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#14 Nick Jensen, D


Position: D
Date of Birth: 09/21/1990
Height: 6' 0"   Weight: 200 lbs
Shoots: R
Birthplace: Rogers, Minnesota
Drafted: Detroit's 5th choice, 150th overall, in 2009 NHL Entry Draft
Last Amateur Team: 2012-13 St. Cloud State (WCHA)



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Third season as a Griffin…Third year pro…Ranks among the Griffins’ all-time leaders with a plus-42 rating (10th)...Signed to a two-year entry-level contract by Detroit, 5/2/13…Signed to an amateur tryout, 5/13/13…Assigned by Detroit, 11/19/13...Reassigned to Toledo (ECHL) by Detroit, 11/20/13...Reassigned from Toledo by Detroit, 11/30/13...Assigned by Detroit, 10/6/14...Re-signed to a two-year contract by Detroit, 7/13/15…Assigned by Detroit, 10/4/15.

2014-15: Ranked second among team defensemen in his second season as a Griffin with 27 points (6-21—27) in 75 regular season games…Tied for the AHL’s league lead in plus/minus rating at plus-30…Potted three assists in 16 Calder Cup Playoff contests…Tallied his first assist and point of the season, 10/31/14 vs. CHI…Secured his first goal of the season, 11/21/14 at LE…Notched a goal for the second consecutive night and earned a plus-three rating, 11/29/14 at ADK…Contributed two assists, 12/12/14 at OKC...Secured the game-winning goal, 3/10/15 at CHA...Earned two assists, 3/14/15 vs. RFD...Ran a three-game point streak (four assists) at the conclusion of the regular season, 4/16/15-4/18/15…Earned the assist on the game-winning overtime goal in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals, 5/29/15 vs. UTI. 2013-14: Made his professional debut with the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye on 11/23/14 vs. Evansville…Debuted in his first AHL game with the Griffins on 12/6/13 vs. Rochester…Contributed an assist, his first professional point, on 2/28/14 at ABB and notched two additional assists the following night, 3/1/14 at ABB…Collected an assist in three consecutive games, 3/7/14-3/14/14…Earned assists in back-to-back games, 3/28/14-3/29/14. 2012-13: Served as a “black ace” with Grand Rapids during the 2013 Calder Cup Playoffs…Helped the WCHA’s St. Cloud State Huskies to their best season in franchise history with an appearance in the NCAA Frozen Four…Led his team’s blueliners in scoring for the third consecutive year, notching 31 points (4-27—31) in 42 games…Placed fourth on the team in assists and tied for fifth in points…Led the conference in assists by a defenseman and ranked fourth in points…Honored as the WCHA Defensive Player of the Year…Named an NCAA West First Team All-American and to the All-WCHA First Team. 2011-12: Posted 32 points (6-26—32) in 39 games as a sophomore with St. Cloud State…Ranked among team leaders in goals (T6th), assists (1st), points (3rd), game-winning goals (2, T3rd), power play goals (4, 3rd)…Placed fourth among WCHA blueliners in scoring…Tallied a hat trick on 12/17/11 at Denver and registered three assists the following game, 12/29/11 at Western Michigan…Named WCHA Defensive Player of the Week, 12/20/11…Posted a team-best eight-game points streak from 2/3/12-3/3/12…Selected to the All-WCHA Third Team and Academic All-WCHA team…Named a WCHA Scholar-Athlete. 2010-11: Led St. Cloud State defensemen in scoring as a freshman with 23 points (5-18—23) in 38 games…Notched nine points (2-7—9) in his first 10 collegiate games…Posted a season-high three points on two occasions, 2/11/11 at Minnesota-Duluth (1-2—3) and 2/25/11 vs. Wisconsin (0-3—3)…Named WCHA Rookie of the Week, 2/15/11…Awarded Roland Vandell Award as the Huskies’ rookie of the year. 2009-10: Helped the USHL’s Green Bay Gamblers to a championship in his second season with the team…Skated in 53 games during the regular season, ranking 10th among USHL defensemen with 27 points (6-21—27)…Placed second among Green Bay defensemen in points…Tied for fourth in the league with a plus-36 rating…Notched eight points (2-6—8) in 12 postseason games to aid his team in winning the Clark Cup…Captured a gold medal with the United States at the World Junior A Challenge in Prince Edward Island, notching three points (1-2—3) in five games. 2008-09: Tallied 22 points (5-17—22) in 52 games for Green Bay…Led the USHL with a plus-34 rating…Posted a season-high three points (1-2—3) on 2/21/09 vs. Sioux Falls.

