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Markus Lauridsen
Markus Lauridsen
Defenseman  - COL
Number: 51
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 205
Shoots: Left
Born: Feb 28, 1991  (Age 24)
Birthplace: Gentofte, Denmark
Acquired: Signed by Colorado as a free agent, March 22, 2013.
2013-14: Tallied 12 points (3g/9a) in 39 games for Lake Erie during his second professional season…Scored his first AHL goal on Nov. 26 against Utica…Missed 29 games due to an injury…Following the season, Lauridsen appeared in six games for Denmark at the 2014 IIHF World Championship in Minsk, Belarus.

2012-13: Began his first professional season with the Denver Cutthroats (CHL), where he tallied 15 points (6g/9a) in 30 games…Had a 10-day stint with Lake Erie from Nov. 6-16…Recalled again by the Monsters on Jan. 8, Lauridsen spent the rest of the season in the AHL…Recorded 12 assists in 36 games with the Monsters…Signed with the Avalanche as a free agent on March 22…Following the season, Lauridsen played in all seven games for Denmark at the 2013 IIHF World Championship (0g/1a).

2011-12: Helped the Green Bay Gamblers (USHL) to the Clark Cup championship, tallying four points (3g/1a) with a +10 rating in 11 playoff games…Ranked third among team blueliners with 30 points (6g/24a) and was +32 in 58 games during the regular season.

2010-11: Appeared in 44 games as a rookie with Green Bay (USHL)…Helped Denmark to a gold medal at the IIHF World Junior Championship (Division 1).

Other: Prior to joining Green Bay, Lauridsen played in Sweden for Linkoping J20 and J18 teams.

Personal: Markus’ brother, Oliver, was drafted by Philadelphia and made his NHL debut with the Flyers in 2012-13.
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