ABOUT STEVE JENSEN
Heartland Hockey's Owner & Director
Steven Jensen is a former professional offensive ice hockey player who appeared in 438 games in the National Hockey League from 1976-82. For over 30 years, Steve has served as founding owner & director of the prestigious Heartland Hockey Camp. Additionally, Steve served USA Hockey for 17 years as a certified hockey official. From 1985-98, he officiated over 1,500 USA youth hockey games.
1976 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team
Steve led the U.S. Olympic Hockey Team in goal scoring with 52 goals.
Minnesota North Stars
Steve helped make history, as the Minnesota North Stars were the first team in NHL to have four rookies score 20 or more goals.
Leading Goal Scoring American
During the 1980-81 & 1981-82 NHL seasons, Steve was the active leading goal scoring American in the NHL.
100 Career Goals Scored
Steve played four years with the Los Angeles Kings, where he became only the 5th American in NHL history to score more than 100 career goals.
As a member of the 1976 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team, he led the team in goal scoring with 52 goals. During the 1976 Olympic Games, in Innsbruck, Austria, Steve was tied with Russia's Vladimir Shadrin, with six goals in six games, to lead the tournament in goals scored. In 1983, Steve was a valuable member of the U.S. National Team, winning the World Ice Hockey Championship, in Tokyo, Japan. Steve also spent four seasons playing & coaching in the professional leagues of Switzerland & Austria. During the 1983-84 Swiss season, while
playing for EVZ in Zug, Steve became the only hockey player in Swiss history to score seven goals in a pro game. During his two seasons as a player in Switzerland, Steve had 61 goals in 56 games. During the 1976 World Ice Hockey Championship in Poland, Steve led Team USA in scoring with four goals & five assists in nine games. Steve was also on the preliminary roster of the 1979 Team USA World Championship, in Vienna, Austria & 1981 Canada Cup teams, but declined the invitation to operate his summer hockey camp.