Denmark men's national ice hockey team

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Denmark
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Danish Lions
Association Danmarks Ishockey Union
Head coach Heinz Ehlers
Assistants Tomas Jonsson
Captain Peter Regin
Most games Morten Green (316)
Most points Jens Nielsen (241)
Team colors          
IIHF code DEN
Denmark national hockey team jerseys.png
Ranking
Current IIHF 12 Increase2
Highest IIHF 12 (first in 2007)
Lowest IIHF 15 (first in 2014)
First international
 Canada 47–0 Denmark 
(Stockholm, Sweden; 12 February 1949)
Biggest win
 Denmark 27–4 Belgium 
(Copenhagen, Denmark; 18 March 1977)
Biggest defeat
 Canada 47–0 Denmark 
(Stockholm, Sweden; 12 February 1949)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 46 (first in 1949)
Best result 8th (2010, 2016 )
International record (W–L–T)
264–363–59

The Danish national men's ice hockey team is the national ice hockey team for Denmark. The team is controlled by Danmarks Ishockey Union. As of 2007 the Danish team was ranked 12th in the IIHF World Rankings. After not qualifying for a world championship since 1949, Denmark surprised many in 2003 by finishing in 11th place, including a tie game against that year's champions Canada.[1] Denmark currently has 4,255 players (0.07% of its population). Their coach is Danish Heinz Ehlers who replaced Janne Karlsson. Denmark once held the record for the largest loss when they were defeated by Canada in 1949, 47–0, only being surpassed by New Zealand who were defeated by Australia 58–0 in 1987.

In 2003, Denmark was back in the elite pool of the IIHF World Championships after 54 years. The Danish national hockey team scored two historic, unexpected upsets in Tampere, Finland, defeating the United States 5–2 on 26 April 2003 and tied Canada 2–2 six days later on 2 May 2003. Denmark has remained in the top division ever since. At the 2010 World Championships Denmark finished 8th place, which is their best ever placing to date. The feat was repeated in 2016.

Tournament record[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

  • 1920–2018 – Did not qualify

World Championship[edit]

  • 1949 – Finished in 10th place
  • 1962 – Finished in 14th place (6th in Pool B)
  • 1963 – Finished in 18th place (3rd in Pool C)
  • 1966 – Finished in 18th place (2nd in Pool C)
  • 1967 – Finished in 19th place (3rd in Pool C)
  • 1969 – Finished in 20th place (6th in Pool C)
  • 1970 – Finished in 19th place (5th in Pool C)
  • 1971 – Finished in 20th place (6th in Pool C)
  • 1972 – Finished in 20th place (7th in Pool C)
  • 1973 – Finished in 21st place (7th in Pool C)
  • 1975 – Finished in 20th place (6th in Pool C)
  • 1976 – Finished in 20th place (4th in Pool C)
  • 1977 – Finished in 19th place (2nd in Pool C)
  • 1978 – Finished in 19th place (3rd in Pool C)
  • 1979 – Finished in 16th place (8th in Pool B)
  • 1981 – Finished in 20th place (4th in Pool C)
  • 1982 – Finished in 19th place (3rd in Pool C)
  • 1983 – Finished in 20th place (4th in Pool C)
  • 1985 – Finished in 21st place (5th in Pool C)
  • 1986 – Finished in 21st place (5th in Pool C)
  • 1987 – Finished in 18th place (2nd in Pool C)
  • 1989 – Finished in 16th place (8th in Pool B)
  • 1990 – Finished in 18th place (2nd in Pool C)
  • 1991 – Finished in 17th place (won Pool C)
  • 1992 – Finished in 16th place (4th in Pool B)
  • 1993 – Finished in 16th place (4th in Pool B)
  • 1994 – Finished in 17th place (5th in Pool B)
  • 1995 – Finished in 17th place (5th in Pool B)
  • 1996 – Finished in 18th place (6th in Pool B)
  • 1997 – Finished in 20th place (8th in Pool B)
  • 1998 – Finished in 20th place (4th in Pool B)
  • 1999 – Finished in 17th place (won Pool B)
  • 2000 – Finished in 21st place (5th in Pool B)
  • 2001 – Finished in 22nd place (3rd in Division I, Group A)
  • 2002 – Finished in 18th place (won Division I, Group B)
  • 2003 – Finished in 11th place
  • 2004 – Finished in 12th place
  • 2005 – Finished in 14th place
  • 2006 – Finished in 13th place
  • 2007 – Finished in 10th place
  • 2008 – Finished in 12th place
  • 2009 – Finished in 13th place
  • 2010 – Finished in 8th place
  • 2011 – Finished in 11th place
  • 2012 – Finished in 13th place
  • 2013 – Finished in 12th place
  • 2014 – Finished in 13th place
  • 2015 – Finished in 14th place
  • 2016 – Finished in 8th place
  • 2017 – Finished in 12th place
  • 2018 – Finished in 10th place

