A bit of a dark horse and unknown when it comes to Swedish prospects but he has some intriguing potential, he's ranked 70th by the International Scouting Services and 58th by the Central Scouting Services. He's a strong two way defensemen who is a good skater and keep his play simple and good. He makes good decisions and gets the puck out of his own zone very well. He's a bit of unknown compared to other Swedish prospects however. He basically could go anywhere between the third or seventh rounds depending on how throughly a team has scouted this interesting prospect.
Something important to note this year, and going forward: Teams will have 4 years to sign European (excluding Russian - no transfer agreement) prospects. Some guys that may have gone unpicked before, because team's were worried they would take longer to develop, are now getting picked. I think that applies to Dahlstrom and Norell. Guys who the Hawks like their long-term potential, but may not have been picked as high (or at all) in previous years do to the lack of time to evaluate their development.
The Hawks take Tyler Motte with their 2nd 4th round pick.
Motte is known as an offensive threat with a multitude of sneaky skills.
“I’m a real offensive guy, but I don’t think I lack anything defensively,” he said. “I love to kill penalties; I’ll do anything to help.
“I’m a guy that can play in any role, in many situations. Obviously, quickness and speed to play at that level is obviously needed.”
A scouting report from Junior Hockey.com states: “To make up for his lack in size, Motte utilizes his great skating ability and quick feet. Moreover, Motte is blessed with a wide base and can create space for himself, which a great asset for any prospective NHL player.
“He was a prolific goal scorer prior to joining the United States National Team Development Program. While with the Honeybaked Under-16 team, Motte scored 22 goals and tallied 14 assists. Last season with the U.S. National Under-17 team, he scored 25 goals and added 16 assists, and he was tied for the fourth best point total on the team.”