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09-19-2012, 09:30 PM
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6. Goaltender Oskar Dansk
Age: 18
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 187 lbs
How Acquired: Selected in the 2nd round (31st overall), 2012 NHL Draft.

Analysis: Filling an obvious void in the system with the first pick in the second round this summer, the Jackets selected the third rated goaltender in the entire draft, Oskar Dansk. Though born in Sweden, Dansk spend three full years with the vaulted Shattuck-St. Mary's prep program, where he had huge success that set him up for success once he returned to his native country for junior play. Dansk spent the last two seasons playing for the Brynas J18 and J20 teams, posting solid numbers while learning the game further. This year, he will suit up for the Erie Otters of the OHL, which should give him a strong development path against some of the top talent in the world. Dansk is a large framed goalie with a hybrid style. He has strong technical skills and plays the angles well. A calm demeanor in net is already established, and Dansk should very much be ready for the AHL in 2 years' time.

Pros: Size, technically solid, competitor that wants to succeed, calm in the crease
Cons: Rebound control needs work, still at least 3 years away from the NHL as he learns the pro game

Realistic Expectation: There is no doubt in my mind that this guy is capable of being the goaltender of the future for us. We have had three come along in our system (Leclaire and Mason being the others), and Dansk might be the most professional of the three. He's a big kid that likes to compete and win, has all of the tools, and the right development path to be successful. His ceiling is a #1 starter in the NHL, a potential all-star type goalie - but he will have to be brought along slowly and allowed to develop, something that sorely lacked with Leclaire and Mason.

Stylistic Comparison: Evgeni Nabokov

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