Thread: Denmark: Prospect Nikolaj Ehlers
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07-03-2013, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by oilpen View Post
Nikolaj Ehlers just taken 6th overall in the CHL import draft by the Halifax Mooseheads. For those familiar with this player, was this a smart pick? Anyone know if he is planning on actually reporting?
The fact that he was picked 6th should tell us that Halifax is very positive that he'll report. I saw a comment from their GM that stated that he was very confident his import picks would be there at training camp. Considering that, it's a very smart pick, Nikolaj Ehlers is a fantastic prospect. He was one of the very best players in the Swiss U20 league last year, maybe even the best considering all the other top scoring players played on much better teams, while Ehlers had very little support. And he was by far the best players 96 born player. He also played in the NLA and scored as one of the youngest players ever. His overall production was only 2 points in 11 games during the regular season, and 3 points in 7 games during the playoffs, but to put it into perspective only one junior aged player had any kind of significant production in the league last year. He is the best "swiss" prospect of his age.

He would definitely be a top 6 player in Halifax, probably even top line. If he comes over, you guys are in for a treat. He might not be able to duplicate what Drouin or Mackinnon did for you, but he should be able get close.

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