Andrew Nielsen
Born (1996-11-13)November 13, 1996,
Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
Height
Weight
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
IceHL team
F. teams
EHC Black Wings Linz
Toronto Marlies
Stockton Heat
NHL Draft 65th overall, 2015
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 2016–present


Andrew Jeffrey Nielsen (born November 13, 1996) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for EHC Black Wings Linz in the Austrian Hockey League (IceHL). Nielsen was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the third round, 65th overall, in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Nielsen started playing with the Lethbridge Hurricanes of the Western Hockey League (WHL) near the end of the 2013–14 season. On November 24, 2015, Nielsen was signed to a three-year entry-level contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs.[1]

During the 2018–19 season, on November 27, 2018, Nielsen was traded by the Maple Leafs to the Calgary Flames in exchange for Morgan Klimchuk.[2]

After five season and 226 regular season games in the AHL with the Toronto Marlies and Stockton Heat, Nielsen as an impending restricted free agent from the Calgary Flames, embarked on his first professional venture abroad in agreeing to a one-year deal with Austrian club, EHC Black Wings Linz of the IceHL, on August 27, 2020.[3]

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2013–14 Red Deer Chiefs AMHL 35 3 15 18 34
2013–14 Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 1 0 0 0 0
2014–15 Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 59 7 17 24 101
2015–16 Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 71 18 52 70 122 5 1 2 3 6
2015–16 Toronto Marlies AHL 5 0 2 2 0
2016–17 Toronto Marlies AHL 74 14 25 39 82 11 1 3 4 24
2017–18 Toronto Marlies AHL 65 6 20 26 143 8 0 1 1 2
2018–19 Toronto Marlies AHL 8 0 3 3 12
2018–19 Stockton Heat AHL 29 0 4 4 56
2019–20 Stockton Heat AHL 45 0 5 5 54
AHL totals 226 20 59 79 347 19 1 4 5 26

Awards and honours[edit | edit source]

Honours Year
WHL
First All-Star Team (East) 2015–16 [4]
AHL
Calder Cup (Toronto Marlies) 2018 [5]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Maple Leafs sign Nielsen and Timashov. Toronto Maple Leafs (November 24, 2015). Retrieved on November 24, 2015.
  2. FLAMES ACQUIRE NIELSEN FROM TORONTO (November 27, 2018). Retrieved on November 28, 2018.
  3. "23 year-old defenseman for the Wings" (in German). EHC Black Wings Linz (August 27, 2020). Retrieved on August 27, 2020.
  4. WHL Announces 2015–16 All-Star Teams. WHL (March 23, 2016). Retrieved on March 23, 2016.
  5. Marlies bring a hockey championship to Toronto, win Calder Cup. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (June 15, 2018). Retrieved on June 15, 2018.

External links[edit | edit source]


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