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Cristoval 'Boo'  Nieves


Baldwinsville, N.Y.

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 200






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Nieves Inks Professional Contract with NHL's New York Rangers


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Kornacki: Senior Nieves Artistic with Hockey Sticks, Drumsticks

Kornacki: Senior Nieves Artistic with Hockey Sticks, Drumsticks


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Kornacki: Boo Nieves Finding His Beat with Wolverines

Kornacki: Ice Hockey's Boo Nieves Finding His Beat


Cristoval 'Boo' Nieves Profile

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.


Ice Hockey Blanks RPI for Series Sweep

U-M used a three-goal first period to earn a 6-0 victory over RPI and a series sweep.


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Michigan scored five third-period goals in an 8-1 win over Penn State.


Cristoval 'Boo' Nieves Interview

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).


Senior (2015-16)
• Had his best season in 2015-16, recording 31 points (10 goals, 21 assists) in 35 games
• Tallied a goal and two assists vs. Wisconsin (12/5)
• Scored a goal vs. Minnesota (12/11); the goal was the SportsCenter #1 Top Play
• Tallied two assists in each game vs. Michigan State (1/8-9)
• Scored game-tying goal and added an assist vs. Penn State in New York City (1/30)
• Scored two goals on Senior Night vs. Penn State (3/12)
• Scored a goal vs. Penn State in Big Ten Semifinal (3/18)
• Notched an assist vs. Notre Dame in NCAA Midwest Regional Semifinal (3/25)

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
• Notched first goal of season against AIC (11/15)
• Matched career high with three points (2g, a) against RPI (11/29)
• Notched goal, assist vs. MSU in B1G Semis (3/20)
• Recorded assist vs. Minnesota in Big Ten Championship Game (3/21)

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
• 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
• 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
• Scored his first career goal on 11/9 vs. MSU
• Tallied points in four straight games (2g, 2a) from 11/2-11/10
• 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)
• Tallied three assists in U-M's CCHA first-round series sweep of NMU (3/8-9)
• 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)

• 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

Point Superlatives
Most, Game: 3, last - 12/5/15 vs. Wisconsin (g, 2a)
Multi-Point Games: 26 (2015-16 - 8, 2014-15 - 6, 2013-14 - 5, 2012-13 - 7)
Streak: 5 games, last 3/4/16-3/18/16 (4g, 4a)
First: 10/12/12 vs. RIT (2a)

Goal Superlatives
Most, Game: 2, last - 3/12/16 vs. PSU
Multi-Goal Games: 5, last - 3/12/16 vs. PSU (2g)
Streak: 3 games, 3/11/16-3/18/16 (4g)
Game Winners: 3, last - 11/15/14 vs. AIC
First: 11/9/12 vs. Michigan State

Assist Superlatives
Most, Game: 2 - last - 3/6/16 at OSU
Multi-Assist Games: 18 (2015-16 - 6, 2014-15 - 4, 2013-14 - 4, 2012-13 - 4)
Streak: 4 games, 12/29/15 - 1/9/16 (6a)
First: 10/12/12 vs. RIT

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