|Born|| February 28 1991,|
| 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
208 lb (94 kg; 14 st 12 lb)
| NHL team (P)|
| Colorado Avalanche|
Lake Erie Monsters (AHL)
</div></div> Markus Lauridsen (born February 28, 1991) is a Danish professional ice hockey defenseman who currently plays for the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect for the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL). He is the younger brother to Oliver Lauridsen of the Philadelphia Flyers.
Lauridsen originally played in his native Denmark with hometown lower division club IC Gentofte, before moving to join the Swedish youth team of Linköping HC. After one season in the J20 SuperElit in 2008–09, and with NHL aspirations, Lauridsen moved to North America to participate in a junior career in the United States Hockey League with the Green Bay Gamblers. Undrafted, Lauridsen was an overage player in his second season with the Gamblers in 2011–12, posting 30 points in in 58 games.
On the back of helping Green Bay capture the Clark Cup Championship, Lauridsen accepted an invite to join the Colorado Avalanche 2012 training camp on August 22, 2012. With the NHL lockout cancelling Colorado's training camp, Lauridsen was assigned to participate in the training camp of Avalanche AHL affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters. Signed to an AHL contract with the Monsters, Lauridsen was then re-assigned to begin his professional career in the 2012–13 season, with inaugural Central Hockey League affiliate, the Denver Cutthroats.
Lauridsen scored his first professional goal in his first game at the Cutthroats season opener on October 19, 2012. He posted 15 points in leading the Cutthroats defense before he received a second recall to remain with the Lake Erie Monsters, finishing with 12 assists in 36 games. Towards the completion of his first professional year, Lauridsen was signed to a two-year entry level contract with the Avalanche.
Lauridsen has been an established member of the Danish junior team, competing in various World U18 Championships and World Junior Championships. In the 2010 Championship, Lauridsen was named as the Division I Best Defenseman for the tournament and repeated his performance the following 2011 Championship to lead all defenseman in points.
After the completion of his first professional season, Lauridsen was named to the Danish squad to make his senior debut at the 2013 World Championships in Sweden. He played his first full international in an opening game defeat to Canada on May 4, 2013. Playing alongside brother Oliver, he appeared in every game for Denmark to finish with 1 assist in 7 games to help avoid relegation and finish in 12th place.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|2010–11||Green Bay Gamblers||USHL||44||5||5||10||16||11||0||4||4||0|
|2011–12||Green Bay Gamblers||USHL||58||6||24||30||32||11||3||1||4||8|
|2012–13||Lake Erie Monsters||AHL||36||0||12||12||16||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||Lake Erie Monsters||AHL||39||3||9||12||14||—||—||—||—||—|
- ↑ Danish D-man gets try-out for Avs camp. Eurolanche.com (2012-08-22). Retrieved on 2013-04-05.
- ↑ 2012-13 Training camp roster announced. Lake Erie Monsters (2012-09-28). Retrieved on 2012-09-28.
- ↑ Cutthroats announce opening night roster. Denver Cutthroats (2012-10-18). Retrieved on 2012-10-18.
- ↑ Cutthroats top Missouri 4-3 in overtime. Denver Cutthroats (2012-10-19). Retrieved on 2013-04-05.
- ↑ Cutthroats are CHL's top development club for 2012-13. Denver Cutthroats (2013-04-03). Retrieved on 2013-04-03.
- ↑ 2010 World Junior Championship stats. Eliteprospects.com (2013-04-05). Retrieved on 2013-04-05.
- ↑ Danish squad for 2013 Championships (Danish). ishockey.dk (2013-05-03). Retrieved on 2013-05-03.
- ↑ Canada off to winning start. International Ice Hockey Federation (2013-05-04). Retrieved on 2013-05-04.
- ↑ Denmark's Dynamic Duo. International Ice Hockey Federation (2013-05-08). Retrieved on 2013-05-08.
- Markus Lauridsen's career stats at Eliteprospects.com
- Markus Lauridsen's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
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