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Nicklas Jensen | Winger

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (21) / 3/6/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 202
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Nicklas Jensen has been sent to the AHL by Vancouver.
Jensen was expected to make the Canucks' opening game roster, but those plans have obviously changed. Coach Willie Desjardins was happy with how Jensen performed during training camp, but Desjardins didn't see a top-nine spot for him, so it was decided that Jensen should head to the minors for now so that he could get more ice time. Oct 7 - 11:30 AM

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Nicklas Jensen will start the season with the Vancouver Canucks.

Jensen made the team when the Canucks sent Hunter Shinkaruk to the minors but he impressed new coach Willie Desjardins as well. "He skates well, he has opened up ice well," Desjardins said. "He hasn’t looked out of place. But I think you could say that about Bo Horvat as well. He hasn’t looked out of place, either. Our lineup should be hard to crack, it should be tough for young guys to get in and the good thing is these guys are pushing hard and they are making the choices hard." Jensen was the Cancuks first round pick in 2011 and will get his first real chance to impress this season. We think he should be on the waiver wire to start the season.
Oct 4 - 10:26 AM

Nicklas Jensen scored the game-winning goal in Vancouver's 3-1 preseason win over Calgary.

Jensen now has two preseason goals in two games. He's a bit of a long shot to make the team's opening game roster, but it's still a possibility.
Sep 26 - 11:16 AM

Nicklas Jensen will likely move down the depth charts in Vancouver after playing some on the top line at the tail end of the 2013-14 season.

Jensen will likely lose his spot on the wing to Radim Vrbata, who the Canucks signed in the offseason from Phoenix but he could line up on the second unit with Nick Bonino and Alex Burrows. The talented offensive player had three goals in four games near the end of last season playing with Burrows and Henrik Sedin so he has some offensive upside if he is a top-six forward. Stay tuned.
Sep 7 - 8:49 AM

John Tortorella's decision to bench Canucks winger Nicklas Jensen has produced criticisms from Vancouver Province columnist Tony Gallagher.

Gallagher asks, "What's the deal with benching Nicklas Jensen? A week ago he was the second coming of Rocket Richard, and we presume a mistake somewhere along the way got him bumped to the fourth line on Wednesday. Further, we presume something else he did Thursday got him put on the bench for the last 25 minutes of the game. For the past two games he hasn’t played a moment with Alex Burrows, with whom he had developed considerable chemistry along with Henrik Sedin. With the captain injured, you would think Burrows and Jensen might still play together, but you’d be wrong with this staff. And here we thought Tortorella was good with young players. We were wrong. Putting a player like Jensen on the fourth line is just plain setting up the kid for failure. It’s goofy stupid. Hate to break the news to these guys, but the season is over and you need to get some youth into this lineup if you want any fans coming to these games next season. . ."
Mar 29 - 11:15 AM

Recent call-up Nicklas Jensen snapped a scoreless tie 6:06 into the third period to lead the Canucks to a 2-0 win against the Nashville Predators on Wednesday night at Rogers Arena.

It was Jensen's third goal in four games, and his fifth point in seven games since being called up from the American Hockey League and put on the top line. Defenseman Alexander Edler scored the other goal for the Canucks, while Henrik Sedin registered two assists in the victory.
Mar 20 - 4:29 AM

Nicklas Jensen produced a goal in Sunday's 4-3 shootout win over Florida.

He has scored in consecutive games and has three points in five NHL outings this campaign. He is currently playing on a line with Henrik Sedin and Alex Burrows.
Mar 17 - 11:49 AM

Nicklas Jensen scored his first NHL goal in the Canucks’ 4-3 loss to the Caps on Friday night.

The 21 year old first round pick from 2011 has strong offensive ability (he scored 116 points in 122 OHL games). The Canucks hope this is the first of many to come for the young Dane.
Mar 14 - 9:59 PM

Nicklas Jensen will get into Vancouver's lineup on Saturday night with Zack Kassian suspended for three games.

He is projected to play alongside Ryan Kesler and Chris Higgins. Jensen has nine goals in his last 14 AHL games after a sluggish start.
Mar 8 - 4:41 PM

The Vancouver Canucks have summoned Nicklas Jensen.

Vancouver Canucks assistant GM Lorne Henning previously said that Jensen was being kept in the minors in the interest of helping his development by giving him more playing time. With that in mind, it will be interesting to see how much he plays now that he has joined the team. He has 15 goals and 20 points in 51 AHL games this season.
Mar 7 - 6:11 PM

Vancouver Canucks assistant GM Lorne Henning said the decision to recall Darren Archibald over Nicklas Jensen came from a desire to maintain the latter's development.

Henning thinks Jensen is better served getting more minutes in the minors. "Nick has really made big strides," Henning said. "I watched him when I was down there a week ago. We just want him to play a lot. His pace has picked up, he is playing hard, he is driving the net and he is scoring. He is doing all the things we want. We want him to keep growing and keep playing a lot." Jensen has broken out lately with nine goals in 13 AHL contests.
Mar 4 - 11:07 AM

Nicklas Jensen has been sent to the minors.

Jensen has been sidelined all season with an upper-body injury. He had two goals and four points in 20 AHL games last season.
Wed, Oct 30, 2013 01:01:00 PM

Nicklas Jensen suffered an upper body injury a week ago and is still considered day-to-day.

Jensen is likely to be sent to the minors once healthy. He was selected 29th overall in 2011. Jensen had 17 goals and 23 points in 50 SEL games before coming over to North America in March 2013.
Mon, Sep 30, 2013 10:36:00 AM

Nicklas Jensen suffered an undisclosed injury in the first period Saturday and did not return.

Jensen had a good shot at cracking the Canucks lineup out of training camp but the injury could put a damper on that. Jensen, who was knocked into the boards by the Oilers Jujhar Khaira, was not in the original lineup but played when David Booth could not go because of a groin injury. Consider Jensen day-to-day for now.
Sun, Sep 22, 2013 07:18:00 AM

Vancouver Canucks recall Nicklas Jensen from AHL Chicago.

Jensen was sent down to Chicago just four days after making his NHL debut April 1. He was recalled along with a host of other Wolves after Chicago missed the AHL playoffs. They'll simply tag along with the Canucks and get a chance to experience the playoff atmosphere.
Source: NHL.com
Tue, Apr 30, 2013 02:44:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Henrik Sedin
2Nick Bonino
3Shawn Matthias
4Brad Richardson
5Jared McCann
LW1Daniel Sedin
2Alex Burrows
3Chris Higgins
4Tom Sestito
RW1Radim Vrbata
2Jannik Hansen
3Derek Dorsett
4Linden Vey
5Zack Kassian
D1Alexander Edler
2Kevin Bieksa
3Dan Hamhuis
4Luca Sbisa
5Chris Tanev
6Yannick Weber
7Ryan Stanton
8Frank Corrado
G1Ryan Miller
2Eddie Lack