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Frans Nielsen

\FRAHNZ NEEL-sehn\

Position: C ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 6-1 (185 cm)
Weight: 180 lbs. (82 kg)

Born: April 24, 1984 in Herning, Denmark
Draft: NY Islanders, 3rd round (87th overall), 2002 NHL Entry
Current salary: $3,500,000
Current cap hit: $2,750,000



NHL Regular Season

Scoring Goals Assists Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV Awards
2006-07 22 NYI NHL 15 1 1 2 -2 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 16 6.3 78 5:13
2007-08 23 NYI NHL 16 2 1 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 17 11.8 30 139 8:42 54 57 48.6 4 8 6 1
2008-09 24 NYI NHL 59 9 24 33 -4 18 5 3 1 2 10 13 1 101 8.9 187 976 16:32 358 400 47.2 29 39 44 34
2009-10 25 NYI NHL 76 12 26 38 4 6 11 0 1 1 17 8 1 136 8.8 248 1308 17:13 583 582 50.0 39 41 60 32 Selke-37
2010-11 26 NYI NHL 71 13 31 44 13 38 6 0 7 1 22 8 1 156 8.3 253 1261 17:46 439 512 46.2 22 62 65 33 Byng-39,Selke-6
2011-12 27 NYI NHL 82 17 30 47 -3 6 12 5 0 1 20 10 0 133 12.8 232 1431 17:27 523 633 45.2 29 66 58 33 Byng-20,Selke-20
2012-13 28 NYI NHL 48 6 23 29 -3 12 3 2 1 1 15 8 0 93 6.5 159 865 18:01 268 290 48.0 23 47 29 24 Byng-53,Selke-11
2013-14 29 NYI NHL 80 25 33 58 -11 8 18 5 2 0 17 15 1 167 15.0 282 1467 18:20 534 550 49.3 39 47 50 35 Byng-5,Selke-17
2014-15 30 NYI NHL 78 14 29 43 8 12 9 4 1 4 13 14 2 157 8.9 310 1293 16:35 506 543 48.2 48 80 56 38 Byng-34,Selke-29
Career NHL 525 99 198 297 3 100 67 19 13 11 116 76 6 976 10.1 1717 8819 16:48 3265 3567 47.8 233 390 368 230

NHL Possession Metrics

Corsi (EV) Fenwick (EV) PDO (EV) Zone Starts (EV)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2007-08 23 New York Islanders NHL 16 132.7 98 111 46.9 -7.2 71 74 49.0 -4.1 6.9 93.8 100.6 60.6 39.4
2008-09 24 New York Islanders NHL 59 658.6 682 670 50.4 2.5 488 507 49.0 0.0 7.2 91.2 98.4 47.4 52.6
2009-10 25 New York Islanders NHL 76 903.3 929 867 51.7 4.5 678 626 52.0 3.6 7.7 92.0 99.7 45.3 54.7
2010-11 26 New York Islanders NHL 71 849.7 834 813 50.6 3.9 620 586 51.4 4.6 9.9 90.7 100.6 42.2 57.8
2011-12 27 New York Islanders NHL 82 1045.8 943 964 49.4 1.5 693 678 50.5 1.3 8.6 90.0 98.6 44.2 55.8
2012-13 28 New York Islanders NHL 48 637.3 555 617 47.4 -5.2 402 422 48.8 -3.9 7.4 91.2 98.6 48.1 51.9
2013-14 29 New York Islanders NHL 80 1001.8 950 914 51.0 0.2 687 679 50.3 -0.6 8.6 89.1 97.8 47.3 52.7
2014-15 30 New York Islanders NHL 78 912.7 972 878 52.5 -0.6 696 591 54.1 -0.2 8.2 92.2 100.4 47.0 53.0
Career NHL 78 6141.8 5963 5834 50.5 0.5 4335 4163 51.0 0.2 8.3 90.9 99.2 46.1 53.9

