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Rangers Prospect Boo Nieves THE NIEVES WATCH
Michigan Wolverines
Cristoval "Boo" NIeves, a center selected by the Rangers in the second round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, is playing his first season of college hockey as an 18-year-old freshman this year with the University of Michigan Wolverines of the NCAA's Central Collegiate Hockey Association

A native of Syracuse, N.Y., Nieves attended Kent School in Connecticut over the past two years and also saw time in the United States Hockey League. At Michigan, he follows in the footsteps of numerous Rangers, including former Wolverines captain Carl Hagelin.

Here is a look at his season stats in college.


NIEVES' COLLEGE STATS
2012-13 Totals Power Play
Team GP G A PTS +/- G A PTS
Michigan 40 8 21 29 -4 3 7 10
2012-13 SEASON IN REVIEW

GAME 40 -- 0 POINTS in 3-1 Neutral Site Loss to Notre Dame at Detroit (Record: 18-19-3)
Date Opponent
Result Nieves' stats in Game
Season Averages to Date Honors
3/24 vs. Notre Dame
6-2 W
Even
GPG: 0.2; APG: 0.53; PPG: 0.73
 
NOTES: CCHA Championship Game at Joe Louis Arena -- Won five of 10 faceoffs as center on No. 3 line.

GAME 39 -- 0 POINTS in 6-2 Neutral-Site Win Over Miami at Detroit (Record: 18-18-3)
Date Opponent
Result Nieves' stats in Game
Season Averages to Date Honors
3/23 vs. Miami
6-2 W
2 Shots, Even
GPG: 0.2; APG: 0.54; PPG: 0.74
 
NOTES: CCHA Playoff Semifinals at Joe Louis Arena -- Won 11 of 19 faceoffs as center on No. 2 line.

GAME 38 -- 0 POINTS in 5-1 Road Win at Western Michigan (Record: 17-18-3)
Date Opponent
Result Nieves' stats in Game
Season Averages to Date Honors
3/16 at W. Michigan
5-1 W
2 Shots, Plus-2
GPG: 0.21; APG: 0.55; PPG: 0.76
 
NOTES: CCHA Playoffs Quarterfinals (Michigan wins series 2-0): Was on the ice for Michigan's first and fourth goals. Won four of 12 faceoffs as center on No. 3 line.

GAME 37 -- 0 POINTS in 4-3 Road Win at Western Michigan (Record: 16-18-3)
Date Opponent
Result Nieves' stats in Game
Season Averages to Date Honors
3/15 at W. Michigan
4-3 W
2 Shots, Even
GPG: 0.22; APG: 0.57; PPG: 0.79
 
NOTES: CCHA Playoffs Quarterfinals (Michigan leads series 1-0): Won 10 of 14 faceoffs as center on No. 3 line.

GAME 36 -- 2 POINTS in 6-2 Home Win Over Northern Michigan (Record: 15-18-3)
Date Opponent
Result Nieves' stats in Game
Season Averages to Date Honors
3/9 N. Michigan
6-2 W
2 Assists, Plus-1
GPG: 0.22; APG: 0.58; PPG: 0.8
 
NOTES: CCHA Playoffs Round 1 (Michigan wins series 2-0): Had primary assist on game's first goal, scored even-strength, at 4:02 of the opening period. Assisted on power-play goal (GWG) at 6:06 of second period for 3-1 lead. Won five of nine faceoffs and blocked one shot as center on No. 3 line.

GAME 35 -- 1 POINT in 3-2 Home Win Over Northern Michigan (Record: 14-18-3)
Date Opponent
Result Nieves' stats in Game
Season Averages to Date Honors
3/8 N. Michigan
3-2 W
1 Assist, 1 Shot, Minus-1
GPG: 0.23; APG: 0.54; PPG: 0.77
 
NOTES: CCHA Playoffs Round 1 (Michigan leads series 1-0): Had primary assist on game's first goal, scored on power play, at 6:39 of the opening period. Won five of 14 faceoffs and blocked one shot as center on No. 3 line.

GAME 34 -- 0 POINTS in 1-1 Home Overtime Tie With Ferris State (Record: 13-18-3)
Date Opponent
Result Nieves' stats in Game
Season Averages to Date Honors
3/2 Ferris State
1-1 T (OT)
Even
GPG: 0.23; APG: 0.53; PPG: 0.76
 
NOTES: Won nine of 15 faceoffs and blocked one shot as center on No. 2 line. Did not score in Round 2 of the unofficial overtime shootout, which was won by Michigan.

