DetroitRedWings.com’s Dana Wakiji wrote an article discussing Frans Nielsen’s 2017-18 season’s “numbers”:
700 — On Nov. 5 at Edmonton, Nielsen played in his 700th career NHL game. Nielsen got the first goal in the 4-0 victory that game, finishing with two shots and 14:33 of ice time. Nielsen finished the season with 764 games.
100 — Nielsen spent the first 10 seasons of his NHL career with the New York Islanders, but celebrated his 100th game with the Red Wings on Nov. 19 against the Colorado Avalanche. Nielsen had three shots on goal in the 4-3 overtime loss and finished with 20:13 of ice time.
400 — It was a milestone kind of season for Nielsen, who registered his 400th career point on Nov. 28 against the Los Angeles Kings. The Wings lost, 4-1, but Nielsen assisted on Detroit’s only goal. Nielsen had the primary assist on Mike Green’s goal at 14:12 of the first period, which gave the Wings a short-lived 1-0 lead. Nielsen had two shots and played 16:07.