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Nils Höglander

Date of Birth December 20, 2000
Height 5' 9.5
Weight 188
Country Sweden
Position Right Wing
Secondary Position Left Winger
Shoots Left
Amateur Team AIK AIK
Draft History
Drafted in 2019 NHL Draft: 2nd Round, 40th Overall Pick by Vancouver Vancouver
DraftSite Scouting Report In the Four Nations Tourney, this agile whirling dervish was the bright star of a dimly lit Swedish contingent. Short and well built, he shakes off defenders and is near the puck a whole lot. Undersized wingers must contend with upward battles of consistency and confidence as they try to crave a space out in the higher levels of the game. This 185 pounder will be faced with an uphill climb but it might be early to start throwing in the towel on his chances. Very confident in his puck-handling, he is quite adept at making tough passes, and traveling the sheet at top speed. Uses tight edging and quick stop/starts that help create separation from defenders. Attacks the weak spots in coverage. Shortens his stick even more to navigate through the highest spaces. Looked very good as a component of Sweden’s U20 team, but his graduation to the SHL has not been an easy one. That's partially because his Rögle club isn’t an awfully good one that surrounds him with complimentary linemates who can strengthen his game. He has a surprising one timer, and is nimble enough to drive through closed lanes and get scoring looks. I am sure he hasn’t given up and become unconfident in his abilities, but he had a very poor first season, yielding only seven goals and seven assists. He might be more of a set up man than scorer.

—Bill Placzek—
2019 NHL Mock DraftRd # Team
DraftSite Mock Draft Projection239Anaheim Anaheim
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DraftSite Mock Draft HistoryVersion 46: 06-21-2019239Anaheim Anaheim
Version 45: 06-19-2019235Detroit Detroit
Version 44: 06-18-2019235Detroit Detroit
Version 43: 06-17-2019234New Jersey New Jersey
Version 42: 06-15-2019234New Jersey New Jersey
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