GAME 33 -- 0 POINTS in 4-1 Home Win Over Ferris State (Record: 13-18-2)
Date Opponent
Result Nieves' stats in Game
Season Averages to Date Honors
3/1 Ferris State
4-1 W
4 Shots, Plus-1
GPG: 0.24; APG: 0.55; PPG: 0.79
 
NOTES: Tied for team lead with four shots on goal. Was on the ice for Michigan's third goal of the game. Won 11 of 17 faceoffs as center on No. 2 line.

GAME 32 -- 2 POINTS in 6-3 Road Win at Ohio State (Record: 12-18-2)
Date Opponent
Result Nieves' stats in Game
Season Averages to Date Honors
2/23 at Ohio State
6-3 W
2 Assists, 1 Shot, 2 PIM, Plus-2
GPG: 0.25; APG: 0.56; PPG: 0.81
 
NOTES: Had primary assist on even-strength goal at 2:59 of second period for 3-1 lead. Assisted on empty-net goal to close out scoring at 15:56 of third period. Called for hooking at 18:53 of first period. Won six of 10 faceoffs as center on No. 3 line.

GAME 31 -- 1 POINT in 5-3 Road Win at Ohio State (Record: 11-18-2)
Date Opponent
Result Nieves' stats in Game
Season Averages to Date Honors
2/22 at Ohio State
5-3 W
1 Assist, 1 Shot, Even
GPG: 0.26; APG: 0.52; PPG: 0.78
 
NOTES: Had primary assist on even-strength goal for 3-1 lead at 11:48 of third. Won 2 of 13 faceoffs as center on No. 1 line.

GAME 30 -- 0 POINTS in 6-4 Road Loss at Notre Dame (Record: 10-18-2)
Date Opponent
Result Nieves' stats in Game
Season Averages to Date Honors
2/9 at Notre Dame
4-6 L
Minus-2
GPG: 0.27; APG: 0.5; PPG: 0.77
 
NOTES: Won 5 of 15 faceoffs as center on No. 1 line. Goal streak ended at three games. Point streak ended at three games.

GAME 29 -- 2 POINTS in 7-4 Road Loss at Notre Dame (Record: 10-17-2)
Date Opponent
Result Nieves' stats in Game
Season Averages to Date Honors
2/8 at Notre Dame
4-7 L
1 Goal, 1 Assist, 3 Shots, Minus-1
GPG: 0.27; APG: 0.52; PPG: 0.79
 
NOTES: Assisted on power-play goal at 18:32 of first period to cut lead to 2-1. Scored even-strength goal at 0:37 of second to make it 2-2. Won five of 15 faceoffs as center on the No. 1 line. Goal streak at three games. Point streak at three games.

GAME 28 -- 2 POINTS in 5-2 Win Over Michigan State at Detroit (Record: 10-16-2)
Date Opponent
Result Nieves' stats in Game
Season Averages to Date Honors
2/2 Michigan St.
5-2 W 1 Goal, 1 Assist, 3 Shots, Minus-1
GPG: 0.25; APG: 0.5; PPG: 0.75
 
NOTES: Assisted on power-play goal at 3:08 of first period for 1-0 lead. Notched an even-strength goal at 9:20 of the third period to close out scoring. Won eight of 18 faceoffs as center on the No. 3 line and also blocked two shots.

GAME 27 -- 3 POINTS in 3-2 Home Win Over Michigan State (Record: 9-16-2)
Date Opponent
Result Nieves' stats in Game
Season Averages to Date Honors
2/1 Michigan St.
3-2 W 2 Goals, 1 Assist, 3 Shots, 2 PIM, Plus-1
GPG: 0.22; APG: 0.48; PPG: 0.7
No. 1 star
NOTES: Had primary assist on even-strength goal at 7:20 of second period to tie game 1-1. Scored power-play goal at 1:57 of third period for 2-1 lead. Scored game-winning, even-strength goal for 3-2 lead at 4:51 of third period. Called for boarding at 19:37 of the first period. Won seven of nine faceoffs as center on the No. 3 line and also blocked one shot.

