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Nick Jensen | Defenseman | #3

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/21/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 196
College: St. Cloud State
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 5 (150) / DET
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Nick Jensen picked up his eighth point of the season during Sunday's 5-2 win over the Penguins.
It was a beauty too, as he froze Matt Murray with a fake-slapper then walked around him for the easy goal. Jensen now has three goals on the season over 26 games. Feb 19 - 6:45 PM

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Because of the injury to Jonathan Ericsson (wrist), the Red Wings will need their young defensemen to step up down the stretch.

That means guys like Nick Jensen, Xavier Ouellet and Ryan Sproul will need to pick up their play over the last couple of months of the season. "It's unfortunate with what happened because you never want to lose a solid defenseman like Ericsson," Jensen said. "He plays a big role on our team. All us young guys are going to have to pick up the slack. We need to show the coaching staff what you can do and it's time to step up for us young guys." Jensen has played in just 21 games this season. He has two goals and four assists during that span.
Source: MLive.com
Feb 11 - 11:31 AM

Nick Jensen scored a goal in a 4-3 loss to the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday.

Jensen scored his first career goal by making a nice play to bank the puck in off Cory Schneider. Jensen was a solid point producer at St. Cloud State but he doesn't bring much offensive upside at the NHL level. The former 5th round pick of the Red Wings now has five points in 17 games this season. Henrik Zetterberg and Tomas Tatar also scored for Detroit in the loss.
Jan 31 - 10:30 PM

After playing in his 10th game of his season and career on Saturday, Nick Jensen would need to be exposed to waivers if Detroit wanted to return him to the AHL.

Not that the Red Wings seem interested in demoting the 26-year-old defenseman any time soon. "He’s a real good hockey player," Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. "I know this, every coach that’s coached him – by that I mean the guy running the D – wants to put him back on the ice lots. That’s usually a good sign if you’re a defensemen. He earns trust in coaches because of his play. He’s accountable." That said, the Red Wings are giving Jensen third pairing minutes. He also doesn't have much offensive potential despite the fact that he has four assists in his first 10 games.
Jan 15 - 4:47 AM

Nick Jensen made his NHL debut Tuesday against Florida and earned an assist in a 4-1 loss.

He logged 15:33 of ice time and had two shots on goal. Unfortunately, he felt bad after the contest because he was involved in a collision that injured Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 10:05:00 AM

The Detroit Red Wings have summoned Nick Jensen.

That gives Detroit an extra defenseman while Alexey Marchenko is recovering from a shoulder injury. Jensen has a goal and six points in 27 AHL contests this season.
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 10:21:00 AM

Nick Jensen went unclaimed on waivers.

Detroit sent Jensen to the minors as a result. He had three goals and 19 points in 75 AHL contests in 2015-16.
Mon, Oct 10, 2016 10:12:00 AM

The Detroit Red Wings have waived Nick Jensen.

Jensen was attending the Red Wings' training camp. He had three goals and 19 points in 75 AHL games last season.
Sun, Oct 9, 2016 10:46:00 AM

Detroit has reassigned Nick Jensen to AHL Grand Rapids.

He doesn't have any NHL experience. Jensen has eight points in 39 games in the minors this season.
Tue, Jan 26, 2016 02:53:00 PM

Nick Jensen has been summoned up to Detroit.

Jensen has yet to make his NHL debut since being drafted 150th overall in 2009. Through two and half season with AHL Grand Rapids, the 25-year-old has posted just 44 points. So we wouldn't anticipate much fantasy value from him.
Sun, Jan 24, 2016 03:11:00 PM

Nick Jensen has agreed to a two-year contract extension.

Jensen had 14 goals and 28 points in 59 AHL contests in 2014-15. The 22-year-old has played in 24 career NHL contests, scoring three goals and six points.
Mon, Jul 13, 2015 03:42:00 PM

Nick Jensen will start the 2013-14 campaign in the AHL.

He enjoyed a good training camp but it wasn't enough to keep him with the big club. Jensen collected nine assists in 45 games with Grand Rapids last season.
Mon, Oct 6, 2014 10:18:00 AM

Mike Babcock has been impressed with the play of some of his young defensemen, especially Nick Jensen.

"Jensen, to tell you the truth, coming into camp, I didn’t know-I knew who he was, I’d seen him play and all that, but didn’t know-he’s been very good, too." The 24-year-is entering his second pro season after playing four years at St. Cloud State University. Even if he does crack Detroit’s line-up, he isn’t a good bet to score many points. Jensen registered nine assists in 45 games with Grand Rapids in the AHL last season.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 09:22:00 AM

Nick Jensen has been turning heads at training camp.

He topped 20 minutes of playing time on Wednesday in preseason action against Pittsburgh and he's displayed some promise on the power play. Coach Mike Babcock has been impressed with the play of young blueliners Jensen, Xavier Ouellet and Alexey Marchenko. The performance by Jensen might be the surprise of training camp, as it didn't take him long to get on Babcock's radar.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 08:32:00 AM

Nick Jensen has inked a two-year, entry-level contract with the Detroit Red Wings.

He just wrapped up his junior season at St. Cloud State, where he registered four goals and 31 points in 42 games. Detroit selected him in the fifth round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
Thu, May 2, 2013 12:59:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Dylan Larkin
2Frans Nielsen
3Darren Helm
4Luke Glendening
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Tomas Tatar
3Anthony Mantha
4Steve Ott
RW1Thomas Vanek
2Gustav Nyquist
3Andreas Athanasiou
4Justin Abdelkader
5Riley Sheahan
6Johan Franzen
7Joe Vitale
D1Mike Green
2Danny DeKeyser
3Jonathan Ericsson
4Xavier Ouellet
5Brendan Smith
6Niklas Kronwall
7Ryan Sproul
8Nick Jensen
G1Petr Mrazek
2Jimmy Howard