Nick Jensen (D)
Grand Rapids Griffins
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.