GAME 26 -- 0 POINTS in 5-1 Road Loss at Western Michigan (Record: 8-16-2)
Date Opponent
Result Nieves' stats in Game
Season Averages to Date Honors
1/26 at W. Michigan
1-5 L 4 PIM, Minus-1
GPG: 0.15; APG: 0.46; PPG: 0.61

NOTES: Called for slashing at 8:59 of the second period and again at 5:41 of the third period. Won seven of 17 faceoffs as center on the No. 2 line.

GAME 25 -- 1 POINT in 3-2 Road Loss at Western Michigan (Record: 8-15-2)
Date Opponent
Result Nieves' stats in Game
Season Averages to Date Honors
1/25 at W. Michigan
2-3 L 1 Assist, Even
GPG: 0.16; APG: 0.48; PPG: 0.64

NOTES: Had lone assist on game's first goal, scored even-strength at 4:10 of first period. Blocked one shot and won two of 11 faceoffs as center on the No. 2 line.

GAME 24 -- 1 POINT in 3-2 Road Loss at Lake Superior (Record: 8-14-2)
Date Opponent
Result Nieves' stats in Game
Season Averages to Date Honors
1/19 at Lake Sup.
2-3 L 1 Goal, 4 Shots, Even
GPG: 0.17; APG: 0.46; PPG: 0.63

NOTES: Scored game's first goal on power play at 5:19 of opening period. Won 15 of 22 faceoffs as center on the No. 1 line.

GAME 23 -- 0 POINTS in 6-4 Road Win at Lake Superior (Record: 8-13-2)
Date Opponent
Result Nieves' stats in Game
Season Averages to Date Honors
1/18 at Lake Sup.
6-4 W 2 PIM, Minus-1
GPG: 0.13; APG: 0.48; PPG: 0.61

NOTES: Called for goaltender interference at 13:02 of the second period. Won three of eight faceoffs.

GAME 22 -- 0 POINTS in 4-1 Home Loss to Alaska-Fairbanks (Record: 7-13-2)
Date Opponent
Result Nieves' stats in Game
Season Averages to Date Honors
1/12 Alaska-Fair.
1-4 L 1 Shot, Even
GPG: 0.14; APG: 0.5; PPG: 0.64

NOTES: Won 10 of 15 faceoffs playing center on No. 1 line.

GAME 21 -- 0 POINTS in 5-4 Home Loss to Alaska-Fairbanks (Record: 7-12-2)
Date Opponent
Result Nieves' stats in Game
Season Averages to Date Honors
1/11 Alaska-Fair.
4-5 L Minus-1
GPG: 0.14; APG: 0.52; PPG: 0.66

NOTES: Blocked one shot and won 16 of 22 faceoffs playing center on No. 1 line.

GAME 20 -- 1 POINT in 5-1 Home Loss to Bowling Green (Record: 7-11-2)
Date Opponent
Result Nieves' stats in Game
Season Averages to Date Honors
1/8 Bowling Green
5-2 W 1 Assist, Minus-2
GPG: 0.15; APG: 0.55; PPG: 0.7

NOTES: Assisted on his team's lone goal, scored even-strength at 3:03 of the second period to cut lead to 2-1. Won seven of 10 faceoffs playing center on No. 2 line.

EXHIBITION -- 1 POINT in 5-3 Home Loss to U.S. Under-18 Team (Record: 7-10-2)
Date Opponent
Result Nieves' stats in Game
Season Averages to Date Honors
1/4 U.S. Under-18
3-5 L 1 Goal, 3 Shots, Even
GPG: 0.16; APG: 0.53; PPG: 0.69

NOTES: Scored even-strength goal at 4:14 of third period to cut lead to 4-3. Won nine of 15 faceoffs as center on No. 1 line.

GAME 19 -- 1 POINT in 5-2 Neutral Site Win Over Michigan State at Detroit (Record: 7-10-2)
Date Opponent
Result Nieves' stats in Game
Season Averages to Date Honors
12/30 Michigan St.
5-2 W 1 Assist, 3 Shots, Plus-1
GPG: 0.16; APG: 0.53; PPG: 0.69

NOTES: Great Lakes Invitational Third-Place Game: Assisted on even-strength goal at 9:09 of third period for 4-2 lead. Won nine of 18 faceoffs playing center on No. 2 line.

