A solid offensive defenceman, David H. Jensen played a handful of games for the Minnesota North Stars in the 1980s. He ended up being more successful in the minors and the European circuit.
Born in Minneapolis, Jensen played four seasons with the University of Minnesota. The Minnesota North Stars waited no longer than the end of his freshman year before taking him 100th overall in the 1980 Entry Draft. He also suited up for the United States at the World Junior Championships in 1980 and 1981.
Before heading to the NHL the young rearguard scored 18 points in 47 games for U.S. National Team in 1983-84, a year that culminated in a trip to the Sarajevo Olympics. Before the end of the season Jensen played eight games with the North Stars and 13 contests with the CHL's Salt Lake Golden Eagles. He played most of the next two seasons on the blueline of the AHL's Springfield Indians.
Jensen played his last two pro seasons in Europe. He exploded for 59 points for the Ritten club in the wide-open Italian league in 1986-87 before playing a season with the Tours club in France.