First Dane ever selected for NHL All-Star team

January 11th, 2017

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Frans Nielsen makes history … again

Dane Frans Nielsen will play in this year’s NHL All Star game (photo: Benj05 )

Danish hockey star Frans Nielsen has become the first Dane ever selected to play in the National Hockey League’s (NHL)  annual All-Star game.

Nielsen, who plays for the Detroit Red Wings, will join the league’s biggest stars during the All-Star weekend on January 28 and 29.

Ice and groundbreaking player
Since his US debut a decade ago with the New York Islanders, Nielsen has become one of the league’s premier players. The all-star nod to play for the Atlantic Division is another in a clutch of major awards for Nielsen, who started his ice hockey career in Herning.

READ MORE: Sport in Brief: Nielsen ices impressive NHL mark

Since becoming the first Dane ever to debut in the NHL in 2007, Nielsen has played in over 600 matches.


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