Dansk

 

Oscar Dansk, G

Shoots: R

Height: 6-2

Weight: 187

Born: 1994-02-28

Hometown: Tumba, SWE

Drafted: 2012 by Columbus Blue Jackets 31st Overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

March 2014 - Oscar Dansk was recognized by the OHL with his crease-mate Devin Williams as the top goaltending tandem in the league. Awarded the Dave Pinkney Trophy for the lowest team goals against, Oscar Dansk and Devin Williams only allowed 170 goals against and it was the first time in franchise history that the Erie Otters won the trophy. Dansk led the OHL in goals against average (2.39) and shared the lead in shutouts posting six shutout games. Brendan Ross


December 2013 – Once again Dansk will be relied upon for Sweden’s chances to win a medal at the WJC. They couldn’t be in much better hands as in the OHL, he has only lost four games all season and is arguably the OHL top goaltender. He has accumulated as many shutouts this season as losses which is very unusual. His SV% and GAA numbers have taken a huge swing this season, not all of that is because of his growth, but more because of that in his team. Last season the Otters allowed him to face 36.6 shots per 60 minutes, this season they have dropped that rate to 26.8. A smaller workload will allow him to maintain his play level all season. It would not surprise me to see Dansk to go directly to the NHL next season to backup Sergei Bobrovsky although the team would be best served to re-sign vet backup Curtis McElhinney and allow Dansk some wiggle room turning pro. Jason Banks

 

December 2012 - Dansk will be in goal for Sweden in the WJC in Ufa, Russia. Sweden is one of the favorites in the tournament. Rich Dillon

 

November 2012 – Oscar Dansk is a highly touted goaltending prospect and was the first pick of the second round in last June’s NHL draft. The big goaltender decided to sign with the rebuilding Erie Otters this season, and is expected to develop there until he turns pro in the Jackets system. He plays a butterfly-like style, which he excels at thanks to his quickness and size. The biggest knock on him so far is his sub par rebound control. He is very calm and poised in the net and his high hockey IQ and experience in both, North America and Europe don’t hurt. Justin Shemie

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: B+

 

If rebound control is improved, he can be a starting NHL goaltender.

 

Footage:

 

Oscar Dansk at 2012 CBJ Development Camp

 

 

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