Denmark
Nickname(s) Danish Lions
Association Danmarks Ishockey Union
GM Flag of Denmark Kim Pedersen
Head coach Flag of Denmark Heinz Ehlers
Assistants Flag of Denmark Jens Nielsen
Flag of Sweden Andreas Lilja
Captain Julian Jakobsen
Most games Morten Green (191)
Top scorer Jens Nielsen (72)
Most points Jens Nielsen (151)
IIHF code DEN
IIHF ranking 12
Highest IIHF ranking 12 (2007, 2012-2013, 2018-present)
Lowest IIHF ranking 15 (2014-2015)
Team colours          
First international
Canadian Red Ensign 1921.png Canada 47-0 Denmark Flag of Denmark.png
(Stockholm, Sweden; February 12, 1949)
Biggest win
Flag of Denmark.png Denmark 27-4 Belgium Flag of Belgium.gif
(Copenhagen, Denmark; March 18, 1977)
Biggest defeat
Canadian Red Ensign 1921.png Canada 47-0 Denmark Flag of Denmark.png
(Stockholm, Sweden; February 12, 1949)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 19 (first in 1949)
Best result Finished in 8th place: 2 - 2010, 2016
Olympics
Appearances 0
Medals none
International record (W-L-T)
264-363-59

The Danish men's national hockey team is the national ice hockey team of Denmark. The team is controlled by Danmarks Ishockey Union. The team is ranked 12th by the IIHF World Ranking. Denmark currently has 5,147 players (0.09% of its population). Their head coach is Heinz Ehlers.

Denmark once held the record for the largest loss when they were defeated by Canada in 1949, 47 - 0, only being surpassed by New Zealand who were defeated by Australia 58 - 0 in 1987.

In 2003, Denmark was back in the elite division of the World Championship after 54 years. The Danish national hockey team scored two historic, unexpected upsets in Tampere, Finland, defeating the United States 5-2 on April 26, 2003 and tied Canada 2-2 six days later on May 2, 2003. Since Finland 2003, Denmark has not been out of the top division ever since.

Olympic Record[edit | edit source]

Olympic medal record
Olympic Games

World Championship Record[edit | edit source]

World Championships medal record
World Championship
  • 1920-1948 - Did not participate
  • 1949 - Finished in 10th place
  • 1950-1961 - Did not participate
  • 1962 - Finished in 14th place (6th in "Pool B")
  • 1963 - Finished in 18th place (3rd in "Pool C")
  • 1964-1965 - Did not participate
  • 1966 - Finished in 18th place (2nd in "Pool C")
  • 1967 - Finished in 19th place (3rd in "Pool C")
  • 1968 - Did not participate
  • 1969 - Finished in 20th place (6th in "Pool C")
  • 1970 - Finished in 19th place (5th in "Pool C")
  • 1971 - Finished in 20th place (6th in "Pool C")
  • 1972 - Finished in 20th place (7th in "Pool C")
  • 1973 - Finished in 21st place (7th in "Pool C")
  • 1974 - Did not participate
  • 1975 - Finished in 20th place (6th in "Pool C")
  • 1976 - Finished in 20th place (4th in "Pool C")
  • 1977 - Finished in 19th place (2nd in "Pool C")
  • 1978 - Finished in 19th place (3rd in "Pool C")
  • 1979 - Finished in 16th place (8th in "Pool B")
  • 1981 - Finished in 20th place (4th in "Pool C")
  • 1982 - Finished in 19th place (3rd in "Pool C")
  • 1983 - Finished in 20th place (4th in "Pool C")
  • 1985 - Finished in 21st place (5th in "Pool C")
  • 1986 - Finished in 21st place (5th in "Pool C")
  • 1987 - Finished in 18th place (2nd in "Pool C")
  • 1989 - Finished in 16th place (8th in "Pool B")
  • 1990 - Finished in 18th place (2nd in "Pool C")
  • 1991 - Finished in 17th place (1st in "Pool C")
  • 1992 - Finished in 16th place (4th in "Pool B")
  • 1993 - Finished in 16th place (4th in "Pool B")
  • 1994 - Finished in 17th place (5th in "Pool B")
  • 1995 - Finished in 17th place (5th in "Pool B")
  • 1996 - Finished in 18th place (6th in "Pool B")
  • 1997 - Finished in 20th place (8th in "Pool B")
  • 1998 - Finished in 20th place (4th in "Pool B")
  • 1999 - Finished in 17th place (1st in "Pool B")
  • 2000 - Finished in 21st place (5th in "Pool B")
  • 2001 - Finished in 22nd place (3rd in Division I, Group A)
  • 2002 - Finished in 18th place (1st in Division I, Group B)
  • 2003 - Finished in 11th place
  • 2004 - Finished in 12th place
  • 2005 - Finished in 14th place
  • 2006 - Finished in 13th place
  • 2007 - Finished in 10th place
  • 2008 - Finished in 12th place
  • 2009 - Finished in 13th place
  • 2010 - Finished in 8th place
  • 2011 - Finished in 11th place
  • 2012 - Finished in 13th place
  • 2013 - Finished in 12th place
  • 2014 - Finished in 13th place
  • 2015 - Finished in 14th place
  • 2016 - Finished in 8th place
  • 2017 - Finished in 12th place
  • 2018 - Finished in 10th place
  • 2019 - Finished in 11th place
  • 2020 - canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

