Philip Larsen

Philip Elzer Gade Larsen (born 7 December 1989) is a Danish professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently playing with Salavat Yulaev Ufa of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He was originally drafted 149th overall by the Dallas Stars in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Philip Larsen
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Born (1989-12-07) 7 December 1989 (age 31)
Esbjerg, Denmark
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
KHL team
Former teams
Salavat Yulaev Ufa
Frölunda HC
Dallas Stars
Edmonton Oilers
HC Ugra
Jokerit
Vancouver Canucks
Lukko
Rögle BK
Borås HC
National team  Denmark
NHL Draft 149th overall, 2008
Dallas Stars
Playing career 2005–present

Playing careerEdit

Larsen came to Rögle BK's junior team at age 15. On 9 October 2005, Larsen made his senior hockey debut for Rögle in a 3–0 win over Nybro Vikings. For the 2006–07 season Larsen was acquired by Frölunda HC. On 24 February 2007, Larsen made his Elitserien debut for Frölunda in an 8–2 win against HV71. On 20 April 2009, following his season at Frölunda, Larsen was recalled to the NHL club that drafted him, the Dallas Stars, who then signed him to a three-year entry-level contract.[1]

On 21 January 2012, he scored his first NHL goal against Josh Harding of the Minnesota Wild in a 5–2 defeat.[2]

With the 2012–13 season delayed due to the Lockout, Larsen signed a contract for the duration of the dispute with Lukko of the Finnish SM-liiga on 27 September 2012.[3]

After completion of the lockout-shortened 2012–13 season, on 4 July 2013, Larsen was traded, along with a draft pick, by the Stars to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Shawn Horcoff.[4]

On 28 May 2014, HC Yugra of the KHL signed Larsen to a one-year contract.[5] Larsen enjoyed a successful debut season in the KHL in 2014–15, contributing with 6 goals and 25 points in 56 games as Yugra missed the post-season.

On 25 May 2015, Larsen signed a one-year contract to remain in the KHL, moving to Finnish participant Jokerit.[6] While in the playoffs with Jokert having recorded 36 points in 52 regular season games, on 24 February 2016, Larsen's NHL rights were traded by the Edmonton Oilers to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for a conditional 5th round pick in the 2017 draft.[7]

On July 1, 2016, Larsen signed a one-year, one-way deal by the Vancouver Canucks.[8] Limited to 26 games with the Canucks due to injury and form, Larsen struggled to make an impact in his return to the NHL in 2016–17, registering 1 goal and 6 points.

As an impending free agent from the Canucks, Larsen opted to return to the KHL after his rights were traded by Jokerit, agreeing to a two-year contract with Russian club, Salavat Yulaev Ufa on April 20, 2017.[9]

International playEdit

At international level, Larsen has represented Denmark at the 2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, and at the 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2014 IIHF World Championships with the Denmark men's national ice hockey team.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Esbjerg fB Ishockey DNK U20 10 0 1 1 2
2005–06 Rögle BK J20 32 1 4 5 24
2005–06 Rögle BK Allsv 13 0 0 0 0
2006–07 Frölunda HC J18 Allsv 2 1 1 2 2 4 2 1 3 8
2006–07 Frölunda HC J20 37 3 15 18 50 8 0 1 1 6
2006–07 Frölunda HC SEL 5 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Frölunda HC J20 8 1 4 5 12 7 0 4 4 6
2007–08 Frölunda HC SEL 16 0 0 0 2
2007–08 Borås HC Allsv 24 5 5 10 32
2008–09 Frölunda HC J20 1 1 0 1 0
2008–09 Frölunda HC SEL 53 2 15 17 18 11 2 1 3 4
2009–10 Frölunda HC SEL 42 1 9 10 20 7 0 0 0 4
2009–10 Dallas Stars NHL 2 0 1 1 0
2010–11 Dallas Stars NHL 6 0 2 2 0
2010–11 Texas Stars AHL 54 4 18 22 12 6 2 3 5 4
2011–12 Texas Stars AHL 12 1 9 10 6
2011–12 Dallas Stars NHL 55 3 8 11 16
2012–13 Lukko SM-l 27 5 10 15 24
2012–13 Dallas Stars NHL 32 2 3 5 18
2013–14 Oklahoma City Barons AHL 7 1 6 7 4
2013–14 Edmonton Oilers NHL 30 3 9 12 8
2014–15 HC Yugra KHL 56 6 19 25 34
2015–16 Jokerit KHL 52 11 25 36 39 4 3 1 4 0
2016–17 Vancouver Canucks NHL 26 1 5 6 4
2017–18 Salavat Yulaev Ufa KHL 52 11 27 38 16 13 2 4 6 2
2018–19 Salavat Yulaev Ufa KHL 55 9 17 26 14 15 1 5 6 2
2019–20 Salavat Yulaev Ufa KHL 61 9 23 32 12 6 1 3 4 0
SEL totals 116 3 24 27 40 18 2 1 3 8
NHL totals 151 9 28 37 46
KHL totals 278 46 111 157 115 38 7 13 20 4

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2006 Denmark WJC D1 14th 5 0 1 1 4
2006 Denmark WJC18 D1 13th 5 3 3 6 12
2007 Denmark WJC D1 11th 5 0 2 2 6
2008 Denmark WJC 10th 6 1 1 2 6
2009 Denmark WJC D1 14th 5 0 4 4 2
2009 Denmark OGQ DNQ 3 0 1 1 0
2009 Denmark WC 13th 6 0 0 0 8
2010 Denmark WC 8th 7 2 0 2 4
2012 Denmark WC 13th 7 0 2 2 2
2013 Denmark WC 12th 6 1 1 2 4
2014 Denmark WC 13th 7 0 1 1 4
2016 Denmark OGQ DNQ 3 1 1 2 0
2018 Denmark WC 10th 7 0 3 3 0
Junior totals 26 4 11 15 30
Senior totals 46 4 9 13 22

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Stars Sign Philip Larsen To Entry-Level Deal". Dallas Stars. 20 April 2009. Archived from the original on 21 April 2009. Retrieved 21 April 2009.
  2. ^ "Wild snap slump, beat depleted Stars 5–2". National Hockey League. 21 January 2012. Retrieved 21 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Lukko sign NHL'er Philip Larsen". Lukko (in Finnish). 27 September 2012. Archived from the original on 13 February 2013. Retrieved 27 September 2012.
  4. ^ "Oilers inform Horcoff he's been traded to Stars". The Sports Network. 4 July 2013. Retrieved 4 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Yugra agree to contract with Larsen". HC Yugra (in Russian). 28 May 2014. Archived from the original on 29 May 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
  6. ^ Fredberg, Peter (25 May 2015). "Dansk back bliver holdkammerat med Regin i finsk KHL-klub". BK. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  7. ^ "Canucks acquire rights to KHL blue-liner Larsen from Oilers". Vancouver Sun. 24 February 2016. Retrieved 24 February 2016.
  8. ^ "Canucks sign Philip Larsen to one-year deal". National Hockey League. 1 July 2016. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  9. ^ "Ufa have agreed to contract with Philip Larsen" (in Russian). Salavat Yulaev Ufa. 20 April 2017. Retrieved 20 April 2017.

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