Ken Holland feels newly signed forward Frans Nielsen is a 200-foot player.
"He’s been in the New York Islanders as a top two-line center," Holland said. "He’s had a lot of responsibility, offensively and defensively, we feel he’s a 200-foot player. He fits the type of player we look for here in Detroit and quality person. We did a lot of checking and talked to a lot of people and everything we got on and off the ice was top notch." The 32-year-old had 20 goals and 52 points in 81 games last season. Jul 3 - 11:22 AM

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Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Henrik Zetterberg
2Frans Nielsen
3Riley Sheahan
4Luke Glendening
LW1Dylan Larkin
2Tomas Tatar
3Teemu Pulkkinen
4Steve Ott
5Drew Miller
RW1Gustav Nyquist
2Justin Abdelkader
3Thomas Vanek
4Darren Helm
5Tomas Jurco
6Johan Franzen
7Joe Vitale
8Mitchell Callahan
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Mike Green
3Danny DeKeyser
4Kyle Quincey
5Brendan Smith
6Jonathan Ericsson
7Alexey Marchenko
G1Petr Mrazek
2Jimmy Howard