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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
Nickname(s)Danish Lions
AssociationDanmarks Ishockey Union
Head coachHeinz Ehlers
AssistantsAndreas Lilja
Jens Nielsen
CaptainJesper B. Jensen
Most gamesMorten Green (316)
Most pointsJens Nielsen (241)
Team colors  
IIHF codeDEN
Ranking
Current IIHF12 (6 June 2021)[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
Appearances53 (first in 1949)
Best result8th (2010, 2016 )
International record (W–L–T)
264–363–59
History
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 record
Olympic Games
1920–2018 – Did not qualify
World Championship
Team
Current roster
Roster for the 2021 IIHF World Championship.[6]
Head coach: Heinz Ehlers[7]
No.Pos.NameHeightWeightBirthdateTeam
1GFrederik Dichow1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)87 kg (192 lb)1 March 2001 (age 20)
Odense Bulldogs
2DPhillip Bruggisser1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)85 kg (187 lb)7 August 1991 (age 29)Grizzlys Wolfsburg
8DAnders Krogsgaard1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)82 kg (181 lb)19 April 1996 (age 25)Fischtown Pinguins
9FFrederik Storm1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)86 kg (190 lb)20 February 1989 (age 32)ERC Ingolstadt
10FNiklas Andersen1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)86 kg (190 lb)20 November 1997 (age 23)Fischtown Pinguins
11FAlexander True1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)91 kg (201 lb)17 July 1997 (age 23)San Jose Barracuda
15DMatias Lassen1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)82 kg (181 lb)15 March 1996 (age 25)Malmö Redhawks
16FMatthias Asperup1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)84 kg (185 lb)3 March 1995 (age 26)
Herlev Eagles
17FNicklas Jensen1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)98 kg (216 lb)6 March 1993 (age 28)Jokerit
22DMarkus Lauridsen1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)87 kg (192 lb)28 February 1991 (age 30)Malmö Redhawks
25DOliver LauridsenA1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)93 kg (205 lb)24 March 1989 (age 32)Malmö Redhawks
28DEmil Kristensen1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)81 kg (179 lb)20 September 1992 (age 28)Schwenninger Wild Wings
29FMorten Madsen1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)95 kg (209 lb)16 January 1987 (age 34)Timrå IK
30GMads Søgaard2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)91 kg (201 lb)13 December 2000 (age 20)
Esbjerg Energy
32GSebastian Dahm1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)83 kg (183 lb)28 February 1987 (age 34)
EC KAC
33FJulian Jakobsen1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)87 kg (192 lb)11 April 1987 (age 34)
Aalborg Pirates
38FMorten PoulsenA1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)95 kg (209 lb)9 September 1988 (age 32)
Herning Blue Fox
40FJesper Jensen1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)80 kg (180 lb)5 February 1987 (age 34)
Frederikshavn White Hawks
41DJesper B. JensenC1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)93 kg (205 lb)30 July 1991 (age 29)Malmö Redhawks
43FNichlas Hardt1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)80 kg (180 lb)6 July 1988 (age 32)
Rungsted Seier Capital
47DOliver Larsen1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)94 kg (207 lb)25 December 1998 (age 22)IK Oskarshamn
48DNicholas Jensen1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)102 kg (225 lb)8 April 1989 (age 32)Düsseldorfer EG
50FMathias Bau Hansen2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)108 kg (238 lb)3 July 1993 (age 27)
Herning Blue Fox
72FNicolai Meyer1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)82 kg (181 lb)21 July 1993 (age 27)Ässät
75FMathias From1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)85 kg (187 lb)16 December 1997 (age 23)Düsseldorfer EG
