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Frans Nielsen
NUMBER: 51 BIRTHDATE: April 24, 1984  (AGE 30)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Herning, Denmark
WEIGHT: 190 DRAFTED: NYI / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 3rd   (87th overall)
- Recorded a three-assist game, including the 200th point of his career, on Oct. 8 vs. Phoenix
- Posted back-to-back, three-point games (1g/2a) on Oct. 22 vs. Vancouver and Oct. 25 at Pittsburgh
- Had a four-game goal/point streak (4g/4a) from Oct. 19-26
- Suffered a hand injury on Feb. 8 vs. Colorado and was placed on injured reserve
- Returned to the lineup on Mar. 2 vs. Florida after missing two games
- Reached the 20-goal mark for the first time in his career on Mar. 10 at Vancouver
- Recorded his 250th career point (goal) on Apr. 8 vs. Ottawa
Signed as a free agent by Rauma (Finland), September 26, 2012.
Quote of the Day

This is a big year for us in a lot of ways. You can see Garth and management really trying to find that solution to get us into the playoffs and consistently have that. The pressure is great. You have to enjoy it. It just means there's a great opportunity ahead of you.

— Islanders captain John Tavares