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Nikolaj Ehlers, LW

Shoots: L

Height: 6-0

Weight: 163

Born: 1996-02-14

Hometown: Aalborg, DEN

Drafted: 2014 by Winnipeg Jets, 9th overall

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

September 2014 - Ehlers is turning heads at the Youngstars Tournament held in Penticton, BC. He put up a two goals, a spectacular no-look pass, and a shootout goal versus Edmonton. His electrifying skating and quick release is already NHL ready. Ehlers has already stated his desire to make the camp this season, so he will do everything he can to open up a spot for himself on the Jets this season. Don't be surprised to see the Jets management send him back down for a year with the Mooseheads as he is still not eligible to play for the IceCaps. Kevin Won 

 

September 2014 - Nikolai Ehlers has been signed to a three-year entry level deal worth an average annual value of 1.625 million per year. Kevin Won

 

July 2014 - Ehlers has been impressing at the Jets Prospect Development Camp. Every time he had the puck, he was able to control the play and make things happen. He also got nice reviews from GM Cheveldayoff. Ehlers is a speedy forward that has elusive skating and electrifying moved. The Jets have a very exciting prospect on their hands in a few years. Kevin Won

 

June 2014 – The Winnipeg Jets selected Nikolaj Ehlers 9th overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Brendan Ross

 

February 2014 – Imported from Denmark, Ehlers has replaced the scoring void quite nicely after Nathan MacKinnon made the leap to the Colorado Avalanche. Like his predecessor in Halifax, Ehlers is one of the fastest skaters in the draft, blazing past defenders and utilizing his dynamic elusive cuts in and out of traffic to create room. The depth of intelligence Ehlers possesses for the game allows him to adopt both a shooter and playmaker’s mentality. Rising up draft boards quickly. Brendan Ross

 

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: A-

Tremendously gifted offensive player with the tools and intelligence to crack an NHL top line down the road, Nikolaj Ehlers is a promising fantasy prospect. Adding strength will be the biggest obstacle for Ehlers.

 

 

 

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