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Nicklas Jensen

North American Skater - Oshawa, OHL
Final Rank:21Midterm Rank:20
Position:Left Wing/Right WingShoots:Left
Height:6' 2"Weight:187
Born:March 6, 1993
Born in:Herning, DNK
Drafted: 2011: VAN (1st Round / 29th Overall)  Vancouver Canucks
• In 2010-11, his first season in the Ontario Hockey League, he finished fourth on his team and fifth among OHL rookies with 58 points (29-29-058) in 61 games. Jensen tied for the team lead with seven goals (7-4--11) in the 2011 playoffs before the Generals were eliminated in the second round by Niagara.

• Jensen joins three Oshawa Generals forwards on the Central Scouting final rankings list – Boone Jenner (No. 18 ranked), Lucas Lessio (No. 46 ranked) and Colin Suellentrop (No. 140 ranked).

• He helped Denmark win the Division I 2011 World Junior Championships in Slovenia earning Denmark a spot in the same group as Canada and the U.S. at the 2012 championship. While playing in the top Danish league in the 2009-10 season, he tallied 26 points in 34 games (12-14--26), earning Rookie of the Year recognition.

• His father, Dan, who was born in Canada, played a few years in the OHL before spending 16 seasons playing professional hockey in Denmark. He had 175 goals and 954 penalty minutes in 549 games from 1989-2005. He also competed for Denmark at the 2003 World Championship, scoring a goal in Denmark’s 2-2 tie with Team Canada.

• Jensen speaks Danish and English fluently as his father spoke English at home and his mother, Majbritt, spoke Danish.

• Ottawa forward Peter Regin is his childhood hockey idol – “he’s a few years older than me, now playing in the NHL and he’s also from my hometown.”

NEWS: Danish prospect has Generals in contention (click here)


NHL team: Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals
NHL player: Alexander Ovechkin
Shootout move: “Ovechkin fake-shot deke”
Goal celebration: “Ovechkin going nuts”
Video game: NHL ‘10
Movie: Stepbrothers
TV show: Simpsons
Actor: Will Ferrell
Music Artist: Nephew
Website: Facebook.com
Book: “A Danish Book”
Pump-up song: “Here comes the boom” by Nelly
Home-cooked meal: “Mom’s food”
Activity away from the rink: Video games