Nikolaj Krag Christensen

by Brad Phillips on February 20, 2017

Nikolaj Krag Christensen, C/LW

Shoots: L

Height: 6-03

Weight: 201

Born: 1998-08-12

Hometown: Rødovre, DEN

Drafted: 7th round, 209th overall 2016 by St. Louis


Observations:

February 2017 – With their first seventh rounder in the 2016 draft, St. Louis selected one of the youngest draft eligible players, 17 year-old Nikolaj Krag Christensen. He was one of three players from Denmark drafted, a record for the country. During his draft year he played mostly for the RØdovre Mighty Bulls in the Metal Ligaen, the premier league in Denmark and held his own. As the youngest player on the team, the 6-03 Krag played in 30 games scoring two goals and assisting on two other. Unfortunately he suffered a broken arm towards the end of the season that cost him the playoffs. A prolific scorer throughout his career in the lower leagues in Denmark, Krag made the move to Sweden for the 2016-17 season to be part of the Rogle J20 program which has provided him with a better opportunity to develop his skills. Through 28 games this year the big Dane has scored 10 goals, fourth highest on the team, and added the same amount of helpers. He’s even managed to get a cup of coffee in the SHL, skating in five games while being held pointless. On the international stage, Krag represented Denmark for the second time at the World Junior Hockey Championships and was one of the team’s top players scoring two goals and two assists in five tournament games.

 

Big, skilled, and knows how to put the biscuit in the basket, Krag is exactly the type of player all teams should be looking to draft in the seventh round. He’s a number of years away but keep an eye on him to see how he develops over the next couple of seasons.  Brad Phillips

 

Fantasy Outlook: C-

Long-term project, but a goal scoring winger with boom or bust potential.



 

Footage:

 

Krag retrieves the puck from the corner then gets to the front of the net to fire home the one-timer.

 

Krag with a silky dangle.

 

At 2:30, Krag picks up the puck just inside his own blueline and goes end to end for the goal.


 

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