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Marcus Davidsson (2017, 37th) 2017-18 Djurgarden SHL

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A late birthday, Davidsson spent the majority of his draft eligible season playing in
the SHL with Djurgardens, his first extended action skating against adults. Like the
overwhelming majority of European teenagers first season facing adults, his numbers
did not overwhelm. In his case, it was due to a tangible split between his first half
production and the let-down that was his second half, with only a solitary assist coming
after Christmas.

A quiet player, the versatile forward’s most notable trait is his hockey sense. He reads
the game very well, particularly in the offensive zone, and gets himself into good spots
to cause trouble. He does not hesitate when it comes time to make a decision and does
not take unnecessary risks. Looking at his skating, shooting and puck play, all project as
above average, but none as much more than that. If, as is often the case, his second half
slowdown was a matter of adjusting to the higher pace and more physical (more tiring)
aspects of adult league hockey, I would expect greater contributions in the coming years.
Considering that only one other U19 skater put more points than Davidsson in the SHL
(Lias Andersson), there is every reason to expect bigger things in his future. That would
start with a respectable slot somewhere in the second round of the draft, continuing on
to a spot representing Sweden at next year’s WJC, and good numbers in his sophomore
SHL season. When he finally comes over to North America, he projects as a valuable
middle six forward who can be counted on in all situations at maturity.

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Scouting Report

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I love this pick, kid should have been a 1st rounder

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Screw defence right

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Tremendous pick. Wanted this player at this pick all year. Didn't think he'd be available.

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#12 European Skater by NHL Central Scouting: http://www.nhl.com/ice/draftprospect...tm?dpid=107235

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65. Marcus Davidsson — Djurgården LW
Slick winger is a marvelous skater with an explosive first step and instant acceleration - hard to catch when he reaches warp-speed. Didn’t have a bad year, but didn’t make the offensive impact we expected. Playing in the men’s league, he was mostly used as a 4th line grinder, which doesn’t play to his strengths. Did strong work defensively, backchecking hard, but only showed glimpses of his offensive creativity. Both a passer and shooter - has an accurate wrister that is deadly from inside the hash-marks. Moves better north-south than laterally. Strong core with a low centre of gravity which makes him hard to check or move off the puck. Keeps feet moving in traffic. Excellent
patience down deep with the puck, protects it well. Sees plays developing very well at both ends. Not afraid to get dirty blocking shots and clearing out traffic in own zone, non-stop effort until the whistle blows.

Projection: Speedy, quality 3rd liner for top echelon club.

Style compares to: Carl Hagelin

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Don't get it personally. He doesn't jump out as high ceiling pick, would have rather gone with whoever we are highest on at D or G versus Davidsson if this is the forward they are highest on.

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Solid pick. More centers!

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Marcus has a late 1998 birthdate which means he played all his big Under 18 tournaments last season including the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament and the IIHF World Under 18 Championship. Marcus played 9 games with the J20 team scoring over a point per game before spending the majority of the season with Djurgardens IF in the Swedish Elite League, on the same team as his brother. Marcus accelerates well with a good skating stride and good overall skating ability. He takes is willing to go to the net with or without the puck with decent size to create disruption and looking to create scoirng chances. He has great hand/eye coordination and can deflect pucks out of mid air very well. He has a good shot and gets it off quickly. He has good puck skills in the offensive zone genreally making the smart decision on a consistent basis. He can get himself in trouble with some consistency as he will sometimes take shots from well out that don't have much of a chance and does much better when he's taking the puck to the net. He has a good work ethic away from the puck and competes for pucks along the wall and pressures opponents into making mistakes. He also showed good compete in the defensive zone. Although he can on occasion get a little careless with the puck in his own zone and needs to maintain focus on the task at hand. Marcus has a lot of potential as a skilled forward with decent two-way ability. He will need to get stronger and become just a little more consistent as he's a contender to play at the World Junior Championships next season and could really take his game to the next level next season. He projects as a potential second line forward at the NHL level.

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Botts is all about speed and good skaters. LOVE IT. The Sabres will be an exciting team again very soon.

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Davidsson, Marcus
LC - Djurgarden (SWE) 6’00 191 RANKING: 27
Marcus has a late 1998 birthdate which means he played all his big Under 18 tournaments last season including the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament and the IIHF World Under 18 Championship. Marcus played 9 games with the J20 team scoring over a point per game before spending the majority of the season with Djurgardens IF in the Swedish Elite League, on the same team as his brother.
Marcus accelerates well with a good skating stride and good overall skating ability. He takes is willing to go to the net with or without the puck with decent size to create disruption and looking to create scoring chances. He has great hand/eye coordination and can deflect pucks out of mid air very well. He has a good
shot and gets it off quickly. He has good puck skills in the offensive zone genreally making the smart decision on a consistent basis. He can get himself in trouble with some consistency as he will sometimes take shots from well out that don't have much of a chance and does much better when he's taking the puck to the net. He has a good work ethic away from the puck and competes for pucks along the wall and pressures opponents into making mistakes. He also showed good compete in the defensive zone. Although he can on occasion get a little careless with the puck in his own zone and needs to maintain focus on the task at hand.

Marcus has a lot of potential as a skilled forward with decent two-way ability. He will need to get stronger and become just a little more consistent as he's a contender to play at the World Junior Championships next season and could really take his game to the next level next season. He projects as a potential second
line forward at the NHL level.
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Quotable: �He�s kinda bores you to death with nice reliable play. Nothing overly flashy but a player I think coaches will love. We had him in the first round all year long and I
chuckled a bit at some of the draft range predictions I got from some Scouts...looks
like 25 is the earliest!� - HP Scout, Mark Edwards

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Speed speed speed.
...is what other teams will have as they blow by the Sabres Swiss cheese D.

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I think he was the highest player left in the black book going into today.

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Pretty crazy how that first scouting report isn't much like the redline one.

Picking players that play fast.

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...is what other teams will have as they blow by the Sabres Swiss cheese D.
Our forwards will be so fast, that the opponents will never be able to get a breakaway, they are already back in their own zone defending, 5 men.

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These guys are all two or three years out. Why are you losing your minds over D? I have faith in Botts to fix it

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Botts is all about speed and good skaters. LOVE IT. The Sabres will be an exciting team again very soon.
They will out skate everyone...**** defense..

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If he projects and tops out as a Carl Hagelin, I'll be very pleased. Catch us if you can boys.

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Reid on NHL network said he could become a Palat type from Tampa

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