RW Oliver Bjorkstrand - Portland Winterhawks, WHL (2013, 89th overall, Columbus)
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03-13-2013, 09:46 AM
Join Date: Apr 2012
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I was at the game.
He gets open in the middle of the ice a lot. His goal was a quick release one-time snap shot from 15 feet. He probably had 6 or 7 shots on goal that game, but I wasn't impressed with his shot power at all.
His line, though, over shadowed Portland's first line. Bjokstrand had 1-1, Taylor Leier had 4 assists, and De Leo had the hat trick.
Even though Petan didn't hit the score sheet, I still feel he is a significantly better player than Oliver.
Oliver has a good shot at being a late 2nd rounder, but I'm sure lots of teams have him outside the top 60.
So his goals are generally based more on shot precision than shot power. He still has the opportunity to grow more muscle to improve his physical aspects being young - so the power could come with time.
But 2-3 rounder seems realistic.
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