New York Rangers
New York Rangers
Cristoval Nieves
HEIGHT: 6' 3"
BIRTHDATE: 01/23/1994
AGE: 22
DRAFTED: NYR: 2012-59 overall

Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM + / -
2015-16 Hartford AHL 8 2 3 5 0 2
2015-16 Uni. of Mich. Big-10 35 10 21 31 18 9

Registered five points (two goals, three assists) and posted a plus-two rating in eight games with Hartford following the conclusion of his collegiate season … Notched a point in each of his first four AHL games … Tallied his first career AHL assist/point while making his AHL debut on Apr. 1 vs. Hershey … Recorded two goals, including his first career AHL goal, and posted a plus-four rating on Apr. 8 at Springfield.

Established collegiate career-highs in goals (10), points (31), and plus/minus rating (plus-nine), and tied his collegiate career-high in assists (21) … Helped the University of Michigan win the Big Ten Championship … Served as an alternate captain … Ranked fifth on the Wolverines in assists and tied for sixth in points … Registered a point in 22 of 35 games in which he played … Tallied 21 points (seven goals, 14 assists) in 20 games against teams in the Big Ten Conference … Notched 25 points (eight goals, 17 assists) in his final 26 games … Tied a collegiate career-high with a five-game point streak from Mar. 4 vs. Ohio State to Mar. 18 vs. Penn State (four goals, four assists); posted three multi-point games over the span.
2014-15: Tied a collegiate career-high in assists (21) … Ranked fourth on Michigan in assists and ranked fifth in points (28) … Tallied a point in 21 of 35 games in which he played … Recorded 15 points (three goals, 12 assists) in 18 games against teams in the Big Ten Conference … Notched a point in 10 games over a 12-game span from Oct. 24 at UMass-Lowell to Dec. 13 at Boston College, registering 12 points (four goals, eight assists) during the stretch … Tied single-game collegiate career-highs with two goals and three points on Nov. 29 vs. Rensselaer.
Ranked second on Michigan in assists (19) and ranked sixth in points (22) … Tallied 14 points (two goals, 12 assists) in 19 games against conference opponents; tied for the team lead in assists against conference opponents … Recorded two points (one goal, one assist) on Oct. 12 at RIT … Posted a three-game assist/point streak from Nov. 15 at Nebraska-Omaha to Nov. 22 vs. Niagara … Registered 12 points (two goals, 10 assists) in the final 10 games of the season; notched a point in eight of the 10 contests … Posted three consecutive multi-assist/point games from Mar. 2 at Ohio State to Mar. 8 at Michigan State (one goal, six assists over the span).
Established collegiate career-highs in games played (40), assists (21), power play goals (three), and game-winning goals (two) … Led Michigan in assists, tied for third in points and game-winning goals, and ranked fourth in power play goals … Was one of four players – and the only freshman – to skated in all of Michigan’s 40 games during the season … Registered 22 points (eight goals, 14 assists) in 28 games against conference opponents; tied for the team lead in assists, ranked second in points, and tied for second in goals against conference opponents … Made his collegiate debut on Oct. 11 vs. RIT … Tallied two assists, including his first career collegiate assist/point, on Oct. 12 vs. RIT … Registered his first career collegiate goal, which was the game-winning goal, on Nov. 9 vs. Michigan State … Posted three consecutive multi-point games from Feb. 1 vs. Michigan State to Feb. 8 at Notre Dame (four goals, three assists); tallied a goal and an assist in each contest … Established single-game collegiate career-highs with two goals and three points, and recorded the game-winning goal, on Feb. 1 vs. Michigan State.

USHL CAREER: 2011-12: Registered 10 points (two goals, eight assists) in 13 games with the Indiana Ice.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER: 2011-12: Notched 39 points (seven goals, 32 assists) in 26 games at Kent School in Connecticut … Served as the team’s captain … Led Kent in assists and points. 2010-11: Recorded 39 points (11 goals, 28 assists) in 22 games at Kent.

MIDGET CAREER: 2009-10: Recorded 72 points (30 goals, 42 assists) in 60 games with the Syracuse Nationals.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER: 2011: Tallied four points (one goal, three assists) and posted a plus-five rating in four games while representing the United States at the 2011 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: June 23, 2012 – Selected by the Rangers in the second round, 59th overall, of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft