Frans Nielsen

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Hockey Player
Date of Birth April 24, 1984
Place of Birth Herning, Denmark
Age 36 years old
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Frans Nielsen

Frans Nielsen is a Danish professional ice hockey player and alternate captain for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League. He spent the first 10 years of his NHL career playing with the New York Islanders. He is the first Danish citizen to play in the NHL.

About Frans Nielsen

NHL center who was selected 87th overall by the New York Islanders in the 2002 NHL Draft. After spending ten seasons with the Islanders, he signed with the Detroit Red Wings in 2016.

Before Fame

He grew up playing Ice Hockey with his family in Herning, Denmark.


He tallied 47 points in 2011-2012, his first 82-game season in the NHL.

Family Life

He grew up with three siblings.


He was joined by Brad Boyes on the New York Islanders in 2012.

Information related to Frans Nielsen

  • Herning Blue Fox players
  • Timrå IK players
  • Malmö Redhawks players
  • Lukko players
  • New York Islanders draft picks
  • Bridgeport Sound Tigers players
  • National Hockey League All-Stars
  • New York Islanders players
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Latest information about Frans Nielsen updated on October 22, 2020.

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