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01-12-2013, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by opendoor View Post
Yeah, it's pretty impressive. Even if you include non-rookie Junior age players, Jensen stacks up extremely well in terms of goals. In the last 20 years, here are the 10 best goal scoring seasons by Jr. aged players in the SEL:

1) Forsberg (92-93): 23

2) Hornqvist (06-07): 23

3) Naslund (91-92): 22

4) Naslund: (92-93): 22

5) D. Sedin (98-99): 21

6) D. Sedin (99-00): 19

7) Weinhandl (99-00): 15

8) Jensen (12-13): 14

9) Tedenby (09-10): 12

10) Bäckstrom (06-07): 12

On that list, Jensen is the only rookie, though obviously he's older than most of the other guys were in their rookie years. Still not bad for his first taste of pro hockey.
Would it be easy to list those players ages at the time of these stats? Would be interesting to see how Jensen stacks up.

Some guys produce at lower levels but lack certain tools that make them translate well to the pro game in North America. Jensen doesn't look to be one of those guys, which is encouraging. He has size, strength, smarts and a big league shot. Very projectable frame and skillset IMO.

The Canucks really need Jensen and Kassian to reach their full potential. If these guys can develop into top 6 forwards the team might not take a nosedive in the standings as the Sedins fade into 2nd line players.

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