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Boo Nieves
Boo Nieves
Center  - NYR
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 192
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
2013-14: 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.

A clever playmaker with very good offensive skill. ... Is a shifty stickhandler and playmaker. ... Possess a good hockey frame. ... Has the ability to dominate the pace of a game with his offensive creativity.

Entered the 2012 NHL Entry Draft ranked 27th overall among North American skaters in the final Central Scouting Rankings. ... Committed to the University of Michigan for the fall of 2012. ... Nickname is “Boo”. ... Enjoys playing the drums when not playing hockey.

“His game is making plays and using his skill and hockey sense. He is responsible in the defensive zone and plays the body effectively.” — Amateur Scout, Brendon Clark

June 23, 2012 –- Selected by the Rangers in the second round, No. 59 overall, of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.