May 27, 1960|
Creston, British Columbia, Canada
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Weight||165 lb (75 kg; 11 st 11 lb)|
|Played for||Philadelphia Flyers|
106th overall, 1980|
Jensen was selected by the Hartford Whalers in the fifth round of the 1980 NHL Entry Draft. However, he did not sign with Hartford and became a free agent, signing with the Flyers in 1985. He made his debut in the 1984–85 season, but lost the only game he played, and was sent to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL) for the remainder of the season.
After Pelle Lindbergh's death in 1985, Jensen was called up from Hershey to become the backup for newly-promoted starting goalie, Bob Froese, winning his first game of the season against the Edmonton Oilers. Froese and Jensen were co-winners of the 1986 William M. Jennings Trophy for allowing the fewest goals in the NHL that season. After the Flyers obtained Chico Resch, Jensen was sent back to the minor leagues near the trading deadline, and finished his career with Hershey, the Fredericton Express and Milwaukee Admirals.
After his retirement, pursued a number of business ventures in his native British Columbia. He also served as a hockey coach in the area, including a stint as an assistant coach for the Summerland Steam of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.
Awards and honors
|All-NCAA All-Tournament Team||1982|||
- James Norris Memorial Trophy 1984
- IHL Rookie of the Year 1984
- IHL Most Valuable Player 1984
- William M. Jennings Trophy 1986
Regular season and playoffs
|1979–80||University of North Dakota||WCHA||15||—||—||—||890||33||1||2.21||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1980–81||University of North Dakota||WCHA||25||—||—||—||1510||110||0||4.37||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1981–82||University of North Dakota||WCHA||16||—||—||—||910||45||1||2.97||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1982–83||University of North Dakota||WCHA||16||—||—||—||905||45||0||2.98||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1983–84||Fort Wayne Komets||IHL||56||40||12||3||3325||162||4||2.92||—||6||2||4||358||21||0||3.52||—|
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