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Frans Nielsen
NUMBER: 51 BIRTHDATE: April 24, 1984  (AGE 30)
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.
Quote of the Day

The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres