Thread: Denmark: Prospect Nikolaj Ehlers
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03-01-2013, 09:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Helo View Post
Also why Ehlers doesnt want cross the pond to go to NA?(USHL,WHL etc)
Actually for most danish players you have a much bigger chance eventually going to NHL by playing in Sweden first.

Jannik Hansen is really an exception [though Nicklas Jensen and Oliver Bjørkstrand did go from Denmark directly to NA, but the are half NA and Jensen is in Sweden now].

The reason is to learn good defence. It avoids the top6 or bust situation. He wants to go to NHL, so he optimize his chances.

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