Denmark men's national ice hockey team

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Denmark
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Danish Lions
Association Danmarks Ishockey Union
General Manager Kim Pedersen
Head coach Janne Karlsson
Assistants Tomas Jonsson
Theis Møller-Hansen
Captain Morten Green
Most games Morten Green (260)
Most points Jens Nielsen (241)
IIHF code DEN
IIHF ranking 15 Steady
Highest IIHF ranking 12 (first in 2007)
Lowest IIHF ranking 15 (first in 2014)
Team colors          
Denmark national ice hockey team Home & Away Jerseys.png
First international
 Canada 47–0 Denmark 
(Stockholm, Sweden; 12 February 1949)
Biggest win
 Denmark 27–4 Belgium 
(Copenhagen, Denmark; 18 March 1977)
Biggest defeat
 Canada 47–0 Denmark 
(Stockholm, Sweden; 12 February 1949)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 46
Best result 8th (2010)
International record (W–L–T)
260–360–58

The Danish national men's ice hockey team is the national ice hockey team for Denmark. The team is controlled by Danmarks Ishockey Union. As of 2007 the Danish team was ranked 12th in the IIHF World Rankings. After not qualifying for a world championship since 1949, Denmark surprised many in 2003 by finishing in 11th place, including a tie game against that year's champions Canada.[1] Denmark currently has 4,255 players (0.07% of its population). Their coach is Swedish Janne Karlsson who replaced Per Bäckman. Denmark once held the record for the largest loss when they were defeated by Canada in 1949, 47–0, only being surpassed by New Zealand who were defeated by Australia 58–0 in 1987.

In 2003, Denmark was back in the elite pool of the IIHF World Championships after 54 years. The Danish national hockey team scored two historic, unexpected upsets in Tampere, Finland, defeating the United States 5–2 on 26 April 2003 and tied Canada 2–2 six days later on 2 May 2003. Denmark has remained in the top division ever since. At the 2010 World Championships Denmark finished 8th place, which is their best ever placing to date.

Tournament record[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

  • 1920–2014 – Did not qualify

World Championship[edit]

  • 1949 – Finished in 10th place
  • 1962 – Finished in 14th place (6th in Pool B)
  • 1963 – Finished in 18th place (3rd in Pool C)
  • 1966 – Finished in 18th place (2nd in Pool C)
  • 1967 – Finished in 19th place (3rd in Pool C)
  • 1969 – Finished in 20th place (6th in Pool C)
  • 1970 – Finished in 19th place (5th in Pool C)
  • 1971 – Finished in 20th place (6th in Pool C)
  • 1972 – Finished in 20th place (7th in Pool C)
  • 1973 – Finished in 21st place (7th in Pool C)
  • 1975 – Finished in 20th place (6th in Pool C)
  • 1976 – Finished in 20th place (4th in Pool C)
  • 1977 – Finished in 19th place (2nd in Pool C)
  • 1978 – Finished in 19th place (3rd in Pool C)
  • 1979 – Finished in 16th place (8th in Pool B)
  • 1981 – Finished in 20th place (4th in Pool C)
  • 1982 – Finished in 19th place (3rd in Pool C)
  • 1983 – Finished in 20th place (4th in Pool C)
  • 1985 – Finished in 21st place (5th in Pool C)
  • 1986 – Finished in 21st place (5th in Pool C)
  • 1987 – Finished in 18th place (2nd in Pool C)
  • 1989 – Finished in 16th place (8th in Pool B)
  • 1990 – Finished in 18th place (2nd in Pool C)
  • 1991 – Finished in 17th place (won Pool C)
  • 1992 – Finished in 16th place (4th in Pool B)
  • 1993 – Finished in 16th place (4th in Pool B)
  • 1994 – Finished in 17th place (5th in Pool B)
  • 1995 – Finished in 17th place (5th in Pool B)
  • 1996 – Finished in 18th place (6th in Pool B)
  • 1997 – Finished in 20th place (8th in Pool B)
  • 1998 – Finished in 20th place (4th in Pool B)
  • 1999 – Finished in 17th place (won Pool B)
  • 2000 – Finished in 21st place (5th in Pool B)
  • 2001 – Finished in 22nd place (3rd in Division I, Group A)
  • 2002 – Finished in 18th place (won Division I, Group B)
  • 2003 – Finished in 11th place
  • 2004 – Finished in 12th place
  • 2005 – Finished in 14th place
  • 2006 – Finished in 13th place
  • 2007 – Finished in 10th place
  • 2008 – Finished in 12th place
  • 2009 – Finished in 13th place
  • 2010 – Finished in 8th place
  • 2011 – Finished in 11th place
  • 2012 – Finished in 13th place
  • 2013 – Finished in 12th place
  • 2014 – Finished in 13th place
  • 2015 – Finished in 14th place

