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Denmark men's national ice hockey team

The Danish national men's ice hockey team is the national ice hockey team for Denmark. The team is controlled by Danmarks Ishockey Union. It was founded in 1949, and as of 2019, the Danish team was ranked 11th in the IIHF World Rankings. Denmark currently has 4,255 players (0.07% of its population). Their coach is Danish Heinz Ehlers who replaced Janne Karlsson. 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.

Denmark
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Danish Lions
AssociationDanmarks Ishockey Union
Head coachHeinz Ehlers
AssistantsRickard Franzen
John Fust
Jens Nielsen
CaptainPeter Regin
Most gamesMorten Green (316)
Most pointsJens Nielsen (241)
Team colors         
IIHF codeDEN
Denmark national hockey team jerseys.png
Ranking
Current IIHF12 Increase 1 (21 May 2018)[1]
Highest IIHF12 (first in 2007)
Lowest IIHF15 (first in 2014)
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
Appearances47 (first in 1949)
Best result8th (2010, 2016 )
International record (W–L–T)
264–363–59

Contents

HistoryEdit

The team played its first world championship in 1949, led by player-coach and captain Jørgen Hviid.[2][3] 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.[4]

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. The feat was repeated in 2016.

Tournament recordEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

  • 1920–2018 – Did not qualify

World ChampionshipEdit

  • 1949 – Finished in 10th place
  • 1962 – Finished in 14th place (6th in Pool B)
  • 1963 – Finished in 18th place (3rd in Pool C)
  • 1966 – Finished in 18th place (2nd in Pool C)
  • 1967 – Finished in 19th place (3rd in Pool C)
  • 1969 – Finished in 20th place (6th in Pool C)
  • 1970 – Finished in 19th place (5th in Pool C)
  • 1971 – Finished in 20th place (6th in Pool C)
  • 1972 – Finished in 20th place (7th in Pool C)
  • 1973 – Finished in 21st place (7th in Pool C)
  • 1975 – Finished in 20th place (6th in Pool C)
  • 1976 – Finished in 20th place (4th in Pool C)
  • 1977 – Finished in 19th place (2nd in Pool C)
  • 1978 – Finished in 19th place (3rd in Pool C)
  • 1979 – Finished in 16th place (8th in Pool B)
  • 1981 – Finished in 20th place (4th in Pool C)
  • 1982 – Finished in 19th place (3rd in Pool C)
  • 1983 – Finished in 20th place (4th in Pool C)
  • 1985 – Finished in 21st place (5th in Pool C)
  • 1986 – Finished in 21st place (5th in Pool C)
  • 1987 – Finished in 18th place (2nd in Pool C)
  • 1989 – Finished in 16th place (8th in Pool B)
  • 1990 – Finished in 18th place (2nd in Pool C)
  • 1991 – Finished in 17th place (won Pool C)
  • 1992 – Finished in 16th place (4th in Pool B)
  • 1993 – Finished in 16th place (4th in Pool B)
  • 1994 – Finished in 17th place (5th in Pool B)
  • 1995 – Finished in 17th place (5th in Pool B)
  • 1996 – Finished in 18th place (6th in Pool B)
  • 1997 – Finished in 20th place (8th in Pool B)
  • 1998 – Finished in 20th place (4th in Pool B)
  • 1999 – Finished in 17th place (won Pool B)
  • 2000 – Finished in 21st place (5th in Pool B)
  • 2001 – Finished in 22nd place (3rd in Division I, Group A)
  • 2002 – Finished in 18th place (won Division I, Group B)
  • 2003 – Finished in 11th place
  • 2004 – Finished in 12th place
  • 2005 – Finished in 14th place
  • 2006 – Finished in 13th place
  • 2007 – Finished in 10th place
  • 2008 – Finished in 12th place
  • 2009 – Finished in 13th place
  • 2010 – Finished in 8th place
  • 2011 – Finished in 11th place
  • 2012 – Finished in 13th place
  • 2013 – Finished in 12th place
  • 2014 – Finished in 13th place
  • 2015 – Finished in 14th place
  • 2016 – Finished in 8th place
  • 2017 – Finished in 12th place
  • 2018 – Finished in 10th place
  • 2019 – Finished in 11th place

TeamEdit

Current rosterEdit

Roster for the 2019 IIHF World Championship.[5][6]

