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May 27, 1960 |
Creston, BC, CAN
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Weight||165 lb (75 kg; 11 st 11 lb)|
|Played for||Philadelphia Flyers|
|NHL Draft||106th overall, 1980
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.
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.
Awards and honors
|All-NCAA All-Tournament Team||1982|||
- James Norris Memorial Trophy 1984
- IHL Rookie of the Year 1984
- IHL Most Valuable Player 1984
- William M. Jennings Trophy 1986