Mikkel Bødker

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Mikkel Bødker
Mikkel Boedker1.jpg
Born (1989-12-16) December 16, 1989 (age 25)
Brøndby, Denmark
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team Arizona Coyotes
National team  Denmark
NHL Draft 8th overall, 2008
Phoenix Coyotes
Playing career 2006–present

Mikkel Bødker (English: Mikkel Boedker; Danish pronunciation: [ˈbœdkɛɐ̯]; born December 16, 1989) is a Danish ice hockey right winger. He is currently playing for the Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey League. He was selected 8th overall by the Coyotes in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, making him the highest-ever drafted Danish player. He also features on the cover of the video game NHL 10 in Denmark and Norway.

Playing career[edit]

Bødker was brought up in the highly regarded youth hockey program of Rødovre SIK. In 2005, at the age of 15, he moved to Frölunda HC in Sweden, where he played on Frölunda's junior team. He had an impressive 2006–07 season with 49 points (19 goals and 30 assists) in 39 games. The team won the national junior championships and Bødker also made his debut with the men's team in the Swedish Elite League.

After the season, Bødker was drafted by the Kitchener Rangers in the 2007 CHL Import Draft and he joined the team for the 2007–08 OHL season. He had a successful first season in the OHL where he played on the Rangers' second line. He scored 29 goals and 44 assists for a total of 73 points in 62 regular season games. In the playoffs, he enjoyed even more success with 35 points in 20 games en route to helping the Rangers winning the OHL playoff championship. In the Memorial Cup he had 6 points in 5 games as the Rangers finished runner-up, losing in the finals to the Spokane Chiefs.

He scored his first NHL goal on October 12, 2008 against Jean-Sébastien Giguère of the Anaheim Ducks.[1] Bødker also played in NHL YoungStars Game 2009 in Montréal, Canada.

In the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Bødker had a great showing, scoring two straight over-time winning goals in games 3 and 4 of the first round series against the Chicago Blackhawks. The Coyotes would go on to a franchise record setting playoff run to the Western Conference Finals, where the Coyotes lost to the eventual Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings in five games. Bødker scored four goals and four assists during the Coyotes playoff run.

On October 15th, 2014 Boedker achieved his first career hat-trick against the Edmonton Oilers to lead the Coyotes to the 7-4 win.

International play[edit]

Bødker's older brother Mads is a defenceman with Rögle BK in the Swedish second tier league HockeyAllsvenskan and a regular player with the Danish national ice hockey team. The two brothers teamed up on the Danish Under-20 national team at the 2007 Division I World Junior Championships and helped the Danish team gain promotion to the top division for the first time. Playing against opponents up to two years older, Mikkel Bødker scored one goal in five games.

Bødker again played for Denmark at the 2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. He finished second in team scoring behind Lars Eller, notching two goals and four assists in six games.

Career statistics[edit]

Bødker playing for Lukko in 2012.

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Frölunda HC J20 37 9 8 17 22 2 1 2 3 0
2006–07 Frölunda HC J20 39 19 30 49 14 8 6 5 11 6
2006–07 Frölunda HC SEL 2 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Kitchener Rangers OHL 62 29 44 73 14 20 9 26 35 2
2008–09 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 78 11 17 28 18
2009–10 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 14 1 2 3 0
2009–10 San Antonio Rampage AHL 64 11 27 38 4
2010–11 San Antonio Rampage AHL 36 12 22 34 8
2010–11 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 34 4 10 14 8 4 0 1 1 2
2011–12 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 82 11 13 24 12 16 4 4 8 0
2012–13 Lukko SM-l 29 21 12 33 10
2012–13 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 48 7 19 26 12
2013–14 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 82 19 32 51 20
NHL totals 338 53 93 127 50 20 4 5 9 2

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2005 Denmark WJC18 10th 6 1 1 2 6
2006 Denmark WJC18 13th 5 2 2 4 4
2006 Denmark WJC 14th 5 1 3 4 2
2007 Denmark WJC18 11th 5 4 7 11 4
2007 Denmark WJC 11th 5 1 0 1 14
2008 Denmark WJC 10th 6 2 4 6 2
2009 Denmark WC 13th 6 3 1 4 4
2011 Denmark WC 11th 6 3 1 4 2
2013 Denmark WC 12th 7 0 3 3 0
Junior totals 26 9 13 22 30
Senior totals 19 6 5 11 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Doan's two goals, rookies lead Coyotes past Ducks". CBS Sports. 2008-10-12. Retrieved 2010-06-29. 

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Preceded by
Nick Ross
Phoenix Coyotes first round draft pick
2008
Succeeded by
Viktor Tikhonov