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Frans Nielsen
NUMBER: 51 BIRTHDATE: April 24, 1984  (AGE 31)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Herning, Denmark
WEIGHT: 190 DRAFTED: NYI / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 3rd   (87th overall)
Scored 43 points (14g/29a) in 78 games during his ninth NHL season with the Islanders...Finished fourth on the team in points and assists...Placed second on the club in shorthanded points (1g/2a) and third in game-winning goals (4) and power-play points (4g/14a)...Had seven multi-point games...Named a Star of the Game six times, including two First Star honors...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...Had three straight multi-point games (2g/4a) from Feb. 14-17 and a four-game assist/point streak (2g/5a) from Feb. 14-19...Suffered an undisclosed injury on Apr. 4 vs. Buffalo and missed the final three games of the regular season.
Signed as a free agent by Rauma (Finland), September 26, 2012.
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Obviously there's a lot of expectations around me but it's something I try not to focus on. I'm just trying to go out there, be myself on the ice every day, try to get better, be myself around the guys in the locker room. I think that's what's made me successful and the person that I am.

— Sabres forward Jack Eichel on transitioning from college hockey to the NHL