National Hockey League

National Hockey League Draft Profile
Cristoval Nieves
TeamNY Rangers
Round2
Selection29 (59 overall)
PositionCenter
Previous TeamKent School (High-CT)
DOB1/23/1994
Height6-3
Weight184
Notes: American centerman is the 27th-ranked North American skater by NHL Central Scouting...Nicknamed "Boo," Nieves is committed to play college hockey this fall at the University of Michigan...Notched 39 points on seven goals and 32 assists during the 2011-12 season for the Kent School in Connecticut...Skated for Team USA at the 2011 U-18 World Junior Championship and posted three assists over four games...Has tremendous offensive upside and could project as a power forward in the NHL, provided he adds some bulk to his 6-foot-3, 184- pound frame.

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