National Hockey League

National Hockey League Draft Profile
Aleksander Barkov
TeamFlorida
Round1
Selection2 (2 overall)
PositionCenter
Previous TeamTappara (Finland)
DOB9/2/1995
Height6-3
Weight209
Notes: 2013-14: Selected by Florida in the 1st round (2nd overall) of the NHL Draft; Bronze Medallist with Finland at the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Assets: Blessed with ideal size and strength for the center position at the National Hockey League level, he competes for every square inch of ice. Produces good numbers thanks to his poise and playmaking ability. Flaws: Must prove he can be a dominant figure in North America. In fact, he may need to amp up his physicality in order to do so. Must also live up to expectations as the son of a legendary player in his hometown. Career Potential: Big scoring center with very good upside.

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