RW Oliver Bjorkstrand - Portland Winterhawks, WHL (2013, 89th overall, Columbus)
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04-23-2013, 01:05 PM
Join Date: Mar 2009
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Ahh, well it would be fun to have another 1st rounder, but I just wouldn't bet my money on it.
I havent's seen enough of him to properly evaluate his skillset, but he must be doing something right. Top rookie scorer in a tough league. And yes Portland are a great team, but he is not on the powerhouse line. He is infact the powerhouse himself on the 2nd line. Petan is a great prospect, but has had the benefit of great linemates. He is smaller than Bjork, but I could see him as a late 1st rounder but most likely he will also go in the 2nd with Bjork.
To be fair, Leier, DeLeo and Bjorkstrand is a very good line on its own. Probably better than the majority of 1st lines in the WHL.
Travis Green, Portland interim head coach, feels Bjorkstrand is going to be a multiple time 50 goal scorer at the WHL level if that means anything.
He's good, but like you said, not sure he's a 1st.
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