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Denmark Men's National Ice Hockey Team

Denmark
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Danish Lions
AssociationDanmarks Ishockey Union
Head coachHeinz Ehlers
AssistantsAndreas Lilja
Jens Nielsen
CaptainJesper B. Jensen
Most gamesMorten Green (316)
Most pointsJens Nielsen (241)
Team colors   
IIHF codeDEN
Denmark national hockey team jerseys.png
Ranking
Current IIHF
Highest IIHF12 (first in 2007)
Lowest IIHF15 (first in 2014)
First international
Canada  47-0  Denmark
(Stockholm, Sweden; 12 February 1949)
Biggest win
Denmark  27-4  Belgium
(Copenhagen, Denmark; 18 March 1977)
Biggest defeat
Canada  47-0  Denmark
(Stockholm, Sweden; 12 February 1949)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances53 (first in 1949)
Best result8th (2010, 2016 )
International record (W-L-T)
264-363-59

The Danish national men's ice hockey team is the national ice hockey team for Denmark. The team is controlled by Danmarks Ishockey Union. It was founded in 1949, and as of 2019, the Danish team was ranked 11th in the IIHF World Rankings. Denmark currently has 4,255 players (0.07% of its population). Their coach is Danish Heinz Ehlers who replaced Janne Karlsson. Denmark once held the record for the largest loss when they were defeated by Canada in 1949, 47-0, only being surpassed by New Zealand who were defeated by Australia 58-0 in 1987.

History

The team played its first world championship in 1949, led by player-coach and captain Jørgen Hviid.[2][3] After not qualifying for a world championship since 1949, Denmark surprised many in 2003 by finishing in 11th place, including a tie game against that year's champions Canada.[4]

In 2003, Denmark was back in the elite pool of the IIHF World Championships after 54 years. The Danish national hockey team scored two historic, unexpected upsets in Tampere, Finland, defeating the United States 5-2 on 26 April 2003 and tied Canada 2-2 six days later on 2 May 2003. Denmark has remained in the top division ever since. At the 2010 World Championships Denmark finished 8th place, which is their best ever placing to date. The feat was repeated in 2016.

Tournament record

Olympic Games

  • 1920-2018 - Did not qualify

World Championship

  • 1949 - Finished in 10th place
  • 1962 - Finished in 14th place (6th in Pool B)
  • 1963 - Finished in 18th place (3rd in Pool C)
  • 1966 - Finished in 18th place (2nd in Pool C)
  • 1967 - Finished in 19th place (3rd in Pool C)
  • 1969 - Finished in 20th place (6th in Pool C)
  • 1970 - Finished in 19th place (5th in Pool C)
  • 1971 - Finished in 20th place (6th in Pool C)
  • 1972 - Finished in 20th place (7th in Pool C)
  • 1973 - Finished in 21st place (7th in Pool C)
  • 1975 - Finished in 20th place (6th in Pool C)
  • 1976 - Finished in 20th place (4th in Pool C)
  • 1977 - Finished in 19th place (2nd in Pool C)
  • 1978 - Finished in 19th place (3rd in Pool C)
  • 1979 - Finished in 16th place (8th in Pool B)
  • 1981 - Finished in 20th place (4th in Pool C)
  • 1982 - Finished in 19th place (3rd in Pool C)
  • 1983 - Finished in 20th place (4th in Pool C)
  • 1985 - Finished in 21st place (5th in Pool C)
  • 1986 - Finished in 21st place (5th in Pool C)
  • 1987 - Finished in 18th place (2nd in Pool C)
  • 1989 - Finished in 16th place (8th in Pool B)
  • 1990 - Finished in 18th place (2nd in Pool C)
  • 1991 - Finished in 17th place (won Pool C)
  • 1992 - Finished in 16th place (4th in Pool B)
  • 1993 - Finished in 16th place (4th in Pool B)
  • 1994 - Finished in 17th place (5th in Pool B)
  • 1995 - Finished in 17th place (5th in Pool B)
  • 1996 - Finished in 18th place (6th in Pool B)
  • 1997 - Finished in 20th place (8th in Pool B)
  • 1998 - Finished in 20th place (4th in Pool B)
  • 1999 - Finished in 17th place (won Pool B)
  • 2000 - Finished in 21st place (5th in Pool B)
  • 2001 - Finished in 22nd place (3rd in Division I, Group A)
  • 2002 - Finished in 18th place (won Division I, Group B)
  • 2003 - Finished in 11th place
  • 2004 - Finished in 12th place
  • 2005 - Finished in 14th place
  • 2006 - Finished in 13th place
  • 2007 - Finished in 10th place
  • 2008 - Finished in 12th place
  • 2009 - Finished in 13th place
  • 2010 - Finished in 8th place
  • 2011 - Finished in 11th place
  • 2012 - Finished in 13th place
  • 2013 - Finished in 12th place
  • 2014 - Finished in 13th place
  • 2015 - Finished in 14th place
  • 2016 - Finished in 8th place
  • 2017 - Finished in 12th place
  • 2018 - Finished in 10th place
  • 2019 - Finished in 11th place
  • 2020 - Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic[5]
  • 2021 - Finished in 12th place

Team

Current roster

Roster for the 2021 IIHF World Championship.[6]

Head coach: Heinz Ehlers[7]

