St. Paul, Minnesota – Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager announced today that the Canucks have selected forward Nicklas Jensen with their first pick, 29th overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Jensen, 18, spent the 2010-11 season with the Oshawa Generals, collecting 58 points (29-29-58) points in 61 games played. In his first year in the OHL, he ranked fourth on the team in scoring and fifth in the OHL among rookies. Jensen tied for the team lead in goals (7) during the 2011 playoffs.
On the international stage, Jensen helped Denmark win the Division I 2011 World Junior Championship. In 2009-10, the Herning, Denmark native recorded 26 points (12-14-26) in 34 games with Herning Blue Fox Denma.