Brandon Hagel

by Brad Phillips on January 10, 2018

Brandon Hagel - photo courtesy: auction.chl.ca

 

Brandon Hagel, LW

 

Weight: 165

Height: 6-1

Shoots: L

Drafted: 2016 by the Buffalo Sabres, 159th overall

Hometown: Morinville, AB, CAN

Born: 1998-08-27

 

Observations:

January 2018 – Following a breakout 2016-17, Hagel hasn’t quite been able to replicate it this season. His numbers are still respectable hovering around the point-per-game mark with seven goals and 16 helpers in 27 games. He’s currently on the shelf with the mysterious ‘upper-body injury’ but is nearing a return. Brad Phillips

 

April 2017 – Brandon Hagel could be a late round steal for the Sabres. With 71 points in 65 games, Hagel finished 8th among 18-year-olds in the WHL. During the WHL Playoffs, Hagel scored seven goals in seven games, which led the WHL during the first seven games of the postseason. Hagel is also beginning to develop defensively and play a better two-way game. Hagel still has two more years before his WHL career is offically over, but he can easily earn an entry-level contract if he keeps playing at this level. Max Marko

 

January 2016 – After being drafted by the Sabres in the 6th round in 2016, Brandon Hagel has been having a stellar season after following a promising offseason during camp with the big club. Hagel is having a breakout post draft season much like fellow Sabres prospect Giorgio Estephan. Creating offense and working with his teammates on the ice, Hagel has been able to match his season point total (47) of last year in almost half the games. He has been adapting power to his game this season which has boosted his possession of the puck since he can now defend himself on the boards. This even led to Hagel scoring a six point game against the Victoria Royals. Max Marko

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: B

Hagel manages to create chances and always manages to get the puck down low. Needs to develop shot, but there is still a lot of promise with this former sixth round pick.

 

 

Footage:

Brandon Hagel assist vs Calgary

 

 

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