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Mikkel Bødker
Position Right wing
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
201 lb (91 kg)
NHL Team Phoenix Coyotes
Born December 16 1989 (1989-12-16) (age 26),
Brøndby, Denmark
NHL Draft 8th overall, 2008
Phoenix Coyotes
Pro Career 2006 – present

Mikkel Bødker (English: Mikkel Boedker; born December 16, 1989) is a Danish ice hockey right winger. He is currently playing for the Phoenix Coyotes of the National Hockey League. He was selected 8th overall by the Coyotes in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, making him the highest-ever drafted Danish player. He also features on the cover of the video game NHL 10 in Denmark and Norway.

Playing career Edit

Bødker was brought up in the highly regarded youth hockey program of Rødovre SIK. In 2005, at the age of 15, he moved to Frölunda HC in Sweden, where he played on Frölunda's junior team. He had an impressive 2006–07 season with 49 points (19 goals and 30 assists) in 39 games. The team won the national junior championships and Bødker also made his debut with the men's team in the Swedish Elite League.

After the season, Bødker was drafted by the Kitchener Rangers in the 2007 CHL Import Draft and he joined the team for the 2007–08 OHL season. He had a successful first season in the OHL where he played on the Rangers' second line. He scored 29 goals and 44 assists for a total of 73 points in 62 regular season games. In the playoffs, he enjoyed even more success with 35 points in 20 games en route to helping the Rangers winning the OHL playoff championship. In the Memorial Cup he had 6 points in 5 games as the Rangers finished runner-up, losing in the finals to the Spokane Chiefs.

He scored his first NHL goal on October 12, 2008 against Jean-Sébastien Giguère of the Anaheim Ducks.[1] Bødker also played in NHL YoungStars Game 2009 in Montréal, Canada.

International play Edit

Bødker's older brother Mads is a defenceman with Rögle BK in the Swedish second tier league HockeyAllsvenskan and a regular player with the Danish national ice hockey team. The two brothers teamed up on the Danish Under-20 national team at the 2007 Division I World Junior Championships and helped the Danish team gain promotion to the top division for the first time. Playing against opponents up to two years older, Mikkel Bødker scored one goal in five games.

Bødker again played for Denmark at the 2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. He finished second in team scoring behind Lars Eller, notching two goals and four assists in six games.

Career statistics Edit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Frölunda HC J20 37981722 21230
2006–07 Frölunda HC J20 3919304914 865116
2006–07 Frölunda HC SEL 20000
2007–08 Kitchener Rangers OHL 6229447314 20926352
2008–09 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 7811172818
2009–10 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 141230
2009–10 San Antonio Rampage AHL 641127384
2010–11 San Antonio Rampage AHL 361222348
2010–11 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 34410148 40 1 1 2
AHL totals 100 23 49 72 12 -----
NHL totals 126 16 29 45 26 4 0 1 1 2

International statisticsEdit

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
2005 Denmark U18 6 1 1 2 6
2006 Denmark U18 5 2 2 4 4
2006 Denmark WJC 5 1 3 4 2
2007 Denmark U18 5 4 7 11 4
2007 Denmark WJC 5 1 0 1 14
2008 Denmark WJC 6 2 4 6 2
2009 Denmark WC 6 3 1 4 4
2011 Denmark WC 6 3 1 4 2
U18 totals 16 7 10 17 14
WJC totals 10 2 3 5 16
WC totals 12 6 2 8 6

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Preceded by
Nick Ross
Phoenix Coyotes first round draft pick
2008
Succeeded by
Viktor Tikhonov
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