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Cristoval 'Boo'  Nieves


Baldwinsville, N.Y.

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 200





Nieves' Two Goals Not Enough at Minnesota

Nieves' Two Goals Not Enough; Ice Hockey Stymied at Minnesota


U-M Jumps On Spartans Early in Hockey City Classic Victory

Ice Hockey Jumps On Spartans Early in Hockey City Classic Victory


Saturday Night Shutout: U-M Sweeps RPI

Saturday Night Shutout: Ice Hockey Sweeps RPI


Wolverines Put Up Eight-Spot in Win over Penn State

Ice Hockey Puts Up Eight-Spot in Win over Penn State


Trouba Voted Team MVP at Annual Awards Banquet

Trouba Voted Ice Hockey Team MVP at Annual Awards Banquet


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.


Ice Hockey Scores Eight in Win over Penn State

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)
• Scored a goal in season-opener vs. Mercyhurst (10/16)
• Notched an assist at Union (10/23)
• Added two assists vs. Niagara (11/13)

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 (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)

Goal Superlatives
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

Assist Superlatives
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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