89FMikkel Bødker1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)95 kg (209 lb)16 December 1989 (age 31)
HC Lugano
95FNick Olesen1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)84 kg (185 lb)14 November 1995 (age 25)Södertälje SK
Current top players
Former and current players in NHL
Players from Denmark who have played in the NHL
YearNamePositionTeam
1965–1966
1967–1968
1968–1970
1970–1972
1979–1980
Poul PopielDefensemanBoston Bruins
Los Angeles Kings
Detroit Red Wings
Vancouver Canucks
Edmonton Oilers
2006–2016
2016–
Frans NielsenCenterNew York Islanders
Detroit Red Wings
2007–2017
2017–2018
Jannik HansenRight wingerVancouver Canucks
San Jose Sharks
2009–2013
2013–2014
2014
Peter ReginCenterOttawa Senators
New York Islanders
Chicago Blackhawks
2008–2016
2016
2016–2018
2018–2020
Mikkel BødkerLeft wingerArizona Coyotes
Colorado Avalanche
San Jose Sharks
Ottawa Senators
2009–2010
2010–2016
2016–
Lars EllerCenterSt. Louis Blues
Montreal Canadiens
Washington Capitals
2010–2013
2013–2014
2016–2017
Philip LarsenDefensemanDallas Stars
Edmonton Oilers
Vancouver Canucks
2013–2014
2016
Nicklas JensenLeft wingerVancouver Canucks
New York Rangers
2013Oliver LauridsenDefensemanPhiladelphia Flyers
2013–2016
2016–
Frederik AndersenGoaltenderAnaheim Ducks
Toronto Maple Leafs
2015–Nikolaj EhlersRight wingerWinnipeg Jets
2016–Oliver BjorkstrandRight wingerColumbus Blue Jackets
2018–Patrick RussellRight wingerEdmonton Oilers
2019–Joachim BlichfeldRight wingerSan Jose Sharks
2020–Alexander TrueCenterSan Jose Sharks
NHL Drafts
Players from Denmark to be drafted in the NHL
YearNameOverallTeam
1984Heinz Ehlers188thNew York Rangers
1986Søren True240thNew York Rangers
1987Jesper Duus241stEdmonton Oilers
1996Kim Staal92ndMontreal Canadiens
2002Frans Nielsen87thNew York Islanders
2004Peter Regin87thOttawa Senators
Jannik Hansen287thVancouver Canucks
2005Morten Madsen122ndMinnesota Wild
Kirill Starkov189thColumbus Blue Jackets
2007Lars Eller13thSt. Louis Blues
2008Mikkel Bødker8thPhoenix Coyotes
Philip Larsen149thDallas Stars
2009Oliver Lauridsen196thPhiladelphia Flyers
2010
2012
Frederik Andersen187th
87th
Carolina Hurricanes
Anaheim Ducks
2011Nicklas Jensen29thVancouver Canucks
2012Thomas Spelling142ndNew York Rangers
2013Oliver Bjorkstrand89thColumbus Blue Jackets
2014Nikolaj Ehlers9thWinnipeg Jets
2016Mathias From143thChicago Blackhawks
Nikolaj Krag Christensen209thSt. Louis Blues
Joachim Blichfeld210thSan Jose Sharks
2017Jonas Røndbjerg65thVegas Golden Knights
Malte Setkov100thDetroit Red Wings
2019Mads Sogaard37thOttawa Senators
Frederik Dichow138thMontreal Canadiens
All-time record against other nations
Updated 23 May 2010.
This article needs to be updated. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. (May 2018)
TeamGPWTLGFGA
 Netherlands
5531618244181
 Hungary5823431207263
 Bulgaria311821113387
 France
5316532144207
 Norway
4815627118199
 Belgium
13120117731
 Great Britain24114911086
 Italy
251031281110
 Romania
2010197779
 Japan
301011995143
 Slovenia179356548
 Yugoslavia198477173
 Poland27831682117
 China
168268652
 North Korea77005012
 Spain
6600428
 Estonia
95313425
 South Korea
4400504
 Germany124092944
 Belarus93251632
 Austria
22311846121
 Croatia3300244
 Kazakhstan53021615
 Ukraine
92251927
 South Africa
2200152
 Latvia1420123366
 Lithuania110081
 Australia2101107
 United States53031116
 Canada4013656
 Czech Republic
2002210
 Russia
4005631
 Slovakia
72061841
 Sweden70091146
 Finland82071144
 East Germany1000102176
  Switzerland
1700172689
References
  1. ^ "IIHF Men's World Ranking". IIHF. 6 June 2021. Retrieved 6 June 2021.
  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. ^ Steiss, Adam. "2020 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship cancelled". iihf.com. IIHF. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  6. ^ "Landsholdets kaptajn melder fra til VM" (in Danish). sport.tv2.dk. 7 May 2021.
  7. ^ "Team Roster Denmark" (PDF). iihf.com. 21 May 2021.
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