Cristoval Nieves
Cristoval Nieves
Center  - NYR
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 200
Shoots: Left
Born: Jan 23, 1994  (Age 21)
Birthplace: Syracuse, NY, United States
Drafted: NYR / 2012 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (59th overall) PROSPECT BIO


2014-15: Skated in 35 games with the University of Michigan of the NCAA, registering seven goals and 21 assists for 28 points, along with a plus-three rating and 18 penalty minutes ... Tied collegiate career-highs in assists and plus/minus rating ... Notched a point in 21 of 35 games ... Posted two separate five-game point streaks – from Nov. 1 to Nov. 22 and from Jan. 10 to Feb. 13 ... Tied single-game career-highs with two goals and three points on Nov. 29 vs. RPI ... Posted four multi-point games in a five-game span from Jan. 10 to Feb. 13 (two goals, seven assists over the span).
Ranked second on Michigan in assists (19) and ranked sixth on the team in points (22) ... Tied a collegiate career-high with a three-game assist streak on two occasions – from Nov. 15 at Omaha-Nebraska to Nov. 22 vs. Niagara and from Mar. 2 at Ohio State to Mar. 8 at Michigan State ... Tallied a point in eight of his final 10 games from Feb. 15 at Minnesota to Mar. 20 vs. Penn State (two goals, 10 assists over the span) ... Registered three consecutive multi-point games from Mar. 2 at Ohio State to Mar. 8 at Michigan State (one goal, six assists over the span)
Led the team in assists. Tied for first among freshmen and for third on the team in points. Made his collegiate hockey debut on October 11 vs. RIT. Recorded his first collegiate assist/point on October 12 vs. RIT. Named CCHA Rookie of the Month for February, leading all freshmen in the nation with 10 points 
(four goals, six assists) in six games

2011-12: Posted three multi-assist efforts in 13 games with the Indiana Ice, including a three-assist performance on Mar. 24 at Youngstown.

2011-12: Established NEPSAC career-highs in games played (26) and assists (32), and tied his career-high in points (39) at Kent School. ... Led the team in assists and points.


2011: Collected three assists in four games with Team USA at the 2011 Ivan Hlinka Tournament.

June 23, 2012 —
Selected by the Rangers in the second-round, 59th overall, of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.