GAME 18 -- 0 POINTS in 4-0 Neutral Site Loss to Michigan Tech at Detroit (Record: 6-10-2)
Date Opponent
Result Nieves' stats in Game
Season Averages to Date Honors
12/29 Michigan Tech
0-4 L 4 Shots, 2 PIM, Even
GPG: 0.17; APG: 0.5; PPG: 0.67

NOTES: Great Lakes Invitational Semifinals: Called for interference at 16:10 of first period. Won six of 14 faceoffs playing center on No. 2 line. Point streak ended at three games.

GAME 17 -- 2 POINTS in 2-0 Home Win Over Western Michigan (Record: 6-9-2)
Date Opponent
Result Nieves' stats in Game
Season Averages to Date Honors
12/15 Western Mich.
2-0 W 2 Assists, Plus-1
GPG: 0.18; APG: 0.53; PPG: 0.71
No. 3 star
NOTES: Assisted on even-strength goal at 1:18 of third period (GWG) for 1-0 lead. Had primary assist on power-play goal at 12:29 of third to close scoring. Won seven of 10 faceoffs playing center on No. 2 line. Point streak at three games.

GAME 16 -- 1 POINT in 4-1 Home Loss to Western Michigan (Record: 5-9-2)
Date Opponent
Result Nieves' stats in Game
Season Averages to Date Honors
12/14 Western Mich.
1-4 L 1 Assist, 2 Shots, Minus-1
GPG: 0.19; APG: 0.44; PPG: 0.63
 
NOTES: Assisted on team's lone goal, scored even-strength at 13:49 of second period to cut lead to 3-1. Also blocked one shot. Won six of 11 faceoffs playing center on No. 2 line.

GAME 15 -- 1 POINT in 3-3 Road Tie at Ferris State (Record: 5-8-2)
Date Opponent
Result Nieves' stats in Game
Season Averages to Date Honors
12/1 at Ferris State
3-3 T 1 Goal, 4 Shots, Even
GPG: 0.2; APG: 0.4; PPG: 0.6
 
NOTES: Scored even-strength goal at 9:18 of first period for 2-1 lead. Scored in first round of the postgame exhibition shootout, which Michigan won in four rounds.

GAME 14 -- 0 POINTS in 5-0 Road Loss at Ferris State (Record: 5-8-1)
Date Opponent
Result Nieves' stats in Game
Season Averages to Date Honors
11/30 at Ferris State
0-5 L 1 Shot, 2 PIM, Even
GPG: 0.14; APG: 0.43; PPG: 0.57
 
NOTES: Called for cross-checking at 13:40 of second period.

GAME 13 -- 0 POINTS in 5-1 Neutral-Site Loss to Cornell (Record: 5-7-1)
Date Opponent
Result Nieves' stats in Game
Season Averages to Date Honors
11/24 vs. Cornell
1-5 L Minus-3
GPG: 0.15; APG: 0.46; PPG: 0.61
 
NOTES: Frozen Apple at Madison Square Garden -- First game played at The Garden.

GAME 12 -- 1 POINT in 3-1 Home Win Over Bowling Green (Record: 5-6-1)
Date Opponent
Result Nieves' stats in Game
Season Averages to Date Honors
11/21 Bowling Green
3-1 W 1 Assist, 1 Shot, Plus-1
GPG: 0.17; APG: 0.5; PPG: 0.67
 
NOTES: Had primary assist on team's first goal, even-strength, at 4:23 of second period for 1-1 tie. Also blocked two shots.

GAME 11 -- 0 POINTS in 4-1 Home Loss to Notre Dame (Record: 4-6-1)
Date Opponent
Result Nieves' stats in Game
Season Averages to Date Honors
11/16 Notre Dame
1-4 L 1 Shot, Minus-2
GPG: 0.18; APG: 0.45; PPG: 0.63
 
NOTES: Was on the ice for Notre Dame's last two goals, including an empty-netter.

GAME 10 -- 0 POINTS in 3-1 Home Loss to Notre Dame (Record: 4-5-1)
Date Opponent
Result Nieves' stats in Game
Season Averages to Date Honors
11/15 Notre Dame
1-3 L 3 Shots, Minus-2
GPG: 0.2; APG: 0.5; PPG: 0.7
 
NOTES: Point streak ended at four games.

