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Denmark
Nickname(s) Danish Lions
Association Danmarks Ishockey Union
GM Flag of Denmark Kim Pedersen
Head coach Flag of Sweden Per Bäckman
Assistants Flag of Sweden Tomas Jonsson
Flag of Sweden Stefan Lahde
Captain Jesper Damgaard
Most games Jesper Damgaard (250)
Most points Jens Nielsen (241)
IIHF code DEN
IIHF ranking 13
Highest IIHF ranking 12 (2007)
Lowest IIHF ranking 14 (first in 2003)
First international
Canadian Red Ensign 1921 Canada 47 - 0 Denmark Flag of Denmark
(Stockholm, Sweden; February 12, 1949)
Biggest win
Flag of Denmark Denmark 27 - 4 Belgium Flag of Belgium
(Copenhagen, Denmark; March 18, 1977)
Biggest defeat
Canadian Red Ensign 1921 Canada 47 - 0 Denmark Flag of Denmark
(Stockholm, Sweden; February 12, 1949)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 9 (first in 1949)
Best result 8th (2010)
International record (W-L-T)
250-337-55

The Danish men's national hockey team is the national ice hockey team of Denmark. The team is controlled by Danmarks Ishockey Union. As of 2007 the Danish team was ranked 12th in the IIHF World Rankings. After not qualifying for a world championship since 1949, Denmark surprised many in 2003 by finishing in 11th place, including a tie game against that year's champions Canada. Denmark currently has 4,255 players (0.07% of its population). Their coach is Swedish Per Bäckman, who replaced Canadian Mike Sirant who was fired after the team finished in 12th place at the 2008 World Championships. 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 pool of the IIHF World Championships 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 recordEdit

  • 1920 - 2006 - Did not qualify

World Championship recordEdit

  • 1930-1948: 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")
  • 1965- Did not participate
  • 1966- Finished in 18th place (2nd in "Pool C")
  • 1967- Finished in 19th place (3rd in "Pool C")
  • 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 (Won "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 (Won "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 (Won "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

All-time Record against other nations Edit

As of June 6, 2009

Team GP W T L GF GA
Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands 55 31 6 18 244 181
Flag of Hungary Hungary 58 23 4 31 207 263
Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 31 18 2 11 133 87
Flag of France France 53 16 5 32 144 207
Flag of Norway Norway 48 15 6 27 118 199
Flag of Belgium Belgium 13 12 0 1 177 31
Flag of Great Britain United Kingdom 24 11 4 9 110 86
Flag of Italy Italy 25 10 3 12 81 110
Flag of Romania Romania 20 10 1 9 77 79
Flag of Japan Japan 30 10 1 19 95 143
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 17 9 3 5 65 48
Flag of SFR Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 19 8 4 7 71 73
Flag of Poland Poland 27 8 3 16 82 117
Flag of China China 16 8 2 6 86 52
Flag of North Korea North Korea 7 7 0 0 50 12
Flag of Spain Spain 6 6 0 0 42 8
Flag of Estonia Estonia 9 5 3 1 34 25
Flag of Korea South Korea 4 4 0 0 50 4
Flag of Germany Germany 12 4 0 8 28 41
Flag of Belarus Belarus 9 3 2 4 15 30
Flag of Austria Austria 22 3 1 18 46 121
Flag of Croatia Croatia 3 3 0 0 24 4
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 5 3 0 2 16 15
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 9 2 2 5 19 27
Flag of South Africa South Africa 2 2 0 0 15 2
Flag of Latvia Latvia 14 2 0 12 33 66
Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 1 1 0 0 8 1
Flag of Australia Australia 2 1 0 1 10 7
Flag of the United States United States of America 4 1 0 3 9 15
Flag of Canada Canada 4 0 1 3 6 56
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 2 0 0 2 2 10
Flag of Russia Russia 4 0 0 4 5 25
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 6 0 0 6 6 41
Flag of Sweden Sweden 7 0 0 7 9 42
Flag of Finland Finland 7 0 0 7 7 43
Flag of East Germany East Germany 10 0 0 10 21 76
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 17 0 0 17 26 89

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