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RW Oliver Bjorkstrand - Portland Winterhawks, WHL (2013, 89th overall, Columbus)

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12-10-2012, 11:23 AM
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Oliver Bjørkstrand is playing for Denmark at the U20-WC division 1A in France. Denmark has won 5-2 over France and 4-3 over Slovenia. Oliver Bjørkstrand has 3G 1A in these two matches, and awarded best player on the danish team in the second match.
He seems to be the offensive dynamo on a danish team without Nicklas Jensen, who is not playing for the danish U20 team this tournament.

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12-18-2012, 07:40 AM
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Oliver Bjørkstrand ended with 5G 3A in 5 games and the WC-U20 division 1A

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Back in WHL and currently back to a point pr. match with 16G 16A in 32 games, so keeping up the good form he showed at the WC U20 Division 1A.

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01-19-2013, 03:37 PM
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What's the scouting report on this kid?

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What's the scouting report on this kid?
Great skater
Good vision
Good passer
Gets to open ice
Good on the PP
Underrated shot

Needs to be tougher along boards
More of a perimeter player and needs to get to the tougher areas on the ice.

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01-20-2013, 04:03 PM
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Great skater
Good vision
Good passer
Gets to open ice
Good on the PP
Underrated shot

Needs to be tougher along boards
More of a perimeter player and needs to get to the tougher areas on the ice.
Thanks, seems like a solid offensive prospect. I'm sure the perimeter play will go away as he gains strength and grows, he will then gain confidence. The kid still has the face of a 13 year old.

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01-20-2013, 04:25 PM
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Thanks, seems like a solid offensive prospect. I'm sure the perimeter play will go away as he gains strength and grows, he will then gain confidence. The kid still has the face of a 13 year old.
It's kind of ironic but his future is a lot like nick Jensen's. We ahve to see how strong he gets and how his frame fills out.

Right now, in limited viewing , he has done quite well for his age but he is on a powerhouse team as well.

He has the potential to be a solid top 6 player but I'm not sure if his ceiling is higher than that and man he is along way off from there as well.

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01-21-2013, 10:42 AM
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Oliver Bjørkstrand has currently 17G 19A in 38 games, so still going around a point pr game or a little under through the season so far.
Stats through career like a mirror image of Nicklas Jensen's, but as stated above his bulk needs to grow if he wants to be drafted at the same level as Jensen (late first round draft).
Right now a mid to low second round draft seems to be his level.

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01-27-2013, 11:36 AM
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First hattrick for Portland Winterhawks. Has 20G 20A in 42 games and is the best rookie in the WHL. Continue like that and draft rating will improve!

http://www.winterhawks.com/article/h...at-tc-saturday

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01-27-2013, 05:27 PM
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Still saying that if the Canucks have a late (think 26+) first or get an early second I want them to draft him.

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Still saying that if the Canucks have a late (think 26+) first or get an early second I want them to draft him.
We can be Team Denmark!

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Still saying that if the Canucks have a late (think 26+) first or get an early second I want them to draft him.
In a draft as deep as this, I don't think Bjorkstrand is good value as a late 1st rounder. Mid 2nd round is when I would start considering drafting him.

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In a draft as deep as this, I don't think Bjorkstrand is good value as a late 1st rounder. Mid 2nd round is when I would start considering drafting him.
Yeah, just because I would want them to doesn't mean they will. Like the past two years there will be some 10-20 ranked player who drops and will be snatched up.


Still a fan of Bjorkstrand though

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01-28-2013, 10:02 AM
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We can be Team Denmark!
A danish clan in Vancouver would be great and having Jannik Hansen there to show the new danish kids what it takes wont be bad, even though both Nicklas Jensen and Oliver Bjørkstrand both have experienced north american hockey dads. Nothing wrong with their work ethics, but Jannik Hansen takes it too a whole other level.
Often good for young danes to have countrymen around them

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In a draft as deep as this, I don't think Bjorkstrand is good value as a late 1st rounder. Mid 2nd round is when I would start considering drafting him.
Mid 2nd is the absolute earliest I would take Bjorkstand and I think there are still better players around. Late 1st there are player who are much, much better. Hell, Nic Petan who has looked far more impressive every time I watch him is currently ranked just outside the 1st round.

