2017 NHL Entry Draft

Linus Weissbach

LINUS WEISSBACHSweden

BUFFALO • ROUND: 7 OVERALL: 192

 

Previous Team: Tri-City Storm (USHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 195

Vital Statistics

Position: LW • Height: 5-8¼ • Weight: 161 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: April 19, 1998 • Hometown: Gothenburg, Sweden

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: Gothenburg Frolunda (Sweden U16/U18/U20
USHL Draft: 2016 by Tri-City (Round 2, No. 28 Overall)
USHL Debut: Sept. 23, 2016 (Tri-City at Lincoln)
First USHL Goal: Sept. 23, 2016 (Tri-City at Lincoln)
NCAA Commitment: University of Wisconsin

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Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "One of the best players in the USHL that nobody talks about." (Dusten Brooksma, Scout, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Highly skilled and creative offensive player who has the ability to strike quickly once in the offensive zone. Linus plays with a lot of pace and energy. ... He is good in the transition game, using his explosiveness and agility to get beyond the first wave and gain the offensive blue line quickly. Once in the zone, Weissbach is difficult for defenseman to handle. His agility and speed make him hard to line up and get a piece of, despite his smaller frame and slight build. Linus isn’t a player you see get hit a lot, which speaks to his elusiveness with the puck." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)