National Hockey League Draft Profile Mirco Mueller
San Jose (DET)
18 (18 overall)
Notes: Mid-season rankings - 12; Final rankings - 9
2012-13 - Everett (WHL) - 63 gp, 6G, 25A, 31 Pts, 57 PIM
2012-13 - SUI (IIHF World Junior Championships) - 6 gp, 2 A, 2 Pts, 6 PIM
Assets: Has great size and will eventually fill out his big frame. Can produce offense from the back end but also play a sound defensive game, thanks mostly to solid puck-moving skills.
Flaws: Will need to up his physical game in order to maximize his great size at the highest level. May not have elite offensive ability, so he may not be a natural power-play option.
Career Potential: Big two-way defenseman with upside.
Editorial supplied by 'The Sports Forecaster'