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Philip Broberg

Date of Birth June 25, 2001
Height 6' 3.25
Weight 200
Country Sweden
Position Defense
Shoots Left
Amateur Team AIK AIK
Previous Amateur Team Örebro HK
Draft History
Drafted in 2019 NHL Draft: 1st Round, 8th Overall Pick by Edmonton Edmonton
DraftSite Scouting Report Big, mobile Swedish defender who does everything at a high level. Smart, offensive, and physical on defense, he checks all the boxes as a future NHL'er. He can play the fast pace and make plays in his end due to his world class skating ability. NHL team scouts that are down grading him are doing so based him not seeing big minutes with his new AIK team. However he was a new young buck in the pecking order, and there are definite signs of creativity on the offensive side. The same was true as the youngest defender on the Swedish World Junior U-20 team. Granted he showed chinks in his game with over-handles and longer than necessary possessions. There are late read/reacts, but I would warn NHL teams from dismissing his size and skill ratios that allows him to explode on his edges. He closes in from all directions, snuffing zone entries, blocking shots, funnelling speedy opposing attackers, driving step for step with them. He showing a bit of edge in contact at times. One can imagine him being an even more consistent defensive force who finishes checks and strips pucks even more robustly. This lad gets the nuances of his position, and might be one of the fastest backward burst skaters at his position. Never stops moving, has the stretch pass down, and a strong heavy low point shot. The eagerness to apply offensive pressure down low is special. I see great value selecting him in the top tier of the first round, not later.

--Bill Placzek--
2019 NHL Mock DraftRd # Team
DraftSite Mock Draft Projection112Minnesota Minnesota
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