Al Jensen

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Al Jensen
Born (1958-11-27) November 27, 1958 (age 56)
Hamilton, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Detroit Red Wings
Washington Capitals
Los Angeles Kings
NHL Draft 31st overall, 1978
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 1980–1987

Allan Raymond Jensen (born November 27, 1958 in Hamilton, Ontario[1]) is a former Canadian ice hockey goaltender.

Selected 31st overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1978 NHL Entry Draft, Jensen only played one game for the Red Wings before he was traded to the Washington Capitals in July 1981 in exchange for Mark Lofthouse. It was with the Capitals that he was given the chance to blossom into a starting goaltender, and helped guide the team to its first playoff appearance in the 1982–83 NHL season. The next season Jensen achieved even more as he was a co-winner of the William M. Jennings Trophy with teammate Pat Riggin.

Jensen played almost six seasons with the Capitals before he was traded to the Los Angeles Kings in the middle of the 1986–87 NHL season in exchange for defenseman Garry Galley. He played one season with the New Haven Nighthawks of the AHL before retiring from active professional play. In 179 NHL games, Jensen posted a 95-53-18 regular season record.

Currently Al Jensen has served in the Southern Counties area as the head goaltending scout for the NHL's central scouting. He has completed 6 years as a pro scout and is continuing for a couple more seasons.

His son, Trevor, teaches Maths and PE at King's Christian Collegiate in Oakville, Canada.[citation needed] He is also the Boy's Ice Hockey Coach.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cole, Stephen (2006). The Canadian Hockey Atlas. Doubleday Canada. ISBN 978-0-385-66093-8. 

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Preceded by
Roland Melanson and Billy Smith
Winner of the Jennings Trophy
1984
(with Pat Riggin)
Succeeded by
Tom Barrasso, Bob Sauve