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Nikolaj Ehlers

Born:February 14, 1996Draft:2014 Jets #9 Overall
Hometown:Aalborg, DenmarkPosition:LW
Known For:Shoots:Left
National Team:Denmark

Nikolaj Ehlers (born 14 February 1996) is a Danish professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League (NHL). Ehlers played hockey in Switzerland, where his father Heinz was a coach, and moved to North America in 2013 to play with the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). After one year with Halifax, he was selected ninth overall by the Jets in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft and spent one more season in junior before making the NHL. Internationally Ehlers has played for Denmark at both the junior and senior level, including at two World Championships.

Nikolaj Ehlers Winnipeg Jets
Nikolaj Ehlers, Winnipeg Jets (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

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  • Two-time Danish Forward of the Year (2017)
  • World Championship Top Three Player on Team Denmark (2017)
  • QMJHL First All-Star Team (2015)
  • QMJHL Personality of the Year (Paul Dumont Trophy) (2015)
  • U20 WJC Top Three Player on Team Denmark (2015)
  • World Junior A Challenge MVP (2015)
  • CHL Rookie of the Year (2014)
  • QMJHL All-Rookie Team (2014)
  • QMJHL Best Professional Prospect (Mike Bossy Trophy) (2014)
  • QMJHL Offensive Rookie of the Year (Michel Bergeron Trophy) (2014)
  • QMJHL Rookie of the Year (2014)
  • U20 WJC (D1A) Gold Medal (2014)
  • U18 WJC (D1A) Gold Medal (2013)