Longtime NHL Forward Announces Retirement

Following Denmark being eliminated from the World Championship, Frans Nielsen announced his retirement from professional hockey.

Nielsen spent 15 of his professional seasons in the NHL between the New York Islanders and Detroit Red Wings. In 925 career games, he had 167 goals, 306 assists, and 473 points. With that, he also participated in the 2017 NHL All-Star Game. 

Nielsen's last played in the NHL during the 2020-21 season with Detroit. Following a six-point campaign in 29 games, he was let go by the Red Wings and signed with Eisbaren Berlin of DEL in Germany. In 33 games this season overseas, he had 12 goals and 27 points.

A hard-working forward known for his strong defensive play during his prime, Nielsen simply put together a pretty solid career in the NHL. Nevertheless, enjoy your retirement, Frans!

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