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Philip Larsen
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Philip Larsen

Edmonton Oilers  Defenseman
BIRTHDATE: December 7, 1989  (AGE 24)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Esbjerg, Denmark
WEIGHT: 182 DRAFTED: DAL / 2008 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 5th   (149th overall)    Prospect Bio
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2013-14 season
 
2013-14 HIGHLIGHTS:
- Scored his first goal as an Edmonton Oiler on Nov. 5 vs. FLA
-Scored his second goal of the season on Mar. 6 vs. NYI
 
2012-13 HIGHLIGHTS:
-Scored his 1st goal of the season Jan. 28 @ CBJ
-Began season with Lukko Rauma (Finnish Elite League) posting 13 points (5G-10A) and a plus-11 rating in 27 games
 
 
DID YOU KNOW...
* He is only the second Danish-born defenseman in the history of the NHL to score a goal - the first since Poul Popiel in 1971-72 for Vancouver Canucks
* Including Larsen, there have only been seven Danish-born hockey players to appear in an NHL game, six of them since 2007
Quote of the Day

It's pretty crazy, but believe me when I say we didn't draft these players with the mindset we had to because they had good hockey-playing dads. It just turned out that way. But we're certainly glad they're a part of our organization.

— Arizona Coyotes director of amateur scouting Tim Bernhardt regarding the coincidence that six of the organization's top prospects are sons of former NHL players