Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Chris Jensen
Right-winger Chris Jensen was a reserve with the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers between 1986 and 1991. A consistent scorer in college and the minors, Jensen was more of a role player than superstar during his 74-game NHL career. His strengths included an imposing slapshot and superior passing skills.

Born in Fort St. John, B.C., Jensen grew up in nearby Salmon Arm. He was a hot scorer for the Kelowna Packers of the BCJHL with 97 goals in two seasons. He was selected 78th overall by the New York Rangers in the 1982 Entry Draft before accepting a scholarship to the University of North Dakota. He reached the 20-goal mark in each of his last three seasons for the Fighting Sioux and led the team with 65 points in 34 games during his senior year. That final year he played on a dangerous line with future NHLer Bob Joyce and at one time had a ten game goal-scoring streak. At the end of that season he played the last nine regular season games for New York.

Jensen spent much of the 1986-87 season with the Rangers, accounting for 13 points in 37 games. The next year he slid down the team's depth chart and spent most of his time with the IHL's Colorado Rangers. A trade to the Flyers altered little for Jensen as played only 21 big-league games over the next three seasons. He remained in the minors the rest of his career before retiring in 1998. The highlight of his last few years as a pro was helping the AHL's Portland Pirates win the Calder Cup in 1994.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1980-81 Kelowna Buckaroos BCJHL 50 48 43 91 66 3 3 2 5 6
1981-82 Kelowna Buckaroos BCJHL 41 39 37 76 92 7 7 9 16 120
1982-83 University of North Dakota WCHA 13 3 3 6 28
1983-84 University of North Dakota WCHA 44 24 25 49 100
1984-85 University of North Dakota WCHA 40 25 27 52 80
1985-86 University of North Dakota WCHA 34 25 40 65 53
1985-86 New York Rangers NHL 9 1 3 4 0 +1
1986-87 New York Rangers NHL 37 6 7 13 21 -1
1986-87 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 14 4 9 13 41
1987-88 New York Rangers NHL 7 0 1 1 2 -1
1987-88 Colorado Rangers IHL 43 10 23 33 68 10 3 7 10 8
1988-89 Hershey Bears AHL 45 27 31 58 66 10 4 5 9 29
1989-90 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 1 0 0 0 2 -1
1989-90 Hershey Bears AHL 43 16 26 42 101
1990-91 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 18 2 1 3 2 -5
1990-91 Hershey Bears AHL 50 26 20 46 83 6 2 2 4 10
1991-92 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 2 0 0 0 0 -1
1991-92 Hershey Bears AHL 71 38 33 71 134 6 0 1 1 2
1992-93 Hershey Bears AHL 74 33 47 80 95
1993-94 Portland Pirates AHL 56 33 28 61 52 16 6 10 16 22
1994-95 Portland Pirates AHL 67 35 42 77 89 7 4 3 7 0
1995-96 Minnesota Moose IHL 52 25 19 44 109
1995-96 Michigan K-Wings IHL 13 5 5 10 7 6 0 2 2 6
1996-97 Manitoba Moose IHL 16 6 4 10 23
1996-97 Long Beach Ice Dogs IHL 16 3 5 8 10 18 2 2 4 28
1997-98 Wheeling Nailers ECHL 39 14 14 28 120 +1 15 8 4 12 26
1998-99 Wheeling Nailers ECHL
NHL Totals 74 9 12 21 27


Traded to Philadelphia by NY Rangers for Michael Boyce, September 28, 1988.