Frans Nielsen

#51
age40
posC
shotl
h6'0"
w187lbs
BirthdateApr 24, 1984
Draft Class2002 round3 pick87
No Current Contract

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2016-2021 | Standard Contract

6yr
value$31.50M
cap hit$5.25M
Signed By
Signed On Jul 01, 2016
Signing Agent Marc Levine
Signing Status UFA(32 yrs old)
Expiry 2021
UFA
(37 yrs old)
Qualifying Offer on Expiry -

Frans Nielsen Updates

May 24 2022

Nielsen will end his playing career following the conclusion of the 2022 IIHF World Championship.

Oct 13 2021

Nielsen (undisclosed) agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Berlin Eisbaren on Sunday.

Aug 19 2021

Nielsen (undisclosed) was waived unconditionally by the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday for the purpose of buying out the final year of his six-year, $31.5 million contract, MLive.com reports.

Apr 22 2021

Nielsen (undisclosed) has been ruled out for the remainder of the season, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

Apr 20 2021

Nielsen (undisclosed) is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game versus the Dallas Stars, per the roster report.

Apr 19 2021

Nielsen (undisclosed) is not in Monday's lineup against the Dallas Stars.

Apr 17 2021

Nielsen (undisclosed) is questionable to return to Saturday's game versus the Chicago Blackhawks.

Apr 17 2021

Nielsen was promoted to the active roster Saturday.

Apr 16 2021

Nielsen was reassigned to Detroit's taxi squad Friday.

Apr 15 2021

Nielsen was promoted to Detroit's active roster Thursday.

Apr 13 2021

Nielsen was dropped to Detroit's taxi squad Tuesday.

Apr 12 2021

Nielsen was promoted to the active roster Monday.

Apr 11 2021

Nielsen was assigned to the taxi squad Sunday.

Apr 10 2021

Nielsen was promoted to Detroit's active roster Saturday.

Apr 8 2021

Nielsen was designated for the taxi squad Thursday.

Jul 1 2016
Standard | 6 yrs
$31,500,000
Cap Hit
$5,250,000

Marc Levine | Sports Management Group, Inc.

Feb 6 2012
Standard | 4 yrs
$11,000,000
Cap Hit
$2,750,000
Jul 19 2008
Standard | 4 yrs
$2,100,000
Cap Hit
$525,000
May 15 2006
Entry Level | 2 yrs
$1,245,000
Cap Hit
$622,500

Profile

UFA Year 2011
ELC Year 22
Waivers Age 22
Nationality Denmark
Est Career Earnings
$45,670,000
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Career Stats By Contract

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2016-2021 Standard Contract
6yrs
value$31,500,000$31.50M
cap hit$5,250,000$5.25M
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Signed By
Signed On Jul 1 2016
Signing Agent Marc Levine
Signed On Jul 1 2016
Signing Status
UFA
32 yrs old
% Cap Contract Start 7.19%
Contract Bought Out By
This contract was bought out by prior to 2021-2022
Buyout Details
Abbreviated $Amounts
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
2019-20
2020-21
2021-22
Cap Hit $5,250,000$5.25M $5,250,000$5.25M $5,250,000$5.25M $5,250,000$5.25M $5,250,000$5.25M $5,250,000$5.25M
UFA
37yrs
AAV $5,250,000$5.25M $5,250,000$5.25M $5,250,000$5.25M $5,250,000$5.25M $5,250,000$5.25M $5,250,000$5.25M
Base $4,000,000$4.00M $6,000,000$6.00M $6,000,000$6.00M $5,500,000$5.50M $2,500,000$2.50M $1,500,000$1.50M
Performance Bonuses - - - - - -
Signing Bonuses $2,000,000$2.00M - - - $2,500,000$2.50M $1,500,000$1.50M
Total Salary $6,000,000$6.00M $6,000,000$6.00M $6,000,000$6.00M $5,500,000$5.50M $5,000,000$5.00M $3,000,000$3.00M
Minors Salary $6,000,000$6.00M $6,000,000$6.00M $6,000,000$6.00M $5,500,000$5.50M $5,000,000$5.00M $3,000,000$3.00M
Clauses
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NMC
NMC
NMC
NMC
NMC
UFA Year

2012-2016 Standard Contract
4yrs
value$11,000,000$11.00M
cap hit$2,750,000$2.75M
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Signed By
Signed On Feb 6 2012
Signed On Feb 6 2012
Signing Status
UFA
28 yrs old
% Cap Contract Start 4.58%
Abbreviated $Amounts
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2016
Cap Hit $2,750,000$2.75M $2,750,000$2.75M $2,750,000$2.75M $2,750,000$2.75M
UFA
32yrs
AAV $2,750,000$2.75M $2,750,000$2.75M $2,750,000$2.75M $2,750,000$2.75M
Base $2,000,000$2.00M $2,500,000$2.50M $3,000,000$3.00M $3,500,000$3.50M
Performance Bonuses - - - -
Signing Bonuses - - - -
Total Salary $2,000,000$2.00M $2,500,000$2.50M $3,000,000$3.00M $3,500,000$3.50M
Minors Salary $2,000,000$2.00M $2,500,000$2.50M $3,000,000$3.00M $3,500,000$3.50M
Clauses
-
-
-
-
UFA Year

2008-2012 Standard Contract
4yrs
value$2,100,000$2.10M
cap hit$525,000$525K
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Signed By
Signed On Jul 19 2008
Signed On Jul 19 2008
Signing Status
RFA
24 yrs old
% Cap Contract Start 0.93%
Abbreviated $Amounts
2008-09
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
2012
Cap Hit $525,000$525K $525,000$525K $525,000$525K $525,000$525K
UFA
28yrs
AAV $525,000$525K $525,000$525K $525,000$525K $525,000$525K
Base $500,000$500K $500,000$500K $550,000$550K $550,000$550K
Performance Bonuses - - - -
Signing Bonuses - - - -
Total Salary $500,000$500K $500,000$500K $550,000$550K $550,000$550K
Minors Salary $500,000$500K $500,000$500K $550,000$550K $550,000$550K
Clauses
-
-
-
-
UFA Year

2006-2008 Entry Level Contract
2yrs
value$1,245,000$1.25M
cap hit$622,500$623K
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Signed By
Signed On May 15 2006
Signed On May 15 2006
Signing Status 22 yrs old
% Cap Contract Start 1.22%
Abbreviated $Amounts
2006-07
2007-08
2008
Cap Hit $535,000$535K $535,000$535K
RFA
24yrs
AAV $622,500$623K $622,500$623K
Base $450,000$450K $500,000$500K
Performance Bonuses $25,000$25K $150,000$150K
Signing Bonuses $60,000$60K $60,000$60K
Total Salary $510,000$510K $560,000$560K
Minors Salary $60,000$60K $60,000$60K
Clauses
-
-
UFA Year

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Frans Nielsen
#51
age40
posC
shotl
h6'0"
w187lbs
No Current Contract
Draft
2002 Round 3 Pick 87
UFA Year
2011
Birthdate
Apr 24, 1984
Nationality
Denmark