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AS A JUNIOR IN 2012-13 Played in all 39 contests for BU ... Finished with the team lead in goals and second on the team in points ... Scored his first goal of the season in a 3-2 victory at UMass ... Scored a goal in a 4-0 victory against St. Lawrence ... Recorded two assists in a 4-2 win against No. 1 Boston College ... Recorded three points (1 goal, 2 assists) in a loss to Northeastern ... Scored goals in three straight games from Jan. 9 - Jan. 18 ... Picked up a goal and an assist in a 3-3 tie at Maine ... Scored the game-winning goal in overtime to defeat Maine 5-4 on Feb. 16 ...Recorded two goals and an assist in a 5-2 vicotry against Merrimack ...Scored six-straight goals for BU from Feb. 26 - Mar. 2, including a hat-trick in a 3-1 victory over Vermont ... Picked up 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists) in a weekend sweep of Northeastern ... Recorded 5 points in the Hockey East playoffs with 2 goals and 3 assists ... A five-time Hockey East Top Performer (11/5, 1/14, 1/21, 1/18, 2/18).
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2011-12 Played in 37 games ... Named an Honorable Mention All-Star by Hockey East ... Ranked second on the team in points with 42 on 16 goals and 26 assists ... Scored twice against Maine in Hockey East semifinals on March 16 ... Had seven-game point streak (4g, 5a) snapped in NCAA Regionals against Minnesota ... Had seven multiple-point games ... Notched three points (1g, 2a) against UMass Lowell on Feb. 17 ... Had three assists on Feb. 3 at Merrimack ... Notched career-high four points (1g, 3a) at Providence on Jan. 21 ... Recorded five points (2g, 3a) in four games from Nov. 11 to Nov. 19 ... Scored a goal in a 5-0 win over Boston College on Nov. 13 ... Named GoTerriers Student-Athlete of the Week on Nov. 1 ... Tallied a goal in each of the team's first six contests ... Scored the game-winner in overtime in a 5-4 victory over Massachusetts on Oct. 29 ... Runner-up for Hockey East Player of the Month in October ... Runner-up for INCH National Player of the Week (11/1) ... Seven-time Hockey East Top Performer (10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/21, 1/23, 2/6, 2/13).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2010-11 Finished tied for third on the team in goals with 10 ... Added 13 assists for 23 total points - good for seventh on the squad ... Over half of his points came in the final 11 contests, as he tallied a 4-9--13 line during that span ... Recorded three assists in 3-2 win over Northeastern on March 4 ... Had two-assist efforts against Vermont (1/9), Massachusetts (2/11) and Harvard (2/14) ... Scored his first collegiate goal in a 2-2 tie with UMass on Oct. 16 ... Four-time Hockey East Top Performer (12/6, 1/10, 2/21, 3/7).
BEFORE BOSTON UNIVERSITY Helped the U.S. National Under-18 Team claim consecutive titles at the World Under-18 Championship in 2009 and 2010 ... Led the U.S. NTDP in scoring during the 2008-09 season with 67 points (26g, 41a) in 64 games ... Spent 51 of those contests with the U17 team before getting called up to the U18s ... Tied for third on the U18 team this past year with 54 points (28g, 26a) in 61 games ... Four goals in seven games at 2009 World Championship ... Spent his sophomore year at The Salisbury School in Connecticut ... Also played for the LA Selects.
PERSONAL Born on Nov. 5, 1992 ... Son of Mary and Jesse Nieto ... Drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the second round (47th overall) in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft ... Enrolled in the College of General Studies.