Nick Jensen

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Not to be confused with Nicklas Jensen.
Nick Jensen
Born (1990-09-21) September 21, 1990 (age 24)
Rogers, Minnesota, USA
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Defenceman
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Detroit Red Wings
Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL)
NHL Draft 150th overall, 2009
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 2010–present
Nick Jensen
Medal record
Ice hockey
Competitor for United States USA
World Junior A Challenge
Gold 2009 Summerside

Nick Jensen (born September 21, 1990) is an American ice hockey defenceman, who is currently playing for the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League (AHL). Jensen was drafted 150th overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft

Playing career[edit]

Amateur[edit]

Jensen played college hockey with the St. Cloud State Huskies in the NCAA Men's Division I WCHA conference. In his freshman season at St. Cloud State, Jensen recorded five goals and 18 assists in 38 games.

In his sophomore season, Jensen was the third-leading scorer for St. Cloud State. Jensen recorded six goals and 26 assists in 39 games. St. Cloud State finished sixth in the competitive WCHA. After sweeping Nebraska-Omaha in the first round of the playoffs, the Huskies suffered a season-ending loss to North Dakota in the Final Five quarterfinal.[1]

In his junior season, Jensen skated in 42 games for St. Cloud State, and was named the WCHA's Defensive Player of the Year and selected to the NCAA West First All-American Team. Jensen recorded four goals and was second on the Huskies with 27 assists. St. Cloud State finished tied with Minnesota for first in the WCHA and rebounded from a loss to Wisconsin in the WCHA semifinals to reach the Frozen Four. St. Cloud State defeated Notre Dame, 5–1, and Miami, 4–1, to capture the NCAA Midwest Regional before falling to Quinnipiac, 4–1, in the Frozen Four semifinals.[2]

Professional[edit]

On May 2, 2013, the Detroit Red Wings signed Jensen to a two-year entry-level contract.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Green Bay Gamblers USHL 52 5 17 22 27 7 0 1 1 2
2009–10 Green Bay Gamblers USHL 53 6 21 27 35 12 2 6 8 6
2010–11 St. Cloud State Huskies WCHA 38 5 18 23 10
2011–12 St. Cloud State Huskies WCHA 39 6 26 32 4
2012–13 St. Cloud State Huskies WCHA 42 4 27 31 4
2013–14 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 45 0 9 9 8 10 0 1 1 2
2013–14 Toledo Walleye ECHL 3 0 0 0 0
AHL totals 45 0 9 9 8 10 0 1 1 2

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
All-WCHA Third Team 2011–12
All-WCHA First Team 2012–13 [4]
AHCA West First-Team All-American 2012–13

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Justin Schultz
WCHA Defensive Player of the Year
2012–13
Succeeded by
Colton Parayko