Retired Numbers[edit | edit source]

Actual Roster[edit | edit source]

Position Number Name Born Height Weight Shoots/Catches
G #32 Sebastian Dahm February 28, 1987 6ft 0in (182cm) 176lb (80kg) L
G #39 George Sørensen May 15, 1995 5ft 9in (175cm) 185lb (84kg) L
D #2 Phillip Bruggisser August 7, 1991 6ft 0in (183cm) 187lb (85kg) R
D #48 Nicholas Bernsdorf Jensen April 8, 1989 6ft 2in (189cm) 225lb (102kg) L
D #28 Emil Kristensen September 20, 1992 6ft 0in (184cm) 179lb (81kg) R
D #66 Anders Krogsgaard April 19, 1996 6ft 1in (185cm) 181lb (82kg) R
D #41 Mads Larsen June 10, 1995 5ft 11in (180cm) 181lb (82kg) R
D #47 Oliver Larsen February 25, 1998 6ft 3in (190cm) 207lb (94kg) R
D #15 Matias Lassen March 15, 1996 6ft 0in (182cm) 181lb (82kg) L
D #22 Markus Lauridsen February 28, 1991 6ft 2in (187cm) 205lb (93kg) L
D #86 Malte Setkov January 14, 1999 6ft 7in (200cm) 205lb (93kg) L
F #42 Niklas Andersen November 20, 1997 5ft 11in (180cm) 194lb (88kg) L
F #50 Mathias Bau July 3, 1993 6ft 7in (200cm) 238lb (108kg) L
F #62 Patrick Bjorkstrand July 1, 1992 6ft 0in (184cm) 192lb (87kg) L
F #94 Christopher Frederiksen October 6, 1994 6ft 3in (190cm) 201lb (91kg) L
F #75 Mathias From December 16, 1997 6ft 1in (186cm) 187lb (85kg) R
F #33 Julian Jakobsen April 11, 1987 6ft 0in (184cm) 192lb (87kg) L
F #25 Markus Jensen May 22, 1996 5ft 10in (177cm) 187lb (85kg) L
F #72 Nicolai Meyer July 21, 1993 5ft 10in (179cm) 181lb (82kg) L
F #44 Søren Nielsen September 15, 1996 6ft 0in (183cm) 176lb (80kg) L
F #95 Nick Olesen November 14, 1995 6ft 1in (185cm) 185lb (84kg) L
F #38 Morten Poulsen September 9, 1988 6ft 1in (186cm) 209lb (95kg) L
F #9 Frederik Storm February 20, 1989 5ft 11in (180cm) 190lb (86kg) L
F # Christian Wejse Mathiesen December 4, 1998 6ft 1in (186cm) 203lb (92kg) R

Team Staff[edit | edit source]

Role Name Born
Head coach Heinz Ehlers January 25, 1966
Assistant coach Jens Nielsen October 23, 1969
Assistant coach Andreas Lilja July 13, 1975
Goaltending coach and videocoach Magnus Wennström September 21, 1976
Conditioning coach Martin Thiim January 13, 1983
Guest coach Frederik Åkeson August 27, 1966
Physiotherapist Carsten Esmark May 3, 1972
Doctor Anne Mette Stausholm
Equipment manager Ole Dahlmann April 27, 1952
Equipment manager Mikael Pettersson August 24, 1974
Team manager Esben Nedermark May 17, 1959

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