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Top Canucks prospect Jensen assigned to AHL Wolves

Mar 8, 2013, 7:50 PM EST

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Nicklas Jensen, the 29th overall pick in the 2011 draft, is headed to the AHL.

With AIK Stockholm’s season over, Vancouver’s power forward prospect has been assigned to the Chicago Wolves.

Jensen, from Denmark, had a team-leading 17 goals and six assists in 50 SEL games in 2012-13. He played briefly for the Wolves last year, scoring four goals in six regular-season games and two goals in two playoff contests before getting hurt (concussion).

Could Jensen, 20, be wearing a Canucks uniform sometime this season? It seems like a long shot, but if he can put the puck in the net down on the farm, you never know.

  1. thehighcountrybear - Mar 8, 2013 at 8:16 PM

    This guy is gold…

  2. dolphincult - Mar 8, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    He looks to me like he has barely been weened from the teet

  3. kaptaanamerica - Mar 9, 2013 at 3:25 AM

    Everyone had to earn their ice time in vancity. It doesn’t matter how much you make or where you were drafted..coach v doesn’t hand out time Willy Nelly.if the kid deserves time he’ll get it.

  4. ikillchicken - Mar 9, 2013 at 8:13 AM

    Great prospect. I think he’s gonna have a great future. It’s fairly unlikely he’ll make the team this year though. The Canucks have a bit of a log jam at wing. Raymond, Hansen, Higgins, and Booth are all pretty much locks for 2/3 line spots. Of course, Raymond could shift to center but that may or may not stick long term and even if it does Kassian is probably next in line. Thus, Jensen probably won’t be finding a spot short of at least a couple injuries.

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