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
1 G Frederik Dichow 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 87 kg (192 lb) (2001-03-01) 1 March 2001 (age 20) Denmark Odense Bulldogs
2 D Phillip Bruggisser 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1991-08-07) 7 August 1991 (age 29) Germany Grizzlys Wolfsburg
8 D Anders Krogsgaard 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1996-04-19) 19 April 1996 (age 25) Germany Fischtown Pinguins
9 F Frederik Storm 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1989-02-20) 20 February 1989 (age 32) Germany ERC Ingolstadt
10 F Niklas Andersen 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1997-11-20) 20 November 1997 (age 23) Germany Fischtown Pinguins
11 F Alexander True 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (1997-07-17) 17 July 1997 (age 24) United States San Jose Barracuda
15 D Matias Lassen 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1996-03-15) 15 March 1996 (age 25) Sweden Malmö Redhawks
16 F Matthias Asperup 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1995-03-03) 3 March 1995 (age 26) Denmark Herlev Eagles
17 F Nicklas Jensen 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 98 kg (216 lb) (1993-03-06) 6 March 1993 (age 28) Finland Jokerit
22 D Markus Lauridsen 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 87 kg (192 lb) (1991-02-28) 28 February 1991 (age 30) Sweden Malmö Redhawks
25 D Oliver Lauridsen - A 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 93 kg (205 lb) (1989-03-24) 24 March 1989 (age 32) Sweden Malmö Redhawks
28 D Emil Kristensen 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 81 kg (179 lb) (1992-09-20) 20 September 1992 (age 28) Germany Schwenninger Wild Wings
29 F Morten Madsen 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 95 kg (209 lb) (1987-01-16) 16 January 1987 (age 34) Sweden Timrå IK
30 G Mads Søgaard 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (2000-12-13) 13 December 2000 (age 20) Denmark Esbjerg Energy
32 G Sebastian Dahm 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1987-02-28) 28 February 1987 (age 34) Austria EC KAC
33 F Julian Jakobsen 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 87 kg (192 lb) (1987-04-11) 11 April 1987 (age 34) Denmark Aalborg Pirates
38 F Morten Poulsen - A 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 95 kg (209 lb) (1988-09-09) 9 September 1988 (age 32) Denmark Herning Blue Fox
40 F Jesper Jensen 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1987-02-05) 5 February 1987 (age 34) Denmark Frederikshavn White Hawks
41 D Jesper B. Jensen - C 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 93 kg (205 lb) (1991-07-30) 30 July 1991 (age 29) Sweden Malmö Redhawks
43 F Nichlas Hardt 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1988-07-06) 6 July 1988 (age 33) Denmark Rungsted Seier Capital
47 D Oliver Larsen 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 94 kg (207 lb) (1998-12-25) 25 December 1998 (age 22) Sweden IK Oskarshamn
48 D Nicholas Jensen 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 102 kg (225 lb) (1989-04-08) 8 April 1989 (age 32) Germany Düsseldorfer EG
50 F Mathias Bau Hansen 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 108 kg (238 lb) (1993-07-03) 3 July 1993 (age 28) Denmark Herning Blue Fox
72 F Nicolai Meyer 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1993-07-21) 21 July 1993 (age 28) Finland Ässät
75 F Mathias From 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1997-12-16) 16 December 1997 (age 23) Germany Düsseldorfer EG
89 F Mikkel Bødker 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 95 kg (209 lb) (1989-12-16) 16 December 1989 (age 31) Switzerland HC Lugano
95 F Nick Olesen 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1995-11-14) 14 November 1995 (age 25) Sweden Södertälje SK

Current top players

Former and current players in NHL

Players from Denmark who have played in the NHL

NHL Drafts

Players from Denmark to be drafted in the NHL

All-time record against other nations

Updated 23 May 2010.

Team GP W T L GF GA
 Netherlands 55 31 6 18 244 181
 Hungary 58 23 4 31 207 263
 Bulgaria 31 18 2 11 133 87
 France 53 16 5 32 144 207
 Norway 48 15 6 27 118 199
 Belgium 13 12 0 1 177 31
 Great Britain 24 11 4 9 110 86
 Italy 25 10 3 12 81 110
 Romania 20 10 1 9 77 79
 Japan 30 10 1 19 95 143
 Slovenia 17 9 3 5 65 48
 Yugoslavia 19 8 4 7 71 73
 Poland 27 8 3 16 82 117
 China 16 8 2 6 86 52
 North Korea 7 7 0 0 50 12
 Spain 6 6 0 0 42 8
 Estonia 9 5 3 1 34 25
 South Korea 4 4 0 0 50 4
 Germany 12 4 0 9 29 44
 Belarus 9 3 2 5 16 32
 Austria 22 3 1 18 46 121
 Croatia 3 3 0 0 24 4
 Kazakhstan 5 3 0 2 16 15
 Ukraine 9 2 2 5 19 27
 South Africa 2 2 0 0 15 2
 Latvia 14 2 0 12 33 66
 Lithuania 1 1 0 0 8 1
 Australia 2 1 0 1 10 7
 United States 5 3 0 3 11 16
 Canada 4 0 1 3 6 56
 Czech Republic 2 0 0 2 2 10
 Russia 4 0 0 5 6 31
 Slovakia 7 2 0 6 18 41
 Sweden 7 0 0 9 11 46
 Finland 8 2 0 7 11 44
 East Germany 10 0 0 10 21 76
  Switzerland 17 0 0 17 26 89

References

  1. ^ "IIHF Men's World Ranking". IIHF. 6 June 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  2. ^ Fredberg, Peter (15 August 2014). "Tre ishockeylegender blev optaget i Hall of Fame". BT Ishockey (in Danish). Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "Hall of Fame: Jørgen Hviid - dansk ishockeys fader". Danmarks Ishockey Union (in Danish). 8 March 2017. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ IIHF Article
  5. ^ Steiss, Adam. "2020 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship cancelled". iihf.com. IIHF. Retrieved 2020.
  6. ^ "Landsholdets kaptajn melder fra til VM" (in Danish). sport.tv2.dk. 7 May 2021.
  7. ^ "Team Roster Denmark" (PDF). iihf.com. 21 May 2021.

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