Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- David Jensen
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.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1978-79 Armstrong High School High-MN
1979-80 University of Minnesota WCHA 33 0 5 5 32
1979-80 United States WJC-A 5 0 3 3 4
1980-81 University of Minnesota WCHA 35 0 13 13 64
1980-81 United States WJC-A 5 0 0 0 4
1981-82 University of Minnesota WCHA 32 3 13 16 68
1982-83 University of Minnesota WCHA 25 4 14 18 38
1982-83 Birmingham South Stars CHL 2 0 0 0 0
1983-84 United States Nat-Tm 47 3 15 18 38
1983-84 Minnesota North Stars NHL 8 0 1 1 0 +2
1983-84 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 13 0 7 7 6 5 0 1 1 5
1984-85 Minnesota North Stars NHL 5 0 1 1 4 -5
1984-85 Springfield Indians AHL 69 13 27 40 63 4 0 1 1 0
1985-86 Minnesota North Stars NHL 5 0 0 0 7 -2
1985-86 Springfield Indians AHL 40 4 18 22 31
1985-86 United States WC-A 10 1 0 1 12
1986-87 SV Renon Italy 40 21 38 59 53
1987-88 ASG Tours France 30 7 19 26 46
1988-89 SV Renon Italy-2 29 20 35 55 22
NHL Totals 18 0 2 2 11