Denmark men's national ice hockey team

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Denmark
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Danish Lions
Association Danmarks Ishockey Union
General Manager Kim Pedersen
Head coach Janne Karlsson
Assistants Tomas Jonsson
Carl-Johan Klint
Captain Morten Green
Most games Jesper Damgaard (256)
Most points Jens Nielsen (241)
IIHF code DEN
IIHF ranking 13 Decrease1
Highest IIHF ranking 12 (first in 2007)
Lowest IIHF ranking 14 (first in 2003)
Team colours          
Denmark national ice hockey team Home & Away Jerseys.png
First international
 Canada 47–0 Denmark 
(Stockholm, Sweden; 12 February 1949)
Biggest win
 Denmark 27–4 Belgium 
(Copenhagen, Denmark; 18 March 1977)
Biggest defeat
 Canada 47–0 Denmark 
(Stockholm, Sweden; 12 February 1949)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 46 (first in 1949)
Best result 8th (2010)
International record (W–L–T)
257–350–57

The Danish national men's ice hockey team is the national ice hockey team for Denmark. The team is controlled by Danmarks Ishockey Union. As of 2007 the Danish team was ranked 12th in the IIHF World Rankings. After not qualifying for a world championship since 1949, Denmark surprised many in 2003 by finishing in 11th place, including a tie game against that year's champions Canada.1 Denmark currently has 4,255 players (0.07% of its population). Their coach is Swedish Janne Karlsson who replaced Per Bäckman. Denmark once held the record for the largest loss when they were defeated by Canada in 1949, 47–0, only being surpassed by New Zealand who were defeated by Australia 58–0 in 1987.

In 2003, Denmark was back in the elite pool of the IIHF World Championships after 54 years. The Danish national hockey team scored two historic, unexpected upsets in Tampere, Finland, defeating the United States 5–2 on 26 April 2003 and tied Canada 2–2 six days later on 2 May 2003. Denmark has remained in the top division ever since. At the 2010 World Championships Denmark finished 8th place, which is their best ever placing to date.

2013 World Championship team

# Name Pos Club
1 Galbraith, PatrickPatrick Galbraith G Sweden IK Oskarshamn
3 Larsen, PhilipPhilip Larsen D United States Dallas Stars
4 Bødker, MadsMads Bødker D Sweden Malmö Redhawks
5 Nielsen, DanielDaniel Nielsen D Germany Hamburg Freezers
6 Lassen, StefanStefan Lassen D Sweden Malmö Redhawks
8 Storm, FrederikFrederik Storm F Sweden Malmö Redhawks
11 Bjorkstrand, PatrickPatrick Bjorkstrand F Sweden Mora IK
13 Green, MortenMorten Green F Germany Hannover Scorpions
14 Starkov, KirillKirill Starkov F Sweden IK Oskarshamn
15 Nielsen, RasmusRasmus Nielsen D Denmark Herning Blue Fox
17 Jensen, NicklasNicklas Jensen F United States Chicago Wolves
19 Staal, KimKim Staal F Denmark Herlev Eagles
21 Dresler, ThorThor Dresler F Denmark Herlev Eagles
22 Lauridsen, MarkusMarkus Lauridsen D United States Lake Erie Monsters
25 Lauridsen, OliverOliver Lauridsen D United States Philadelphia Flyers
29 Madsen, MortenMorten Madsen F Sweden Modo Hockey
31 Nielsen, SimonSimon Nielsen G Finland Lukko Rauma
32 Dahm, SebastianSebastian Dahm G Denmark Rødovre Mighty Bulls
33 Jakobsen, JulianJulian Jakobsen F Germany Hamburg Freezers
38 Poulsen, MortenMorten Poulsen F Sweden IK Oskarshamn
40 Jensen, JesperJesper Jensen F Sweden Karlskrona HK
41 Jensen, Jesper B.Jesper B. Jensen D Sweden Rögle
44 Hardt, NichlasNichlas Hardt F Finland Jokerit
60 Christensen, MadsMads Christensen F Germany Eisbären Berlin
89 Bodker, MikkelMikkel Bødker F United States Phoenix Coyotes

