February 21, 2017

NHL Draft Results: Nicklas Jensen Selected By The Vancouver Canucks

With the 29th overall pick, the Vancouver Canucks selected Nicklas Jensen, a winger from the Oshawa Generals. 

Jensen played in his first full season in the OHL and finished fifth among rookies in scoring with 58 points in 61 games. His coach and general manager Chris DePiero had this to say about Jensen’s ability:

“He’s starting to take off, certainly after Christmas, after he returned from the World Junior B pool and spending some time at home, since he’s been back he’s been on fire. It’s renewed confidence for him. He’s proving that the accolades coming his way are well deserved. They feed off each other (Lucas Lessio, Andy Andreoff and Nicklas Jensen). It’s not the pretty passing plays, it’s the little touch passes. They utilize their size and their quickness. Their puck protection is excellent. … They have a chemistry, the three of them. It’s been kind of neat.”

Read more on Nicklas Jensen at our Vancouver Canucks blog, Nucks Misconduct.

For full coverage of the 2011 NHL Draft, stick with this StoryStream and our 2011 NHL Draft hub. You can also find team-by-team coverage around our network of 34 hockey sites, where you can find player profiles, news and rumors. Be sure to check out our network-wide 2011 NHL Mock Draft as well. 

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