Erik Brännström

by Kevin Wickersham on June 23, 2017

Erik Brännström , D

Shoots: L

Height: 5-10

Weight: 179

Born:  1999-09-02

Hometown:  Eksjö, SWE

1st round 2017 15th overall VGK

 

Observations:

June 2017 – Brännström is a smallish but strong, fast skating and cerebral, possession-oriented blueliner. He doesn’t yield to physical play or opponent pressure, remaining highly aware and opportunistic on the ice regardless of the situation. Determined and scrappy, he can run a mean power play and move the puck with confidence from zone to zone accurately and swiftly. Creates scoring chances with his powerful shot and playmaking acumen. Threads precision passes even in traffic. Sticks to his game on defense, rarely making mistakes or getting forced out of position. Frustrating to play against his disciplined game, which generates turnovers and forced, ill-advised passes. Has great gap control and wields the stick well to slow rival skaters. A team leader on the ice that loves to compete. - Kevin Wickersham

 

Fantasy Outlook: A-

Smart and strong two-way leader with a lazar shot. Undersized for protypical d-man, but shouldn’t be a fatal flaw.   

 

Footage:

Erik Brännström #4 - U18 Highlights

 

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