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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Nicklas Jensen

Nicklas Jensen - Oshawa Generals
6'2" - 187 LBS

The right shooting LW will quite possibly, and in some peoples opinions will be, the best Danish born player ever. The strong talented skater has a wealth of experience and success internationally.

Known more for his goal scoring abilities than his playmaking, he has great vision. Part of his lack of playmaking can be attributed with the talent (or lack of) that surrounds him in Denmark.  He's able to make his own opportunities offensively and has been pegged as a very dependable two-way forward.

From Danish hockey guru  Peter Krabbe. "Jensen is a great skater; fast and with a good balance and acceleration for a player his size. He has a fantastic drive, and likes to go directly to the net. He is big and strong and plays with a physical edge. He has soft hands and is very good with the puck. He also had a really good shot.

Some consider Jensen to be a top 20 pick in the 2011 NHL entry draft. I don't have him in my top 20 as my list was prepared prior to the OHL Import Draft and therefore, was not on an OHL roster. Jensen can certainly crack that list as the season goes on.

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