Team[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Roster for the 2015 IIHF World Championship.[2]

Head coach: Janne Karlsson

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
1 G Galbraith, PatrickPatrick Galbraith 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 700181000000000000081 kg (179 lb) (1986-03-11) March 11, 1986 (age 29) Sweden Karlskrona HK
4 D Bødker, MadsMads Bødker 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 700180000000000000080 kg (180 lb) (1987-08-31) August 31, 1987 (age 27) Denmark SønderjyskE Ishockey
5 D Nielsen, DanielDaniel Nielsen 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 700180000000000000080 kg (180 lb) (1980-10-31) October 31, 1980 (age 34) Denmark Herning Blue Fox
8 D Uldall, BjørnBjørn Uldall 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 700176000000000000076 kg (168 lb) (1994-04-10) April 10, 1994 (age 21) Denmark Herning Blue Fox
9 F Storm, FrederikFrederik Storm 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb) (1989-02-20) February 20, 1989 (age 26) Sweden Malmö Redhawks
11 F Bjorkstrand, PatrickPatrick Bjorkstrand 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 700187000000000000087 kg (192 lb) (1992-07-01) July 1, 1992 (age 22) Croatia KHL Medveščak Zagreb
13 F Green, MortenMorten GreenC 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 700188000000000000088 kg (194 lb) (1981-03-19) March 19, 1981 (age 34) Germany Schwenninger Wild Wings
14 F Starkov, KirillKirill Starkov 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 700195000000000000095 kg (209 lb) (1987-03-31) March 31, 1987 (age 28) Switzerland HC Red Ice
19 F Staal, KimKim Staal 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 700187000000000000087 kg (192 lb) (1978-03-10) March 10, 1978 (age 37) Japan Tohoku Free Blades
22 D Lauridsen, MarkusMarkus Lauridsen 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 700189000000000000089 kg (196 lb) (1991-02-28) February 28, 1991 (age 24) United States Lake Erie Monsters
25 D Lauridsen, OliverOliver Lauridsen 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 7002104000000000000104 kg (229 lb) (1989-03-24) March 24, 1989 (age 26) United States Lehigh Valley Phantoms
27 F Bjorkstrand, OliverOliver Bjorkstrand 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 700179000000000000079 kg (174 lb) (1995-04-10) April 10, 1995 (age 20) United States Portland Winterhawks
28 D Kristensen, EmilEmil Kristensen 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 700181000000000000081 kg (179 lb) (1992-09-20) September 20, 1992 (age 22) Sweden IK Oskarshamn
29 F Madsen, MortenMorten MadsenA 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 700187000000000000087 kg (192 lb) (1987-01-16) January 16, 1987 (age 28) Germany Hamburg Freezers
31 G Nielsen, SimonSimon Nielsen 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb) (1986-10-27) October 27, 1986 (age 28) Norway Lørenskog IK
32 G Dahm, SebastianSebastian Dahm 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 700180000000000000080 kg (180 lb) (1987-02-28) February 28, 1987 (age 28) Denmark Rødovre Mighty Bulls
33 F Jakobsen, JulianJulian Jakobsen 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 700187000000000000087 kg (192 lb) (1987-04-11) April 11, 1987 (age 28) Germany Hamburg Freezers
37 F Poulsen, AndersAnders Poulsen 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb) (1991-01-18) January 18, 1991 (age 24) Sweden IK Oskarshamn
38 F Poulsen, MortenMorten Poulsen 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 700184000000000000084 kg (185 lb) (1988-09-09) September 9, 1988 (age 26) Sweden IK Oskarshamn
40 F Jensen, JesperJesper JensenA 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 700180000000000000080 kg (180 lb) (1987-02-05) February 5, 1987 (age 28) Sweden Rögle BK
41 D Jensen, JesperJesper Jensen 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 700184000000000000084 kg (185 lb) (1991-07-30) July 30, 1991 (age 23) Sweden Färjestad BK
43 F Hardt, NichlasNichlas Hardt 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 700180000000000000080 kg (180 lb) (1988-07-06) July 6, 1988 (age 26) Sweden Linköpings HC
48 F Jensen, NicholasNicholas Jensen 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 700190000000000000090 kg (200 lb) (1989-04-08) April 8, 1989 (age 26) Denmark Aalborg Pirates
50 F Bau Hansen, MathiasMathias Bau Hansen 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 7002108000000000000108 kg (238 lb) (1993-07-03) July 3, 1993 (age 21) Denmark Frederikshavn White Hawks
53 F Spelling, ThomasThomas Spelling 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 700180000000000000080 kg (180 lb) (1993-02-09) February 9, 1993 (age 22) Denmark SønderjyskE Ishockey

