New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has recalled forward Nicklas Jensen from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Jensen, 23, has skated in four games with the Rangers this season, registering two shots on goal. He made his Rangers debut on Dec. 8, 2016 at Winnipeg. Jensen has skated in 28 career NHL games over parts of four seasons with Vancouver and the Rangers, tallying six points (three goals, three assists).
The 6-3, 216-pounder has skated in 29 games with the Wolf Pack this season, registering 14 goals and 10 assists for 24 points, along with 30 penalty minutes. Jensen leads Hartford in goals and points, and he ranks second on the team in shots on goal (94) in 2016-17. Jensen has tallied a point in 10 of his last 11 games with the Wolf Pack (dating back to Nov. 26, 2016), and he has registered 13 points (eight goals, five assists) over the span. In 70 games with the Wolf Pack over the last two seasons, Jensen has recorded 29 goals and 20 assists for 49 points, and he ranked fourth in the AHL in goals during the 2016 calendar year (29).
The Herning, Denmark, native was acquired by the Rangers from Vancouver, along with a sixth round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, in exchange for Emerson Etem on Jan. 8, 2016.