Oscar Dansk

by Chris Bagwell on January 10, 2016




Oscar Dansk, G

Shoots: R

Height: 6-2

Weight: 187

Born: 1994-02-28

Hometown: Tumba, SWE

Drafted: 2012 by Columbus Blue Jackets 31st Overall








January 2016 – Dansk has spent this season in Sweden (SHL), refining his game after an abysmal season in the AHL and ECHL in 2015. His play appears to have improved with a 2.57 GAA and .909 save percentage for Rogle BK in 24 starts. It’ll be interesting to see if Dansk makes his way back to North America. Chris Bagwell

February, 2015 - Dansk has struggles in his first season with the Springfield Falcons. In 14 games played, he holds a record of 5-4. His GAA stands at 3.74 to go with a below-average save percentage, .873. Dansk has seen some time in the ECHL as well with the Kalamazoo Wings. He hasn't done incredibly well there either with a GAA of 3.88 and a save percentage below .900.   - Chris Bagwell

May 2014 – Goaltender Oscar Dansk was named to the OHL's 3rd All-Star Team joining Sam Bennett, Max Domi, Nick Baptiste, Matt Finn and Darnell Nurse. The Swedish netminder topped all OHL goalenders with a 2.39 GAA and shutouts (6), and finished top 10 with a .909 save percentage. Brendan Ross

March 2014 - Oscar Dansk was recognized by the OHL with his crease-mate Devin Williams as the top goaltending tandem in the league. Awarded the Dave Pinkney Trophy for the lowest team goals against, Oscar Dansk and Devin Williams only allowed 170 goals against and it was the first time in franchise history that the Erie Otters won the trophy. Dansk led the OHL in goals against average (2.39) and shared the lead in shutouts posting six shutout games. Brendan Ross

December 2013 – Once again Dansk will be relied upon for Sweden’s chances to win a medal at the WJC. They couldn’t be in much better hands as in the OHL, he has only lost four games all season and is arguably the OHL top goaltender. He has accumulated as many shutouts this season as losses which is very unusual. His SV% and GAA numbers have taken a huge swing this season, not all of that is because of his growth, but more because of that in his team. Last season the Otters allowed him to face 36.6 shots per 60 minutes, this season they have dropped that rate to 26.8. A smaller workload will allow him to maintain his play level all season. It would not surprise me to see Dansk to go directly to the NHL next season to backup Sergei Bobrovsky although the team would be best served to re-sign vet backup Curtis McElhinney and allow Dansk some wiggle room turning pro. Jason Banks

December 2012 - Dansk will be in goal for Sweden in the WJC in Ufa, Russia. Sweden is one of the favorites in the tournament. Rich Dillon

November 2012 – Oscar Dansk is a highly touted goaltending prospect and was the first pick of the second round in last June’s NHL draft. The big goaltender decided to sign with the rebuilding Erie Otters this season, and is expected to develop there until he turns pro in the Jackets system. He plays a butterfly-like style, which he excels at thanks to his quickness and size. The biggest knock on him so far is his sub par rebound control. He is very calm and poised in the net and his high hockey IQ and experience in both, North America and Europe don’t hurt. Justin Shemie



Fantasy Outlook: C 

It’s uncertain whether or not Dansk will be coming back to North America. At this point, he is a big gamble.




Oscar Dansk at 2012 CBJ Development Camp:



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