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Frans Nielsen | Center | #51

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/24/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 188
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 3 (87) / NYI
Contract: view contract details

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Frans Nielsen isn't sure if he'll be back with the Islanders next season, but he would like to be.
"It's going to be a little bit interesting. It's a weird feeling, for sure, not knowing if you're going to be back or not," he said. "I love being here and I would love to be back. We'll see what happens." His agent has been involved in some calls with GM Garth Snow, but there have been no contract negotiations. Nielsen can become an unrestricted free agent in July. May 16 - 9:10 AM

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Frans Nielsen could become an unrestricted free agent this summer.

With the Islanders eliminated from the playoffs, Nielsen has completed his four-year, $11 million contract. He's likely to get a raise after his solid 2015-16 campaign where he scored 20 goals and 52 points in 81 contests.
May 9 - 8:55 AM

Frans Nielsen will be a healthy scratch for Sunday's season finale against Philadelphia.

For the second time in three seasons, Nielsen hit the 20-goal and 50-point marks. Indeed through 78 games he scored 20 goals and 52 points, falling tantalizingly close to his career highs.
Apr 10 - 6:10 PM

Frans Nielsen recorded an assist in a 5-2 win over Tampa Bay on Monday.

It was Nielsen's 50th point in 78 contests this season. This is the second time that the 31-year-old forward has reached the 50-point milestone in a single campaign.
Apr 5 - 10:07 AM

Frans Nielsen played in his 600th career game on Tuesday.

Nielsen has played exclusively for the Islanders thus far and is just the 13th player to participate in at least 600 games with that team. This season he has 19 goals and 47 points in 75 contests.
Mar 30 - 11:11 AM

Frans Nielsen recorded an assist in a 2-1 shootout loss to Pittsburgh Tuesday night.

Nielsen now has eight points in his last seven games. That's brought him up to 19 goals and 46 points in 68 contests in 2015-16.
Mar 16 - 11:22 AM

Frans Nielsen recorded two assists in a 4-3 overtime loss to Winnipeg Thursday night.

That brings Nielsen up to 40 points in 62 games this season. Not including the lockout shortened 2013 campaign, Nielsen has reached the 40-point mark in five straight seasons.
Mar 4 - 11:17 AM

The New York Islanders are only 14-14-4 against Eastern Conference opponents this season.

What's even worse is that they are only 3-8-1 against teams that are in the playoffs. The good news is that the Islanders were 12-0-2 at home against the West. "We’ve got to be better against those teams, especially the ones in our division," Frans Nielsen said. "To be fair, though, I think the last time we played Washington (a 3-2 loss on Feb. 4), that was one of our best games of the season. It was still a loss though, so we have to find ways to get points against the better teams."
Feb 13 - 10:58 AM

Frans Nielsen picked up a pair of assists during Sunday's 8-1 win over Edmonton.

The veteran Islander center now has 18 assists and 33 points on the season. Not quite the production we've come accustomed to, unfortunate.
Feb 7 - 6:30 PM

Frans Nielsen is now the proud owner of a nice two-game goal scoring streak.

Nielsen popped in a pretty goal during Thursday's 2-1 win over the Sabers, and also contributed five shots with a block, a minor, and winning half his draws. Is there anything he can't do? Nielsen now has 14 goals and 25 points on the season.
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 09:31:00 PM

Frans Nielsen scored two goals in the 4-3 shootout win over the Flyers on Tuesday.

Nielsen now has 11 goals on the year, behind only Tavares for the team lead. He is on pace for 59 points this season, which would set a career high. The 31 year-old Danish forward seems to be finding his groove offensively.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 10:05:00 PM

Frans Nielsen is on a three-game point streak.

Nielsen has been great so far with nine goals and 18 points in 24 games this season. That puts him on pace for roughly 61 points, which would represent a near best-case scenario for him, but still wouldn't be an unrealistic outcome.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 05:52:00 AM

Frans Nielsen picked up two more nifty gems to seal New York's 4-1 win over Anaheim on Friday night.

The gems of course belong to his wingers Anders Lee and Josh Bailey who performed yeoman's work to create the beautiful and simple scoring opportunities. All Nielsen had to do was tap it in, twice. What's that saying, 80% of success is just showing up? Well, Nielsen and his fantasy owners now have seven goals and 12 points on the season.
Sat, Nov 14, 2015 01:01:00 AM

Frans Nielsen helped the New York Islanders secure a standings point in a 3-2 shootout loss to the New Jersey Devils.

Nielsen's shootout tally made it 2-2. He's absolutely on fire at the moment, with a four-game point streak (six in that span) and four goals in his last three games.
Sat, Oct 31, 2015 04:52:00 PM

Frans Nielsen posted his second and third goals of the season in the New York Islanders' 4-0 shutout victory over the visiting Calgary Flames Monday night.

The 31-year-old center now has three goals and seven points in nine games. Cal Clutterbuck (third) and Mikhail Grabovski (second) had the Isles' other goals. Nikolay Kulemin contributed his fourth and fifth assists of the season. Kyle Okposo also had a two-assist night and now has six on the season. The Isles were up 1-0 after Grabovski's goal in the second period and scored three more in the third.
Tue, Oct 27, 2015 12:08:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1John Tavares
2Frans Nielsen
3Mikhail Grabovski
4Casey Cizikas
5Alan Quine
6James Wright
LW1Brock Nelson
2Anders Lee
3Nikolay Kulemin
4Matt Martin
5Shane Prince
6Eric Boulton
7Michael Dal Colle
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Josh Bailey
3Ryan Strome
4Cal Clutterbuck
5Steve Bernier
D1Johnny Boychuk
2Nick Leddy
3Travis Hamonic
4Calvin de Haan
5Marek Zidlicky
6Thomas Hickey
7Brian Strait
8Scott Mayfield
9Adam Pelech
10Ryan Pulock
G1Thomas Greiss
2Jaroslav Halak
3Jean-Francois Berube