2018 NHL Entry Draft Prospect

Tristen Nielsen


Current Team: Calgary Hitmen (WHL)

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Vital Statistics

Position: C • Height: 5-10 • Weight: 180 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: Feb. 23, 2000 • Hometown: Fort St. John, B.C.

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: Calgary Edge Academy (Alb. Bantam AAA/CSSHL)
WHL Bantam Draft: 2015 by Calgary (Round 1, No. 20 Overall)
WHL Debut: Oct. 21, 2015 (Calgary at Prince George)
First WHL Goal: March 18, 2016 (Calgary at Kootenay)

Scored Hat Trick in World U-17 Opener
Poised for a Big Rookie Year in the WHL
Becomes the New Pride of Fort St. John

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "An undersized player who plays with a lot of energy, consistently moving his feet. ... Although his stride is relatively short, he generates good top speed and has the ability to beat defenseman with his outside speed. Tristen has good puck skills and soft hands, showing the ability to handle the puck with speed. He has a consistent desire to make a difference. ... A talented player who has yet to find his way in the WHL. Expect him to take a step forward offensively." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)