Team[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Roster for the 2018 IIHF World Championship.[2]

Head coach: Janne Karlsson

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
3 D Philip Larsen 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1989-12-07) December 7, 1989 (age 28) Russia Salavat Yulaev Ufa
5 D Daniel Nielsen 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1980-10-31) October 31, 1980 (age 37) Denmark Herning Blue Fox
6 D Stefan Lassen 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1985-11-01) November 1, 1985 (age 32) Finland Lahti Pelicans
9 F Frederik Storm 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1989-02-20) February 20, 1989 (age 29) Sweden Malmö Redhawks
12 F Mads Christensen 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1987-04-02) April 2, 1987 (age 31) Germany EHC Red Bull München
17 F Nicklas Jensen 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1993-03-06) March 6, 1993 (age 25) Finland Jokerit
25 D Oliver Lauridsen 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 104 kg (229 lb) (1989-03-24) March 24, 1989 (age 29) Finland Jokerit
27 F Oliver Bjorkstrand 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 79 kg (174 lb) (1995-04-10) April 10, 1995 (age 23) United States Columbus Blue Jackets
28 D Emil Kristensen 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1992-09-20) September 20, 1992 (age 25) Finland KooKoo
29 F Morten MadsenA 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 95 kg (209 lb) (1987-01-16) January 16, 1987 (age 31) Sweden Karlskrona HK
31 G Frederik Andersen 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 100 kg (220 lb) (1989-10-02) October 2, 1989 (age 28) Canada Toronto Maple Leafs
32 G Sebastian Dahm 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1987-02-28) February 28, 1987 (age 31) Germany Iserlohn Roosters
33 F Julian Jakobsen 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 87 kg (192 lb) (1987-04-11) April 11, 1987 (age 31) Denmark Aalborg Pirates
36 F Jannik Hansen 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 92 kg (203 lb) (1986-03-15) March 15, 1986 (age 32) United States San Jose Sharks
39 G Georg Sørensen 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 75 kg (165 lb) (1995-05-15) May 15, 1995 (age 23) Sweden Södertälje SK
40 F Jesper Jensen 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1987-02-05) February 5, 1987 (age 31) Sweden Brynäs IF
41 D Jesper B. Jensen 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1991-07-30) July 30, 1991 (age 27) Finland Jokerit
43 F Nichlas Hardt 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1988-07-06) July 6, 1988 (age 30) Sweden Malmö Redhawks
48 D Nicholas Jensen 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1989-04-08) April 8, 1989 (age 29) Germany Fischtown Pinguins
50 F Mathias Bau Hansen 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 108 kg (238 lb) (1993-07-03) July 3, 1993 (age 25) United States Hershey Bears
51 F Frans NielsenA 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1984-04-24) April 24, 1984 (age 34) United States Detroit Red Wings
63 F Patrick Russell 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 93 kg (205 lb) (1993-01-04) January 4, 1993 (age 25) United States Bakersfield Condors
89 F Mikkel Bødker 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1989-12-16) December 16, 1989 (age 28) United States San Jose Sharks
93 F Peter ReginC 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1986-04-16) April 16, 1986 (age 32) Finland Jokerit

Current top players[edit]

Former and current players in NHL[edit]