Current top players[edit]

Former and current players in NHL[edit]

Players from Denmark who have played in the NHL

Year Name Position Team
1965–1966
1967–1968
1968–1970
1970–1972
1979–1980
Poul Popiel Defenseman Boston Bruins
Los Angeles Kings
Detroit Red Wings
Vancouver Canucks
Edmonton Oilers
2006– Frans Nielsen Center New York Islanders
2007– Jannik Hansen Right winger Vancouver Canucks
2009–2013
2013–2014
2014
Peter Regin Center Ottawa Senators
New York Islanders
Chicago Blackhawks
2008– Mikkel Bødker Left winger Arizona Coyotes
2009–2010
2010–
Lars Eller Center St. Louis Blues
Montreal Canadiens
2010–2013
2013–2014
Philip Larsen Defenseman Dallas Stars
Edmonton Oilers
2013– Nicklas Jensen Left winger Vancouver Canucks
2013 Oliver Lauridsen Defenseman Philadelphia Flyers
2013– Frederik Andersen Goaltender Anaheim Ducks

NHL Drafts[edit]

Players from Denmark to be drafted in the NHL

Year Name Overall Team
1984 Heinz Ehlers 188th overall New York Rangers
1986 Søren True 240th overall New York Rangers
1987 Jesper Duus 241st overall Edmonton Oilers
1996 Kim Staal 92nd overall Montreal Canadiens
2002 Frans Nielsen 87th overall New York Islanders
2004 Peter Regin 87th overall Ottawa Senators
2004 Jannik Hansen 287th overall Vancouver Canucks
2005 Morten Madsen 122nd overall Minnesota Wild
2005 Kirill Starkov 189th overall Columbus Blue Jackets
2007 Lars Eller 13th overall St. Louis Blues
2008 Mikkel Bødker 8th overall Phoenix Coyotes
2008 Philip Larsen 149th overall Dallas Stars
2009 Oliver Lauridsen 196th overall Philadelphia Flyers
2010
2012
Frederik Andersen 187th overall
87th overall
Carolina Hurricanes
Anaheim Ducks
2011 Nicklas Jensen 29th overall Vancouver Canucks
2012 Thomas Spelling 142nd overall New York Rangers
2013 Oliver Bjorkstrand 89th overall Columbus Blue Jackets
2014 Nikolaj Ehlers 9th overall Winnipeg Jets

All-time record against other nations[edit]

Updated 23 May 2010.

Team GP W T L GF GA
 Netherlands 55 31 6 18 244 181
 Hungary 58 23 4 31 207 263
 Bulgaria 31 18 2 11 133 87
 France 53 16 5 32 144 207
 Norway 48 15 6 27 118 199
 Belgium 13 12 0 1 177 31
 Great Britain 24 11 4 9 110 86
 Italy 25 10 3 12 81 110
 Romania 20 10 1 9 77 79
 Japan 30 10 1 19 95 143
 Slovenia 17 9 3 5 65 48
 Yugoslavia 19 8 4 7 71 73
 Poland 27 8 3 16 82 117
 China 16 8 2 6 86 52
 North Korea 7 7 0 0 50 12
 Spain 6 6 0 0 42 8
 Estonia 9 5 3 1 34 25
 South Korea 4 4 0 0 50 4
 Germany 12 4 0 9 29 44
 Belarus 9 3 2 5 16 32
 Austria 22 3 1 18 46 121
 Croatia 3 3 0 0 24 4
 Kazakhstan 5 3 0 2 16 15
 Ukraine 9 2 2 5 19 27
 South Africa 2 2 0 0 15 2
 Latvia 14 2 0 12 33 66
 Lithuania 1 1 0 0 8 1
 Australia 2 1 0 1 10 7
 United States 5 3 0 3 11 16
 Canada 4 0 1 3 6 56
 Czech Republic 2 0 0 2 2 10
 Russia 4 0 0 5 6 31
 Slovakia 7 2 0 6 18 41
 Sweden 7 0 0 9 11 46
 Finland 8 2 0 7 11 44
 East Germany 10 0 0 10 21 76
  Switzerland 17 0 0 17 26 89

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