2017 NHL Entry Draft

Erik Brannstrom

ERIK BRANNSTROMSweden

VEGAS • ROUND: 1 OVERALL: 15

 

Previous Team: Jonkoping HV-71 (SHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 24

Vital Statistics

Position: D • Height: 5-10 • Weight: 173 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: Sept. 2, 1999 • Hometown: Nassjo, Sweden

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous Team: Jonkoping (Sweden U16/U18/U20)
First NHL Contract: Signed July 15, 2017
SHL Debut: Dec. 10, 2015 (Jonkoping vs. Orebro)
First SHL Goal: Jan. 21, 2017 (Jonkoping vs. Orebro)

IN THE NEWS:
Combine Performance Raised Draft Value
Frequently Compared to Kimmo Timonen
His Dad Was Longtime Swedish Pro Player

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "He created something nearly every period at the Five Nations. That was a big coming-out party for him. He's very skilled, very smart, good on the power play." (Anonymous Scout, Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "Elite skater both in terms of speed and agility. Fantastic hockey sense and can see plays before they happen. Makes the right plays and creates time for himself and his teammates out there. Lack of size and the question will be if he can get strong enough to play against men." (Joakim Eriksson, ISS Scout)

• "I love him, but have to be realistic as to how he translates. You get small quickly if you draft small. He looks like a power-play guy now, and if he can eventually play a regular shift then he’s a great try in the first (round) . He’s a small guy with quickness and puck skills, but those guys aren’t getting the puck back when they don’t have it." (Anonymous Scout, Recrutes.ca)

• "He is able to do a fantastic job tracking forwards with his high-end feet, but struggles to separate them from the puck. Raises his stock because of what he does with the puck on his stick." (Mark Edwards, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Excellent puck distributor on the power play, and aggressively gets pucks to the net. Gains the zone easily on the PP, backing defenders with his dynamic speed." (Red Line Report)