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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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It's obviously not fun to not know, but on the other hand, I'm not in a rush. I'm going to be back to 100 percent before I start playing. I'm not going to play on 90 percent.

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