Nick Jensen
Nick Jensen
28-Year-Old DefensemanD
Washington Capitals
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Jensen and Mike Green were the lone right-shooting regulars at work on Detroit's blue line last season. For the former, this paved his way to a full-time role at hockey's highest level. Even though Jensen is typically given bottom-four minutes, he registered 15 helpers over 81 games to complement 71 hits and 88 blocked shots in 2017-18. Still, the Minnesota native has a slippery grip on the starting role with a handful of defensive prospects -- including Joe Hicketts, Libor Sulak and Filip Hronek -- waiting for opportunities in Detroit. This is Jensen's job to lose. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $10 million contract with the Capitals in February of 2019.
Lends helping hand in win
DWashington Capitals
March 6, 2019
Jensen posted an assist in Wednesday's 5-3 win over Philadelphia.
ANALYSIS
The assist was Jensen's first point in his last eight appearances and moved him to 16 in 65 games this season. The 28-year-old blueliner also recorded a team-high five shots on goal in the win.
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    20:48
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:05
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    2:46
  • Average Time On Ice:
    16:12
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:01
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    1:35
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
0:00
0:00
0:00
2016–17
17:45
0:04
1:32
2017–18
16:15
0:04
1:55
2018–19
20:48
0:05
2:46
2018–19
16:12
0:01
1:35
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
An industrious blueliner who began his playing career with the Green Bay Gamblers and later St. Cloud State in his home state of Minnesota, Jensen didn't make his NHL debut until this past season, when Alexey Marchenko -- who was ultimately waived and picked up by the rival Maple Leafs -- sustained a shoulder injury. The net result for Jensen was an output of 13 points (four goals, nine assists), 12 PIM and a minus-7 rating in 49 games with the Red Wings, and he managed to avoid another stint with AHL Grand Rapids. Wings GM Ken Holland was so impressed by the smooth-skating rearguard that he got him under contract for two more years with a midseason extension. Jensen is far from flashy, and there are hundreds of more potent offensive weapons for the taking, but he should continue to thrive as a well-rounded, bottom-four defenseman with a role in shorthanded situations. He's a perfect example of a player whose real-life value transcends his fantasy contributions.
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To debut for Washington on Sunday
DWashington Capitals
February 23, 2019
Jensen will make his Capitals debut Sunday versus the Rangers, per coach Todd Reirden.
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Secures four-year extension
DWashington Capitals
February 22, 2019
The Capitals inked Jensen to a four-year, $10 million contract extension Friday, Frank Seravalli of TSN.ca reports.
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Shipped to Caps
DWashington Capitals
February 22, 2019
The Red Wings traded Jensen to the Capitals on Friday in exchange for Madison Bowey and a second-round pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.
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Likely staying put
DDetroit Red Wings
February 13, 2019
The Red Wings are interested in re-signing Jensen, who would otherwise be an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.
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Pair of helpers in win
DDetroit Red Wings
February 13, 2019
Jensen finished Tuesday's 3-2 win over Nashville with two assists.
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