GAME 9 -- 1 POINT in 7-2 Road Loss at Michigan State (Record: 4-4-1)
Date Opponent
Result Nieves' stats in Game
Season Averages to Date Honors
11/10 at Michigan St.
2-7 L 1 Goal, 5 Shots, Minus-1
GPG: 0.22; APG: 0.56; PPG: 0.78
 
NOTES: Scored team's first goal on a power play at 7:54 of first period, cutting lead to 3-1. Point streak at four games.

GAME 8 -- 1 POINT in 5-1 Home Win Over Michigan State (Record: 4-3-1)
Date Opponent
Result Nieves' stats in Game
Season Averages to Date Honors
11/9 Michigan State
5-1 W 1 Goal, 1 Shot, Plus-1
GPG: 0.13; APG: 0.62; PPG: 0.75
 
NOTES: Scored his first NCAA goal, even-strength, at 10:20 of first period (GWG) for 2-0 lead. Played right wing on No. 1 line. Point streak at three games.

GAME 7 -- 1 POINT in 4-3 Road Loss at Northern Michigan (Record: 3-3-1)
Date Opponent
Result Nieves' stats in Game
Season Averages to Date Honors
11/3 at N. Michigan
3-4 L 1 Assist, Plus-1
GPG: 0.0; APG: 0.71; PPG: 0.71
 
NOTES: Had primary assist on power-play goal at 11:00 of third period, cutting lead to 4-2.

GAME 6 -- 1 POINT in 4-4 Road Overtime Tie at Northern Michigan (Record: 3-2-1)
Date Opponent
Result Nieves' stats in Game
Season Averages to Date Honors
11/2 at N. Michigan
4-4 T 1 Assist, 3 Shots, 2 PIM, Even
GPG: 0.0; APG: 0.67; PPG: 0.67
 
NOTES: Assisted on power-play goal at 8:12 of third period that cut lead to 4-2. Called for holding at 14:09 of second period. Michigan won the unofficial shootout to end the game.

GAME 5 -- 0 POINTS in 4-3 Home Loss to Miami (Record: 3-2-0)
Date Opponent
Result Nieves' stats in Game
Season Averages to Date Honors
10/27 Miami
3-4 L 4 Shots, Even
GPG: 0.0; APG: 0.6; PPG: 0.6
 
NOTES: Held without a point in back-to-back games for first time in college career.

GAME 4 -- 0 POINTS in 4-2 Home Win Over Miami (Record: 3-1-0)
Date Opponent
Result Nieves' stats in Game
Season Averages to Date Honors
10/26 Miami
4-2 W
Plus-2
GPG: 0.0; APG: 0.75; PPG: 0.75
 
NOTES: Was on ice for each of team's last two goals, including the game-winner that broke a 2-2 tie at 8:41 of third period. Had one blocked shot.

GAME 3 -- 1 POINT in 6-3 Home Win Over Bentley (Record: 2-1-0)
Date Opponent
Result Nieves' stats in Game
Season Averages to Date Honors
10/19 Bentley
6-3 W
1 Assist, 1 Shot, Plus-2
GPG: 0.0; APG: 1.0; PPG: 1.0
 
NOTES: Had primary assist on even-strength goal at 3:29 of third period (GWG) for 4-2 lead.

GAME 2 -- 2 POINTS in 7-2 Home Win Over RIT(Record: 1-1-0)
Date Opponent
Result Nieves' stats in Game
Season Averages to Date Honors
10/12 RIT
7-2 W
2 Assists, Plus-1
GPG: 0.0; APG: 1.0; PPG: 1.0
 
NOTES: Had lone assist on game's first goal at 9:11 of opening period -- his first NCAA point. Picked up his second assist of the game -- another lone assist at even-strength-- at 15:16 of second (GWG) for 3-1 lead. Won the only faceoff he took.

GAME 1 -- 0 POINTS in 5-4 Home Overtime Loss to RIT (Record: 0-1-0)
Date Opponent
Result Nieves' stats in Game
Season Averages to Date Honors
10/11 RIT
4-5 L (OT)
3 Shots, 2 PIM, Minus-2
GPG: 0.0; APG: 0.0; PPG: 0.0
 
NOTES: Called for embellishment penalty at 10:35 of first period. Michigan lost game when RIT scored 14 seconds into OT.





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