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP GC G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
2006-07 22 NYI NHL 15 1 0.07 0.07 0.13 0.05 0.00 1.07 1 1 2 1 2 0 4 0 -2 0.1 0.0 0.1
2007-08 23 NYI NHL 16 1 0.13 0.06 0.19 0.09 0.00 1.06 2 1 3 1 4 0 3 0 1 0.2 0.2 0.4
2008-09 24 NYI NHL 59 11 0.15 0.41 0.56 0.19 0.31 1.71 9 24 33 11 56 25 46 11 -4 1.6 1.0 2.6
2009-10 25 NYI NHL 76 13 0.16 0.34 0.50 0.18 0.08 1.79 13 27 40 14 58 18 52 16 4 1.7 1.5 3.2 Selke-37
2010-11 26 NYI NHL 71 16 0.18 0.44 0.62 0.22 0.54 2.20 14 33 47 17 69 16 61 21 13 2.7 1.9 4.7 Byng-39,Selke-6
2011-12 27 NYI NHL 82 17 0.21 0.37 0.57 0.21 0.07 1.62 19 33 52 19 74 29 68 20 -3 3.0 1.7 4.8 Byng-20,Selke-20
2012-13 28 NYI NHL 48 9 0.13 0.48 0.60 0.20 0.25 1.94 12 43 55 18 34 11 41 15 -3 1.5 0.8 2.3 Byng-53,Selke-11
2013-14 29 NYI NHL 80 22 0.31 0.41 0.73 0.28 0.10 2.09 28 36 64 25 81 35 85 27 -11 5.2 1.1 6.3 Byng-5,Selke-17
2014-15 30 NYI NHL 78 16 0.18 0.37 0.55 0.20 0.15 2.01 16 32 48 17 73 30 60 25 8 2.9 1.5 4.4 Byng-34,Selke-29
Career NHL 525 107 0.19 0.38 0.57 0.20 0.19 1.86 114 230 344 125 451 164 420 135 3 18.9 9.8 28.7

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV
2012-13 28 NYI NHL 6 0 2 2 -2 0 0 0 0 0 16 0.0 24 108 17:00 34 42 44.7 4 5 3 4
2014-15 30 NYI NHL 7 1 1 2 -1 0 1 0 0 0 11 9.1 26 113 16:11 36 42 46.2 5 18 3 4
Career NHL 13 1 3 4 -3 0 1 0 0 0 27 3.7 50 221 17:01 70 84 45.5 9 23 6 8

NHL Playoffs Possession Metrics

Corsi (EV) Fenwick (EV) PDO (EV) Zone Starts (EV)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2012-13 28 New York Islanders NHL 6 79.0 91 53 63.2 14.0 63 39 61.8 10.6 4.3 81.5 85.8 54.9 45.1
2014-15 30 New York Islanders NHL 7 87.9 86 114 43.0 -15.0 61 71 46.2 -12.6 8.6 91.8 100.4 52.3 47.7
Career NHL 6 166.9 177 167 51.5 -2.4 124 110 53.0 -2.3 6.2 88.2 94.3 53.4 46.6

Other Regular Season

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1999-00 15 Herning IK Jr. Den-Jr. 36 18 16 34 6
1999-00 15 Denmark WJ18-B 5 3 4 7 -1 0 1 1 1 0
2000-01 16 Herning IK Denmark 38 18 19 37 6
2000-01 16 Denmark WJC-C 4 2 2 4 4 2 2 0 0 0
2000-01 16 Denmark WJ18-B 3 2 1 3 1 0 2 0 0 0
2001-02 17 MIF Redhawks Malmo Sweden 20 0 1 1 0
2001-02 17 MIF Redhawks Malmo Jr. Swe-Jr. 29 15 27 42 8
2001-02 17 Denmark WJC-C 4 4 10 14 9 0 2 1 1 0
2001-02 17 Denmark WJ18-B 3 1 2 3 1 0 1 0 0 1
2001-02 17 Denmark WC-B 5 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
2002-03 18 MIF Redhawks Malmo Sweden 47 3 6 9 10
2002-03 18 MIF Redhawks Malmo Jr. Swe-Jr. 2 1 3 4 0
2002-03 18 Denmark WJC-B 5 3 7 10 2 0 2 1 0 0
2002-03 18 Denmark WC-A 6 0 0 0 -5 4 0 0 0 0
2003-04 19 MIF Redhawks Malmo Sweden 50 9 7 16 28
2003-04 19 MIF Redhawks Malmo Sweden-Q 10 3 5 8 2
2003-04 19 Denmark WC-A 6 0 3 3 -10 0 0 0 0 0
2004-05 20 IF Malmo Redhawks Sweden 49 8 7 15 6
2004-05 20 IF Redhawks Malmo Sweden-Q 10 7 2 9 0
2004-05 20 Denmark Oly-Q 3 2 3 5 2 0 2 0 0 0
2004-05 20 Denmark WC-A 6 3 0 3 -3 0 1 1 1 1
2005-06 21 Timra IK Sweden 50 5 13 18 22
2005-06 21 Denmark WC-A 6 3 0 3 -2 4 1 1 1 0
2006-07 22 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 54 20 24 44 7 10 13 4 3 3 144 13.9
2006-07 22 Denmark WC-A 6 0 3 3 1 6 0 0 0 0
2007-08 23 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 48 10 28 38 6 18 8 2 0 1 137 7.3
2009-10 25 Denmark WC-A 7 2 3 5 2 6 2 0 0 0
2011-12 27 Denmark WC-A 7 0 3 3 -4 8 0 0 0 0
2012-13 28 Lukko Rauma Finland 27 4 20 24 10
Career 2 Seasons AHL 102 30 52 82 13 28 21 6 3 4 281 10.7
Career 1 Season Den-Jr. 36 18 16 34 6
Career 1 Season Denmark 38 18 19 37 6
Career 1 Season Finland 27 4 20 24 10
Career 1 Season Oly-Q 3 2 3 5 2 0 2 0 0 0
Career 2 Seasons Swe-Jr. 31 16 30 46 8
Career 5 Seasons Sweden 216 25 34 59 66
Career 2 Seasons Sweden-Q 20 10 7 17 2
Career 7 Seasons WC-A 44 8 12 20 -21 28 4 2 2 1
Career 1 Season WC-B 5 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
Career 3 Seasons WJ18-B 11 6 7 13 1 0 4 1 1 1
Career 1 Season WJC-B 5 3 7 10 2 0 2 1 0 0
Career 2 Seasons WJC-C 8 6 12 18 13 2 4 1 1 0

Other Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
2001-02 17 MIF Redhawks Malmo Jr. Swe-Jr. 7 3 7 10 2
Career 1 Season Swe-Jr. 7 3 7 10 2

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2014-15)
Thru 9 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Frans Nielsen 6.3 4.8 4.7 4.4 3.2 2.6 2.3 0.4 0.1
George Armstrong 91.5 5.0 4.4 2.9 2.7 0.4 -0.1
Andre Lacroix 89.6 5.1 5.0 3.3 1.4 0.5 -0.1
Valeri Zelepukin 89.3 5.6 5.0 2.8 2.6 0.4 0.2
Merlyn Phillips 89.1 4.6 2.9 2.5 2.4 0.7 0.3
Andrew Cassels 88.8 5.5 3.7 2.8 2.5 1.2 0.2
Pete Babando 88.2 4.0 3.8 2.8 1.8 1.1 0.3
Petr Cajanek 88.1 4.5 4.2 3.0 2.2
Peter Schaefer 87.4 5.0 4.7 3.2 2.9 1.6 0.7
Bill Hicke 87.3 4.7 3.8 3.2 1.8 0.3 0.3
Don Murdoch 87.0 5.6 5.1 3.7 2.6 0.8 0.5
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Frans Nielsen 6.3 4.8 4.7 4.4 3.2 2.6 2.3 0.4 0.1
Andre Lacroix 89.6 5.1 5.0 3.3 1.4 0.5 -0.1
Pete Babando 88.2 4.0 3.8 2.8 1.8 1.1 0.3
Petr Cajanek 88.1 4.5 4.2 3.0 2.2
Don Murdoch 87.0 5.6 5.1 3.7 2.6 0.8 0.5
Alexander Korolyuk 86.8 5.5 3.9 3.3 2.5 0.7 0.1
Bob Sirois 85.6 5.2 4.3 2.9 2.3 1.2 0.1
Gerry Lowrey 85.5 3.3 3.2 3.1 2.2 0.8 -0.3
Andreas Johansson 84.6 4.7 4.4 3.0 2.0 1.1 1.0 0.0 0.0
Mike Donnelly 84.5 5.2 3.7 3.2 2.4 0.4 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.1
Jakub Voracek 82.6 8.8 7.6 6.1 5.5 4.5 3.9 3.6

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

September 26, 2012: Signed as a free agent by Rauma (Finland), September 26, 2012.

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