Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Kirk Nielsen
Right-winger Kirk Neilsen played a handful of games with the Boston Bruins in 1998-99. At the start of the 2001-02 season, he was a minor leaguer hoping for a second chance at playing in the NHL.

Born in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, Nielsen was a solid two-way forward at Harvard University for four years. Following his sophomore season he was chosen 10th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in the Supplemental Draft.

Nielsen scored 35 points and played a solid all round game during his rookie pro season with the AHL's Providence Bruins in 1996-97. He improved to 48 points the next season and was recalled to Boston for a half dozen games. In 1998-99 Nielsen switched to the IHL and was a consistent two-way worker for the Cincinnati Cyclones.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1989-1992 Grand Rapids Thunderhawks High-MN
1992-93 Harvard Crimson ECAC 30 2 2 4 38
1993-94 Harvard Crimson ECAC 32 6 9 15 41
1994-95 Harvard Crimson ECAC 30 13 8 21 24
1995-96 Harvard Crimson ECAC 31 12 16 28 66
1996-97 Providence Bruins AHL 68 12 23 35 30 9 2 1 3 2
1997-98 Boston Bruins NHL 6 0 0 0 0 -1
1997-98 Providence Bruins AHL 72 19 29 48 40 -24
1998-99 Cincinnati Cyclones IHL 82 12 22 34 58 -12 3 0 0 0 4
NHL Totals 6 0 0 0 0


Brother of Jeff Signed as a free agent by Boston, June 7, 1996.
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