Vancouver Canucks sign Nicklas Jensen

Thursday, 22.09.2011 / 4:30 PM / News
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Vancouver Canucks sign Nicklas Jensen

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Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have signed forward Nicklas Jensen. Jensen, 18, has appeared in one NHL Pre-Season game in 2011.12, recording two points (1-1-2) en route to 4-3 Canucks win over the Calgary Flames on September 20 at Rogers Arena.

He spent the 2010.11 season with the Oshawa Generals, collecting 58 points (29-29-58) 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.

Jensen was drafted by Vancouver in the first round, 29th overall, in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Career Regular Season Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2008-2009 Herning IK Jr.-Den-Jr. 28 28 15 43 30
2008-2009 Herning IK II-Den-2 4 3 0 3 0
2008-2009 Denmark-WJC-B 5 0 1 1 1 6 0 0 0
2009-2010 Herning Blue Fox-Denmark 34 12 14 26 28
2009-2010 Denmark-WJC-B 5 3 2 5 1 2 0 0 0
2009-2010 Denmark-WJ18-B 5 13 2 15 10 14 1 1 1
2010-2011 Oshawa Generals-OHL 61 29 29 58 14 42 6 0
2010-2011 Denmark-WJC-B 5 2 3 5 3 10 0 0 0
Career Playoff Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2009-2010 Herning Blue Fox-Denmark 10 6 4 10 8
2010-2011 Oshawa Generals-OHL 10 7 4 11 2 2 2 0