shared the Yale lead in scoring last season, and the Bulldogs
are looking for even more from him as a junior.
Statistics: Jensen tied for the team lead in scoring
last year (11-19—30) with fellow sophomore Joe Zappala.
Classmate Jeff Hristovski was one point behind that duo as
the three sophomores took up the bulk of the scoring load
when Chris Higgins left school to join the Montreal Canadiens.
He Does: Through two seasons in New Haven, Jensen
is one of the ECAC's most efficient point producers. He had
25 points in his rookie campaign and increased his output
last year, leading the team in assists. His skating and puckhandling
on the wing are a good fit for Yale’s attacking style
Bigger Picture: Jensen is one of the most driven
players in the Yale program. After growing up in Connecticut
and attending the Taft School, he deferred his enrollment
to Yale so that he could play a year of hockey in Sweden in
the Super Elite Junior League. While there, he kept a journal
on the training techniques of Swedish players and learned
the nuances of the international game.
associate head coach CJ Marottolo on Jensen: “I’m
still hoping that he’s going to climb the ladder and
continue to grow as a complete hockey player. That junior
class is a class that we’re going to look for to continue
to produce for us.”