Darren Jensen

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Darren Jensen
Born (1960-05-27) May 27, 1960 (age 57)
Creston, BC, CAN
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg; 11 st 11 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Philadelphia Flyers
NHL Draft 106th overall, 1980
Hartford Whalers
Playing career 1983–1989

Darren Aksel Jensen (born May 27, 1960) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender who played two seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Philadelphia Flyers. He is currently an assistant coach for the Summerland Steam of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

Jensen and his wife Michelle currently reside in Kelowna, British Columbia. They have three children. Conor, Haven and Liberty.

Playing career[edit]

Jensen was a college goalkeeper for the University of North Dakota, and won the NCAA Tournament with them.

Jensen was originally selected by the Hartford Whalers in the fifth round of the 1980 NHL Entry Draft. However, he did not sign, and in 1985 the Flyers signed him as a goalkeeper. He made his debut in the 1984–85 season, but only played in one game in which he got the loss, and was sent to the Hershey Bears for the remainder of the season.

In 1985, he replaced Pelle Lindbergh in goal after Lindbergh's death, and won his first game of the season, against the Edmonton Oilers. Along with Bob Froese, Jensen won the 1986 William M. Jennings award.

Jensen was sent down near the trading deadline and finished his career in the minor leagues with the Hershey Bears, Fredericton Express and Milwaukee Admirals.

He played in 30 NHL games, posting a 15–10–1 record with two shutouts and a 3.84 goals against average.

Coaching career[edit]

As of November 2015, Jensen was an assistant coach for the Summerland Steam of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League[1]

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-NCAA All-Tournament Team 1982 [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://summerlandsteam.com/staff Summerland Steam coaching staff
  2. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 

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