It's not like the 17 year old kid is 5'8" and 160lbs, he's a fine height and a solid weight, and we will put on more. Did you see his parents? They were both solid and kinda stocky, he will end up like that to some degree as well.
There are also plenty of great players that are under 6'5" and 250. Our worries on this kid are a bit extreme.
Weight is usually looked at solely from an NHL readiness perspective.
Agreed... and it's even more important when talking about someone who plays a rather physical game. I don't think he'd quite yet survive his own playing style if he jumped to the NHL today, but his weight is already headed in the right direction.
Was following the draft from afar, I thought for sure we were going to take Forsberg, but I absolutely love this pick. He's going to be a great compliment to Brodin and we needed to add this type of guy to our prospect pool. I don't know where he's playing next year, but this kid will be a fun one to watch.
Hopefully we can follow up tomorrow with some solid selections and continue to build well.