Jannik Hansen is a Danish former professional ice hockey right winger. Hansen began playing professionally at the age of 16 with both the Rødovre Mighty Bulls of the Danish league and the Malmö Redhawks of the Swedish J20 SuperElit and HockeyAllsvenskan leagues. He played three seasons with Rødovre, during which time he was selected 287th overall by the Canucks in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. A year after his selection, he moved to North America to play major junior hockey with the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League for one season. In 2006–07, Hansen began playing with the Canucks' minor league affiliate, the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League. That season, he was called up by the Vancouver Canucks and became the first Danish citizen to play and register a point in an NHL playoff game. After another campaign spent primarily with Manitoba, Hansen earned a full-time roster spot with the Canucks.
About Jannik Hansen
Danish right winger who made his NHL debut with the Vancouver Canucks in 2007 and made a Stanley Cup Final appearance with the team in 2011. He began representing Denmark internationally in 2002 and was chosen to participate in the Winter Olympics and the World Ice Hockey Championships.
He made his professional debut with the Rodovre Mighty Bulls and the Malmo Redhawks at age 16.
During the 2007 Stanley Cup playoffs, he became the first Danish born-and-raised player ever to score a point in the NHL postseason.
He married a woman named Karen and has twin boys named Daniel and Lucas, born in March 2013.
He has been teammates with Danish NHL centre Lars Eller on the Danish national team.
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- Portland Winterhawks players
- Malmö Redhawks players
- Tappara players
- Vancouver Canucks draft picks
- Manitoba Moose players
- Expatriate ice hockey players in Russia
- San Jose Sharks players
- HC CSKA Moscow players
- Vancouver Canucks players