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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
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He seemed to thrive on his own and didn't really need any push from me. I certainly don't want to get in the way of the coaches. You see how that goes sometimes. I never really worried about it and just enjoyed the ride.

— David Ekblad on his son's [Aaron Ekblad] journey to the NHL, signing with the Florida Panthers