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Forward Cristoval 'Boo' Nieves talks about his red-hot start to the season, including his second career three-point night (two goals, assist) in last week's 6-0 win over Rensselaer.
U-M used a three-goal first period to earn a 6-0 victory over RPI and a series sweep.
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Forward Cristoval Nieves talks about how the nickname 'Boo' originated, why he selected to play at the University of Michigan and the potential of this season's freshman class (Nov. 16, 2012).
Through the 2014-15 Season
CAREER GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
Junior (2014-15) ...In 35 games played, recorded 28 points (7G, 21A), including two power play goals and a plus-3 rating...Finished fourth on the team in assists, and fifth in overall points...Recorded assist vs. Minnesota in Big Ten Championship Game...Notched goal, assist vs. MSU in B1G Semis (3/20)...Added assist in B1G Tournament win vs. Wisconsin (3/19)...Notched assist at MSU (3/13)...Added assist vs. Wisconsin (2/27)...Notched assist vs. OSU (2/22)...Scored two goals at Minnesota (2/13)...Recorded two assists against MSU at Hockey City Classic (2/7)...Added assist against MSU on 1/30 .. .Notched two assists against OSU (1/16)...Added two assists against No. 9 Minnesota (1/10)...Notched assist against BC on 12/13...Added assist against Ohio State on 12/5...Matched career high with three points (2g, a) against RPI (11/29)...Added a goal against Penn State (11/22)...Recorded assist against Penn State (11/21)...Notched first goal of season against AIC (11/15)...Recorded assist against AIC (11/14)...Added assist againt Michigan Tech (11/1)...Notched assist at BU on 10/25...recorded assist against UML on 10/24...Made season debut at Ferris State (10/4)...Notched two assists against U.S. NTDP U-18 Team (10/6)...Recorded assist against Wilfrid Laurier (10/9).
Sophomore (2013-14) ... In 34 games, recorded 22 points (3G, 19A), finishing second on the team in assists ... Notched 12 points (2G, 10A) in his last 10 games ... Recorded an assist on the lone goal vs. Penn State in the first round of the Big Ten tournament on 3/20 ... Notched an assist vs. Minnesota on 3/15 ... Recorded two assists and a goal on 3/8 vs. MSU ... Registered an assist on 3/7 vs. MSU ... Tallied two assists vs. OSU on 3/2 ... Registered an assist vs. Penn State on 2/22 ... Tallied a goal vs. Penn State on 2/21 ... Registered an assist on 2/15 vs. Minnesota ... Recorded an assist and a blocked shot vs. Wisconsin (1/31) ... Registered an assist on 1/24 vs. MSU ... Tallied an assist vs. Ohio State (12/2) ... Recorded an assist vs. Niagara on 11/22 ...Registered an assist in both games of the series against UNH (11/15-11/16) ... Recorded two assists vs UNH (Oct. 19) ... Registered a goal and an assist vs. RIT (Oct. 12) ... Recipient of The Dekers Club Hockey Scholarship.
Freshman (2012-13) ... Recorded 29 points (8g, 21a) in all 40 contests in his freshman season ...Named to the CCHA All-Rookie honorable mention ... Finished second among CCHA freshmen in points and assists ... Finished the season with a team-high 21 assists ... Tallied three assists in U-M's CCHA first-round series sweep of NMU (Mar. 8-9) ... Led all freshman in the nation with 10 points (4g, 6a) in the month of February on his way to being named CCHA Rookie of the Month ... Recorded three assists in the team's sweep from 2/22-23 at OSU ... Scored a goal and tallied an assist on 2/8 at ND ... Registered two goals on 2/1 vs MSU as well as an assist for a career-high three points ... Tallied five points from 2/1-2/2 vs MSU (3g, 2a) ... Recorded his team-leading 11th assist on 1/8 vs. BG ... Tallied points in four straight games (2g, 2a) from 11/2-11/10 ... Scored a goal for the second consecutive game on 11/10 at MSU ... Scored his first career goal on 11/9 vs. MSU ... Earned assists in back-to-back games on 11/2 and 11/3 ... Recorded an assist for the second straight game on 10/19 vs. Bentley ... Tallied a team-high tying two assists on 10/12 vs. RIT ... Recorded three shots in his Michigan debut on 10/11 vs. RIT ...Recipient of the Mickey and Wally Grant Ice Hockey Scholarship Fund.
Junior Team ... Played two seasons at the Kent School in Kent, Conn. from 2010 to 2012 ... Tallied 39 points (11g, 28a) in 22 games in 2011-12 ... Joined the Indiana Ice of the United States Hockey League at the completion of his prep school season, competing in 13 games and recording 10 points (2g, 8a).
Personal ... Born January 23, 1994 ... Son of Joanne and Rafael Nieves ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... A Music major ... Called Bugaboo by his parents Joanne and Rafael as a child, which was shortened to Boo when he began his hockey career ... Profiled in New York Times article on 12/20/13 about his decision to play college hockey over major junior ... Selected by the New York Rangers in the second round, 59th overall, of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
Nieves' Career Highlights
Most, Game: 3 (2x), last - 11/29/14 vs. RPI (2g, a)
Multi-Point Games: 18 (2014-15 - 6; 2013-14 - 5; 2012-13 - 7)
Streak: 5 games (2x), last 11/1/14-11/22/14 (2g, 3a)
First: 10/12/12 vs. RIT (2a)
Most, Game: 2 (4x), last - 2/13/15 vs. Minnesota (2g)
Multi-Goal Games: 4, last - 2/13/15 vs. Minnesota (2g)
Streak: 2 games, 11/9/12-11/10/12 (2g)
Game Winners: 3, last - 11/15/14 vs. AIC
First: 11/9/12 vs. Michigan State
Most, Game: 2 (12x), last - 2/7/15 vs. MSU
Multi-Assist Games: 12 (2014-15 - 4; 2013-14 - 4; 2012-13 - 4)
Streak: 4 games, 1/10/15 - 2/7/15 (7a)
First: 10/12/12 vs. RIT
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