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|1980 NHL DRAFT PICK|
No. 100 overall by Minnesota North Stars
May 3, 1961
Height: 6-1 Weight: 185
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA)
||Plymouth Armstrong||Minn. HS
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
World Junior Championships: 1980 (seventh place)
Miscellaneous: Participated in Minnesota North Stars' training camp as an
unrestricted free agent in September 1979, but chose to attend college and
retain his amateur eligibility rather than sign a pro contract. ... Attended Neil A. Armstrong High School in Plymouth, Minn.,
before entering the University of Minnesota.
| Debut: Oct. 11, 1984 (Los Angeles at
Numbers: 18 (Minnesota)
Playing Status: Retired 1989
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
AWARDS AND HONORS
Miscellaneous: Joined Minnesota just three
days after Team USA finished seventh at 1984 Olympics in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia.
... Played his first NHL game in his hometown arena.
|Post-Draft Teams: Minnesota (WCHA);
Birmingham (CHL); Team USA; Salt Lake (CHL); Springfield (AHL); Renon (Italy);
Canada Cup: 1984 (fourth place) (illness, did not
World Championships: 1986 (sixth place)
World Junior Championships: 1981
AWARDS AND HONORS
Minnesota Co-Captain: 1982-83
Miscellaneous: Joined Birmingham (CHL)
for 1983 playoffs after completing his NCAA eligibility at Minnesota, but did
not sign a pro contract and retained his amateur eligibility for the 1984
Olympics. ... Missed Team USA training camp for 1984 Canada Cup because he was
diagnosed with hepatitis in August 1984. ... Went into printing business after
his retirement, working for a Minneapolis company called The Publishing Group
on its line of sports magazines. ... Spun off the sports division of The
Publishing Group under the name TPG Sports in 1990, and served as company's
vice president. The company's line of golf, soccer and hockey magazines
features American Hockey Magazine, produced monthly for USA Hockey. ...
Sold his stake TPG Sports to SportsWrx, Inc., in June 2003, and assumed
position at SportsWrx, Inc., as a senior executive.
Personal: Full name is David Henry
Jensen. ... Also known as Dave Jensen during playing days. ... Was known as
David H. Jensen for several years after college
so that he could be distinguished from his 1984 U.S. Olympic teammate David A.
Jensen. ... Younger brother of former college hockey player and 1976 U.S.
Olympic hockey team member Paul Jensen. ... Uncle of college hockey player Joe
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