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Chris Nielsen

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  • Born: February 16, 1980 in Moshi, Tanzania
  • Hometown: Goodlands, Manitoba
  • Position: Center

Selected by New York Islanders 2nd round (#36) in 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Selected by Calgary Hitmen 1st round (#1) in 1995 WHL Bantam Draft

Career Statistics

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1995-96 Calgary Hitmen WHL 6 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
1996-97 Calgary Hitmen WHL 62 11 19 30 39 -- -- -- -- --
1997-98 Calgary Hitmen WHL 68 22 29 51 31 18 2 4 6 10
1998-99 Calgary Hitmen WHL 70 22 24 46 45 21 11 5 16 28
M-Cup -- -- -- -- -- 4 2 1 3 0
1999-00 Team Canada WJC 7 3 0 3 8 -- -- -- -- --
Calgary Hitmen WHL 62 38 31 69 86 13 14 9 23 20
2000-01 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 29 4 5 9 4 -- -- -- -- --
Syracuse Crunch AHL 47 10 11 21 24 5 2 2 4 4
2001-02 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 23 2 3 5 4 -- -- -- -- --
Syracuse Crunch AHL 47 12 12 24 18 10 2 2 4 2
2002-03 Syracuse Crunch AHL 19 1 3 4 8 -- -- -- -- --
Chicago Wolves AHL 18 3 4 7 4 -- -- -- -- --
Manitoba Moose AHL 33 3 10 13 13 14 1 2 3 16
2003-04 Manitoba Moose AHL 72 4 7 11 21 -- -- -- -- --
2004-05 Laredo Bucks CHL 7 0 4 4 4 -- -- -- -- --
San Antonio Rampage AHL 54 8 8 16 20 -- -- -- -- --
2005-06 Kassel Huskies Germany 38 4 11 15 32 5 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 52 6 8 14 8 -- -- -- -- --

Awards & Achievements

  • Played in Canadian Hockey League Top Prospects Game (1998)
  • Western Hockey League Championship (1999)
  • WHL Scholastic Player of the Year (1999 & 2000)
  • Played in World Junior Championship (2000), winning Bronze Medal
  • WHL Humanitarian of the Year (2000)
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