Personal: Lives in Rogers, Minn….Married to Jennifer, a nursing assistant, in 2015…Has one sister…Best friend in hockey is Nic Dowd…Greatest hockey memory is making it to the 2013 Frozen Four and winning the Clark Cup in the USHL…Began playing hockey at the age of four as a defenseman…Hockey nicknames are Jenner and Jense…Hockey idol as a youth was Nicklas Lidstrom…Chose his jersey number because it was the number he had growing up…Greatest influence on his hockey career is his dad Jeff, who taught him the fundamentals of hockey…Plans on starting his own business after his playing career…First job was at a temp agency…Greatest personal obstacle he’s overcome is recovering from shoulder surgery in his first year pro…Most exciting place he’s ever visited is Hawaii for his honeymoon…Proudest accomplishment was being awarded first-team All-American in 2013…Favorite charity is Locks of Love…If he could trade occupations for one day, he would be a professional golfer…Played football and soccer growing up…Favorite food is brats…Favorite music artists are Eric Church and Luke Bryan…Favorite movie is Interstellar…Favorite TV show is Family Guy…Favorite vacation spot is Hawaii…Enjoys golf, fishing and video games.
Games Played: 75, 2014-15 Assist Streak: 3, 4/16/15-4/18/15
Goals: 6, 2014-15 Point Streak: 23, 4/16/15-4/18/15
Assists: 21, 2014-15 Goals, Game: 1, six times (MR: 4/4/15 GR vs. TOR)
Points: 27, 2014-15 Assists, Game: 2, four times (MR: 4/18/15 GR vs. CHA)
PIM: 15, 2014-15 Points, Game: 2, five times (MR: 4/18/15 GR vs. CHA)
Goal Streak: 2, 11/28/14-11/29/14 PIM, Game: 5, 10/31/14 GR vs. CHI
AHL Game: 12/6/13 GR vs. RCH NHL Game: n/a                                                               
AHL Point: 2/28/14 GR at ABB NHL Point: n/a
AHL Goal: 11/21/14 GR at LE (Roman Will) NHL Goal: n/a


Career Stats

      Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM
2008-09 Green Bay USHL 52 5 17 22 27 7 0 1 1 2
2009-10 Green Bay USHL 54 6 21 27 35 12 2 6 8 6
2010-11 St. Cloud State WCHA 38 5 18 23 18 -- -- -- -- --
2011-12 St. Cloud State WCHA 39 6 26 32 4 -- -- -- -- --
2012-13 St. Cloud State WCHA 41 4 27 31 14 -- -- -- -- --
2013-14 Grand Rapids AHL 45 0 9 9 8 10 0 1 1 2
  Toledo ECHL 3 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2014-15 Grand Rapids AHL 75 6 21 27 15 16 0 3 3 4
  GRIFFINS/AHL TOTALS 120 6 30 36 23 26 0 4 4 6
  PRO TOTALS 123 6 30 36 23 26 0 4 4 6


2015-16 Roster »
30 Tom McCollum G
31 Jared Coreau G
4 Nathan Paetsch D
5 Robbie Russo D
7 Ryan Sproul D
14 Nick Jensen D
16 Xavier Ouellet D
17 Derek Docken D
18 Brian Lashoff D
8 Anthony Mantha LW
9 Mark Zengerle RW
10 Jeff Hoggan LW
11 Daniel Cleary RW
12 Andreas Athanasiou C
15 Mitch Callahan RW
19 Tomas Nosek C
21 Andy Miele C
22 Louis-Marc Aubry C
23 Triston Grant LW
26 Eric Tangradi LW
27 Martin Frk RW
37 Zach Nastasiuk RW
39 Tyler Bertuzzi LW
44 Joel Rechlicz RW
45 Colin Campbell RW
3 Alexey Marchenko D

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