NHL defender with 100+ games, Philip Larsen, is one of the stars of Danish ice hockey. He had played in KHL for one season before he moved to Jokerit. Larsen moved to Jokerit from Ugra Khanty-Mansiysk, where he played during the 2014-15 season. Larsen made 6+19=25 points during the 56 games and was the fifth best-performing player in his team and the best defender.
Before his transition to KHL Larsen played during four seasons in the North-American Dallas Stars and Edmonton Oilers. The Danish defender played in 125 NHL games where he made 8+23=31 points. Larsen is Dallas’ fifth round’s draft from the year 2008.
Philip Larsen has been part of the trusted permanent players of the Danish national team. He made his World Championship debut already at the age of 19 in the spring of 2009. Altogether Larsen has played in five World Championship tournaments, latest being in Minsk in the spring of 2014. At the time, he was chosen to be the defender of the year in Denmark.
In addition to World Championship games, the Finnish ice hockey audience remembers Larsen from the NHL lockout during the season of 2012–13 when he played in Rauman Lukko. Larsen played 27 games in the SM-Liiga [Finnish Elite League], where he made 5+10=15 points. His average time on ice, 26.16 minutes, was the highest average in the whole league.
Philip Larsen had his upbringing with ice hockey in Esbjerg, Denmark before he left his home country at the age of 15 and moved to Rögle BK in Sweden. In the following year, he made his senior debut in Allsvenskan and became the youngest player ever in the Swedish second-tier league.
Player stats in playoffs 2015/16
Awards by season
|KHL D-man of the Week (Nov. 1)
KHL D-man of the Week (Dec. 13)
|Danish Defenseman of the Year
|SM-liiga Highest ATOI (26:16)
|World Championship Top 3 Player on Team
|U20 WJC (D1|B) Silver Medal
|J20 SM Gold Medal
U20 WJC Top 3 Player on Team
|J18 SM Silver Medal
J20 SM Gold Medal
U20 WJC (D1|A) Gold Medal
|U18 WJC (D1|B) Best Defenseman
U18 WJC (D1|B) Silver Medal
U20 WJC (D1|A) Silver Medal
|1-year contract with Jokerit
Traded to the Edmonton Oilers
Made NHL debut (vs Anaheim)
3-year contract with Dallas Stars