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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)
- Had a three-game point streak (4g/1a) from Oct. 21-25 - Scored his first NHL hat trick on Oct. 25 vs. Dallas - Had a three-point game (2g/1a) on Dec. 31 at Winnipeg - Had a five-game point streak (1g/4a), including a four-game assist streak, from Jan. 13-27 - Played in his 500th NHL game on Feb. 8 in Buffalo
Signed as a free agent by Rauma (Finland), September 26, 2012.
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For six months, it's a really good accomplishment. But as soon as April [11, the end of the regular season] comes around, no one thinks about the regular season anymore. For six months, it's a real battle to get into the playoffs in the NHL these days. There are a lot of good teams, and it takes consistency over a long time.

— Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau on clinching a playoff berth after a win against the Islanders on Saturday
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