December 16, 1989 |
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)|
|NHL team||Arizona Coyotes|
|NHL Draft||8th overall, 2008
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.
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.
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.
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.
Regular season and playoffs
|2009–10||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||64||11||27||38||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||36||12||22||34||8||—||—||—||—||—|
- "Doan's two goals, rookies lead Coyotes past Ducks". CBS Sports. 2008-10-12. Retrieved 2010-06-29.
- Mikkel Bødker's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Mikkel Bødker profile at Eurohockey.com
- Mikkel Bødker's player profile at NHL.com
|Phoenix Coyotes first round draft pick