Thread: Denmark: Prospect Nikolaj Ehlers
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03-01-2013, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Justinov View Post
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.
But on the other hand,going to NA helps your draft positions,it`s kind of a double edged sword.

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