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Oliver's size is going to scare of allot of potential clubs..

He will imo go in the late 2nd early 3rd as of now.

Next dane that will go as a 1st rounder is imo Nikolaj Ehlers
Great, great talent

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It's hard to weigh in Oliver as he is playing on a STACKED Portland team, it can't be hard to put up points on a team that just keeps winning and winning.

As for players from Portland I like.. I have really liked Leipsic's speed and agility.. looks like Nashville has a Gem in him

And YES, I am aware that Leipsic is a small guy himself, but he also went late 3rd.


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02-02-2013, 08:00 AM
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Oliver's size is going to scare of allot of potential clubs..

He will imo go in the late 2nd early 3rd as of now.

It's hard to weigh in Oliver as he is playing on a STACKED Portland team, it can't be hard to put up points on a team that just keeps winning and winning.
He has now 21G 21A in 45 games, so he is consistent with no long slumps in his production. (But again Portland is so dominant that could be the reason why?).
We can just hope that he starts growing soon...... but otherwise you are right around 2nd-3rd round. With sudden bulk it could increase his ranking a great deal.

I think that a lot of his goals are PP goals, so if any team wants a "specialist" he seems like a good pick!
The Danish national team could also really need that in the future, since PP often have been a problem for us.

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For reference on his size, his father was listed at 5-10/196 and his brother is listed at 6-0/192.

Bjorkstrand already measures at 5'10.75, but is only 166 pounds. So it's more a matter of adding strength and muscle.

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He has now 21G 21A in 45 games, so he is consistent with no long slumps in his production. (But again Portland is so dominant that could be the reason why?).
We can just hope that he starts growing soon...... but otherwise you are right around 2nd-3rd round. With sudden bulk it could increase his ranking a great deal.

I think that a lot of his goals are PP goals, so if any team wants a "specialist" he seems like a good pick!
The Danish national team could also really need that in the future, since PP often have been a problem for us.
Haha let's hope he becomes a PP superstar at least for Denmark

I have no Idea where a Guy like Bjorkstrand would fit in the NHL???

Him being the best Rookie in the W atm, is big.. But Leon Draisaitl aint far behind, and hes a draft class younger and on a much worse team.

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For reference on his size, his father was listed at 5-10/196 and his brother is listed at 6-0/192.

Bjorkstrand already measures at 5'10.75, but is only 166 pounds. So it's more a matter of adding strength and muscle.
Your right about that, but his father is really short and skinny.. Good for big ice, but not small ice.

His brother is actually not small, so let's hope he follows his genome coding

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Haha let's hope he becomes a PP superstar at least for Denmark

I have no Idea where a Guy like Bjorkstrand would fit in the NHL???

Him being the best Rookie in the W atm, is big.. But Leon Draisaitl aint far behind, and hes a draft class younger and on a much worse team.



Your right about that, but his father is really short and skinny.. Good for big ice, but not small ice.

His brother is actually not small, so let's hope he follows his genome coding
196 lbs at 5'10 is hardly skinny, It's actually rather stocky.

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196 lbs at 5'10 is hardly skinny, It's actually rather stocky.
Especially for a 17 year old kid.

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Especially for a 17 year old kid.
We were talking about his father's size.
As I mentioned above, Oliver was measured at 166 pounds last month at the Top Prospects game.

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Yup, was talking about daddy Bjorkstrand

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We were talking about his father's size.
As I mentioned above, Oliver was measured at 166 pounds last month at the Top Prospects game.
Ah, I guess, it pays to read the whole conversation sometimes

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So Bjork has been thru somewhat of a drought lately and has fallen to number 2 on the Rookie list after Lipsbergs.

Can someone tell me what line Bjork is on for the most part?

I found it funny that Lipsbergs is the second highest scorer on the Seattle team, with the top scorer only having 1 point more, but in Portland we have a few getting close to the 100 mark.

So is this a case of Lipsbergs getting top line responseabilities, and Bjork having to settle ?

I mean Bjork has 2 points less than the top scorer of Seattle but much less than a few guys in Portland.

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