Players from Denmark who have played in the NHL

Year Name Position Team
1965–1966
1967–1968
1968–1970
1970–1972
1979–1980
Poul Popiel Defenseman Boston Bruins
Los Angeles Kings
Detroit Red Wings
Vancouver Canucks
Edmonton Oilers
2006–2016
2016–
Frans Nielsen Center New York Islanders
Detroit Red Wings
2007–2017
2017–2018
Jannik Hansen Right winger Vancouver Canucks
San Jose Sharks
2009–2013
2013–2014
2014
Peter Regin Center Ottawa Senators
New York Islanders
Chicago Blackhawks
2008–2016
2016
2016–
Mikkel Bødker Left winger Arizona Coyotes
Colorado Avalanche
San Jose Sharks
2009–2010
2010–2016
2016–
Lars Eller Center St. Louis Blues
Montreal Canadiens
Washington Capitals
2010–2013
2013–2014
2016–2017
Philip Larsen Defenseman Dallas Stars
Edmonton Oilers
Vancouver Canucks
2013–2014
2016
Nicklas Jensen Left winger Vancouver Canucks
New York Rangers
2013 Oliver Lauridsen Defenseman Philadelphia Flyers
2013–2016
2016–
Frederik Andersen Goaltender Anaheim Ducks
Toronto Maple Leafs
2015– Nikolaj Ehlers Right winger Winnipeg Jets
2016– Oliver Bjorkstrand Right winger Columbus Blue Jackets

NHL Drafts[edit]

Players from Denmark to be drafted in the NHL

Year Name Overall Team
1984 Heinz Ehlers 188th New York Rangers
1986 Søren True 240th New York Rangers
1987 Jesper Duus 241st Edmonton Oilers
1996 Kim Staal 92nd Montreal Canadiens
2002 Frans Nielsen 87th New York Islanders
2004 Peter Regin 87th Ottawa Senators
Jannik Hansen 287th Vancouver Canucks
2005 Morten Madsen 122nd Minnesota Wild
Kirill Starkov 189th Columbus Blue Jackets
2007 Lars Eller 13th St. Louis Blues
2008 Mikkel Bødker 8th Phoenix Coyotes
Philip Larsen 149th Dallas Stars
2009 Oliver Lauridsen 196th Philadelphia Flyers
2010
2012
Frederik Andersen 187th
87th
Carolina Hurricanes
Anaheim Ducks
2011 Nicklas Jensen 29th Vancouver Canucks
2012 Thomas Spelling 142nd New York Rangers
2013 Oliver Bjorkstrand 89th Columbus Blue Jackets
2014 Nikolaj Ehlers 9th Winnipeg Jets
2016 Mathias From 143th Chicago Blackhawks
Nikolaj Krag Christensen 209th St. Louis Blues
Joachim Blichfeld 210th San Jose Sharks
2017 Jonas Røndbjerg 65th Vegas Golden Knights
Malte Setkov 100th Detroit Red Wings

All-time record against other nations[edit]

Updated 23 May 2010.

Team GP W T L GF GA
 Netherlands 55 31 6 18 244 181
 Hungary 58 23 4 31 207 263
 Bulgaria 31 18 2 11 133 87
 France 53 16 5 32 144 207
 Norway 48 15 6 27 118 199
 Belgium 13 12 0 1 177 31
 Great Britain 24 11 4 9 110 86
 Italy 25 10 3 12 81 110
 Romania 20 10 1 9 77 79
 Japan 30 10 1 19 95 143
 Slovenia 17 9 3 5 65 48
 Yugoslavia 19 8 4 7 71 73
 Poland 27 8 3 16 82 117
 China 16 8 2 6 86 52
 North Korea 7 7 0 0 50 12
 Spain 6 6 0 0 42 8
 Estonia 9 5 3 1 34 25
 South Korea 4 4 0 0 50 4
 Germany 12 4 0 9 29 44
 Belarus 9 3 2 5 16 32
 Austria 22 3 1 18 46 121
 Croatia 3 3 0 0 24 4
 Kazakhstan 5 3 0 2 16 15
 Ukraine 9 2 2 5 19 27
 South Africa 2 2 0 0 15 2
 Latvia 14 2 0 12 33 66
 Lithuania 1 1 0 0 8 1
 Australia 2 1 0 1 10 7
 United States 5 3 0 3 11 16
 Canada 4 0 1 3 6 56
 Czech Republic 2 0 0 2 2 10
 Russia 4 0 0 5 6 31
 Slovakia 7 2 0 6 18 41
 Sweden 7 0 0 9 11 46
 Finland 8 2 0 7 11 44
 East Germany 10 0 0 10 21 76
  Switzerland 17 0 0 17 26 89

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