Head coach: Heinz Ehlers

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
1 G Patrick Galbraith 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 81 kg (179 lb) (1986-11-03) 3 November 1986 (age 32)   SønderjyskE Ishockey
2 D Phillip Bruggisser 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1991-08-07) 7 August 1991 (age 27)   Krefeld Pinguine
6 D Stefan Lassen 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1985-11-01) 1 November 1985 (age 33)   Almtuna IS
9 F Frederik Storm 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1989-02-20) 20 February 1989 (age 30)   Malmö Redhawks
15 D Matias Lassen 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1996-03-15) 15 March 1996 (age 23)   Malmö Redhawks
17 F Nicklas Jensen 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1993-03-06) 6 March 1993 (age 26)   Jokerit
20 F Lars EllerA 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1989-05-08) 8 May 1989 (age 30)   Washington Capitals
22 D Markus Lauridsen 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 89 kg (196 lb) (1991-02-28) 28 February 1991 (age 28)   HV71
25 D Oliver Lauridsen 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 104 kg (229 lb) (1989-03-24) 24 March 1989 (age 30)   Jokerit
29 F Morten MadsenA 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 95 kg (209 lb) (1987-01-16) 16 January 1987 (age 32)   Timrå IK
31 G Simon Nielsen 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 81 kg (179 lb) (1986-10-27) 27 October 1986 (age 32)   Herning Blue Fox
32 G Sebastian Dahm 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1987-02-28) 28 February 1987 (age 32)   Iserlohn Roosters
33 F Julian Jakobsen 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 87 kg (192 lb) (1987-04-11) 11 April 1987 (age 32)   Aalborg Pirates
38 F Morten Poulsen 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1988-09-09) 9 September 1988 (age 30)   Herning Blue Fox
40 F Jesper Jensen 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1987-02-05) 5 February 1987 (age 32)   Skellefteå AIK
41 D Jesper Jensen 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1991-07-30) 30 July 1991 (age 27)   Jokerit
47 D Oliver Larsen 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 94 kg (207 lb) (1998-02-25) 25 February 1998 (age 21)   IK Pantern
48 D Nicholas Jensen 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1989-04-08) 8 April 1989 (age 30)   Fischtown Penguins
50 F Mathias Bau 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 108 kg (238 lb) (1993-03-07) 7 March 1993 (age 26)   Hershey Bears
63 F Patrick Russell 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 93 kg (205 lb) (1993-01-04) 4 January 1993 (age 26)   Bakersfield Condors
72 F Nicolai Meyer 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1993-07-21) 21 July 1993 (age 25)   Södertälje SK
75 F Mathias From 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1997-12-16) 16 December 1997 (age 21)   AIK Stockholm
89 F Mikkel Bødker 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1989-12-16) 16 December 1989 (age 29)   Ottawa Senators
93 F Peter ReginC 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1986-04-16) 16 April 1986 (age 33)   Jokerit
95 F Nick Olesen 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1995-11-14) 14 November 1995 (age 23)   IK Pantern

Current top playersEdit

Former and current players in NHLEdit

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 Boston Bruins
Los Angeles Kings
Detroit Red Wings
Vancouver Canucks
Edmonton Oilers
2006–2016
2016–
Frans Nielsen Center New York Islanders
Detroit Red Wings
2007–2017
2017–2018
Jannik Hansen Right winger Vancouver Canucks
San Jose Sharks
2009–2013
2013–2014
2014
Peter Regin Center Ottawa Senators
New York Islanders
Chicago Blackhawks
2008–2016
2016
2016–2018
2018–
Mikkel Bødker Left winger Arizona Coyotes
Colorado Avalanche
San Jose Sharks
Ottawa Senators
2009–2010
2010–2016
2016–
Lars Eller Center St. Louis Blues
Montreal Canadiens
Washington Capitals
2010–2013
2013–2014
2016–2017
Philip Larsen Defenseman Dallas Stars
Edmonton Oilers
Vancouver Canucks
2013–2014
2016
Nicklas Jensen Left winger Vancouver Canucks
New York Rangers
2013 Oliver Lauridsen Defenseman Philadelphia Flyers
2013–2016
2016–
Frederik Andersen Goaltender Anaheim Ducks
Toronto Maple Leafs
2015– Nikolaj Ehlers Right winger Winnipeg Jets
2016– Oliver Bjorkstrand Right winger Columbus Blue Jackets
2018– Patrick Russell Right winger Edmonton Oilers

NHL DraftsEdit

Players from Denmark to be drafted in the NHL

Year Name Overall Team
1984 Heinz Ehlers 188th New York Rangers
1986 Søren True 240th New York Rangers
1987 Jesper Duus 241st Edmonton Oilers
1996 Kim Staal 92nd Montreal Canadiens
2002 Frans Nielsen 87th New York Islanders
2004 Peter Regin 87th Ottawa Senators
Jannik Hansen 287th Vancouver Canucks
2005 Morten Madsen 122nd Minnesota Wild
Kirill Starkov 189th Columbus Blue Jackets
2007 Lars Eller 13th St. Louis Blues
2008 Mikkel Bødker 8th Phoenix Coyotes
Philip Larsen 149th Dallas Stars
2009 Oliver Lauridsen 196th Philadelphia Flyers
2010
2012
Frederik Andersen 187th
87th
Carolina Hurricanes
Anaheim Ducks
2011 Nicklas Jensen 29th Vancouver Canucks
2012 Thomas Spelling 142nd New York Rangers
2013 Oliver Bjorkstrand 89th Columbus Blue Jackets
2014 Nikolaj Ehlers 9th Winnipeg Jets
2016 Mathias From 143th Chicago Blackhawks
Nikolaj Krag Christensen 209th St. Louis Blues
Joachim Blichfeld 210th San Jose Sharks
2017 Jonas Røndbjerg 65th Vegas Golden Knights
Malte Setkov 100th Detroit Red Wings

All-time record against other nationsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IIHF Men's World Ranking". IIHF. 21 May 2018. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  2. ^ Fredberg, Peter (15 August 2014). "Tre ishockeylegender blev optaget i Hall of Fame". BT Ishockey (in Danish). Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Hall of Fame: Jørgen Hviid – dansk ishockeys fader". Danmarks Ishockey Union (in Danish). 8 March 2017. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  4. ^ IIHF Article
  5. ^ "Den endelige VM-trup nærmer sig: Landsholdet udtaget til den sidste test i Østrig". ishockey.dk. 29 April 2019.
  6. ^ 2019 IIHF World Championship roster

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