Current top players

Former and current players in NHL

Players from Denmark who have played in the NHL

Year Name Position Team
1965–1966
1967–1968
1968–1970
1970–1972
1979–1980
Poul Popiel Defenseman United States Boston Bruins
United States Los Angeles Kings
United States Detroit Red Wings
United States Vancouver Canucks
United States Edmonton Oilers
2006– Frans Nielsen Center United States New York Islanders
2007– Jannik Hansen Right winger Canada Vancouver Canucks
2009–2013
2013–2014
2014-
Peter Regin Center Canada Ottawa Senators
United States New York Islanders
United States Chicago Blackhawks
2008– Mikkel Bødker Left winger United States Phoenix Coyotes
2009–2010
2010–
Lars Eller Center United States St. Louis Blues
Canada Montreal Canadiens
2010–2013
2013–
Philip Larsen Defenseman United States Dallas Stars
Canada Edmonton Oilers
2013– Nicklas Jensen Left winger Canada Vancouver Canucks
2013 Oliver Lauridsen Defenseman United States Philadelphia Flyers
2013– Frederik Andersen Goaltender United States Anaheim Ducks

NHL Drafts

Players from Denmark to be drafted in the NHL

Year Name Overall Team
1984 Heinz Ehlers 188th overall United States New York Rangers
1986 Søren True 240th overall United States New York Rangers
1987 Jesper Duus 241st overall Canada Edmonton Oilers
1996 Kim Staal 92nd overall Canada Montreal Canadiens
2002 Frans Nielsen 87th overall United States New York Islanders
2004 Peter Regin 87th overall Canada Ottawa Senators
2004 Jannik Hansen 287th overall Canada Vancouver Canucks
2005 Morten Madsen 122nd overall United States Minnesota Wild
2005 Kirill Starkov 189th overall United States Columbus Blue Jackets
2007 Lars Eller 13th overall United States St. Louis Blues
2008 Mikkel Bødker 8th overall United States Phoenix Coyotes
2008 Philip Larsen 149th overall United States Dallas Stars
2009 Oliver Lauridsen 196th overall United States Philadelphia Flyers
2010
2012
Frederik Andersen 187th overall
87th overall
United States Carolina Hurricanes
United States Anaheim Ducks
2011 Nicklas Jensen 29th overall Canada Vancouver Canucks
2012 Thomas Spelling 142nd overall United States New York Rangers
2013 Oliver Bjorkstrand 89th overall United States Columbus Blue Jackets
2014 Nikolaj Ehlers TBD United StatesCanada "TBD"

Olympic record

  • 1920–2014 – Did not qualify

World Championship record

All-time record against other nations

Updated 23 May 2010.

Team GP W T L GF GA
 Netherlands 55 31 6 18 244 181
 Hungary 58 23 4 31 207 263
 Bulgaria 31 18 2 11 133 87
 France 53 16 5 32 144 207
 Norway 48 15 6 27 118 199
 Belgium 13 12 0 1 177 31
 Great Britain 24 11 4 9 110 86
 Italy 25 10 3 12 81 110
 Romania 20 10 1 9 77 79
 Japan 30 10 1 19 95 143
 Slovenia 17 9 3 5 65 48
 Yugoslavia 19 8 4 7 71 73
 Poland 27 8 3 16 82 117
 China 16 8 2 6 86 52
 North Korea 7 7 0 0 50 12
 Spain 6 6 0 0 42 8
 Estonia 9 5 3 1 34 25
 South Korea 4 4 0 0 50 4
 Germany 12 4 0 9 29 44
 Belarus 9 3 2 5 16 32
 Austria 22 3 1 18 46 121
 Croatia 3 3 0 0 24 4
 Kazakhstan 5 3 0 2 16 15
 Ukraine 9 2 2 5 19 27
 South Africa 2 2 0 0 15 2
 Latvia 14 2 0 12 33 66
 Lithuania 1 1 0 0 8 1
 Australia 2 1 0 1 10 7
 United States 5 3 0 3 11 16
 Canada 4 0 1 3 6 56
 Czech Republic 2 0 0 2 2 10
 Russia 4 0 0 5 6 31
 Slovakia 7 2 0 6 18 41
 Sweden 7 0 0 9 11 46
 Finland 8 2 0 7 11 44
 East Germany 10 0 0 10 21 76
  Switzerland 17 0 0 17 26 89

References

  1. ^ IIHF Article
  2. ^ [1] IIHF World Championship MEN – Denmark Team Roster. Retrieved 10 May 2008.

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