William Karlsson (78) had the highest grade among the six draft-eligible prospects covered in this report. He was followed by Karl Johansson (66), Gustav Bjorklund (63), Victor Arvidsson (61), Victor Rask (57), and Jeremy Boyce (52).
Karlsson (#17) is the CSB's 21st ranked European skater. He's a 6'0", 168 lbs centre who shoots left-handed. Karlsson's grade was carried by his work in the faceoff circle. He won all five of his defensive-zone facoffs, while winning 4 of 5 faceoffs in the offensive-zone.
Johansson (#6) is Central Scouting's 15th ranked European skater. He's a 5'8", 167 lbs mobile defenseman. The left-handed d-man skates well, but doesn't always make the best decisions, as . He completed only 2 of 6 offensive-zone pass attempts, and also tended to skate himself into trouble in the defensive-zone; eventually losing 7 of 11 d-zone puck-battles.
Bjorklund (#11) is Central Scouting's 33rd ranked European skater. He's a 5'8", 152 lbs right-handed centreman. He put up big numbers in the offensive-zone; winning 9 of 12 puck-battles, while completing 10 of 14 o-zone pass-attempts. That said, he lost 7 of 11 defensive-zone puck-battles, and was a turn-over machine in the neutral-zone; losing all 6 of his neutral-zone puck-battles.
Arvidsson (#13) is Central Scouting's 20th ranked European skater. He's a 5'8", 165 lbs left-winger who shoots right-handed. He won 9 of 13 offensive-zone puck-battles, but did not demonstrate great vision completing only 1 of 5 offensive-zone pass-attempts.
Rask (#18) is Central Scouting's 12th ranked European skater. Rask was once thought of as a potential top-5 pick, but his play this season has seen his ranking drop. He's a 6'2", 195 lbs centre who's grade was hurt substantially by his ineffectiveness in the faceoff circle. He won only 9 of 23 total faceoffs, while winning only 1 of 5 neutral-zone puck battles. That said, he did win 9 of 12 defensive-zone puck-battles, while managing 4 defensive-zone takeaways.
Boyce (#14) is Central Scouting's 14th ranked European skater. He's a 6'0", 169 lbs left-handed winger. He's a late-93 birthdate who played 33 games with Timra of the Swedish Elite League last season. Boyce's mark was hurt by his work winning puck-battles. He won only 9 of 20 overall puck-battles, while completing only 7 of 15 total pass-attempts. He did however, successfully carry the puck into the offensive-zone on 5 seperate occassions.
Karlsson had the top overall risk/reward rating of the players covered in this report, and was second to only Jonas Brodin in terms of draft-eligible teammates.
|EVENTS/ MIN||3.44||4.80||3.60||3.47||4.44||4.75||EVENTS/ MIN|
Bjorklund had the best offensive-zone risk/reward rating among all of his draft-eligible teammates. He had 2 offensive-zone takeaways, while winning 9 of 12 offensive-zone puck-battles, and completing 10 of 14 offensive-zone pass-attempts.
|OZ POS||7||24||13||14||22||18||OZ POS|
|OZ NEG||6||12||14||14||10||11||OZ NEG|
|EVENTS/ MIN||0.72||2.40||1.80||1.87||2.00||1.81||EVENTS/ MIN|
Despite his low overall-mark, Rask had the top defensive-zone risk/reward rating of the players covered in this report, and was third when all of his draft-eligible teammates were included. He won 9 of 12 d-zone puck-battles, while also managing 4 defensive-zone takeaways.
Bjorklund had a negative defensive-zone rating, which means he had more negative than positive events in the defensive-zone.
|DZ POS||22||7||9||5||12||21||DZ POS|
|DZ NEG||15||9||5||4||8||7||DZ NEG|
|EVENTS/ MIN||2.06||1.07||0.93||0.60||1.25||1.75||EVENTS/ MIN|
Arvidsson had the best neutral-zone risk/reward rating of his draft-eligible teammates. His rating was buoyed by his puck-carrying and decision-making ability; he successfully carried the puck into the offensive-zone on 3 occassions, while successfully dumping the puck into the offensive-zone 6 times.
Bjorklund also managed a negative neutral-zone risk/reward rating.
|NZ POS||7||6||10||8||10||9||NZ POS|
|NZ NEG||1||8||3||5||5||8||NZ NEG|
|EV/ MIN||0.44||0.93||0.87||0.87||0.94||1.06||EVENTS/ MIN|
Raw data from Under-18 final against the US.
|SKI +||3||3||5||3||3||SKI +|
|PK DUMP+||1||1||1||PK DUMP+|
|PK DUMP-||1||1||PK DUMP-|
|PS THRU||3||3||2||2||1||3||PS THRU|
|OZ PS BL||5||4||2||1||OZ PS BL|
|POINTS X2||2||4||2||POINTS X2|