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Nicklas Jensen

Born:March 6, 1993Draft:2011 Canucks #29 Overall
Hometown:Herning, DenmarkPosition:RW/LW
Known For:Shoots/Catches:Left
National Team:Denmark/CanadaCurrent Team:Jokerit (KHL)

Nicklas Jensen (born 6 March 1993) is a Danish ice hockey winger. He is currently playing for the Finnish team Jokerit of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

After beginning his career with Danish team Herning Blue Fox at the junior and men’s level, Jensen moved to North America in 2010 to play with the Oshawa Generals. Named to the OHL All-Rookie Team following his first year with the club, he was ranked 21st among North American skaters eligible for the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, where he was selected by the Vancouver Canucks 29th overall. Jensen spent most of the 2012–13 season with AIK of the Swedish Elitserien before returning to North America and playing for Chicago, the AHL affiliate of the Canucks. Jensen made his NHL debut with Vancouver in 2013, and appeared in 24 games for the Canucks over three seasons, spending most of his time with the team’s AHL affiliates, the Chicago Wolves and Utica Comets before being traded to the New York Rangers in 2016.

Jensen played for the Danish national junior team at two IIHF World U18 Championships at the Division I level, and won Best Forward in 2010. He also played in two IIHF World Junior Championships, and helped Denmark win their group at the 2011 Division I tournament. Jensen has also played for the Danish senior team at three World Championships.

Nicklas Jensen New York Rangers
Nicklas Jensen, New York Rangers (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Nicklas Jensen Statistics

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Achievements

  • Denmark U17 Most Assists (West) (23) 2007-2008
  • Denmark U17 Most Goals (West) (27) 2007-2008
  • Denmark U17 Most Points (West) (50) 2007-2008
  • Denmark U17 DM Best Forward 2008-2009
  • U18 WJC (D1|B) Silver Medal 2008-2009
  • Danish League Rookie of the Year 2009-2010
  • Denmark Bronze Medal Winner 2009-2010
  • U18 WJC (D1|A) Best Forward 2009-2010
  • U18 WJC (D1|A) Most Goals (13) 2009-2010
  • U18 WJC (D1|A) Silver Medal 2009-2010
  • U18 WJC (D1|A) Top Player on Team 2009-2010
  • U20 WJC (D1|A) Silver Medal 2009-2010
  • CHL Top Prospects Game 2010-2011
  • OHL Second All-Rookie Team 2010-2011
  • U20 WJC (D1|B) Gold Medal 2010-2011
  • U20 WJC Top 3 Player on Team 2011-2012
  • Elitserien Most Goals by Junior (17) 2012-2013
  • AHL Player of the Week (Mar. 20) 2015-2016
  • World Championship Danish Player of the Year 2015-2016
  • World Championship Top 3 Player on Team 2015-2016
  • AHL All-Star Game 2016-2017
  • KHL Forward of the Week (Jan. 13) 2019-2020
  • World Championship Top 3 Player on Team 2020-2021

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