Detroit signs St. Cloud State junior, top WCHA defender Jensen

The Detroit Red Wings announced Thursday that St. Cloud State junior defenseman Nick Jensen has signed a two-year, entry-level deal.

Jensen was originally Detroit’s fifth-round pick in the 2009 NHL draft and played 119 career games with the Huskies, recording 86 points on 15 goals and 71 assists.

In 2012-13, Jensen earned First Team All-WCHA honors, was named WCHA Defensive Player of the Year and was a First Team NCAA West All-American.