|Cristoval 'Boo' Nieves||Tweet|
|New York Rangers|
|Written by Brendan Ross|
May 2013 – In his first year at University of Michigan Nieves exceeded expectations. He finished the campaign with eight goals and 29 points in 40 games. He still needs time to develop but his combination of size, speed, playmaking ability and defensive awareness makes him a pretty safe bet to be in the NHL somewhere on a team's top three lines.Eric Daoust
June, 2012 – Projected as a second round pick, Cristoval Nieves could become the first high school player off the board after tallying 11 goals and 39 points in 22 games playing for Kent in the New England Prep hockey circuit. Nieves is a speedy agile skater that can change his path extremely quickly. As a result of his elite skating abilities, Nieves has an ability to get to areas of the ice before his opponents giving him extra time to scan the ice for his ideal target. More of a playmaker than scorer, Nieves is considered a borderline top-six player at this point and could follow a similar path as speedster Andrew Cogliano.
Boo Nieves' speed is enticing but his hockey sense and patience with the puck has been called into question. His defensive game is strong enough that he could develop into a two-way top-nine forward capable of playing as a complementary player in the top-six.
Boo Nieves showing some nice tough on his goal for Team USA:
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|Last Updated on Monday, 13 May 2013 19:56|