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Penn State eyes a strong start in conference play against a strong opponent in an arena they haven't had much success
Fourth-seeded Penn State takes on fifth-seeded in the Big Ten Tournament
Big Ten coaches and media tab Guy Gadowsky as conference Coach of the Year; Junior Casey Bailey earns spot on All-Big Ten First Team
Gardiner, Robinson tally goals as Lions closes their regular season in fourth place
Gophers tally three goals in seven-minute, first-period stretch to down Penn State
AS A REDSHIRT-SENIOR IN 2014-15
Skated in 34 games, ranking third among team's defensemen with 10 points on two goals and eight assists ... Earned All-Big Ten Honorable Mention ... Served as alternate captain for second straight season ... Blocked 36 shots ... Tallied two multi-point games: vs. Alaska Anchorage (Oct. 17) with two assists and against Michigan (March 6) with a power play goal and an assist ... Scored first goal of the season and posted a plus-three rating in a 5-2 win over Michigan State (Jan. 17) ... Notched assists three times in a four-game stretch against Wisconsin (Feb. 6-7) and Michigan State (Feb. 14), earning a season-best plus-four rating against the Badgers (Feb. 6).
AS A REDSHIRT-JUNIOR IN 2013-14
Alternate captain ... Appeared in 28 games and totaled 10 points (3g, 7a), including a career-high three goals ... Netted the first goal at Pegula Ice Arena in a 4-1 win against Army Oct. 11 ... Tied for the team lead with a game-high three points against Ohio State March 15 ... Tied for 16th among league defensemen in points ... Assisted on the game-winning goal in a 4-2 win against Ohio State March 15 ... Missed eight games (Feb. 14-March 8) due to injury ... Named Academic All-Big Ten.
AS A REDSHIRT-SOPHOMORE IN 2012-13
Assistant captain ... Appeared in 22 games ... Missed five games due to injury ... Tied for seventh on the team in points (9) and finished eighth in assists (7) ... Led the team's defensemen with 47 shots ... Assisted on the program's first goal against American International Oct. 12 ... Recorded a three-game point-scoring streak Oct. 26-Nov. 3 (1g, 3a) ... Notched a season-high two points, including the game-winning goal, against Sacred Heart Oct. 27 ... Collected his second three-game point-scoring streak Dec. 7-Dec. 11 (1g, 2a) ... Collected an assist against Vermont Jan. 19.
AS A FRESHMAN AT MERCYHURST IN 2010-11
Appeared in 36 games with Mercyhurst of Atlantic Hockey during the 2010-11 season ... Ranked second among team's defensemen with 16 points (2g, 14a).
Appeared in 33 games with Penn State's American Collegiate Hockey Association Division I club team in 2011-12 ... Collected six goals and 20 assists ... In 2009-10, played in 57 regular-season games with the United States Hockey League's Tri-City Storm ... Led team's defensemen with seven goals and 20 assists ... Named the club's top defenseman ... Skated in three playoff games ... Was teammates with Kenny Brooks ... Appeared in 35 regular-season contests with the league's Cedar Rapids RoughRiders in 2008-09 ... Collected one assist ... Played in one postseason game ... Member of Minnetonka High School boys' ice hockey team for four years (2004-08) ... Earned an all-conference accolade ... Garnered the state's Hobey Baker Award for character as a senior.
Son of David and Kristin Jensen ... Father, David, who played collegiately at Minnesota, was a member of the 1984 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team and appeared in 18 games over three seasons with the NHL's Minnesota North Stars ... Uncle, Paul, played with Team USA at the 1976 Olympics and was a defenseman for Michigan Tech ... Cousin, Joe, played collegiately at St. Cloud State and appeared in six games with the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes in 2007-08 ... Has a brother, Beau, who played on the Iowa State club ice hockey team, and a sister, Maddi ... Majoring in business, finance and energy ... Born April 27, 1990.
2010-11 statistics at Mercyhurst