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Tristen Nielsen was on the Canucks Conversation podcast yesterday. He's very well-spoken and made some very interesting points about Abbotsford this year. I came here to check if anyone else heard it but realized he doesn't have a thread yet!


He's definitely deserving of one, so here we go.



Acquired: Undrafted CHL Free Agent 


The undrafted free agent signed his first NHL deal with Vancouver this summer (2023) after playing two years in Abbotsford on an AHL deal and enjoying a breakout campaign last season. He's expected to play a big role on a stacked Abbotsford team this year and may even see NHL games as a call up option.



August 2021 Scouting report from Michael Liu at First Pass Hockey: 


"His motor, coupled with his awareness in all three zones, makes him a bonafide two-way threat. He isn’t going to be a floater: you can bet that Nielsen will be forechecking hard and breaking up plays on the defensive end. And, if he gets the puck, he can pull away in an instant from opponents on tired legs.


Though he might not possess the high-end skill or finesse like some of his peers, his hard work and energizer bunny-like energy help generate a lot of chances. It seems that his gas tank never runs empty as well, as he’s noticeably outhustling everyone each and every shift."


Full article here


Date of Birth
5'10" / 178 cm
Place of Birth
192 lbs / 87 kg
Youth Team


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