Red Wings sign rookie defenseman Nick Jensen to 2-year contract extension

Nick Jensen of the Detroit Red Wings is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG PAINTS Arena on February 19, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Matt Kincaid/Getty Images)

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings announced Monday defenseman Nick Jensen has signed a two-year contract extension with the team. 

The 26-year-old rookie has played 27 games with the Red Wings this season. He has 3 goals, 5 assists and a plus-2 rating. 

Jensen has shown signs of speed and puck-moving ability at the NHL level. He has a strong right-handed shot. 

Although he's a rookie, he spent four seasons with Detroit's AHL affiliate in Grand Rapids before joining the NHL club.

The Red Wings drafted Jensen in the 5th round, 150th overall, in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

The native of Minnesota played college hockey for St. Cloud State. 


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