RW Oliver Bjorkstrand - Portland Winterhawks, WHL (2013, 89th overall, Columbus)
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10-17-2012, 02:06 PM
Join Date: Apr 2012
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I've found that the Danes are very North American..
Can anyone say if he's better then Boedker or Jensen at the same age
Looking purely on stats we can make a comparison based in the season while they are 17 going on 18. The following information is from eliteprospect.com.
O. Bjørkstrand has 5G 5A in 11 games so far for Portland Winterhawks.
N. Jensen had in 2010-11 29G 29A in 61 games for Oshawa Generals.
M. Bødker had in 2007-08 29 G 44A in 62 games for Kitchener Rangers (but being born in december Bødker has ½ a year age advantage to Jensen and Bjørkstrand that is born in March and April.
Based on their games age 16 going on 17.
O. Bjørkstrand had 13G 13A in 36 games for Herning 2011-12 in the danish league.
N. Jensen had 12G 14 A in 34 games for Herning in 2009-10 in the danish league.
M. Bødker had 19G 30A in 39 games for Frölunda U20 in 2006-07 in Sweden.
It looks that O. Bjørkstrand and Nicklas Jensen are basically similar in the tally for Herning and in the OHL/WHL campaigns.
Bødker had more than around 1 point pr game, but also a ½ a year advantage......
Bødker was drafted 8'th first round and Nicklas Jensen 29'th first round. I would say Bjørkstrand should be in the N. Jensen area as a low 1'st rounder or early 2'nd rounder as his game are right now.....but still time for going up or down the ranking.
But then it's not all about statistics.....
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