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#14 Nick Jensen, D

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Position: D
Date of Birth: 09/21/1990
Height: 6' 0"   Weight: 200 lbs
Shoots: R
Birthplace: Rogers, Minnesota
Drafted: Detroit's 5th choice, 150th overall, in 2009 NHL Entry Draft
Last Amateur Team: 2012-13 St. Cloud State (WCHA)






 

 

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Biography

First season as a Griffin…First year pro…Signed to a two-year entry-level contract by Detroit, 5/2/13…Signed to an amateur tryout, 5/13/13...Assigned by Detroit, 11/19/13...Reassigned to Toledo (ECHL) by Detroit, 11/20/13...Reassigned from Toledo by Detroit, 11/30/13...Assigned by Detroit, 10/6/14.

2012-13: Served as a “black ace” with Grand Rapids during the 2013 Calder Cup Playoffs…Helped the WCHA’s St. Cloud State Huskies to their best season in franchise history with an appearance in the NCAA Frozen Four…Led his team’s blueliners in scoring for the third consecutive year, notching 31 points (4-27—31) in 42 games…Placed fourth on the team in assists and tied for fifth in points…Led the conference in assists by a defenseman and ranked fourth in points…Honored as the WCHA Defensive Player of the Year…Named an NCAA West First Team All-American and to the All-WCHA First Team. 2011-12: Posted 32 points (6-26—32) in 39 games as a sophomore with St. Cloud State…Ranked among team leaders in goals (T6th), assists (1st), points (3rd), game-winning goals (2, T3rd), power play goals (4, 3rd)…Placed fourth among WCHA blueliners in scoring…Tallied a hat trick on 12/17/11 at Denver and registered three assists the following game, 12/29/11 at Western Michigan…Named WCHA Defensive Player of the Week, 12/20/11…Posted a team-best eight-game points streak from 2/3/12-3/3/12…Selected to the All-WCHA Third Team and Academic All-WCHA team…Named a WCHA Scholar-Athlete. 2010-11: Led St. Cloud State defensemen in scoring as a freshman with 23 points (5-18—23) in 38 games…Notched nine points (2-7—9) in his first 10 collegiate games…Posted a season-high three points on two occasions, 2/11/11 at Minnesota-Duluth (1-2—3) and 2/25/11 vs. Wisconsin (0-3—3)…Named WCHA Rookie of the Week, 2/15/11…Awarded Roland Vandell Award as the Huskies’ rookie of the year. 2009-10: Helped the USHL’s Green Bay Gamblers to a championship in his second season with the team…Skated in 53 games during the regular season, ranking 10th among USHL defensemen with 27 points (6-21—27)…Placed second among Green Bay defensemen in points…Tied for fourth in the league with a plus-36 rating…Notched eight points (2-6—8) in 12 postseason games to aid his team in winning the Clark Cup…Captured a gold medal with the United States at the World Junior A Challenge in Prince Edward Island, notching three points (1-2—3) in five games. 2008-09: Tallied 22 points (5-17—22) in 52 games for Green Bay…Led the USHL with a plus-34 rating…Posted a season-high three points (1-2—3) on 2/21/09 vs. Sioux Falls.

Personal: Lives in Rogers, MN….Has one sibling…Uncle Steve Jensen is a former NHL player…Best friend in hockey is Brandon Burnell, who played with him at St. Cloud State…Greatest hockey memory is making it to the 2013 Frozen Four and winning the Clark Cup in the USHL…Championship teams he has been a part of are the USHL Green Bay Gamblers (2009-10, 2010-11) and St. Cloud State (McNaughton Cup, 2012-13)…Began playing hockey at the age of four as a defenseman…Hockey nicknames are Jenner, Jense and Non…Hockey idol as a youth was Niklas Lidstrom…Chose his jersey number because it was the number he had growing up…Greatest influence on his hockey career is his dad Jeff who taught him the fundamentals of hockey…Plans on working in finance after his playing career…First job was at a temp agency…Greatest personal obstacle he’s overcome is recovering from shoulder surgery in his first year pro…Proudest accomplishment was being awarded first-team All-American in 2013…Favorite charity is Locks of Love…If he could trade occupations for one day, he would be a professional golfer…Played football and soccer growing up…Favorite music artists are Eric Church and Luke Bryan…Favorite movie is Wreck It Ralph…Favorite TV show is Blue Mountain State…Favorite website is youtube.com…Favorite vacation spot is at a cabin on the lake in Minnesota…Enjoys golf, fishing and video games.

 

Career Stats

      Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM
2008-09 Green Bay USHL 52 5 17 22 27 7 0 1 1 2
2009-10 Green Bay USHL 54 6 21 27 35 12 2 6 8 6
2010-11 St. Cloud State WCHA 38 5 18 23 18 -- -- -- -- --
2011-12 St. Cloud State WCHA 39 6 26 32 4 -- -- -- -- --
2012-13 St. Cloud State WCHA 41 4 27 31 14 -- -- -- -- --

 

 
2014-15 Roster »
30 Tom McCollum G
34 Petr Mrazek G
3 Alexey Marchenko D
4 Nathan Paetsch D
5 Mattias Backman D
7 Ryan Sproul D
14 Nick Jensen D
16 Xavier Ouellet D
42 Richard Nedomlel D
44 Brennan Evans D
6 Teemu Pulkkinen RW
9 Mark Zengerle C
10 Jeff Hoggan LW
12 Kevin Porter C
15 Mitch Callahan LW
17 Colin Campbell RW
19 Tomas Nosek C
21 Andy Miele C
22 Louis-Marc Aubry C
23 Andreas Athanasiou C
27 Martin Frk RW
29 Landon Ferraro RW
32 Alden Hirschfeld C
55 Chris Bruton LW

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