Jeff Nielsen

Position: Right Wing

Full Name: Jeffrey Nielsen
Birthdate: September 20, 1971
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Minnesota

Jeffrey Nielsen was born on September 20, 1971 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is a retired National Hockey League forward. Jeff was drafted in the fourth round, 69th overall, by the New York Rangers in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft. After concluding his collegiate career at the University of Michigan where he lead the team in scoring in his senior season and earned All-WCHA honors, Jeff made his National Hockey League debut for the Rangers during the 1996-97 season. Jeff played for the Anaheim Mighty Ducks and Minnesota Wild before retiring from professional hockey in 2001.

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As an aspiring professional hockey player, one of the most challenging things that both the athlete and family face is selecting the right person to help guide us through the journey.  For our family, this proved to be very true.  We considered it very fortunate that John was introduced and came to work with Kurt.  Since we began working with Kurt and his staff, they have given us guidance and sound advice every step of the way.  Kurt’s unparalleled knowledge of the hockey world and professional demeanor gave us the utmost confidence that John’s career is being managed properly.  We can’t imagine anyone else filling the role that he does for our family.  Lastly, we highly recommend Kurt and KO Sports to any young athlete that has the dream of becoming a professional hockey player. 

— Jack and Sue Gibson

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