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 Decrease2
Highest IIHF ranking 12 (first in 2007)
Lowest IIHF ranking 15 (May 2015)
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 (first in 1949)
Best result 8th (2010)
International record (W–L–T)
259–355–57

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.

2014 World Championship team[edit]

# Name Pos Club
1 Galbraith, PatrickPatrick Galbraith G Sweden Karlskrona HK
3 Larsen, PhilipPhilip Larsen D Canada Edmonton Oilers
5 Kristensen, EmilEmil Kristensen D Sweden IK Oskarshamn
6 Lassen, StefanStefan Lassen D Austria Graz 99ers
8 Storm, FrederikFrederik Storm F Sweden Malmö Redhawks
11 Bjorkstrand, PatrickPatrick Bjorkstrand F Croatia KHL Medveščak Zagreb
13 Green, MortenMorten Green F Germany Schwenninger Wild Wings
38 Poulsen, MortenMorten Poulsen F Sweden IK Oskarshamn
15 Bruggisser, PhillipPhillip Bruggisser D Denmark Kristianstads IK
17 Jensen, NicklasNicklas Jensen F Canada Vancouver Canucks
19 Staal, KimKim Staal F Germany Starbulls Rosenheim
36 Hansen, JannikJannik Hansen F Canada Vancouver Canucks
22 Lauridsen, MarkusMarkus Lauridsen D United States Lake Erie Monsters
25 Lauridsen, OliverOliver Lauridsen D United States Philadelphia Flyers
29 Madsen, MortenMorten Madsen F Germany Hamburg Freezers
31 Nielsen, SimonSimon Nielsen G Finland Lukko
32 Dahm, SebastianSebastian Dahm G Denmark Rødovre Mighty Bulls
33 Jakobsen, JulianJulian Jakobsen F Germany Hamburg Freezers
38 Poulsen, MortenMorten Poulsen F Sweden IK Oskarshamn
40 Jensen, JesperJesper Jensen F Sweden Karlskrona HK
41 Jensen, Jesper B.Jesper B. Jensen D Sweden Rögle
53 Spelling, ThomasThomas Spelling F Denmark SønderjyskE Ishockey
60 Christensen, MadsMads Christensen F Germany Eisbären Berlin
89 Bodker, MikkelMikkel Bødker F United States Phoenix Coyotes

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 Phoenix Coyotes
2009–2010
2010–
Lars Eller Center St. Louis Blues
Montreal Canadiens
2010–2013
2013–
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

Olympic record[edit]

  • 1920–2014 – Did not qualify

World Championship record[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ IIHF Article
  2. ^ [1] IIHF World Championship MEN – Denmark Team Roster. Retrieved 10 May 2008.

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