Adrian Kempe: 2014 NHL Top Prospect

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Adrian KempeAdrian Kempe — 

League:  SweHL     Team: Modo  

Position:  LW     Shoots:  Left

DOB:  Sept. 13, 1996     Birthplace:  Kramfors, Sweden

Height: 6’2     Weight:  190

2013-14  Stats:  Games: 45   G: 5   A:  6  Pts:  11  PIM: 12   Plus/Minus:  +5

Adrian Kempe plays in the Swedish Hockey League for Modo.

Week 24:  Arizona Hockey Talk’s preliminary evaluations of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft top prospects continue today with our featured prospect  Adrian Kempe.

Achievements:  

1.  Represented Sweden  at the 2013 World U17 Hockey Challenge. 

2.  Represented Sweden  at the 2013 World U18 Ivan Hlinka Tournament. 

3.  Drafted in the 2nd round 107 overall in the 2013 CHL Import Draft by the Barrie Colts.

Adrian Kempe is wearing Jersey #36

Offensive Buzzwords

Adrian Kempe is a Swedish forward that plays more like your prototypical North American power forward.  He is a very strong forechecker and excels in the corners and in front of the opposition’s net.  He uses his size to separate from defenders and to drive hard to the net.  He possesses a better than average shot with a quick release and handles the puck extremely well, especially in tight areas.

Skating

 Adrian Kempe is a strong skater.  Nothing fancy, just up and down his wing.      

Defensive Buzzwords

 Adrian Kempe plays a solid 200 foot game working hard in both ends of the ice.    

Prospect Analysis 

Adrian Kempe is an easy player to like as he already plays a strong NHL style game.  He would be classified as a power forward with a better than average skillset.  Big, strong, hard working forwards like Kempe are coveted by every NHL team.  I can see him easily being a Top 15 pick and probably as high as a Top 10 pick.

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