RW Oliver Bjorkstrand - Portland Winterhawks, WHL (2013, 89th overall, Columbus)
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11-12-2012, 01:09 AM
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Hong Kong
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He didn't have a huge impact in the game but his skill set is pretty good and his skating and not being a perimeter player is good for his case.
He is very slight but at least has the height to gain weight and strength and not lose that speed.
Portland had a couple of other young small speedsters that were quite impressive, Nicolas Petan (13 draft) and Chase De Leo (14 draft) that could also be 1st round guys IMO.
Not sure about first round, but I definitely like Petan the most (after Jones obviously). Wow, he was slippery, elusive, had a great touch with the puck, wasn't physical but didn't need to be cause he was so sneaky. Not to mention those quick first steps of his, gives him the potential to be an intercepting weapon.
Again, only one game, I'll see Portland again later in the season, but wasn't extremely impressed with Bjorkstrand. A good offensive prospect but not a guy I would spend a high pick on.
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