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Frans Nielsen
NUMBER: 51 BIRTHDATE: April 24, 1984  (AGE 29)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Herning, Denmark
WEIGHT: 180 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.

It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery