Nikolaj Ehlers: 2014 Top Prospect

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Nikolaj Ehlers 

League:  QMJHL     Team:  Halifax Mooseheads

Position:  LW      Shoots:  Left

DOB:  Feb. 13, 1996     Birthplace:  Aalborg, Denmark

Height:  5’11     Weight:  163

2013-14  Stats:  Games: 54   G: 35   A:  46  Pts:  81  PIM: 41   Plus/Minus:  47

Nikolaj Ehlers plays in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League for the Halifax Mooseheads.

Week 18:  Arizona Hockey Talk’s preliminary evaluations of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft top prospects continue today with our featured prospect Nikolaj Ehlers.

Achievements:  

1.  Represented Denmark at the World U18 D1A, and 2014 U20 D1A WJHC.

2.  Drafted in the 1st round, number 6 overall in the CHL Import Draft by the  Halifax Mooseheads.

3.  Drafted in the 4th, 127th overall in the KHL Draft by Avangard Omsk.

4.  Played for Team Orr at the CHL Top Prospects game.

Offensive Buzzwords  

Nikolaj Ehlers is an extremely skilled versatile playmaking left winger with good vision and passing ability.  His combination of speed, agility, quickness, great hands and a very good wrist shot make him a very dangerous offensive weapon.

Skating

Nikolaj Ehlers  is an outstanding skater with very good speed, agility and quickness.  He uses his speed and quickness going wide on defenders making him very tough to defend of the rush.  Ehlers is considered to be the fasted player in the 2014 draft class.

Defensive Buzzwords

Nikolaj Ehlers is continuing to work on playing a solid 2-way game.

Prospect Analysis

Nikolaj Ehlers has above average speed and skill.  He isn’t very big or very heavy at this time but he doesn’t play a timid game.   He has come a long way up the draft rankings and is projecting as a  Top 10 pick.

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