Nick Jensen (D)
Grand Rapids Griffins
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.