Freshman (2012-13) ...Named to the CCHA All-Rookie honorable mention ... 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 Februray onhis 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 ... Enrolled in the School of Kinesiology ... Selected by the New York Rangers in the second round, 59th overall, of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
Nieves' Career Highlights
Point Superlatives Most, Game: 3, 2/1/13 vs. Michigan State (2g, 1a) Multi-Point Games: 7 (2012-13 - 7) Streak:4 games, 11/2/12-11/10/12 (2g, 2a) First: 10/12/12 vs. RIT (2a)
Goal Superlatives Most, Game:2, 2/1/13 vs. Michigan State Multi-Goal Games:1, 2/1/13 vs. Michigan State Streak:2 games, 11/9/12-11/10/12 (2g) Game Winners:2, last - 2/1/13 vs. Michigan State First:11/9/12 vs. Michigan State
Assist Superlatives Most, Game: 2 (4x), last - 3/9/13 vs. Northern Michigan Multi-Assist Games: 4(2012-13 - 4) Streak:3 games, 2/1/13-2/8/13 (3a) First: 10/12/12 vs. RIT