Nicklas Jensen – F – Oshawa (OHL) – 6’2 – 187lbs – Shoots L – March 6, 1993
When you think about the Penguins prospect pool, you don’t really see a ton of dangerous offensive
talent on the wing outside of Beau Bennett. If it’s skill you’re looking for late in the first, look no further.
Jensen scored some of the nicest goals in the OHL this year. This Danish prospect can play on either
wing, has explosive speed, and a laundry list of offensive abilities. Good skating is the base for all Jensen
does and his shot can best be described as refined for his age. I hate the cliché “he loves to score goals,”
but this description fits Jensen pretty well. The offensive ceiling here is better than anyone projected
to go late in the first. The key with Jensen is he needs to show people more. He seemed to be a bit
reserved this year in terms of just taking control of the game and shocking the opposition with those
signature end-to-end rushes. As he gets more comfortable, we ought to see more of that, and his
offensive instincts are something the Penguins could desperately use.
Thanks again to the staff at tPB for the reigns to the blog again this year!
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